Movie •••• Picture •••½ Sound •••½ Extras •••½
The DVD transfer is better at displaying shadows than it is at defining crisp detail, but so is the picture of the original film itself. The dialogue (in German) and effects are fine; in the Dolby Digital 5.1 mix, the surround channels are put to judicious use for music and a few emotional moments.
Ruzowitzky's commentary offers a decent amount of information in clearly understandable English between the frequent "uhs." There are also some negligible deleted scenes. By far the best of the interview sequences are those with the 90-year-old survivor Adolf Burger, who wrote the book from which the film was adapted. He fills in omitted details, shows us actual examples of his work, and gleefully explains the only way you could tell his fake British pounds from real ones.