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|Hitler in Colour|
Actor: Brian Cox
Genres: Educational, Documentary, Military & War
The producers of the internationally acclaimed and award-winning In Colour DVD series now bring Hitler in Colour, a telling story of the rise and fall of a man who devastated the lives of countless numbers of people around... more »
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Third Reich, humanized
Wayne Engle | Madison, IN United States | 07/30/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Adolf Hitler and the people of the Third Reich are seen here as we've never seen them before -- not only in color, but laughing, clowning, having a good time.
Well, the German people were, anyway. Hitler always seemed to be too aware of his position as the stern, implacable warlord to loosen up whenever he even suspected a camera was focused on him. To see Der Fuehrer smile, laugh or appear even moderately light-hearted, you have to watch for the moment when he happens to be looking partially away from the camera, to have momentarily forgotten its presence. There is one scene where he chats briefly with a group of German children, giving one pretty little blonde girl a hug. But it's shot from a short distance and his face is partially hidden. I've seen still photos, candid ones, of Adolf Hitler interacting with children, who seem to be relaxed and happy in his presence. Look at those photos, and read reminiscences of people who were close to Hitler, and you'll find out, probably to your amazement, that yes, the "most evil man in history" was fond of children.
"Hitler In Colour" does give us a much more "human" look at the German people of the Third Reich era, showing them at work and play (although footage of smiling children giving the Nazi salute are admittedly unsettling.) Normal human interactions and the underlying evil of the Nazi era often were overlaid, one on the other.
This DVD is very illuminating for those who have until now only seen fading black and white movies of the Hitler era. It is an experience not to be missed."
Very Well Done
Akinaw Bulcha | Pasadena, CA | 09/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A very good overview of one of the most intriquing moments in world history. Good dramatic effect, voice-overs, etc. Good blend of entertainment, history, and analysis. Includes the diaries of numerous persons: Hitler's pilot, Hitler himself, Jews, Germans, Soldiers and Eva Braun (Hitler's mistress). Lots of interesting color footage."
Roger Long | Port Clinton, OH USA | 06/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A great deal of color film was produced by German photographers as they sought to beatify and also beautify der Fuehrer, presumably on the assumption that the Third Reich would go on and on forever. The quality of the movies is simply excellent, better than what was being shot in Hollywood at the time.
Anyone interested in World War II and the Hitler cult will want this. It helps somehow to explain how a nation could have been so delusioned by a petty man with an evil, petty brain. As a companion to it, "Triumph of the Will" is a must film to see. This masterpiece by Leni Riefenstahl is the documentation of an early Nazi rally, showing thousands of burghers cheering madly, the same who would later claim they didn't like Hitler at all and didn't know what was happening at the concentration camps."
Color Film of Hitler Welll Made
Vince F | 04/21/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Hitler In Colour took me by surprise. This is a very well made and tight documentary that will flood your visual senses with REAL color footage mainly focusing on Hitler. This film is less than 90 minutes but I never felt rushed and was emotionally involved from beginning to end.
The film contains two types of narration - the standard type which describes historical events and also readings by actors of diaries and notes written by the German people involved in the war. The readings by actors was a little "weak" in my opinion and took a little away from the film.
Keep in mind that this short film is not a complete look at WW2, but what is does do, it does very well. There are some scenes like those shown in the ghettos of Warsaw that hit me hard and had a lasting impact.
Make sure to check out the extras especially the Video Montages.