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Stalingrad [2 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray] [2013]

  • SKU: 5392052
  • Release Date: 05/13/2014
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    74% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (168 out of 228)

    Special Features


    • Includes The Making of Stalingrad

    Synopsis


    Stalingrad
    The bloodiest battle in the history of modern warfare serves as the focus of this sweeping war film from director Fyodor Bondarchuk (9th Company, Obitaemiy Ostrov). The year is 1942: The German army has devastated the city of Stalingrad in the Soviet Union, prompting a band of brave Russian soldiers to make their last stand in a strategic building on the bank of the Volga. When the cornered soldiers encounter a pair of Russian women who failed to flee before the German assault, an unlikely romance emerges against the backdrop of the defining battle that will ultimately become a crucial victory for the Allied forces -- but not before five months of ferocious fighting. Thomas Kretschmann, Petr Federov, and Yanina Studilina star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Thomas Kretschmann
      Thomas Kretschmann - Peter Kahn
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      Alexey Barabash - Nikiforov
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      Sergei Bondarchuk - Astakhov
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      Oleg Volku - Krasnov
    • Heiner Lauterbach
      Heiner Lauterbach - Heinz



    Customer rating

    Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars with 228 reviews

    74%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful Storytelling!

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      motionstories
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      A World War II story epic told from a different perspective. Personal stories, action, and quiet moments intricately woven into one big story. Even though the movie runs approximately 131 minutes (short by traditional epic movie running times), it was an adequate amount of time for me to get to know the main characters. Watching "Stalingrad" I felt like I was there in the midst of all that was going on. The superb production and direction resulted in a film that is visually stunning with sound to match. I was drawn into this movie from the first scene and watched intensely until the last scene. The narrative is well done and effective in making the story more personal. "Stalingrad" is much more than a war movie. It is a movie that balances the ugliness of war and selfishness with the beauty of comradeship and self-sacrifice.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      3d at its best

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      huhhuh1849
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      While technically it is not the 1st Russian movie in 3d (apparently there was a 3d film produced in 1941) it is the 1st modern 3d film. No efforts were spared to make this one of the best examples of 3d film making. The 3d aspect of the film was handled by 3ality Technica, one of the Hollywood company at the forefront of 3d technology. In addition, the production values were outstanding, with Stalingrad having been reproduced in exact detail. That being said, the plot and characters were somewhat pedestrian. I have a fairly extensive collection of 3d movies and this is one of the best examples of 3d technology. I rank this up with Avatar and Hugo as what 3d can be. If your home theater has 3d capability, this film will be a great addition to your collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Amateurish Propaganda

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      BRmovieguy
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      I expected Russian film makers to ground this film in the history of this horrific battle. Though I am not an expert on the history of the battle, I know enough to assure you that this film depicts little of the actual battle and certainly does not provide the sort of insight that Russian film makers could bring to the film. The story of the soldiers, German and Russian, and their evolving relationships with young women, trapped in the city, does not salvage the film. And, the relationship between the German officer and a young Russian woman is simply appalling. Don't waste your time or your money on this awful movie.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Decent Battle Scenes

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      Mike
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      Action scenes were superb! The English overdubbing never should have been added. Hearing the German soldiers speak in German added to the realism. Some of the overdubbed voices sounded like one of my computer war games--Panzers Phase 1. Also, the romance was a bit much, especially for an epic battle such as Stalingrad (same thing holds true for Enemy at the Gate). Too bad the German Stalingrad version 1992 was not made as realistic as this latest version. One last negative--German Tanks--Mark IV were placed on T-54/55s. Being a war buff, that sort of spoiled the realism, but I let it slide.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      SUCKER FOR 3D & WWII Movies

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      MovieWatcher
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      I had seen a trailer and saw it was in 3D so it was a must buy. I found it on sale at BB so I picked it up. I was surprised when it started out in modern day. Then it time shifts to WWII. I was expecting it but the 3D and Surround were really great and got involved with the movie. The modern to WWII made you wondering what was happening. It all comes together and I did recommend it to a stranger.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      wow

      Posted
      twinkledee
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      I was very surprised about the quality of this movie. I bought it on a lark because of the subject matter and couldn't believe the action, character portrayals and profoundly excellent production values and cinematic look of the film. the dubbing was so good you couldn't tell they were speaking Russian. once again it was profoundly enlightening to see the level of barbarity both the Russian defenders of Stalingrad and the German soldiers descended to. as good as Enemy at the Gates with Jude Law and Rachel Weiscz and Ed Harris.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great World War II drama

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      Stillrockin56
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      Let me begin by saying that this is not an action movie...it is a drama. While there are many battle scenes these are not the focus of the movie. It is about the struggles of people caught up in the battle of Stalingrad, soldiers (Russian and German) and civilians. The story is told by a rescuer (whose mother survived Stalingrad) to a victim under the rubble after a tsunami in Japan over half a century later. Great story...great acting. Highly recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Movie was OK

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      SGuy
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      I was expecting a front line, in the trenches war movie. There was some action and war violence but it was more about a small group of guys and there interaction with a resident who wouldn't move out of her home. The movie was OK but I was hoping it would have been more of a historical movie about the struggle to keep Stalingrad but it was very realistic in my opinion. I still would recommend this movie even though I gave it 3 stars.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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