Stalingrad - Documentary from Synapse June 27th

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  1. TimJS

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    Stalingrad (2003) will be released from synapse on the 27th. This doc was nominated for an international Emmy in 2003.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:
    • Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1) Presentation
    • English Language Dubbed Version Features Footage Not Seen in Original Foreign Broadcast
    • “RECOLLECTIONS” – Deleted Interview Segments
    • Video Interview With Dr. Guido Knopp (Professor and Historian)
    • Stalingrad Today - Views of the City of Volgograd

    Mods, please leave thread in Film and Documentary.

    Tim
     
  2. Michael Warner

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    I received this disc from Netflix over a week ago. Maybe it released early. I would recommend that viewers first watch Stalingrad, the movie from 1993 to get a better overall view of the battle. While the personal recollections in the documentary were very moving there's very little discussion of some of the major aspects of the Battle of Stalingrad so it's sometimes hard to put things in their proper context without a fuller understanding of the conflict.
     
  3. TimJS

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    Michael:

    It looks like the date did shift at some point.

    I thought this review was interesting...


    So your point about the need to brush up on the larger perspective of the battle is well made.

    Tim
     
  4. Steve Schaffer

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    What's the consensus on Enemy at the Gates as far as historical accuracy. I saw the '93 Stalingrad a couple of weeks ago and thought it was excellent.
     
  5. Michael Warner

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    What I liked about Enemy at the Gates was the opening scene which showed in harrowing detail the Soviet attempts to carry supplies and soldiers across the Volga. The rest of the movie was less concerned with covering the battle was a whole but it's still worth watching.
     

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