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Road to Sofia/Patyat kam Sofia, addendum

I emailed these people.
No copy listed on website
but...they may be able to help

The website is
they are closed until 7th January 2008.


By Mail:
BG Media
8576 S. Top of the World
Salt Lake City, UT 84121


Re: Road to Sofia/Patyat kam Sofia, addendum

Thanks Hank!
Your assistance is highly appreciated. It's a pity that we don't have anybody from Bulgaria here, they probably could have an easier access to this movie.


Re: Old Movies

It took me a long time to find the 1966 version of Beau Geste. It has never been commercially reproduced on Beta, VHS, or DVD. By checking eBay, there were one or two movie theater copies of 35mm (?) versions (movie theater media) and one or two 16mm.

Finally someone had recorded it on VHS in the UK off of a public T.V. channel Saturday movie. And then had copied it for UK and US markets on VHS, and sold lots of copies on eBay. Unfortunately, it still has TV commercials.

My point, keep an eye out for TV stations today that would replay the series and record it on your own for free. Most stations/channels have web sites, and you could even request them to show it or at least get an answer. Chances of finding it on 16mm or 35mm are likely pretty slim - but maybe possible if it were distributed to theaters. Being from 1978-1979 the VHS Home Technology didn't really exist yet for making their own cassette tapes. In 1980 you had to rent the machine and the VHS/Beta video together from the shop and hook it up to your T.V. So it will probably need to come from a copy of the original, or a home copy from public TV.

I woke up late one Sunday (here in the U.S. about 1990) and caught the last 20 minutes on the Family Channel (Disney?). I e-mailed them about re-running it, but they simply said "no plans." So I was lucky to find the U.K. copy. So I'm guessing the most realistic chance of getting it, is to find out if it'll ever be on T.V. again, and record it at home, or try to find a movie theater copy from someones library.

Last thought, there are some private movie theater companies that only replay old classics. Try to find if there are some privately owned underground classics only theaters.

Re: Re: Old Movies

Be surprised how many old Russian movies i have.Pretty cheap off ebay and RussianDVD.COM but many are great movies.Wish other countries would do same.

Really fed up with Hollywood.Camera work is terrible,flash ,dash and jerking speeded up to avoid detail and permit commputer enhancement....thats not art.Its phrenetic junk.
ies etc
God knows whta napoleonic movies will will soon see with computer enhancements re 1812 and 1815 anniversar

Re: Re: Re: Old Movies

Dear Hank,

are they all with a translation, let us ask you?


Most are in Russian language, no sub titles

Teh movies are pretty easy to folow.

Re: Re: Road to Sofia/Patyat kam Sofia, Bulgarian forum

I put an open question out on an englesh/ Bulgarian forum.

no userid or password needed .Back to the old waiting game(yet again) .

Re: To strelets More WWI sets

There are another film of that war ,,Geroite na Shipka ´´- ,, WHeroes of Shipka ´´ ERY GOOD Film. I have seen this film 15 times and still enyou when i see it again.

Героите на Шипка (Bulgaria: Bulgarian title)
Geroi Shipki (Soviet Union: Russian title)
Heroes of Shipka (USA)
Shipka Heroes

The film focuses on a key event in the history of Bulgaria - the Russo-Turkish War of Liberation 1877-1878, after which the Bulgarian nation won its Freedom. The film follows the crucial moments of the war. Thousands of extras were used to depict the crossing of the Danube and the battle of Stara Zagora. At Stara Zagora the leading elements of the Russian army the so called Forward squad and the Bulgarian volunteers met the army of generalissimo Suleiman pasha, fought bravely and, after all, were pushed back to the strategic Shipka pass. The defense of the pass in august 1877 proved to be one of the most famous battles, fought on Bulgarian soil. It also became a legendary victory for both the Bulgarians and the Russians. It is, of course, the climax of the film, with vivid battle sequences. The Russo-Bulgarian military comradeship is shown here at its best with a lot of memorable moments. The film then brings us to the siege of Pleven, where the army of marshal Osman pasha was surrounded, and, after several bloody assaults by the Russian forces, eventually was urged to surrender in November 1877. The film also shows the passing of the Balkan mountain range and the march to Constantinople, where, in a small suburb of the Turkish capital, called San Stefano, the cease-fire agreement took place 3.03.1878 and Bulgaria emerged after 500 years of oblivion

BTW strelets still i am asking WWI early war german artillery and marines and colonial set( hät one is terrible)

Re: Re: To strelets More WWI sets

Dear Kert,

we are planning to make several WWI sets in the near future, so some patience please.


Re: Re: Re: To strelets More WWI sets

Good News Strelets :) You're such a great company :)

Re: Geroite na Shipka

this film is shown on russian channel freagunetly And every time i enjoy it more

Re: Re: Geroite na Shipka

I am wondering how many of us are interested in historical movies. I am collecting movies now since 20 years and in the meantime I have nearly 2000 historical/military movies and documentations from all over the world in different languages. But it is still amazing how many "new" things are popping up.

If anybody of you shares the same hobby as me (beside figure collecting) we should exchange our lists to increase our collections?


Re: Re: Re: Geroite na Shipka

BTW, available as DVD:


Re: Re: Re: Re: 1977 and WW1 sets

First for 1977 don't forget romanian forces. They were very strongly present at Plevna among others with 4 infantry divisions and 1 cavalry. They had very colourful units as the Dorobanti and the Elite Rifle Battalions.

For WW1 some french cavalry late war would be great. After all they took Uskub alone. And the long overdue French cavalry for the Cri;eam War.


Happy new year