Holocaust (1987) (Miniseries) (Blu-ray Review)

Holocaust (1987) (Miniseries) (Blu-ray Review)

Holocaust (1987) (Miniseries) (Blu-ray Review)

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Holocaust (1987) (Miniseries) (Blu-ray Review)
DIRECTED BY: Marvin J. Chomsky
STARRING: Meryl Streep, James Woods, Michael Moriarty
AVAILABLE FROM Paramount Pictures/CBS Home Video

This mini-series follows each member of the Jewish Family Weiss throughout Hitler’s reign in Germany. One by one, the family members suffer the horrible fate of extermination under Anti-Semetic Nazi Law until only one son remains at the end of World War II. A subplot follows the story of Eric Dorf, a young German lawyer with a good heart who is changed into a mass murderer by membership in the S.S.

1978’s series Holocaust is one that can be a shocking experience at times now. So with that in mind just think how it was in 1978 on TV. This is a look at one of the world’s worst experiences and it’s done with A+ actors leading the way making it all the more interesting and effective. We have James Woods and we have Meryl Streep just to name a couple and those names alone should tell you what kind of acting we are dealing with here. This look at the Holocaust follows the Weiss Family and what they have to deal with as they crossways with the German family of the Dorfs. The Dorfs have high ties with the Nazis and that’s where the set-up for this one begins and the results are some of the best television that was probably ever made during this time. It might just be one of the best miniseries to ever hit TV.

This is something that will take a bit to watch, but I think the effort you put into the whole 7 hours and 36 minutes here are worth it. The footage here also looks good in HD even with the release avoiding the TV format that would have made this a full-screen presentation. We’ve actually got widescreen here. This is a Holocaust show, so you pretty much know what to expect at the core. But the characters and the plot of those characters are what makes this one different and make this one connect to the viewer just a little bit more. It can give you an emotional ride and I like stuff like that from time to time. So, if you’ve never seen this one before you are in for some really well-made stuff.


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Quality of Transfer: 96%

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