Miss Mend 1926
Miss Mend, an action-packed adventure serial in three feature-length episodes, was produced in Russia with the goal of rivaling, and possibly even surpassing, the most entertaining American movies of the 1920s. The fast-moving, exuberant adventure story emulates the style of the American serials that were so popular with Soviet cinema audiences while cheerfully satirising Soviet-American relations with a story which takes place in part in a technologically-advanced but corrupt America.

The story follows Vivian Mend, a single mother who needs no man, and three reporters who work to foil a biological attack on Russia by an unsavory Western industrialist. There are chases galore (on foot, in cars, on horseback), a stunning train wreck that leaves a mangled car with a body twisted in the wreckage, fistfights, bombs, and plenty of shots of vodka.

This 2-disc set comprises all four hours of the original series with a newly composed orchestral score.

2 x DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 02:55:19 + 01:14:26 | 6.95 Gb + 4.94 Gb
Language: English Intertitles
Subtitles: none
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller, Silent


Directors: Boris Barnet, Fyodor Otsep
Cast: Natalya Glan, Igor Ilyinsky, Vladimir Fogel
Country: Soviet Union

Extras:
• Miss Mend: A Whirlwind Vision of an Imagined America - A brand new, 21-minute documentary exploring the creative forces and cultural influences behind Miss Mend
• The Music Behind Miss Mend: The Invisible Orchestra - Go behind the scenes of Robert Israel’s brilliant new score in a new, 12.5-minute documentary featuring the actual Miss Mend recording sessions

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