Directed by: Aleksandr Rou
Starring: Aleksandr Khvylya, Natalya Sedykh, Eduard Izotov
This is basically an ever-so-slightly-differently dubbed version of Jack Frost, as seen on Mystery Science Theater 3000. The tape I have has some bookending material made by what appears to be some guys in king outfits in their back yard, which actually doesn’t seem all that weird and out of place, considering the rest of the film.
Some guy decides to go out into the world and make his way, and comes across an old mushroom wizard man. Father Mushroom gives the kid a very nice bow and arrow, but he doesn’t thank him for it, so he gives him the head of a bear. He has to go do a nice deed to get his own head back… so he does that. Next, he tries to marry a poor Cinderella-ish girl whose family hates her and who left her to die in the woods. Luckily, Jack Frost notices her and takes her back to his ice castle where she can be warm. Huh. Anyway, the girl accidentally turns to ice, but the kid unfreezes her with the help of the Baba Yaga, then they get married and live happily ever after.
This is a fucking crazy film, compounded by the fact that it’s poorly dubbed. On the other hand, they obviously spent a lot of effort getting this movie to be as insane as it is, and you certainly can’t say that the film isn’t entertaining, even on it’s own merits. This was always one of my favorite MST3K’s, and I’m actually kinda happy that I have the original (almost the original. THE DUBBING IS WRONG).