Voyage of the Damned (1976)
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Photo Gallery, Remastered, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Organized by the Nazis in May 1939, nine hundred thirty-seven Jews set sail on the S.S. St. Louis, a luxury ocean liner, from Hamburg to Havana. The passengers are sailing to freedom in Cuba, where their friends and relatives are awaiting their arrival. The passengers have mixed emotions about their voyage: some are happy about freedom, some are sad to leave their German homeland, and some are angry about accepting anything from their Nazi persecutors. Some of the crew, those that sympathize with the Nazi Party, are also angry that the Nazis would allow Jews to sail to freedom and are angry about having to serve their inferior passengers. The ship's Captain, Schroeder, is a non-political man, and does whatever he can to ensure a safe and comfortable voyage for his passengers. Unbeknown to most of the crew, including the Captain, and the passengers all of whom were only issued tourist visas, a wave of antisemitism is sweeping across the western hemisphere, in part fueled by the Nazis. The passengers, as refugees, are obviously intending on staying once landed despite their visas. Thus, the fate of the ship and its passengers is uncertain when it lands in Havana Harbor. Perhaps this outcome was the Nazi plan all along so that the world could no longer object to how the Nazis deal with Jews at home. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Golden Globes, Oscar Academy Awards, ...Voyage of the Damned (1976)
- Language : English
- Director : Stuart Rosenberg
- Media Format : Import, PAL, Widescreen
- Run time : 151 minutes
- Actors : Faye Dunaway, Lee Grant, Sam Wanamaker, Lynne Frederick, David de Keyser
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
- Studio : Network
- ASIN : B0716B9XSB
- Number of discs : 1
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The DVD is very well acted and true to the spirit of the book.