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Old 02-04-05, 05:54 AM
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Triumph of the Will-DVD(anyone seen it?)

Triumph of the Will-DVD
It is a propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0025913/...24_;fc=1;ft=20

I am interest in Documentarties like this but I am looking for people that have seen it and your opinion as to whether it is a good blind buy.

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Old 02-04-05, 06:13 AM
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I have it and it's good to have.
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Old 02-04-05, 06:41 AM
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I've seen it and I would say its a must-see if you're into documentaries.

Riefenstahl is quite innovative and the commentary is quite good. Now if only someone would get around to releasing "Olympia"...
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I recommend also checking out The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl - creepy stuff.

If you're region-free, it's doubled up with her silent, mountain-climbing epic The Holy Mountain from Eureka UK. Worth a look if you dig silent films.
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Old 02-04-05, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by The Exister
I recommend also checking out The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl - creepy stuff.

If you're region-free, it's doubled up with her silent, mountain-climbing epic The Holy Mountain from Eureka UK. Worth a look if you dig silent films.
Bensons is having a sale on Eureka Video titles & Holy Mountain is going for
14.99 ( that's 8.00 off & a great deal as a 2fer ).
Comes out to about $32 US & you would pay over $40 US for both as R1's.
Of course, this is prodviding that you have an all-region player

Link:http://www.bensonsworld.co.uk//v2/dv...0000090476.asp
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Old 02-04-05, 10:30 AM
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If you are at all interested in the historical context in which this documentary was made, I consider it a must have. In spite of Leni's notorious past, it is a compelling documentary indeed.
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Old 02-04-05, 10:53 AM
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Best version of Triumph of the Will:



http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...v=glance&s=dvd

The Holy Mountain: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...v=glance&s=dvd

The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...v=glance&s=dvd
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Old 02-04-05, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by tofferman
If you are at all interested in the historical context in which this documentary was made, I consider it a must have. In spite of Leni's notorious past, it is a compelling documentary indeed.
i agree 100%.
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Old 02-04-05, 02:59 PM
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I have the Synapse Films release. It's fun to watch the awards ceremony at the end of "Star Wars" and see its influence on George Lucas.

Bottom Line: Revolting subject matter. Brilliant filmmaking.
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Thanks all for who responded. I will get this SE DVD! I just wanted some coonfirmation on the content.

Class316 , Are you the same person who contributes on dvdcompare?
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Old 02-04-05, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by 68ShelbyGT500KR
Thanks all for who responded. I will get this SE DVD! I just wanted some coonfirmation on the content.

Class316 , Are you the same person who contributes on dvdcompare?
yes. Haven't been there in a while.
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If you are at all a WWII history buff it's a fascinating piece of work to watch.
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Originally Posted by 68ShelbyGT500KR
Thanks all for who responded. I will get this SE DVD! I just wanted some coonfirmation on the content.
It is, of course, a Nazi propaganda film. As a piece of filmmaking, it is brilliant, and set the template for many films to follow, but the political content is quite repellant. Just keep that in mind.

No one here who is encouraging you to watch the film does so out of any support for Nazism. The film is an important historical artifact and should be viewed in that context alone.

I recommend also watching "The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Reifenstahl" beforehand to put the movie in its proper context.
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I bought it blind, and have found it really interesting. The commentary is quite good at explaining who is who and what exactly is going on.
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Old 02-05-05, 01:50 PM
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I didn't find it as funny as this Triumph though:




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Nazis are BAD, mmmkay?
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Davisdvd.com is reporting that this controversial film is going to be re-released on March 28th with a new remastered transfer. Here is the link:
http://www.davisdvd.com/news/news.html

From the looks of it, it seems to be the exact same DVD as the previous 2001 version. My question is, will this new version have a better, newer transfer than the previous version?
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Old 01-30-06, 08:21 PM
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I've been meaning to pick this up. Important film and I personally think Riefenstahl is a hero for making it. This film is a vital piece of evidence to show the dangers of facism and Nazism. Besides, in 1933, the true nature of the Nazis were not in full view yet.
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I don't see much value in double dipping for a nearly 70 year old Nazi propaganda film. The current Synapse release is pretty good IMHO and so many other titles are begging for my dollars as usual. For instance, where is Olympia? I would definitely purchase that documentary, as would others on this board, if they ever decide to release it. Anybody know who owns the rights to Olympia?
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Olympia has been available for quite some time now in an excellent package in Germany!!





Furthermore, together with Triumph of the Will these films are not just propaganda as some on this board like to think. The historic value and more importantly the insider look they provide at the German state (much more than a simple Nazi look) are priceless. If interested in European history, not just German history, these films are essential for your collection.

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Old 01-30-06, 11:54 PM
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Pro-B, thanks for your input. This movie, along with Triumph of the Will, are like bookends into a fascinating time period in European history as you state. Those images from the German release make me want to go region free!
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I also reccomend this movie. If you are into WWII, it's a must have. Also, if you do pick this up, make sure that you give the audio commentary a listen. It's by historian Dr. Anthony R. Santoro, and it's quite informative.
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Originally Posted by pro-bassoonist
Olympia has been available for quite some time now in an excellent package in Germany!!




Do these have English subs or commentary?

Also, I would imagine the German government would censor much of it.
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Old 01-31-06, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by dx23
From the looks of it, it seems to be the exact same DVD as the previous 2001 version. My question is, will this new version have a better, newer transfer than the previous version?
What you are wanting to know is listed here (scroll down) :-

http://www.synapsefilms.blogspot.com


Also, I want to take a moment to announce a new version of TRIUMPH OF THE WILL that we will be releasing March 28th. The disc will be an all-new re-mastered version that is much "cleaner" than our previous release. Using newer technology (remember, our first release was many years ago) we were able to remove a lot more of the dirt, scratches and abnormalities from the original 35mm fine grain negative. The newer version looks better and will have much better compression, menus, etc. The commentary from the last release will be ported over and the liner notes will be updated

And by all accounts Day Of Freedom will be included as well as per original release.
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On another note, I guess I should ebay my current Triumph of the Will DVD :/
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