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26 people found this helpful
on 22 April 2011
There is lots of film footage here (both color and monochrome) that I hadn't seen before. Once I started watching this documentary I sat, non-stop, through the whole 4.5 hours and found it quite compelling. Along with original footage we also have some convincing reenactments.
One small annoyance with the production is the preference of vocal English translation spoken over the original German voices. It's like two people talking at once and I found it a little distracting. I would have preferred subtitles. A somewhat bigger annoyance is that, although the picture is wide screen, the dvd is non-anamorphic 4:3... so to fill that big screen one has to "zoom" the picture, thereby losing quality of image. A small grievance in view of the subject matter on offer here, but there you have it. Nicely presented in a 3-disc foldout package that comes in a sturdy cardboard sleeve. Recommended.