This is a review of the Russian made 2013 Blu Ray. Picture and sound quality on Blu Ray is good as to be expected. The film starts in modern day Japan which made me think i had purchased Godzilla by accident! The film is quite poorly dubbed into English, a personal dislike of mine, however you can watch it in Russian/German with subtitles. The special effects are ok, especially the scene depicting the Heinkel HE 111 being shot down. There is a lot of use of slow motion during the combat scenes which i also dislike. Unfortunately I found the story itself is very poor. This was so biased and cliched it could almost have been made back in the days of Stalin's rule. The Wehrmacht come across as beasts, monsters, fanatical Nazis and murderers whilst the Russians as brave, patriotic human beings. The reality was that both sides were human beings driven to the extreme, with both good and bad people in their ranks whilst they fought for their lives under the rule of surely two of the most brutal regimes the world has ever known. I consider the German made Stalingrad film from 1993 to be better than this. Enemy At The Gates was also, in my opinion a better movie. Don't expect anything like Come and See or The Star or any of the other old Russian movies here, nor is this Band Of Brothers/Saving Private Ryan either. I for one don't think i will ever watch this again. I was expecting much better. Even the appearance of Thomas Kretschmann as the leading German officer who movie fans will recognise from Downfall, The Pianist, Valkyrie, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Stalingrad (1993) and Dracula the series can't save this film. If i were to sum it up in word?