- Digitally re-mastered with restored image and sound.
- Anamorphic 16:9 enhanced for widescreen televisions.
- New and improved English subtitle translation.
- Optimal quality dual-layer disc.
- Booklet featuring Essay on Aleksander Ford by scholar Anna Misiak.
The film's producers and Film Polski have confirmed that the only accessible source master of Knights of the Teutonic Order is the one we are releasing here. Although presented in widescreen anamorphic, please note that the image at 1.77:1 is NOT at the film's originally projected Dyaliscope ratio.
The film has been digitally re-mastered and newly-subtitled. But, due to the age and condition of the source master, there remains visual 'noise' that could not be removed without compromising the integrity of the whole film and is most evident in the opening scene. We believe, however, that Aleksander Ford's work and a film such as Knights should still be made available to be seen and re-discovered.
Jagienka - Urszula Modrzynska
Danusia - Grazyna Staniszewska
Jurand of Spychow - Andrzej Szalawski
Siegfried de Lowe - Henryk Borowski
Macko of Bogdaniec - Aleksander Fogiel
Zbyszko of Bogdanca - Mieczyslaw Kalenik
King Wladyslaw Jagiello - Emil Karewicz
Rotgier - Tadeusz Kosudarski
Duchess Anna Danuta - Lucyna Winnicka
Directed by Aleksander Ford
Written by Jerzy Stefan Stawinski, Aleksander Ford
and Leon Kruczkowski
Based on the novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Cinematography - Mieczyslaw Jahoda
Editor - Alina Faflik and Miroslawa Garlicka
Original Music - Kazimierz Serocki
Production Designer - Roman Mann & Tadeusz Wybult
Costumes - Lech Zahorski and Michelle Zahorska
"An epic film and one of the best of its genre" - Kinema
"Highlighted by impressive battle scenes, this epic is set at the turn of the 14th century and focuses on events leading to the Battle of Grunwald" - Turner Classic Movies