Pennsic Thanks and Movie info:
- First I wanted to Thank Sfandra for hosting rhe SIG meeting at
Pennsic in spite of all trhe rain ! The Perogi's she went out of her
way to find and cook ( at the meeting ) for us were VERY good!
I ptomised to post a list of the SIG related movies I know of that
Netflix offers...so here goes:
With Fire and Sword: 2sets of 2 discs each..
The Deluge: 2 sets of 2-Discs -- by the same author
Colonel Wolodyjowski: Also by the same author as the two above.
The Hexer: Very interesting fantasy movie based in medieval times.
This has some interesting background content that may be help in
persona development and some nice sword work.
Andrei Rublev: This movie won some awards but I find it very
disjointed. It is a recreation of some of his life ( he was a famous
artist). It shows how artisans went from area to area where they
could get work, the conditions they worked under,etc.
Janosik_ A tongue in cheek TV series that was done based on the tales
of Janosik and his band of mountain raiders. It is a bit Robin
Hood'ish except for the ending. Very funny at times and has some
interesting culturally related content.
Treasures of Hermitage: Disc 1 (2-Disc Series) ( In Russian)
This is a virtual tour of some of the museums asseets.
Pan Tadeusz (1999)
Thay also have some Russian Fairy tales.
If you are looking for something special search it there..they may
have it. They have some good Russian, Polish, Serbo-Croat, and Czech
- There is a new movie almost SIG related.
The movie "Nomad The Warrior" was released on DVD for North America on
July 25th. It has smatterings of good depictions of nomadic life
among the Kazakh. It was produced by the Ministry of Culture of
The story itself is out of period, from the early 18th C (1710-1736)
about Mansur Abali Khan's struggle with a Mongol tribal invasion, and
the way in which he brought together the Kazakh tribes and formed the
first true Kazakh nation (Kazakhia, which was absorbed into the
Russian empire later in the century, but that's not part of the
story). The movie supposedly has a dubbed English sound track, but I
watched it in Kazakh with english subtitles.
(To be honest, the movie looks like a big budget flick, but with not
so good acting. It was interesting to see the clothing, bits of yurt
life, and associated customs)