Whilst I think a 90 minute cut would make this practically perfect, there is no denying transformative powers of star Conrad Veidt and director Paul Leni, who both unfortunately died before they could find major success in the talkies.
Although likely to be remembered more for a jack of all tropes and master of none, The Specialists benefits from a hugely charismatic lead in Hallyday and some creative flourishes to well-trodden paths from director Sergio Corbucci.
Despite the unavoidable struggles of anthology films, Kwaidan more than makes up for it with visual artistry. The hand-painted, impressionistic backdrops are worth seeing the film for alone. They capture the folkloric essence that presides over all of Kwaidan so perfectly whilst never distracting you away from story or characters.
Eureka Entertainment has released an intrinsically interesting documentary about a subject matter unjustly unexplored. Suchsland knows how to compose a documentary and Hitler's Hollywood is certainly a focused piece of work