Perhaps known best for his bold, single-take movie "Russian Ark," filmmaker Aleksandr Sokurov cultivated his reputation for visionary cinema with the early works presented here. Includes Blu-ray and DVD versions of "Whispering Pages" (1994), in which the writings of Dostoevsky inform a man's surreal journey through mysterious catacombs; a DVD of "Save and Protect" (1989), the "Madame Bovary"-inspired journey of a passionate woman's fall from grace; and the DVD of "Stone" (1992), offering an atmospheric study of the relationship between two men at the Chekhov Museum. Also featured on Blu-ray are the Sokurov documentaries "An Example of Intonation" (1991), "Soviet Elegy" (1989), and "Questions About Cinema" (2008). 4 2/3 hrs. total on three discs. Standard; Soundtrack: Russian Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English; audio commentary on "Stone"; bonus short "Sonata for Hitler" (1989). In Russian with English subtitles.