|Additional DVD options||Edition||Discs||
|New from||Used from|
|Watch Instantly with||Rent||Buy|
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Schindler's List, a Steven Spielberg film, is a cinematic masterpiece that has become one of the most honored films of all time. Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, it also won every major Best Picture award and an exceptional number of additional honors. Among them were seven British Academy Awards; the Best Picture Awards from the New York Film Critics Circle, the National Society of Film Critics, the National Board of Review, the Producers Guild, the Los Angeles Film Critics, the Chicago, Boston and Dallas Film Critics; a Christopher Award; and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Golden Globe Awards. Steven Spielberg was further honored with the Directors Guild of America Award. The film presents the indelible true story of the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party, womanizer, and war profiteer who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. It is the triumph of one man who made a difference, and the drama of those who survived one of the darkest chapters in human history because of what he did. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film, which also won Academy Awards for Best Screenplay, Cinematography, Music, Editing and Art Direction, stars an acclaimed cast headed by Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagalle and Embeth Davidtz.
The DVD debut of the Oscar-winning film delivers an outstanding image and sound experience (both 5.1 and DTS tracks are provided), although the single disc needs to be flipped to see the entire film. The centerpiece of the extra features is the new 70-minute "Voices from the List," in which the men and women saved by Oskar Schindler talking about their experiences and memories. The film does an excellent job of complementing the film without overshadowing it in any way. It came out of the Shoah Foundation, which Steven Spielberg started after the film to record first-hand experiences of the Holocaust. A 10-minute featurette updates the foundation's efforts. Unfortunately, there is no insight on the making of the film except a few liner notes. Perhaps the film has such a revered status, deconstructing it might be something Spielberg doesn't want to do, but it's frustrating not to hear from the cast and crew who helped put together one of the 1990s' most distinguished and well-crafted films. --Doug Thomas
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Schindler's List portrays religious persecution that has happened in the world for many centuries. It has an important part in the study of World Religions because it documents the extreme suffering of people simply because of their beliefs. On our day and time, we just don't see this type of persecution based on one's religion or race. Sure, there are people ridiculed and judged for their beliefs and practices, but nothing to the extent of the Holocaust. It is extremely important for these types of horrific tragedies to stay in the studies of religion as a reminder of the freedoms we experience today. It can also serve as an encouragement to step in, when possible, to help others in our society. Religion is very different today than it was during the time of the Holocaust. Without the studies of these types of incidents, society cannot truly grasp what it means to have freedom from religious persecution.
Amon Goeth. Schindler is a businessman trying to capitalize off the Nazi regime by purchasing manufacturing factories that make supplies for the Nazi army. Schindler uses these factories as a safe haven for the Jewish people in the Holocaust. Amon Goeth is a ruthless SS Lieutenant who is heartless, kills at his own whim, and he kills indiscriminately. Schindler has to make sacrifices in order to keep his factories going in order to keep them as a safe haven for his workers. He has to bribe Amon Goeth in order to build a sub camp for them instead of them being sent to a concentration camp. As the Jewish people are starting to be sent to concentration camps, Schindler does whatever it takes to stop his workers from being sent there. He pays Amon Goeth an outrageous bribe for each worker. A train of female workers are accidentally sent to the Auschwitz concentration Camp. Schindler then bribes a camp commander with a large amount of diamonds. As the war comes to an end SS soldiers are ordered to kill the workers of the factory, once again Schindler intervenes in order to save his workers. Schindler is given a ring and a letter stating that he was not criminal in the eyes of his worker. He feels as though he did not do enough to save as many people as he could.Eventually after the war Amon Goeth is executed for his crimes.
This film relates to World Religions because it realistically depicts all of the horrors and hardships that people in the Jewish faith had to go through. The film shows all of the brutality and needless killing of the holocaust.The film also shows some Jewish practices such as The Sabbath.The Holocaust was a major event in the Jewish faith and it affected the world as a whole.