Poor video quality detracts from some interesting commentary
Rudolf Schmid | Kensington, CA | 12/14/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This mediocre DVD (2005?, no date on the film itself) covers the relationship between Adolf Hitler (20 Apr. 1889-30 Apr. 1945) and his mistress Eva Braun (6 Feb. 1912-30 Apr. 1945), who married two days before they committed suicide in their Berlin bunker. The documentary (TT48:25, 4:3 aspect) was written and directed by Dave Flitton and is narrated by Patrick Allen. The DVD consists mostly of Braun's color home movies, with occasional B&W newsreel footage. The video quality of Braun's color movies is poor to fair at best: a fuzzy print (or prints) was used, with blown highlights, and poor color. Braun's movies appear in far superior quality on other DVDs (e.g., Adolf & Eva, which I reviewed elsewhere). The main value of this documentary is its narration. For example, there is extensive discussion of Martin Bormann (1900-45), Hitler's private secretary. However, frequently the narration quits for long silent stretches, as of Hitler interacting with dogs or children."