- Number of Discs: 6
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 9 hours, 26 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Released: June 25, 2013
- Originally Released: 1985
- Label: Criterion
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: New, restored 4K digital transfer
- Three additional films by director Claude Lanzmann: A Visitor from the Living (1999, 68 minutes); Sobibór, October 14, 1943, 4 P.M. (2001, 102 minutes); and The Karski Report (2010, 49 minutes)
- New conversation between Lanzmann and critic Serge Toubiana
- Interview with Lanzmann from 2003 about A Visitor from the Living and Sobibór
- New interview with Caroline Champetier, assistant camera person on Shoah, and filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin
- Plus: a booklet featuring an essay by critic Kent Jones and writings by Lanzmann
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
- English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Polish
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 10/23/1985
"...The unspeakable is spoken. This is the extraordinary accomplishment of SHOAH....Unlike any other Holocaust film ever made..."
New York Times - 12/29/1985
Included in the New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1985"
Los Angeles Times - 06/04/1986
"...Claude Lanzmann has accomplished the seemingly impossible: He has brought such beauty to his recounting of the horror of the Holocaust that he has made it accessible and comprehensible..."
USA Today - 10/29/1999
"...[A] 9 1/2-hour Holocaust masterpiece, which is routinely cited as one of the five best documentaries ever made..."
Total Film - 03/01/2007
5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] memory-bank meditation of devastating cumulative impact."
A.V. Club - 06/26/2013
"Claude Lanzmann's 1985 documentary, SHOAH, which runs more than nine hours, is a monument in celluloid, a film of almost unequalled scale, as befits the enormity of its subject."
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World War II