Rasputin is a dramatization of the life story of one of the most intriguing figures in all history. A crude peasant from Siberia, Rasputin (Alan Rickman) was a self-styled charismatic holy man who traveled widely, openly engaging in drunkenness, sexual indulgences, and general debauchery. In the early part of the 20th century Rasputin made his way ...Read MoreRasputin is a dramatization of the life story of one of the most intriguing figures in all history. A crude peasant from Siberia, Rasputin (Alan Rickman) was a self-styled charismatic holy man who traveled widely, openly engaging in drunkenness, sexual indulgences, and general debauchery. In the early part of the 20th century Rasputin made his way to the troubled Russian capital of St. Petersburg, a hotbed of political discontent due to widespread poverty under a repressive government. There Rasputin met Czarina Alexandra (Greta Scacchi), and the film focuses on how he exercised power over her and her loving husband, Czar Nicholas II (Ian McKellen), by virtue of his mystical ability to stop the bleeding of their hemophiliac son. But in a nation beset by internal and external problems, Rasputin's uncouth presence at the opulent imperial court, coupled with his scandalous antics around the capital, came to symbolize the weak leadership of the czar. The movie goes on to show the tragic consequences that resulted from this volatile situation. Originally made for cable television, the film features Emmy-winning performances by Rickman and Scacchi. RoviRead Less
Alan Rickman, Greta Scacchi, Ian McKellen. Very good in very good packaging. Language: English. Run time: 105 mins. Originally released: 1996. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY: This sale is for (SET OF 1 MOVIES ON VHS TAPES) [Apply Only on the VHS s tape not it s case] PLEASE READ THIS NOTE ON DISC S CONDITION: This Case or Box is: (Damage, Missing face Page, very old box and torn). All old library s pre-owned items have mark s marks, tape residue, face page cuts, and names erased. NO RETURNS: ON: DVD s AUDIO CASSETTES, AUDIO CD s and VHS TAPES.
In 1910s Russia, Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra find their son Alexei, sole heir to the Romanov dynasty, suffering from hemophelia and conventional medicine failing to help him. Alexandra looks into finding holistic treatment and finds Father Grigori Rasputin, a destitute monk who claims he had a vision from the Virgin Mary telling him that the Tsar needed him. Though Nicholas and the royal doctor are both skeptical of Rasputin's alleged healing abilities, young Alexei quickly bonds with the charleton/prophet, so he remains in the Royal Court. But Rasputin's constant boozing and womanizing angers the aristocracy and worsens the already unstable tensions between Nicholas and his subjects. With the seeds of revolution brewing, it becomes increasingly apparent that a bad end awaits for the entire Royal Family. Factory Fresh. Excellent Condition. Australian Import. English Language. THIS ITEM IS NEW BUT NOT SHRINK WRAPPED. THE DVD IS SEALED WITHIN THE DVD SLEEVE.