In any case, when the 2. Strong, saturated colors are almost non-existent, because they would suggest too much vitality. As the rest of the men gorge themselves, a deluded and dying Musk tries to rally them to rejoin the fighting. Lieutenant von Witzland tries to take her prisoner, but she escapes. The film's second great battle involves men on foot armed with grenades, rifles and Molotov cocktails battling Soviet tanks by digging foxholes in the snow and letting themselves be run over. The movie also did a horrible job making Tania seem a lot more defenseless than she was.
He has never before been on a frontline. As these men and thousands of others watch the Russian countryside pass outside the windows of their transport trains, they imagine their lives after the war with little awareness of what awaits them ahead. Stalingrad 1993 Stalingrad Blu-ray delivers great video and audio in this excellent Blu-ray release German soldiers see a summer mission of 1942 turn hellish when the ferocious Russian winter sets in. Director: Writers: , , Starring: , , , , , Producers: , , , , » Stalingrad Blu-ray Review No Guts, No Glory, No Heroes, No Survivors Reviewed by , January 4, 2013 There's an inherent risk in making an antiwar film that's genuinely entertaining. Corporal Fritz Reiser Dominique Horwitz is something of a ladies man. The more effectively a filmmaker draws viewers into what is supposed to be the hell of battle, the more he or she risks reproducing some version of the adrenaline rush that, as depicted in , can become its own form of addiction.
Their unit is promptly sent to the to participate in the. Still, moments of drama vary the ordeal. In the end, it was worth it. War may be hell, but it goes great with popcorn. The production filmed in Finland to simulate the Russian winter.
Under Vilsmaier's direction, Stalingrad observes the battles with the same indifferent gusto that Homer applied to the Greeks and the Trojans. The Blu-ray for Stalingrad offers two soundtrack options, the original German language track and a dubbed English version. Now, since there's also no indication that any fine detail has been scrubbed away—no waxy faces no loss of detail or other telltale signs of high-frequency filtering—this may be the film's authentic look, but that would certainly be unusual. By the time they arrive, the last transport leaves without them as the base is shelled by Soviet artillery. Chief among them is a newly promoted lieutenant, Hans von Witzland a youthful Thomas Kretschmann, who would later become more familiar in such diverse roles as the merciful Nazi in The Pianist and the mysterious Cross in Wanted. Extras: In addition to various portions of the recorded interviews that did not make it to the final version that are now being offered here in German with English subtitles you will also find a beautiful but short overview of modern Volgograd a. They end up in a disarming.
The recently recorded interviews with survivors showing no political bias , both from the Russian and German sides, recalling how they had to endure the unthinkable in order to survive indeed separate the work of the German producers from everything else I have seen exploring the subject. Also it's a very easy to read as well as being addicting. Rollo, the only one to obey the order, is last seen carrying Musk's corpse outside, only to find the Sixth Army surrendering to the Soviets. Hauptmann Musk thus reassigns the penal battalion—which includes disgraced fellow officer Otto—to combat duty. Movie poster Country Germany Directed by Joseph Vilsmaier Release Date 1993 Language German Russian Studio B. By this point in the battle, the Soviet army has encircled the German forces, cutting off their supply lines, and the Russians are gradually closing their circle.
The bloodiest and most savage fighting took place in Stalingrad between August 1942 and February 1943. Musk's tactics are enough to redeem the disgraced soldiers but not enough to reverse the deteriorating tactical situation. Compression and other artifacts were not in evidence. This being said the English track provided is in Dolby Digital 2. .
As with so many documentary productions Stalingrad delivers a mix of archival footage and contemporary materials aiming to reconstruct as accurately as possible the tragic events that took place at the Volga River from August of 1942 to February of 1943. At an awards ceremony, his award is revoked when he refuses to button his collar. Francis Ford Coppola wanted to show the madness of the Vietnam war in , but he couldn't avoid lionizing the two warrior-princes, Willard and Kurtz, who, at the end of the film, confront each other in a sort of mad battle of honor. Furious, Fritz forces an orderly to attend to the injured man at gunpoint, and all of them are arrested. It is the only war film to date that has truly made me contemplate how humans can be capable of creating such misery. It was the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany.
The men of the platoon attempt to escape from the city which is now surrounded by the Soviet Army. One is a final confrontation with a self-righteous officer who has been a recurring nemesis, Major Haller Dieter Okras. They're swept away on a tidal wave of slaughter, and neither the perpetrator nor the beneficiary is better off. Above all, it comes from the hubris that led to the misconceived and poorly planned siege in the first place. Witzland's platoon defends a position from a Soviet tank column, and emerge victorious after a bloody battle. There are two aspects of Stalingrad that impressed me more than anything else: First, it is the enormous care that must have gone into this project especially given how emotional most of the survivors appear on screen.