Based on a true story, Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List stars Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler, a German businessman in Poland who sees an opportunity to make money from the Nazis' rise to power. He starts a company to make cookware and utensils, using flattery and bribes to win military contracts, and brings in accountant and financier Itzhak Stern (Ben Kingsley) to help run the factory. By staffing his plant with Jews who've been herded into Krakow's ghetto by Nazi troops, Schindler has a dependable unpaid labor force. For Stern, a job in a war-related plant could mean survival for himself and the other Jews working for Schindler. However, in 1942, all of Krakow's Jews are assigned to the Plaszow Forced Labor Camp, overseen by Commandant Amon Goeth (Ralph Fiennes), an embittered alcoholic who occasionally shoots prisoners from his balcony. Schindler arranges to continue using Polish Jews in his plant, but, as he sees what is happening to his employees, he begins to develop a conscience. He realizes that his factory (now refitted to manufacture ammunition) is the only thing preventing his staff from being shipped to the death camps. Soon Schindler demands more workers and starts bribing Nazi leaders to keep Jews on his employee lists and out of the camps. By the time Germany falls to the allies, Schindler has lost his entire fortune -- and saved 1,100 people from likely death. Schindler's List was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won seven, including Best Picture and a long-coveted Best Director for Spielberg, and it quickly gained praise as one of the finest American movies about the Holocaust.~Mark Deming
This movie was very moving and makes one think. The quality of this 4K disc is stunning. Razor sharp and visually beautiful. They did a outstanding job on this transfer. I’m glad I finally got around to seeing this movie, it’s a masterpiece that people need to see.
I want to start off that this steelbook is beautiful!
The movie is a classic. This review is strictly for the Best Buy exclusive steelbook edition.
This edition is missing the bonus disc!! So you cannot watch any of the bonus contents promised on the back. The digital copy does not come with the bonus either.
I would recommend you buy the slipcover edition if you’re interested in the documentaries.
I couldn't believe it when I realized I had never added a copy of Schindler's List to my collection. An outstanding movie with powerful acting performances by Liem Nissen, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley among others, expertly directed by Steven Spielberg in 1993. An inspiring story, set in the middle of a horrific period of human history, this movie is a must-see, for sure. My copy arrived approximately 2 days earlier than an original estimated time of arrival, which is always a plus, and was in great condition. Amazing selection, ease of ordering, outstanding price, high-quality and great value...everything we've come to expect from Best Buy. This was actually my first online ordering experience with Best Buy, and will certainly not be my last.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Based on looks
This 4K Anniversary looks very good. Probably better then when it came out. The picture is sharp and clear. Blacks are black and bright whites like lamps are white like they need to be. The sound is clear and strong. Not loud like what you would see in a superhero movie. But then it's not that kind of movie.
This is of course a tuff movie to watch and not really one for entertainment. This movie show's the horror of the Holocaust told with Spielberg's master hand and skill as a film creator.
The crowning achievement of this film was the girl in red. Before this release the color was always blurry and sometimes not on the coat. Now it is actually a red coat on a lost and scared little girl as she walk through crowds or under trees. Without the distraction of the prior editions. The massage seen here is that much more powerful.
First, I would like to state the obvious: Schindler's List is a cinematic achievement, perhaps Spielberg's best film to date. The Blu-ray transfer by Spielberg himself is seamless, and the colors all stand out in clear Hi-Def. The bonus features included are well worth your time, with testimonies from "Schindler's Jews", and it's interwoven with actual footage, making it perhaps more powerful than the film. Also included is a wonderful 25th reunion of Spielberg and the main cast, as they talk about the making of the film. One of the most important films ever made, but only for mature audiences, and certainly will not be for everyone.