Rent German Concentration Camps Factual Survey (2014)

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Rent German Concentration Camps Factual Survey (aka Memory of the Camps) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
On 29 September 1945, the incomplete rough-cut of a disturbing yet compelling documentary revealing the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps was viewed at the Ministry of Information in London. For five months, Sidney Bernstein had led a small team - which included Stewart McAllister, Richard Crossman and Alfred Hitchcock - to complete the film from hours of footage. Unfortunately, this ambitious Allied project to create a feature-length visual report that would damn the Nazi regime and shame the German people into acceptance of Allied occupation had missed its moment, and was left unfinished and shelved.
Even in its incomplete form, the film was immensely powerful, generating an awed hush among audiences. But now, complete to six reels, this faithfully restored and definitive version produced by the Imperial War Museums and with a newly recorded narration by actor Jasper Britton, has been rightfully compared with Alan Resnais' Night and Fog (1955).
Actors:
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Directors:
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Producers:
Sergei Nolbandov, Sidney Bernstein
Narrated By:
Jasper Britton
Writers:
Richard Crossman, Colin Wills, Alfred Hitchcock
Aka:
Memory of the Camps
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Documentary, Special Interest
BBFC:
Release Date:
17/04/2017
Run Time:
72 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles:
Czech, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Panel Discussion at the BFI Southbank (2015, 42 mins): restoration director Dr Toby Haggith (IMW) is joined on-stage by a panel of experts to discuss the film
  • Audio Commentary with Dr Toby Haggith and senior curator Patrick Russell (BFI)
  • Vox Pops Compilation (2015, 6 mins): cinema-goers reflect after a screening at the BFI Southbank
  • Interview with Ludwig Weill at Fort Breendonk (1945, 5 mins): archival interview with a freed prisoner
  • Interviews and Statements at Bergen-Belsen (1945, 17 mins): archival interviews with SS soldiers, freed prisoners and members of the British Army
  • Interviews and Statements at Dachau (1945, 12 mins): archival interviews with recently liberated prisoners
  • Interview with Petr Zenkl (1945, 12 mins): archival interview with the Czech politician who was imprisoned at Dachau and Buchenwald
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes special features
BBFC:
Release Date:
17/04/2017
Run Time:
72 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
Czech, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Panel Discussion at the BFI Southbank (2015, 42 mins): restoration director Dr Toby Haggith (IMW) is joined on-stage by a panel of experts to discuss the film
  • Audio Commentary with Dr Toby Haggith and senior curator Patrick Russell (BFI)
  • Vox Pops Compilation (2015, 6 mins): cinema-goers reflect after a screening at the BFI Southbank
  • Interview with Ludwig Weill at Fort Breendonk (1945, 5 mins): archival interview with a freed prisoner
  • Interviews and Statements at Bergen-Belsen (1945, 17 mins): archival interviews with SS soldiers, freed prisoners and members of the British Army
  • Interviews and Statements at Dachau (1945, 12 mins): archival interviews with recently liberated prisoners
  • Interview with Petr Zenkl (1945, 12 mins): archival interview with the Czech politician who was imprisoned at Dachau and Buchenwald

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Unseen footage - German Concentration Camps Factual Survey review by jw

Spoiler Alert
19/07/2021

Perhaps all unseen footage, very interesting to hear the narrator speaking only of what they could know in 1945. The cruelty and deliberate evil, and we have the 'benefit' of familiarity on the subject. Not so for the armies that freed these camps. Yet still an eye opener :-\.

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