This is the very rare English version of the Italian film Taras Bulba Il cosacco. The film was released in 1962 and immediately fell into obscurity being overshadowed by the popular American film, with the same title, released the same year. Taras Bulba Il cosacco was a widescreen Italian costume drama and did not make it to the US until about 1970 and then only in this "pan and scan" version for late night TV. In the US, it was known as The Plains of Battle or The Fighting Cossacks. You can also see the slightly modified French version Sons of Taras Bulba on this channel also. Popular European actor, at the time, Vladimir Medar, is Taras Bulba.