The Acclaimed 'Stalingrad' Blu-ray Bound

Posted Mon Oct 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM PDT by

The 2003 documentary miniseries is planned for Blu-ray this December.

In an early announcement to retailers, Synapse Films says 'Stalingrad' will arrive on Blu-ray on December 8.

The Eastern Front experienced the viciousness of war on a scale of unimaginable horror and brutality. The bloodiest and most savage fighting took place in Stalingrad between August 1942 and February 1943. Stalin's city on the Volga had military significance for Hitler, as it carried the name of his enemy and therefore had to be destroyed. The ensuing battle sealed the fates of hundreds of thousands of soldiers and civilians, marked the turning point of World War II, and was the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany.

This three-part HD documentary by award-winning documentary filmmakers Sebastian Dehnhardt, Christian Deick and Jorg Mullner presents both the German and Russian perspective, contains rare footage shot by soldiers during the siege, and reveals new historical facts with moving eyewitness accounts and confessions from some of Stalingrad's last survivors. The Russian archives opened their doors to the filmmakers, granting exclusive access to a wealth of previously unreleased material.

Originally broadcast in both Germany and Russia in slightly truncated editions, this Blu-ray contains all three STALINGRAD documentaries including THE ATTACK (54 min.), THE KESSEL (56 min.) and THE DOOM (55 min.) in their original uncut, English dubbed versions.

Specs haven't been revealed yet, but supplements include: High-definition presentation of the original three-part 2003 mini-series; English language dubbed version featuring footage not seen in the original broadcast; Deleted interview segments; Video interview with Dr. Guido Knopp (Professor and Historian); and Stalingrad Today Views of the City of Volgograd.

You can find the latest specs for 'Stalingrad' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under December 8.

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