War and Peace

War and Peace

Director: Brendan Donnison, Robert Dornhelm Cast: Brenda Blethyn
Brenda Blethyn
, Malcolm McDowell
Malcolm McDowell
Brendan Donnison, Robert Dornhelm,
War and Peace

War and Peace

Director: Brendan Donnison, Robert Dornhelm Cast: Brenda Blethyn
Brenda Blethyn
, Malcolm McDowell
Malcolm McDowell
Brendan Donnison, Robert Dornhelm,

DVD (Color / Wide Screen)

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Overview

Coproduced by six countries, featuring an international cast and filmed partly in imperial palaces in St. Petersburg, this extravagant miniseries is the newest adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s great novel. The story of four aristocratic families in Russia during the Napoleonic era stars Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) as beautiful Natasha Rostova and Alessio Boni (Caravaggio) as handsome Prince Bolkonsky, with Malcolm McDowell and Brenda Blethyn in standout supporting roles. Seen on European television in 2007. 4 episodes, 7 hrs, 2 DVDs, SDH.

Disc 1
Episode One
In 1805, at a glittering party in her honor, beautiful young Natasha Rostova has eyes only for the dashing (and married) Prince Andrej. But Andrej hungers for military glory, to prove himself to his domineering father, Prince Bolkonsky. His friend Pierre, meanwhile, is about to be named sole heir to Count Bezukhov, drawing the attention of the scheming Kuragins. And with Napoleon threatening Austria, the czar prepares for war.

Episode Two
Pierre struggles to adjust to his new life as Count Bezukhov. While he prefers to study, his wife, Helene, yearns for social standing. Prince Bolkonsky, unhappy with Andrej’s desire to marry Natasha, demands the lovers wait a year to wed. As Andrej heads back to the front, the devious Anatole sees his chance for revenge.

Disc 2
Episode Three
Rumors swirl about Natasha and Andrej’s upcoming marriage—prompting Helene and Anatole to plot the girl’s ruin. As Anatole’s ardor increases, Natasha begins to doubt Andrej’s intentions. Disgusted by these cynical machinations and Napoleon’s savagery, Pierre joins Andrej at at the epic Battle of Borodino.

Episode Four
Napoleon marches on Moscow, and rich and poor residents alike flee ahead of him. As the Rostovs prepare to leave for the country, Natasha helps nurse wounded soldiers. Marja, left alone after her father’s death, hopes she may finally find happiness. And Pierre makes a rash but courageous move that could cost him his freedom.


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Product Details

Release Date: 09/24/2013
UPC: 0054961211197
Original Release: 2007
Source: Acorn
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 7:05:00
Sales rank: 5,807

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brenda Blethyn Actor
Malcolm McDowell Actor

Technical Credits
Brendan Donnison Director
Robert Dornhelm Director
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- War & Peace: Episodes 1-2
1. Chapter 1 [2:37]
2. Towards The Danube [6:38]
3. First Sight [11:09]
4. New Testament [9:47]
5. Off To War [10:21]
6. A Dream Of Love [10:04]
7. Wounded In Battle [7:03]
8. Pierre Weds [12:37]
9. A Reported Death [8:59]
10. Not The Doctor [8:57]
11. "One Must Believe" [8:08]
12. Celebration Ball [6:35]
13. Chapter 13 [3:01]
1. Chapter 1 [2:36]
2. Wide Awake [7:57]
3. Courting [7:48]
4. Slept Elsewhere [11:14]
5. Waiting A Year [10:44]
6. A Marriage Plan [11:09]
7. New Command [8:08]
8. Duel [10:11]
9. Disapproval [9:29]
10. Justice [9:18]
11. Humiliation [7:20]
12. A Night At The Opera [6:49]
13. Chapter 13 [3:09]
Disc #2 -- War & Peace: Episodes 3-4
1. Chapter 1 [2:36]
2. Waiting For Natasha [6:52]
3. Money Problems [9:39]
4. Broken Promises [10:16]
5. Read My Words [10:15]
6. 43,000 Rubles [9:53]
7. Reconsider [10:05]
8. Forgive Me [9:53]
9. Preparing For Bonaparte [11:49]
10. March To Moscow [7:59]
11. "War Is Not A Game" [10:02]
12. Retreat [4:16]
13. Chapter 13 [3:03]
1. Chapter 1 [2:36]
2. Abandoning Moscow [7:27]
3. The Return Of Andrej [9:30]
4. Estate Revolt [10:06]
5. Napoleon Arrives [9:36]
6. Full Trench [8:02]
7. Family Reunion [10:24]
8. Surprising The French [9:44]
9. Good Luck [10:56]
10. No More Orders [7:35]
11. Home [9:10]
12. Better Than Dreams [7:27]
13. Chapter 13 [3:03]

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