I thoroughly agree with the previous review of this brilliant series. This fully deserves 5 Stars, but the reason I have given a 4 Star rating is the cost of the set.
This series only runs 13 hours, yet it comes as a 6 DVD set. It could very easily have been fitted onto 4 discs without any loss of quality. Obviously a 4 disc set wouldn't attract as high a price as a 6 disc set, so the term "rip-off" comes to mind.
Inevitably the price will drop, as has happened with Heimat 1 & 2.
The previous review mentions this being the last Heimat series. However, in the interview with director Edgar Reitz on Disc 1, he states that Heimat 4 would begin on 9/11. He already has the story, and if a producer comes up with the cash, he says he is ready to start filming tomorrow.
Given the huge success of Series 1-3, lets hope he won't be waiting too long!