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.