Ivan the Terrible DVD - Part 1 - 1945 Russian film directed by Sergei Eisenstein. Epic biography of Russia's first czar. Considered among the classics of world cinema, this epic biography of Russia's first czar was commissioned personally by Stalin. Shows how power corrupts those seeking it. Stars Nikolai Cherkassov and Ludmila Tselikovskaya. Black and white, Russian audio track and English subtitles. Part 1 is 99 minutes.