Tag: Third Reich

Leni Riefenstahl’s Nuremberg Trilogy (1933-1935) + Stuart Schulberg’s Nuremberg: Its Lessons for Today (1948)

Leni Riefenstahl’s Nuremberg Trilogy (1933-1935) + Stuart Schulberg’s Nuremberg: Its Lessons for Today (1948)

February 5, 2016 | By

Reviews of Leni Riefenstahl’s trio of Nuremberg films made for the Nazi party – Victory of the Faith (1933) via Archive.org, Triumph of the Will (1934) + Day of Freedom (1935) on Blu via Synapse Films – and Stuart Schulberg’s sobering Nuremberg: Its Lessons for Today (1948).

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BR: Triumph of the Will / Triumph des Willens (1935)

BR: Triumph of the Will / Triumph des Willens (1935)

February 5, 2016 | By

Perhaps the ultimate and scariest propaganda film ever made – and rightly so – Leni Riefenstahl’s self-professed ‘document’ of the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg was a meticulously plotted production designed from the ground-up to assault the senses of German audiences and make it clear Adolph Hitler was not only the country’s man in charge, but its self-appointed savior and visionary…

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BR: Day of Freedom / Tag der Freiheit (1935)

BR: Day of Freedom / Tag der Freiheit (1935)

February 5, 2016 | By

The peculiar background behind what seems like a generic short-form tribute to the Third Reich infantry stems from the Wehrmacht being peeved by receiving not only a paltry 2 mins. of screen time in Triumph of the Will (1934), but having to fight for that much of an allotment in what was the Nazi party’s definitive propaganda advert…

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Film: Victory of the Faith / Der Sieg der Glaubens (1933)

Film: Victory of the Faith / Der Sieg der Glaubens (1933)

February 5, 2016 | By

In 1933, Leni Riefenstahl made the move from dancer, actress, and fiction film director to documentaries, launching her new career as the Third Reich’s premiere propaganda filmmaker with her hour-long chronicle of the fifth NSDAP party rally, held in Nuremberg in 1933…

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Film: Nuremberg – Its Lessons for Today / Nuremberg / Nürnberg und seine Lehre (1948)

Film: Nuremberg – Its Lessons for Today / Nuremberg / Nürnberg und seine Lehre (1948)

February 4, 2016 | By

After the fall of Nazi Germany in 1945, one of the U.S. Government’s efforts to de-Nazify Germans was via film screenings, and Stuart Schulberg made his first and only effort as director with this documentary that assembled courtroom footage from the Nuremberg trials…

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The Titanic Legacy, Part II

The Titanic Legacy, Part II

April 22, 2012 | By

Tired of the Titanic blather? Well, try and squeeze in two more edifying reviews – the 1943 Nazi propaganda film Titanic, and the 2012 History CHannel documentary Nazi Titanic, which chronicles the often absurd and tragic circumstances surrounding the film’s production. Also added to the mobile site database are related reviews for Das leben geht weiter, Herr Goebbels’ last but unrealized propaganda film; Wort un tat, a crude 1938 Nazi newsreel / ersatz documentary; and reviews of Titanic (1953) and Raise the Titanic (1980). Wait, that’s not two reviews… Whoops.

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Film: Nazi Titanic (2012)

Film: Nazi Titanic (2012)

April 22, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / N to O . Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer: n/a/ DVD Extras: n/a Label: n/a/ Region: n/a / Released: n/a Genre: Documentary / Third Reich / WWII / Titanic Synopsis: Arresting documentary on the making of the film Titanic – the 1943 Nazi version – and the tragedies & […]

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DVD: Das Leben Geht Weiter/Life Goes On (2002)

DVD: Das Leben Geht Weiter/Life Goes On (2002)

April 21, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / D . Film: Excellent/ DVD Transfer: Very Good/ DVD Extras: Very Good Label: Polar Film/Starcrest/ Region: 0 (NTSC) / Released: December 19, 2003 Genre: Documentary / Third Reich Synopsis:  The last film made by the Third Reich is profiled in this historical film-about-a-film. Special Features:  In German (no […]

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Film: Wort und Tat / Word and Deed (1938)

Film: Wort und Tat / Word and Deed (1938)

April 21, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / V to Z . Film: Weak/ DVD Transfer: n/a/ DVD Extras: n/a Label: n/a/ Region: n/a) / Released: n/a Genre: Propaganda / Documentary / Newsreel / Third Reich Synopsis: Ersatz newsreel showcasing the socialist wonders under the Third Reich. Special Features: n/a . . Review: What’s most striking […]

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Film: Jud Suss (1940)

Film: Jud Suss (1940)

April 4, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / J to L . Film: Propaganda/ DVD Transfer: n/a/ DVD Extras: n/a Label: n/a/ Region: n/a / Released: n/a Genre: Historical Drama / Nazi Propaganda / Third Reich Synopsis: A Jewish financier gets more than he bargained for when he infiltrates and influences the Duke of Wurtenburg in 18th […]

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