Prior to gore, sex, and computers - there's eerie spirits and creatures, incantations, possession, religious zeal, and a tense score. As we love a touch of the unique over at The Gore Splattered Corner, this certainly does it and while there are some obvious comparisons to the early Roger Corman films in terms of set design which I doubt are intentional Viy also has its own personality which brings with it a strong Eastern European flavour, a rare sight in horror from any era. Can't get passed how endearing the practical special effects are here. And soon he discovers that there is something stranger going on in this village. Even though she was just beaten she looks desirable, as opposed to near death.
The film does look more interesting than your average blockbusters, with monster designs that skew more horrific than most movies are willing to go. In spite of this, Khoma tries to escape, but makes a wrong turn and winds up in the hands of the rich man's men, and is returned to the farm. At one point, this was probably a loving tribute to Gogol and the strangeness of his stories. Viy is the evil God of east slavian pre christian mythology. Lei ha un fascino ipnotico. Montaggio incisivo, che lascia un'impronta positiva A priest kills a witch and is then forced to spend three nights praying for her soul, which causes her corpse to come back to life and torment him. He rejects her but only because of her lack of youth, not because of godliness or purity.
Ptushko was also responsible for the first colour picture and first feature length animated film to ever come out of Russia. Russkie moryaki evakuirovali ekipazh, a spasennye amerikantsy zayavili, chto na nih, yakoby, napala sovetskaya podvodnaya lodka. Some captures do contain mild nudity. The story focuses on Thomas trying to escape this predicament that he has put himself in but the society around him will not let him. He demands that she put him back down, and as soon as they land, he grabs a stick and beats her violently. It is the original movie shown in Russia and was dubbed in English.
It is best seen in 3D as those flying things will somehow get you jolt-off your seat thinking those things will hit you in the face. When they return to the farm, Khoma demands music and begins dancing as a young boy plays on his flute. Completed in 2013, it has grown into a ridiculous monster of a movie, the original Gogol story barely visible within the mess of elements added to make it the blockbuster that it is today. I would imagine with the constrictions of the political climate at the time it was very difficult to make films like this and I do wonder how they managed to get it released at all. Now available on release with English subtitles this rare example of early Russian horror cinema is a lot of fun, very worthwhile checking out if you like something a little bit different. Bel tono sopra le righe del protagonista, che si attenua nei momenti più critici. Accisentely, this is the only Soviet horror movie.
He is taken to the chapel where the girl's body lies and is locked in for the night. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights and the environment. Perhaps to clear ground for a work in a genre held in such opprobrium by the authorities, Viy offers a wry, even comic take on horror film, albeit one that also works up a peculiar intensity in its second half. The graphic effects were awesome, fantastic and seamless, I love it! He quickly draws a sacred circle of chalk around himself, and this acts as a barrier—the night passes with Khoma praying fervently and the girl trying to get to him. He removes his hat, and all the servants can see his hair is white. Admiral Disk 1 Rezhisser: Andrey Kravchuk 2008 g.
Bella visione esoterica delle campagne russe. From this moment onward she is damned, in fact the next time we see her she is dead. What could have been a uniquely Russian piece of genre cinema is mainly turned into an inferior copy of something like The Brothers Grimm, or maybe Sleepy Hollow. When he sneezes, the girl opens her eyes and climbs out of the coffin, blindly searching for him apparently, she can hear but cannot see. If he does not, grave punishment is implied.
Khoma meets with the rich man, trying to explain what happened in the chapel and begging to be allowed to leave, but the rich man threatens him with a thousand lashes if he refuse—and a thousand gold pieces if he succeeds. He refuses to go, but the Rector threatens him with a public beating, so he relents and finds he is returning to the farm where he met the witch. Written by Although the film starts off a bit in the fairy tale fashion, the film doesn't lack anything a great sixties horror movie, be it from Italy, England or the U. Ilya Muromets, like Dobrynia Nikitich and Alyosha Popovich, is. The Nikolai Gogol story Viy is still somewhere in there, but much of it has been shoved aside in favor of the mostly boring concerns of this English character Jonathan Green. The girl dies before he gets there, and to his horror, he realizes she is the witch, and that he is the cause of her death but he tells no one. The only thing which was a little disappointing was the creature involved in the final act, making more of a comedy appearance rather than anything, however given the feel of the film, and the practical constraints of the time and place I feel this could be forgiven.
The directors were able to avoid the previous restrictions by using what was considered a 'folk tale'. November 2014 Some of the '' scenes and the ending where Viy appears were toned down due to technological limitations as well as then current restrictions on Soviet film production. Then the old woman mounts the philosopher and rides him until morning, a clear innuendo of sexual activity. In the original story when the cossacks talk about the possibility of her being a witch the discussion is much longer, but the film chooses to focus only on her supposed past sexual experience. When young religious scholar Khoma and his friends are stuck for somewhere to stay for the night they stumble on the home of an elderly witch which could provide them shelter. Once she is transformed back into a beautiful woman, by the dictation of film tropes, the audience is meant to see her as just post sexual activity. The film is based on the story of the same name by the great Russian writer Nikolai Gogol.
Following a few funny, albeit sad incidents, they were joined by a saxophone. The woman is horizontal, chest rising and falling with heavily breathing; her knees are clearly exposed, unacceptable by the standards of the time, and angled towards the viewer. As one of them, Khoma, lies down in the barn to sleep, the old woman comes to him and tries to seduce him, which he staunchly refuses. Vij, namestnik dyavola na zemle, tozhe byl ryadom s pokojnitsej… Ego so svitoj, sostoyaschej iz upyrej i vurdalakov, Homa uvidel v tretyu, samuyu strashnuyu, noch svoej sluzhby… Vse personazhi etoj misticheskoj istorii - geroi polufantasticheskogo, prichudlivogo mira, gde son peresekaetsya s yavyu, a realnoe s vymyshlennym. Russia is not really renowned for its horror film industry so not only can this movie lay claim to being one of the very few horror films to come out of Soviet Russia, but it is also the first to be made there. The girl's father promises him great reward if he will stand vigil and pray for her soul for the next three nights.
Intermingled with this are moments of comedy, there seems to be some poking fun at orthodox religion going on, our priest here is not only a liar and a murderer, but he likes a drink or two as well as a bit of funky Russian dancing. As the rooster crows, the coffin returns to its place and the girl lies down, but her voice is heard placing a curse on Khoma, to turn his hair white and render him blind—however, his hair actually turns grey and he retains his sight. Annoyed at this Khoma takes his revenge, but when the Witch dies, he finds she has turned into a beautiful young maiden from the local town. The following weapons were used in the film Viy or Spirit of Evil:. Now usually I like to talk about the cast, and the production of any film I review, and I try and seek out trivia on it, yet in this case there is really little to be found.