There are three different versions: The American release, a 360 minute film in two parts (dubbed in English). The Russian release, a series of four films totalling 403 minutes (see also Vojna i mir I: Andrei Bolkonsky (1965) (qv), Vojna i mir II: Natasha Rostova (1966) (qv), Vojna i mir III: 1812 god (1967) (qv) and Vojna i mir IV: Pierre Bezukhov (1967) (qv)). Most reviews (including Leonard Maltin's) list this film's running time as 507 minutes, suggesting an unreleased Director's Cut.
In addition to their multi-tape release, Kultur Video released this film on a single VHS tape (recorded at extended play). This version is English dubbed, pan and scanned, and edited into a single feature with no intermissions or recaps. The running time of this one-tape version is 358 minutes.
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