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cspg
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posted 04-19-2013 04:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's the trailer for "Gagarin: First in Space," a new Russian movie about cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.

Thanks to the French "Forum de la conquête spatiale" for posting the info (found here).

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posted 04-19-2013 07:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks very good but my Russian is very basic. Subtitles would be nice.

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posted 04-19-2013 12:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree with David. Looks good to me, but it needs subtitles for those of us who don't know Russian.

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posted 04-19-2013 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks very nicely made. I'm sure there'll be subtitled versions available on release, or when it comes out on Blu-Ray.

cspg
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posted 04-19-2013 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike Cancione emailed me this "release."
Gagarin movie coming up soon

Russian film director Yuri Kapanetz is close to completing a full-length feature film about the first man in space, Soviet Air Force pilot Yuri Gagarin. The film will tell the story of Gagarin's travel around the world, as well as look at his historic space mission. The production's budget is 285 million roubles.

The starring role is played by Yaroslav Zhalnin.

Experts now say that Gagarin stood only a fifty-percent chance or surviving his daring leap into outer space.

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posted 04-19-2013 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
  1. It's about time!

  2. Echoing the other comments, hopefully this will be released with subtitles outside Russia. The production values look very high so one would think this would be part of their marketing plan - but who knows.

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posted 06-04-2013 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The soundtrack to this movie is now available from iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

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posted 06-06-2013 10:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Secret Russian archives" sounds like the Russian version of "never before seen" so frequently (wrongly) claimed by US and UK productions. From Russia Today:
A blockbuster Russian drama about the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin, has hit the big screen. The $7 million film is more factual than fictional, based on recently released secret archive material on the legendary Soviet cosmonaut.

The film first premiered in Moscow on April 12 and was screened at the UN's Vienna International Center, and is now hitting Russian wide screens.

...Kapanets also explained how troves of material from secret Russian archives were revealed for the 50th anniversary of the first manned spaceflight: "This is how we've discovered several sketches of the rockets and of the capsule that we later recreated in our film in accordance with the released data."

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posted 12-18-2013 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has some people more info about release of this movie? On DVD maybe also? Thanks!

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posted 12-20-2013 04:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sputnik 1   Click Here to Email Sputnik 1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Should be released to the 80th birthday of Juri Gagarin, this means 9. March 2014.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 12-21-2013 04:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the info!

Tonyq
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posted 12-31-2013 09:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tonyq   Click Here to Email Tonyq     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We need a similar movie about Valentina Tereshkova too!

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posted 03-19-2014 02:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for noroxine   Click Here to Email noroxine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone have information about availability of DVD or Blu-ray?

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posted 03-19-2014 08:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sputnik 1   Click Here to Email Sputnik 1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In Germany DVD and Blu-ray are available since beginning of March. Title: GAGARIN Wettlauf ins All.

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posted 03-19-2014 10:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Seen those on Amazon.de.

Available for pre-order from Amazon.co.uk but it doesn't say if there are/will be English subtitles.

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posted 03-21-2014 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceCadet1983   Click Here to Email SpaceCadet1983     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Between the trailer and listening to the CD soundtrack (Amazon), this is one movie I'm anxious to see! Poyekhali! (Let's go!)

Sputnik 1
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posted 03-25-2014 07:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sputnik 1   Click Here to Email Sputnik 1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cspg:
...it doesn't say if there are/will be English subtitles.
The German Blu-ray Disc edition has languages in Russian and German and also the subtitles are available in German. The run time is 109 minutes.

At the end, the film contains historical scenes and photos from Juri Gagarin. From the historical aspect, the film must have looked deeper into the live of Juri Gagarin and his impact to the space race.

The film is only a flash-light for the 12th. of April 1961. Sergey Pawlowitsch Koroljows part and status is well represented.

Lasv3
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posted 03-25-2014 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lasv3   Click Here to Email Lasv3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The above post says the run time is 109 minutes. Interestingly exactly as long as the duration of the Gagarin´s flight. Just a coincidence?

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posted 03-25-2014 09:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sputnik 1   Click Here to Email Sputnik 1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 109 minutes is not a coincidence. It was planned during production, that the film had the same length like the flight.

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posted 03-25-2014 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lasv3   Click Here to Email Lasv3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the explanation, and, by the way, a great idea...

Lasv3
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posted 04-03-2014 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lasv3   Click Here to Email Lasv3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw the movie yesterday (the German/Russian language version) and I have to say I am a little bit disappointed. Do not expect any drama, it's strictly based on facts and the flight itself is filled with retrospect shots from the past — Gagarin's childhood during the WW2, cosmonaut training, family life, etc. — not chronologically, which disturbed me a bit.

Definitely nothing which is not already known, i.e. no visible secrets from archives revealed as announced previously. The movie is good, however no blockbuster.

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