WW II behind closed doors [videorecording] : Stalin, the Nazis and the West / BBC ; drama production company, MS Films, Poland ; a BBC/KCET Hollywood co-production
DVDs | Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video | 2009 | [Widescreen version.]
Available at Adult DVD-Nonfiction (Call number: 940.5347 W pt.1-2)
[London] : 2/entertain : BBC Video ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, .
2 videodiscs (346 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital stereo.
In English, with optional English (SDH) subtitles.
Bob Gunton, Alexei Petrenko, Paul Humpoletz, Alexander Held, Valery Zhakov, Jeremy Clyde.
Narrated by Samuel West.
Documentary director, Laurence Rees ; drama director, Andrew Williams ; writer/producer, Laurence Rees ; directors of photography, Martin Patmore, Jacek Petrycki, Sergei Astakhov ; composer, Alasdair Reid ; editor, Alan Lygo.
Originally broadcast on television in 2008 in 6 episodes; broadcast in the United States in 3 parts in 2009.
Based on the book by Laurence Rees.
Joseph Stalin - the supreme leader of the Soviet Union - was a tyrant responsible for the death of millions. He also had some unlikely relationships during the Second World War. This ambitious series uses exclusive evidence gained from the actual conversations and secret meetings Stalin conducted. Dramatic reconstructions carefully sourced from archive material, reveal how the great leaders decided the future shape of the post-war world. These decisions had immediate and often harrowing effects for those on the ground. Their story is told through documentary footage, dramatic reconstructions and illuminating interviews.
Special features: interview with Laurence Rees.
Title on disc label: World War II behind closed doors
Stalin, the Nazis and the West
Behind closed doors
World War Two behind closed doors
1000088232 BBC Video