Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|A Newsreel History of the Third Reich Vol 1 The Early Days to 1935|
Genres: Action & Adventure, Educational, Documentary, Military & War
Studio: Wea-des Moines Video Release Date: 07/25/2006 Run time: 60 minutes
J. O'Kelly | Paris | 12/06/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I bought the 1st two DVD's of the series & find that the voiceover commentary is appallingly bad.
The voice does not match the subtitles, there is no analysis only a shrill, breathless, non stop hectoring accompaniment to the video. A large part of the 1st in the series is a straight copy of Triumph of the Will but without the benefit of the soundtrack. Instead this voiceover barks out sentences from Hitler's speeches without any voice modulation. This makes a nonsense of the speech & completely obliterates the context & mood.
I found that it is watchable only by turning off the sound completely & watching it mute. There are a lot of newsclips I have not seen before so it is not completely useless. At $12 a pop it is just about worth the money but could have been an awful lot better.
Gary Stahl | Berkeley Heights, NJ United States | 10/23/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The footage is mostly clips of newsreels with a very amateurish, almost innocuous sounding man speaking a voice over. The voice over does not just translate the English subtitles into English (Yes I thought that rather odd), but sounds very silly trying to out shout clips from "Triumph of the Will." I will not buy any more of this series, due to its mediocrity."