May 242019
 

The Trial of Ratko Mladic is haunting documentary of a monster I suspect not many people know about.

 

 

The Trial of Ratko Mladic
(2019)

Genre(s): Documentary
PBS | NR – 116 min. – $24.99 | March 28, 2019

Date Published: 05/24/2019 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Henry Singer, Rob Miller

Writer(s): NA
Cast: Will Lyman (narrator)
DISC INFO:
Features: None

Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: DVD
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH
Region(s): 1

 

PLOT SYNOPSIS


They called him “The Butcher of Bosnia.”

In the aftermath of the brutal wars that decimated Yugoslavia in the early 1990s, former Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic was accused of genocide and other war crimes – including the massacre of more than 7,000 Muslim men and boys in the town of Srebrenica in July 1995 – considered the worst crime perpetrated on European soil since World War II.

After 16 years on the run, Mladic was apprehended and brought to The Hague to stand trial before the UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the biggest and only truly international war crimes tribunal since Nuremburg.

The judges’ sentence was life in prison. But a guilty verdict was by no means assured during the trial.

In The Trial of Ratko Mladic, FRONTLINE goes inside the historical five-year trial, with unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to the prosecution and defense teams, as well as to witnesses from both sides who came to give evidence.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5


No features were included.

 

VIDEO – 4.0/5, AUDIO – 3.5/5


This release is presented with a 16×9 enhanced 1.78 aspect ratio and comes with a standard but fine Dolby Digital 2.0 track where the narration comes through with good clarity.

OVERALL – 3.0/5


Overall, The Trial of Ratko Mladic is haunting documentary of a monster I suspect not many people know about. The DVD release from PBS has good video/audio transfers but nothing much else.
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