Ogon´, voda i... mednye truby [Through Fire, Water... and Brass Pipes]
Tsentral´naia kinostudiia detskikh i iunosheskikh fil´mov imeni M. Gor´kogo, Pervoe tvorcheskoe ob´´edinenie, 1967; released 29 December 1967
Screenplay Mikhail Vol´pin and Nikolai Erdman, based on Russian folk tales
Photography Dmitrii Surenskii
Music Nikolai Budashkin
Song lyrics Mikhail Vol´pin
Alenushka Natal´ia Sedykh Vasia Aleksei Kartyshev Kashchei Georgii Milliar Baba-Iaga Vera Altaiskaia Werewolf servants of Kashchei: Blackbeard Lev Potemkin Baldy Aleksandr Khvylia One-Eye Anatolii Kubatskii Fedul VI Leonid Kharitonov Sof´iushka Muza Krepkogorskaia Chief fireman Aleksei Smirnov Water Tsar Pavel Pavlenko Adviser A. Tsiman Adviser Z. Vasil´kova Tsar Mikhail Pugovkin Tsaritsa Lidiia Koroleva Tsarevna Inga Budkevich Narrator A. Zueva81 minutes
|Aspect ratio||2.35:1 Widescreen|
|Languages||Menu languages: Russian, English and French
Optional dubbed versions in French and English.
Optional subtitles in Russian, English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese and Hebrew.
|Features||Under 'Ruscico', see 'Archive Ruscico', and 'Museum Ruscico'.
'Archive Ruscico' has three subsections:
a] Filmographies for the director, Aleksandr Rou, the scriptwriters Mikhail Vol´pin and Nikolai Erdman, the director of photography, Dmitrii Surenskii and the actors Vera Altaiskaia, Georgii Milliar, Lev Potemkin and Natal´ia Sedykh. The Sedykh filmography leads to an original trailer for her 1967 film 'Devochka zhizn´'
b] Photo Album of scenes from the film.
c] Video data Ruscico, which is 'Mastera skazochnykh chudes', a 2 minute unsubtitled report of Rou at work.
'Museum Ruscico' has information on various folkloric characters and concepts.
'Muzykal´naia shkatulka' has Chastushki, 'Proshchai, krasna devitsa' and 'Berezka'.
'Khronika' has material on the making of the film (3 minutes, no subtitles).
Original trailer (2 minutes)