New York : A & E Television Networks : Marketed and distributed by New Video, c2000.
1 videodisc (ca. 100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally released in 1995 as a TV movie.
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul McGann, Ian Richardson, Brian Blessed, John Rhys-Davies, Craig McLachlan, Hannes Jaenicke, Agnes Soral, Mark McGann, Karl Johnson, Stephen McGann, Veronica Ferres, Mel Ferrer, Jeanne Moreau, Omar Sharif.
Executive producers, Wolf Bauer, Konstantin Thoeren, Fred Sidewater ; editor, Petra von Oelffen ; music, Laurence Rosenthal ; director of photography, Elemér Rágalyi ; screenplay, John Goldsmith ; producers, Konstantin Thoeren, Wolf Bauer, Marvin J. Chomsky ; director, Marvin J. Chomsky.
Originally broadcast on television in 1995.
Filmed entirely on location in Vienna and at Studio Babelsberg, Germany.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Trapped in a loveless political marriage to the dissolute nephew of the ailing Russian Empress Elizabeth, young German princess Sophia Fredericka bides her time, chooses her lovers carefully and plots her path to the throne. Skillfully manipulating the Russian triumvirate of church, army and aristocracy, she adroitly rides the shifting currents of social change and unrest to become one of Russia's most unforgettable and beloved rulers, Catherine the Great.
Special features: cast filmographies.
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