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The Bunker [DVD]

Anthony Hopkins , Richard Jordan , Andrew Ray    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Anthony Hopkins, Richard Jordan, Cliff Gorman, James Naughton, Michael Lonsdale
  • Directors: Andrew Ray
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Simply Media
  • DVD Release Date: 20 July 2009
  • Run Time: 140 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002C0G5AU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,250 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Made-for-television feature film drama recounting the last three months of Adolf Hitler (Anthony Hopkins)'s life spent in a bunker in Berlin. The film explores Hitler's desperation during his last few months up until his suicide and the events which followed after his body was discovered.

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Made-for-television feature film drama recounting the last three months of Adolf Hitler (Anthony Hopkins)'s life spent in a bunker in Berlin. The film explores Hitler's desperation during his last few months up until his suicide and the events which followed after his body was discovered.


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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing and accurate drama about adolf and eva 1 Jun 2009
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Set in a bunker in the last days of Hitler this is a testament that a good director can rise above propaganda and portray history as both moving and factually correct.
Hitler as essayed by Anthony Hopkins is memorable and evokes pity particularly as Eva Braun discusses cream tea parties in spring,while the Russian shells explode overhead and hitler sheds a single tear which is truly harrowing emotion in a nutshell .
The reminiscing over Vienna and dance parties is just as incredible as the two giving away their clothing and personal effects to loyal party members .
I am not debating the moral right and wrong but the ordinary people around hitler and the chaotic berlin fall to the Russians while goebbels chants Wagner and a simple wedding between Eva and Adolf is cheered and celebrated in a farewell party by a desperate crowd is truly dramatic .
These individuals are aware of their imminent destruction yet are rendered hypnotic to watch as you are aware of their intent to commit suicide .
the Goebbels are so sincere and faithful that despite all perceptions you feel a bizarre respect for these individuals and their rigourous beliefs .
A truly masterful and claustrophobic depiction of a very tragic and pessimistic event in human history .
Hopkins, susan Blakely, Gorman and Piper Laurie are magnificent and their emotional intenstiy is scorching even in the confines of a simple bunker under a ruined Berlin .
Immensely watchable and can be seen again and again just for the detached passion and emotional indifference of the main performers .
the camera sweeps the drama and action like a stage production making it imminently chilling and profoundly affective .
whatever the moral dilemmas this movie is too true to life to be forgotten and a true classic in very intricate details .
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 29 Sep 2011
Format:DVD
A brilliant film. Anthony Hopkins deserved his Emmy for his carpet biting portrayal of Adolf Hitler.

The film is based on James P. O'Donnell's book and, unlike other films covering the subject, has a much longer timeframe. The film starts on January 16th 1945 when Hitler and his crew are being transferred to the bunker and goes right up to April 30th when he commits suicide.

All the Nazi bigwigs are shown: the Goebbels, Heinrich Himmler, Hermann Goring, Albert Speer, Martin Bormann and, of course, Eva Braun.

My one complaint is that when they call for a registar for the wedding they call him 'Wagner' rather than 'Vagner' as pronounced in Germany.

Nonetheless a very entertaining piece of drama, top notch performances and true to life.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Final days -1945 22 July 2010
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Great account of what happened in the Bunker during the final days of The Third Reich
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3.0 out of 5 stars unusual role 28 Jun 2014
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I have watched this twice now. I was surprised to see A Hopkins in lead role. Like many of them he has done before. He is great. It was different to others I have seen. I liked it too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great drama 18 April 2014
By keef
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good top quality british made drama, starring some top actors, a great portrayal of an evil character, cant beleive i managed to miss it when is was on tv some years ago
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Bunker (1981 film with Anthony Hopkins) 6 April 2014
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**THIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS**

The Bunker is a 1981 CBS television film, Time/Life production based on the book The Bunker. The film makes significant deviations from James O'Donnell's book, published in 1975. The deviations are mainly due to an effort to clarify the events and allow the actors license to interpret some of the dialogue he recorded. The film opens in 1945, with O'Donnell's gaining entry to the Führerbunker by bribing a Russian sentry with a pack of cigarettes.

The most noteworthy legacy of the film was Anthony Hopkins' portrayal of Adolf Hitler, for which he won an Emmy. Actors on the set claimed his performance was so convincing that those playing German soldiers snapped to attention whenever Hopkins came onto the set, even if he wasn't in character.

Even though I had never seen The Bunker before buying it on DVD, I really enjoyed the film as I have always had a very strong interest in the history of World War Two. I can see why the other actors who starred in this film claimed Anthony Hopkins' portrayal of Adolf Hitler was very convincing because he really did play the part very well and he also looked the part, and having watched documentaries about World War Two it's easy to see why the Fuhrer really was the way he was. I would say that The Bunker compares well to the LWT-produced drama The Death of Adolf Hitler which starred Frank Finlay as the Fuhrer. Very highly recommended.
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By C.M.
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How could people follow such a man.
He seemed normal but was in actual fact demented.

It makes me wonder if "follow the leader to your own death" in the armed forces is a correct attitude to teach and to take?
Leaders are only as strong as their supporters. If no one supports them, how can they then retain their power?

Was it not the same as with Sadam Hussein, with Ghadaffi, with Yasser Arrafat?
What is it that makes man forget to think or did he see benefits for himself in supporting a bad leader?
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One more historical wiew of Hitler "last stand" in bunker in April 1945. It is always interesting from historical view to know what relly happened in those last days, each source will try to describe it in his way.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre
I have watched Downfall and I was told of another movie on the same story.

Downfall was much more realistic.
Published 15 months ago by HalcyonDazed
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good but not excellent
Extraordinary acting throughout, but having watched the German version entitled DOWNFALL concerning the last days in the Bunker this version is not as good. Read more
Published 20 months ago by LOTTO WIZARD
4.0 out of 5 stars the best hitler movie until 'downfall' came out.
Until the germans made 'downfall' in 2004 this was the best and most realistic hitler movie around. Anthony Hopkins nails the later day hitler. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Michael Dobey
3.0 out of 5 stars No its good, not quite 'Downfall' but OK.
OK, its english language but not that bad. Hopkins gets the the baffled, lunatic in denial Hitler quite well, the set isn't too bad - I've been in a few WW2 Bunkers. Read more
Published on 2 Mar 2012 by Barry Wom
5.0 out of 5 stars the bunker
the bunker is a great film,anthony hopkins plays a great part as hitler.the film shows how 1 man can bring down a country.
Published on 21 Aug 2011 by sandy softley
5.0 out of 5 stars cracking good film, great acting, a snapshot into history
i watched this film last evening as i am fasinated in the 2nd world war and that period of history, its a long film with a run time of 2 hours and 25 minuetes and depicts the life... Read more
Published on 9 Feb 2011 by vera
5.0 out of 5 stars TRUE FACE OF MADNESS
The Bunker [DVD] [1981]--THE ACTIONS AND QUICK DESCENT INTO MADNESS OF AN EVIL MAN IS PORTRAYED WELL BY HOPKINS IN THIS DRAMA-A TRUER PICTURE OF TOTAL DESPAIR AND TO WHAT END THAT... Read more
Published on 5 Feb 2011 by James Toner
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