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#1 BottleOfSmoke

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 04:35 PM

Has anyone else heard of this?

http://m.youtube.com...h?v=kZxiPwGjqAE

It's apparently going to debut at TIFF in September with wider release (US) to come in January.

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:06 PM

Seems like I need to watch this. Thanks for the posting.


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 07:15 PM

This should be very good. Thanks

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 11:00 PM

This looks awesome. At the end of the day when you ask what is the coolest thing about the Red Wings I'll say the Russian 5. I loved them. That was the beginning of the Red Wings being the most progressive hockey team, going where other teams wouldn't think to, to build a dynasty. And it really was the beginning of our dynasty. They were mesmerizing to watch. It was like "Hey you know that crazy good Soviet team that has played in 5 man units since birth that dominates the world, they're ours now". Can't wait for this.

 

One of the things I loved was all the stories of what those Russians had to do to defect from the USSR. Backroom deals, players jumping out of moving trucks, faking serious ailments, dodging the KGB, If anyone remembers any of those please share.



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 11:49 PM

Thanks to Red Army team I have become a Red Wings fan. I have watch Fetisov, Larionov, Konstantinov and Fedorov playing in Moscow. Lots of similarities between this two great teams. Unbelievable, unmatched skill and determination. Can't wait to add this movie to my collection.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 12:21 AM

Looks sweet, can't wait to watch it!
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Posted 02 August 2014 - 09:17 AM

Thanks for posting.  Not a movie watcher, but this one looks like a must see. 



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 10:40 AM

This looks awesome. At the end of the day when you ask what is the coolest thing about the Red Wings I'll say the Russian 5. I loved them. That was the beginning of the Red Wings being the most progressive hockey team, going where other teams wouldn't think to, to build a dynasty. And it really was the beginning of our dynasty. They were mesmerizing to watch. It was like "Hey you know that crazy good Soviet team that has played in 5 man units since birth that dominates the world, they're ours now". Can't wait for this.

 

One of the things I loved was all the stories of what those Russians had to do to defect from the USSR. Backroom deals, players jumping out of moving trucks, faking serious ailments, dodging the KGB, If anyone remembers any of those please share.

There is a book called "Breakaway: From Behind the Iron Curtain to the NHL--The Untold Story of Hockey's Great Escapes" which tells the stories of the russians and other players defecting to the NHL and how they did it. One of the greatest books I have read, very detailed and you can almost picture yourself standing next to them while it was happening. Lost myself in it for hours the first time and I read it over a bunch. Definitely recommend it to every hockey fan



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 11:21 AM

There is a book called "Breakaway: From Behind the Iron Curtain to the NHL--The Untold Story of Hockey's Great Escapes" which tells the stories of the russians and other players defecting to the NHL and how they did it. One of the greatest books I have read, very detailed and you can almost picture yourself standing next to them while it was happening. Lost myself in it for hours the first time and I read it over a bunch. Definitely recommend it to every hockey fan


Thanks I'll definitely look for that!

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 12:55 PM

There is a book called "Breakaway: From Behind the Iron Curtain to the NHL--The Untold Story of Hockey's Great Escapes" which tells the stories of the russians and other players defecting to the NHL and how they did it. One of the greatest books I have read, very detailed and you can almost picture yourself standing next to them while it was happening. Lost myself in it for hours the first time and I read it over a bunch. Definitely recommend it to every hockey fan

 

Looks fascinating, I'll be grabbing it. According to Amazon, the hardcover is $59 and the cheapest physical option, so iBooks/Kindle is probably the way to go. iBooks is $11.99 and Kindle is $10.67. (I'll spend the extra buck to not support Amazon, which more and more is starting to look like the internet Wal Mart the way they bully the content suppliers and makers.)

 

iBooks link: Breakaway - #iBooks https://itun.es/us/Td6ZO.l

 

Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.co...=breakaway iron


Oh, and this looks like a phenomenal documentary. I watched the trailer several times and it's on my "must see as soon as possible" list.


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 09:20 AM

Some more info in the critic reviews:

http://m.imdb.com/ti...ref_=m_tt_ov_rt

Apparently it premiered at Cannes.

Can't wait. That laugh that Fetisov gives at the end of the trailer...

Edit: thanks for the book recommendation. Will definitely check it out.

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 11:43 AM

 

Looks fascinating, I'll be grabbing it. According to Amazon, the hardcover is $59 and the cheapest physical option, so iBooks/Kindle is probably the way to go. iBooks is $11.99 and Kindle is $10.67. (I'll spend the extra buck to not support Amazon, which more and more is starting to look like the internet Wal Mart the way they bully the content suppliers and makers.)

 

iBooks link: Breakaway - #iBooks https://itun.es/us/Td6ZO.l

 

Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.co...=breakaway iron


Oh, and this looks like a phenomenal documentary. I watched the trailer several times and it's on my "must see as soon as possible" list.

I got it a few years ago i believe for 15-20 bucks or so on paperback. If you do an extensive search I'm sure you can find it, it wasn't on amazon, maybe ebay but I'm not entirely sure



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 02:26 AM

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:38 AM

Can't wait. That laugh that Fetisov gives at the end of the trailer...
 

 

Now it would be the KHL saying "What if we offered you 10 million dollars cash tax-free."


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 11:45 AM

http://m.youtube.com...h?v=yuld5bKYLEQ

Here is a Swedish documentary on this topic for those of you speaking Russian (or Swedish).
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Posted 04 August 2014 - 04:09 PM

Aww memories  -- Montreal vs Soviets ..NYE 1975  ..The great Danny Gallivan and Dick Irvin calling the game, does not get much better then that

 

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