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VINE VOICEon 7 November 2017
This Blu-Ray disc is an HD transfer of the DVD version. It contains the three-hour movie and various documentaries about the film from the time of the original DVD release (late 1990s).
Regularly voted one of the greatest films of all time and certainly this is one of the most important films of the late 20th Century.
Spielberg often attracts rather harsh and unjustifiable criticism, as being emotional and sentimental and producing low-brow films. Schindler’s List is sometimes condemned as being over-indulgent, deliberately manipulative and historically inaccurate. I sometimes fear there are rather unpleasant overtones in this, linked to the director’s Jewishness. Spielberg can get a hard press in Hollywood – it seems that producing very well crafted films, that have huge popular appeal (Jaws, ET, Jurassic Park, Colour Purple) is simply not good enough. Many of his early films were populist for sure and perhaps not at the intellectual cutting edge but I found them immensely entertaining. But with Schindler’s List, the Academy Award committee had to sit up and take note.
Schindler’s List propelled Spielberg’s filmmaking in another direction, mores serious, more poignant and more relevant. There are some historical inaccuracies for sure but maintaining the strength of the narrative for three hours is a remarkable achievement in a film. It was a hugely important film to make, and clearly a personal journey for Spielberg. The strength of its message is central. The Holocaust has been poured over and analysed and has seen innumerable fictional and documentary film productions over seven decades. To tackle it in an original and engaging way was Spielberg’s masterful achievement and the film, 24 years later, remains his crowning glory.
The acting is superb. Neeson, Kingsley and Fiennes excel in the central roles. The cinematography is crucial – you have the impression of looking in as an outsider on real events. The score adds to the poignancy. The closing sequences – Schindler saying goodbye to his workers at the factory and then the cut to modern-day Israel and the parade of the surviving Schindler Jews (placing stones on his grave) is one of the most powerful in any film.
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on 21 August 2017
I have watched this many times over the years and still find it shocking that this happened in real life. Why did other countries allow this to go on for so long and not intervene sooner? Liam Neeson plays a good part and certainly one of his finest films he has ever done.
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on 23 October 2017
A very well acted film deserving all the awards it received. It is mind boggling the evil man can do on the grounds of extreme nationalism which unfortunately is rearing up its ugly head again. Schindler’s list demonstrates islands of hope even in the worst situations.
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on 28 November 2017
Great movie and also a sad movie
I think both Ralph Fiennes and liam Neeson exceed in there roles
Also I can't not forget to mention the director of this classic steven spielberg who brings back to life what it was like to be Jewish in world war 2 with a black and white picture with the rarity of colour which also makes this movie look older than it actually is
Definitely worth a watch
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on 7 November 2017
Must see, historical documentary. However the only thing that I didn't like was that it was in black and white. Ralph Fiennes is brilliant with the German accent.
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on 7 November 2017
Mr Spielbergs masterpiece not an easy film to watch, brilliant black and white photography plus acting of the highest calibre. Unmissable.
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on 24 March 2017
Classic film 🎥
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on 1 May 2017
Liam Neeson best movie classic action actor I purchased used well pleased disc and case
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on 22 October 2017
love this film worth the money fast delivery would buy from this seller again
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on 20 June 2016
A powerful and moving film. I bought this particular copy as a requested present for my mother, she is also entranced by the harrowing tale so well portrayed and acted.
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