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Letter Never Sent

Mikhail Kalatozov

 
Letter Never Sent (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Soviet Union
  • 1959
  • 96 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Russian
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  • Spine #601

The great Soviet director Mikhail Kalatozov, known for his virtuosic, emotionally gripping films, perhaps never made a more visually astonishing one than Letter Never Sent. This absorbing tale of exploration and survival concerns the four members of a geological expedition, who are stranded in the bleak and unforgiving Siberian wilderness while on a mission to find diamonds. Luxuriating in wide-angle beauty and featuring one daring shot after another (the brilliant cinematography is by Kalatozov’s frequent collaborator Sergei Urusevsky), Letter Never Sent is a fascinating piece of cinematic history and a universal adventure of the highest order.

Credits

DirectorMikhail Kalatozov
Written byGrigori Koltunov, Valeri Osipov and Viktor Rozov
Based on the story byValeri Osipov
Photography bySergei Urusevsky
Production byB. Fridman
Visual design byDavid Vinitsky
MusicNikolai Kryukov
Costume designLeonid Naumov
Edited byN. Anikina

Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Dina Iordanova

    New cover by Jason Hardy

Film Essays

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Letter Never Sent: Refining Fire

By Dina IordanovaMarch 21, 2012

With the help of Sergei Urusevsky’s astonishing camera work, Mikhail Kalatozov fashioned a . . . Read more »

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12 Great Opening Shots

May 09, 2013


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Film Essays

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Letter Never Sent: Refining Fire

By Dina IordanovaMarch 21, 2012

With the help of Sergei Urusevsky’s astonishing camera work, Mikhail Kalatozov fashioned a . . . Read more »


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Letter Never Sent (Criterion DVD)

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