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- Martha De Leon
The views, the acting, the writing were all superb! I enjoyed watching this rare film. To watch Tony Curtis and Yul Brynner was truly a treat.The only difficult watch was the treatment of the horses. I know treatment of animals has greatly improved through the years but this film seemed particularly harsh in the treatment of the horses.
Underrated Adventure Drama Taras Bulba
- Nestor Komar
I was 8 years old when I first saw this movie on TV and that memory has stayed with me throughout my life. A rousing musical score (watch the Ride to Dubno sequence) which has been played by every major symphony orchestra in the world and was recently re-recorded in its entirety; vast scenery that will make your jaw drop as you see thousands of horsemen thundering across the steppes of Ukraine (no CGI here) and Yul Brynner, who personally lived the role as the Cossack chief. This was his role of a lifetime and he chews up every scene he is in. Beautiful cinematography and crack direction from J. Lee Thompson (Guns of Navarone) round out the pluses of watching this. It was marred by mediocre reviews in 1962 (being overshadowed by Lawrence of Arabia) and was cut from its original roadshow format of close to 3 hrs to the current 122 minutes. As a result, it does have some continuity issues. One can only imagine what the original concept would have been. Yul Brynner was visibly upset that some of the most dramatic scenes between him and Tony Curtis were left on the cutting room floor during the premier (see his biography written by his son rock Brynner) A larger than life adventure story that you will thoroughly enjoy watching!
One of the best movies ever made...
- Robert Corbell
My friend Randy told me about this movie about two years ago and was glad to see it on your channel via satellite. I like the part where he says, "Put faith in your sword and it in a Pole." Well, does my current affair with the foreign exchange student count? Lol.
- steve savage
i saw this movie 25 years ago on regular tv ( butchered and cut ) and still knew it was great . you never get to see it and i was soooo happy to see that TCM was showing it ! only problem is i missed the first half , so did not watch the end but EAGERLY waiting for the next presentation ....... i don't know how i missed it , so i will be watching !
1st movie i remember seeing
this is the first mofvie I can remember seeing,and it remains one of my favorites and forever made me a fan of Yul Brenner and Tony Curtis. The scenery was gorgeous and the scene where Tarus killed his son has become a private saying between me and my brother. Unfortunately it is very seldom shown ,but I keep looking for it.
- Armando Sediles
I viewed this movie at a theather in 1966. And always wanted to see it again, until this morning, when TCM showed it. I would like to recommend this sensational movie to all of those who appreciate good actors. Yul, and Tony are excellent in this fantastic movie. Thanks TCM for showing this kind of movies for us who appreciate good art.
Dynamic historic epic
The movie tells the story of the clashes of the different slavic groups that still exist today. The treatment of the different characters is extremely realistic and makes you feel their pain and joys.
please show again
please let me know if you will show this movie again. Thanks
- Jerry Ratliffe
I watch TCM more than any telecast besides ESPN. I would be tickled to death if you could televise this motion picture that has seemed to be lost in the archives of forgotten movies. I have always thought that this was an excellent movie whose actors did an extraordinary job in playing their roles. Could you please let me know if you can show this movie on your wonderful network, I would appreciate it.