Wonderful Horrible Life Of Leni Reifenstahl

Wonderful Horrible Life Of Leni Reifenstahl

Ray Muller
 Cast: Ray Muller
Ray Muller
, Luis Trenker
Luis Trenker
, Leni Riefenstahl
Leni Riefenstahl

DVD (Black & White / Mono)

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The Horrible, Wonderful Life of Leni Riefenstahl is a thorough look at the controversial, yet highly regarded director whose fame arrived just as the Nazi party was making themselves more known to the world. Though a fine documentary, the DVD is slightly less interesting. Presented full-frame, the picture quality is purely based on the source material. The recent interviews are nicely detailed with good color, while clips from the original documentaries and films she directed, such as Triumph of the Will and Olympia, often show real signs of wear. While certainly watchable, and not too distracting, the overall image is nothing to get excited about. Equally, the two-channel surround track is sufficient for a documentary of this type. The sound is centered up front, and while it never takes advantage of the surround speakers, it is clear and understandable. English subtitles, though white, are always easy to read and never blend into the scene. This disc is divided into 23 chapters, but lacks any supplemental materials.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/02/2003
UPC: 0738329010720
Original Release: 1993
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Lorber
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [monaural]
Time: 3:08:00
Sales rank: 37,273

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Chapter Selections.
0. Chapter Selections.
0. Menu Group #1 with 23 chapter(s) covering 03:08:29
1. Opening Credits. [3:27]
2. Photographic Memories. [2:07]
3. Discovering The Movies. [4:24]
4. The Sacred Mountain (1926). [7:39]
5. The Big Leap (1927). [3:21]
6. Th Wite Bell Of Pitz Palü (1929). [10:34]
7. The Blue Light (1932). [12:01]
8. "I Hadn't Even Heard Of Hitler." [4:48]
9. S.O.S. Iceberg (1933). [5:22]
10. Minister Goebbels. [4:01]
11. Sieg Des Glaubens (1933). [8:54]
12. Triumph Of The Will (1935). [17:36]
13. "What Was My Responsibility?." [11:54]
14. Olympia (1938). [17:54]
15. 400 RM Of Film. [13:42]
16. Kristallnacht. [6:45]
17. Tefland (1954). [13:02]
18. "All Our Ideals Were Shattered." [5:43]
19. The Nuba. [14:54]
20. A Fascist Aesthetic. [3:22]
21. A Refuge Undersea. [13:44]
22. "Being Sorry Isn't Enough." [2:02]
23. Closing Credits. [1:03]

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