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The Death of Adolf Hitler

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Set entirely in a replica of the Berlin bunker, this drama follows the last ten days of Hitler’s life, from his birthday on April 20, 1945 until his death by desperate suicide, as his dream of a thousand-year Reich became a drugged and paranoid nightmare.

Starring SFTA Best TV Actor Winner Frank Finlay (The Pianist) as Hitler and Caroline Mortimer (The Pallisers) as Eva Braun.

approx. 107 mins.


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Product Details

  • Actors: Ed Devereaux, Frank Finlay, Ray McAnally, Caroline Mortimer, Oscar Quitak
  • Directors: Rex Firkin
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: BFS Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: February 19, 2008
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000VI6Y2O
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #202,988 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful By C. B. Miller on April 24, 2009
Format: DVD
Recently I saw this British TV production from early 1973 to compare with: "Hitler: The Last Ten Days"; "The Bunker" and "Downfall" (A/K/A Der Untergang). Of the four, it is by far the worst. It's hard to know where to begin. The production is cheap, has choppy edits and scenes, simplistic "wooden" portrayals, and puts forth a blatant agenda shown in contrived scenes throughout. Hitler is one dimensional and over the top in presentation (to a higher degree than even Sir Alec Guinness in the one star production of "Hitler: The Last Ten Days"); a tough feat. The acting is sadly comical. Hitler comes across as an insistent child; no flashes of the strong charismatic leader. Hitler goes around either - yelling, crying, or telling people, "...are you mad?!"

An example of the production: Dr. Goebbels and Hitler are sitting at a small table when they look at each other and then start pounding the table with their fists and yelling, "Blood, blood, blood, blood, blood!" They then laugh as if they were Dr. Evil from an Austin Powers movie.

In this version, principle players of the last days are missing. Eva scolds Adolf in the bedroom; Speer yells at Hitler and "dresses him down." Goring with a bad toupee cries like a baby at a military conference. I could go on but will just say, it pales beyond belief next to "Downfall"; especially if one has read more then Hugh Trevor-Roper's old book on the subject (see my review of that book) or seen the other Hitler films. It really is like watching a bad soap opera. I just wish I could give it zero stars.

At least the presentations of Hitler's last days have gotten better with every attempt. This one is by far the least accurate and worst as far as acting and production quality.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Roderick Gildea on April 18, 2008
Format: DVD
The film dramatises the last days and eventual suicide of Adolf Hitler in his Berlin bunker during April 1945. It was made for English TV back in 1973 but both the color and sound have transferred well to DVD. This was probably the earliest of a number of dramatised versions of Hitler's last days and suffers a bit in comparison to later productions but it is still an interesting and well performed drama. Note that since this production, a number of distinguished actors have portrayed Hitler on screen: Sir Alec Guinness (Hitler: The Last Ten Days), Sir Derek Jacobi (Inside the Third Reich), Sir Anthony Hopkins (The Bunker) and Bruno Ganz (Downfall).

In this version the very talented English actor Frank Finlay takes on the role of Hitler and not only gives a powerful performance as the raging and manic Fuhrer but also shows a more subdued and cynical character, particularly in scenes with his long-time mistress Eva Braun. In 1974 Frank Finlay deservedly won the British equivalent of an American Emmy for this role. Caroline Mortimer's portrayal of Eva Braun as a bright, lively and likeable young woman is also effective; so much so you start feeling sorry that she will soon die by Hitler's side. Much of the private dialogue between Hitler and Eva is obviously fictitious but the screenwriter (Vincent Tilsey) provides us with an interesting view of their strange relationship and, in the end, who can say what went on behind those closed doors. The rest of the cast work well to bring the other characters in the bunker to life, particularly Ed Devereaux as the creepy Martin Bormann. The problem is that most of the time we have no idea who these people are and what they do. Unless you have some prior knowledge of these events and can make educated guesses, this is certainly annoying.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paulie on May 31, 2014
Format: DVD
This was a terrible production It was dreadful to watch and cannot be taken seriously by any historian. The acting is woeful, one-dimensional and it is more of a parody. After watching the excellent 'Downfall' ( Der Untergang) I was shaking my head in disbelief at many of the scenes in this shoddy movie.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By froggie on December 26, 2012
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A pretty good showing of Hitler's last days and worth seeing for anyone interested on the subject.
I am keeping it with my other movies on the matter.
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