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Title: Jack Frost's Nastenka today and other Russo-Finnish fun.
Post by: Cibernético II on October 14, 2008, 06:04:43 PM
Natalia Sedykh who played Nastenka in my favorite MST3k episode Jack Frost (Morozko) most recently appeared in 2007's The Best of Times (Luchshee Vremya Goda).

(http://img.stopklatka.pl/film/34900/34967/g-2.jpg)

That's her on the right, at age 59. She was 16 at the time Jack Frost was made.

(http://www.gorkyfilm.ru/images/morozko4.jpg)

Funny, that's the only picture of her that I could find. And it was hard to find that one. And you know what, she's still hauntingly beautiful. It's strange that she hasn't been in many movies since Jack Frost.
Title: Re: Jack Frost's Nastenka today.
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on October 14, 2008, 06:08:35 PM
Interesting. I wonder what Ivanushka's up to.
Title: Re: Jack Frost's Nastenka today.
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 14, 2008, 06:52:14 PM
She's kept herself looking well for her age.
Title: Re: Jack Frost's Nastenka today.
Post by: Cibernético II on October 14, 2008, 06:53:56 PM
Interesting. I wonder what Ivanushka's up to.

Can't find anything on him, not even if he's alive or dead.
Title: Re: Jack Frost's Nastenka today.
Post by: Cibernético II on October 14, 2008, 07:28:23 PM
Another fun fact: The "Hunchback Fairy" (Baba Yaga in the original) was played by a man, Georgi Millyar.
Title: Re: Jack Frost's Nastenka today.
Post by: MSTJedi on October 14, 2008, 07:34:25 PM
Another fun fact: The "Hunchback Fairy" (Baba Yaga in the original) was played by a man, Georgi Millyar.

Either way, that was one ugly mama jama.
Title: Re: Jack Frost's Nastenka today.
Post by: anais.jude on October 15, 2008, 04:22:43 AM
i am so happy for this russo-finnish information.
Title: Re: Jack Frost's Nastenka today.
Post by: Cryptobotanist on October 15, 2008, 11:18:11 AM
Mushroom Guy is starting to piss me off!

I wonder what happened to Nastenka's sister, whose name I forgot ( I swear that character must have been played by a boy)
Title: Re: Jack Frost's Nastenka today.
Post by: Cibernético II on October 15, 2008, 05:52:41 PM
I wonder what happened to Nastenka's sister, whose name I forgot ( I swear that character must have been played by a boy)

No. The mean sister was Marfusha, played by Inna Churikova. She was 21 when Jack Frost was made and she has been a lot more active in movies than Natalia, so there's more pictures of her. She also does plays regularly.

(http://www.russia-ic.com/img/culture_art/inna_churikova_03.jpg)

(http://www.russia-ic.com/img/culture_art/inna_churikova_04.jpg)

(http://www.russia-ic.com/image/?datnik=1&name=churikova.jpg&width=90)

(http://www.peoples.ru/art/cinema/actor/churikova/churikova_456_s.jpg)

(http://www.kp.ru/upimg/photo/49669.jpg)

Title: Re: Jack Frost's Nastenka today.
Post by: TeamRAD on October 15, 2008, 08:46:43 PM
I wonder what happened to Nastenka's sister, whose name I forgot ( I swear that character must have been played by a boy)

 :D

I play her in the Round Table recast!

Title: Re: Jack Frost's Nastenka today.
Post by: jewishcarpenter on October 15, 2008, 08:49:17 PM
(http://img.stopklatka.pl/film/34900/34967/g-2.jpg)
She's.. she's.. she's... got Bette Davis eyes! AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!! *runs away screaming*
Title: Re: Jack Frost's Nastenka today.
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on October 16, 2008, 05:07:08 AM
Now. How about Mushroom Guy?
Title: Re: Jack Frost's Nastenka today.
Post by: Cibernético II on October 16, 2008, 08:01:43 AM
Stangley, imdb says "Old Mushroom" was played by 2 people. Galina Borisova, a woman who was an actress and singer. And Mikhail Yanshin, a man who was in many Russian movies. He was born in 1902 and died in 1976. Funny thing is that his height is listed as 5'7" which seems too tall to be the Mushroom guy who seemed to have been played by a little person.

And Old Mushroom didn't look like a woman at all. Maybe there was a female "Old Mushroom" in the original that got cut out. I'm going to watch it later to check it out.
Title: Re: Jack Frost's Nastenka today.
Post by: Cibernético II on October 20, 2008, 08:12:12 AM
More Russo-Finnish facts:

Georgi Millyar, the man who played Baba Yaga also played the Sorcerer in The Day the Earth Froze (MST3k 522), an edited version of the original Russo-Finnish Sampo.

(http://www.kiddiematinee.com/images/sampo_04.jpg)
That's him on the right.


 Sampo was a mythology epic that was retooled and marketed as science fiction by Roger Corman's Filmgroup for distribution through American International Pictures.
Title: Re: Jack Frost's Nastenka today.
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 20, 2008, 09:07:36 AM
Sampo was a mythology epic that was retooled and marketed as science fiction by Roger Corman's Filmgroup for distribution through American International Pictures.
That was supposed to be science fiction?

I thought the whole thing about comparing the author of the Sampo tale to the Brothers Grimm was their way of saying "We're going to tell you a fairy tale you've never heard before".
Title: Re: Jack Frost's Nastenka today.
Post by: Cibernético II on October 20, 2008, 02:04:35 PM
That was supposed to be science fiction?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/ab/The_Day_the_Earth_Froze_poster_-_1.jpg)

Hence the Sci-Fi name change and this poster. A good deal of footage was removed from the original including musical scenes and parts where the heros were shown as being weak or having flaws.
Title: Re: Jack Frost's Nastenka today and other Russo-Finnish fun.
Post by: pumpkinpearl on December 05, 2013, 07:01:56 PM
I'm really sorry to resurrect this long-dead thread, but...

You know, Christmastime & all that. And this movie had...some snow. Not a lot, but some. And Frost in the title. Which makes it really wonderful that the titular character showed up for the last scene of the movie.

So anywho. The lady that played Marfushka, Inna Churikova, co-wrote a screenplay for a Russian film about the Romanov family. She was quite pretty in her own way. A little more Shelley Duvall than Marilyn Monroe, but still pretty.

(http://ilarge.listal.com/image/2079382/936full-inna-churikova.jpg)

Natalia Sedykh did a little interview on the "Morozko" DVD & she was still pretty, if a little bit haggard looking at the time.