Eureka Entertainment will release Rudiger Suchsland’s compelling document on Hitler’s film industry which produced around 1,000 films in Germany between 1933 and 1945, viewing itself as the ideological and aesthetic alternative to Hollywood.
Hitler’s Hollywood, Rudiger Suchsland’s compelling document on Adolf Hitler’s film industry, will be released by Eureka Entertainment on dual format DVD/Blu-ray on November 5. The film takes a closer look at Nazi cinema, which viewed itself as the ideological and aesthetic alternative to Hollywood. Subject to rigid political and cultural censorship, this state-controlled industry’s film production, which saw around 1,000 films made between 1933 and 1945, showcases one of the most striking periods of German cinema.
Suchsland’s film examines how stereotypes of the “enemy”, and the moral values surrounding love and hate, were planted into the heads of everyday German people through the silver screen. Said Ben Kenigsberg of the New York Times: “Part of what’s alarming about Hitler’s Hollywood is that it’s easier to be seduced by these comedies and melodramas, at least in excerpts, than it is to endure Leni Riefenstahl’s propaganda film Triumph of the Will today.”
The film comes to dual format DVD/Blu-ray with the Channel 5 documentary, directed by Suchsland in 2014, From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses, which documents the social and cultural impact of German Cinema during the Weimar Republic (1918-1933).
Hitler’s Hollywood is on dual format DVD/Blu-ray from Eureka Entertainment from November 5.