Quarf recently obtained copies of the trilogy Ogniem i mieczem (With Fire and Sword), Potop (The Deluge) and Pan Wolodyjowski (Colonel Wolodyjowski) with English subtitles. The three films span a 20 year period from 1648, at the end of the 30 years War, to 1668 and the Ottoman invasion. Potop is 5 hours long and Ogniem i mieczem 3 hours, so we didn't get to the third. They are all wonderful, sweeping historical sagas - engrossing almost all the time, despite their length. Larger than life characters, great costumes and action. Think Three Musketeers in fur hats with added gore. And Winged Hussars!
I enjoyed the villain in Ogniem i mieczem; he was mad & bad in a very sexy way. Here's the actor's site, linked to a page of stills from the movie: http://www.domogarov.ru/photo/movie21.htm.
Oooh, I just found a Polish film page for Ogniem i mieczem with many great pictures, movies stills plus location shots: http://www.filmpolski.pl/fp/index.php/157180
Try this "between takes" one, although the effect is slightly spoiled by the bloke reading a paper!