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Holocaust [Blu-ray]


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Spain released, Blu-Ray/Region A/B/C : it WILL NOT play on regular DVD player. You need Blu-Ray DVD player to view this Blu-Ray DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Spanish ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Portuguese ( Subtitles ), Spanish ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: 2-DVD Set, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: The now legendary miniseries Holocaust first aired as a presentation in NBC's Big Event series. Written by Gerald Green, the story begins in the Germany of 1935. We are introduced to the family of Jewish doctor Joseph Weiss (Fritz Weaver) his wife Berta (Rosemary Harris), his brother Moses (Sam Wanamaker), his sons Rudi (Joseph Bottoms) and Karl (James Woods), and his daughter Anna (Blanche Baker). We also meet struggling lawyer Erik Dorf (Michael Moriarity), who is urged by his ambitious wife to join the SS. As the Nazis' persecution of the Jews is stepped up, most of the Weiss family is deported to the Polish ghetto--then to Auschwitz, which is overseen by Erik Dorf. Rudi and his Jewish girlfriend Helena (Tovah Feldsuh) witness the 1941 Baba Yar massacre, then join the Russian partisans in their battle against the Nazis. Also appearing in Holocaust is Meryl Streep as Karl Weiss' Christian wife Inga. The winner of eight Emmy awards, Holocaust was originally telecast in four parts on April 16, 17, 18, and 19, 1978. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Emmy Awards, Golden Globes, ...Holocaust - 2-Disc Set

Product Details

  • Actors: Tony Haygarth, Robert Stephens, Sam Wanamaker, David Warner, James Woods
  • Directors: Marvin J. Chomsky
  • Producers: Holocaust - 2-Disc Set
  • Format: Import, Blu-ray
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, Portuguese
  • Region: Region B/2, Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 475.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (263 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00A8PPTGC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,572 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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238 of 240 people found the following review helpful By Z Hayes HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 22, 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I used to teach Holocaust history for about 8 years at the high school level, and have not only read many books on the subject but also watched numerous films on the genre. This 1978 mini-series is in my opinion, one of the best depictions of the Holocaust on screen.

The series is set in Germany right about the time Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party are in power [the period covered is about 1935-45]. The series focusses on the trials of the Weiss family, a prominent Jewish family with the patriarch being a decorated war veteran, a grandmother, two sons, Dr Josef Weiss [Fritz Weaver] and his wife Berta [Rosemary Harris], a pharmacist Moses Weiss [Sam Wanamaker], and three grandchildren, an artist Karl [James Woods], a rebel Rudi [Joseph Bottoms], and young Anna.

The series begins with the celebration of the marriage between Karl [James Woods] and his Aryan wife Inga [Meryl Streep]. The Weiss portray the assimilated Jewish family, they are not particularly religious yet proud to be Jewish, and are at ease with their Gentile friends. Yet, dark clouds are starting to gather over them and the rest of Germany's Jews as the Nazi party's anti-semitic policies are about to be put into action. It begins with little things like Dr Josef Weiss not being able to treat his Aryan patients anymore and things get worse from that point on. Kristallnacht [Night of the Broken Glass] sees the destruction of Jewish property and businesses and worse is to come.

The series tries to portray the gradual persecution of the Jews before the escalation into the horror that became the Shoah. Dr Weiss is deported to Poland, where he ends up with his brother Moses in the Warsaw Ghetto.
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131 of 140 people found the following review helpful By Charles W. Marshall on May 29, 2008
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I PRE-ORDERED THIS SET AS SOON AS IT WAS ANNOUNCED.I SAW THIS MINISERIES
BACK IN 1978 WHEN IT AIRED ON NBC OVER 4 NIGHTS.THE AMAZON PRICE FOR THIS
ITEM IS GREAT AT ONLY $19.95 - BUT THE CONTENT IS NOT SO GREAT.PICTURE
AND SOUND IS O.K.-NO MORE.PRINTED IN SMALL LETTERS ON THE BACK OF THE
BOX IS THE DISCLAIMER "MAY BE EDITED FROM THE ORIGINAL NETWORK BROADCAST"
MAYBE IS RIGHT..THIS SET CLOCKS IN AT ABOUT 449 MINUTES WHICH IS 26-34
MINUTES LESS THE FULL RUNNING TIME.WHATS MORE THERE ARE NO FEATURES ON
THIS 3 DISC SET-NOT A SINGLE ONE.CBS VIDEO AND PARAMOUNT SHOULD BE ASHAMED
OF THEMSELVES..THE 30 YEAR "ANNIVERSARY EDITION" OF THIS MINISERIES WHICH
WAS TRULY A TELEVISION LANDMARK DESERVED MUCH,MUCH BETTER..
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Paul J. Moade on June 10, 2000
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The story related in this film is nothing new. What is (to me at least) unique about it is the way it is presented.
We follow two families from the rise to power of the Nazi party in German (circa 1934 or so) to the end of World War II. The Weiss family (a Jewish family) and the Dorf's, who portrays an SS family man's perspective.
As the film unfolds we are treated to the unjustness, apprehension and then horror to which the Jews of Europe were subjected -- thru the experiences of the family Weiss - their family slowly broken up and sent away, first to ghettos, then ultimately to the death camps.
On the other side, we see where a 'typical' SS man comes from. Erik Dorf is an unemployed lawyer whose wife is sickly (and under the care of Dr Josef Weiss) without even the liklihood of a job. Concerned with how to pay his debts, he ends up a lieutenant of the SS working directly for Heydrich.
What is most interesting to me in the story is the transformation of young Dorf from a conscientous young man with high hopes into an SS Major, a merciless killer. It provides an insight as to why so many were anxious to wear the black uniform of the SS. One has to ask the question, "What would I do if I were living in those times and in that situation? Would I speak out and end up in a labor camp with the outcasts, or would I follow society and try to survive the turmoil?".
Characterizations are good and wholly believable. There is much which tells of the dilemma some of the German aryan people must have felt. For instance, Inga Helms Weiss -- aryan wife of the Jewish Karl Weiss; 'Uncle' Kurt Dorf -- who tried to keep a handful of Jews from Auswitz's death chambers; and Father Lichtenberg -- a christian priest who spoke out for the Jews and their plight.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Cobz on July 3, 2003
Format: DVD
*(If anyone knows when this DVD will be released please say so i would very much like to know)
I have only recently come across this mini-series after renting it from my videostore and only even heard of this when researching more on Meryl Streep after viewing her incredible performnce in "Sophie's Choice".
Admirers of Ms.Streep won't be dissapointed in her performance nor will they with the rest.
Spanning over a decade (1935-1945), "Holocaust" focuses on the Weiss Family of Berlin and all the terror that each individual faces during their darkest days.
The characters are endearing and audiences will easily empathise with the strife they face.
This docu-drama is an accurate and on several occasions, highly disturbing account of man's inhumanity to mankind.
It's won 8 out of 16 emmy awards (1 Emmy which Meryl Streep won) and deserves each one.
I believe that every jewish man and woman should see this film and anyone else who is interested in History's blackest decade.
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