THE CALIFORNIA REICH
THE LAUGHING MAN
( aka Der Lachende Mann)
(1975 / 1966)
(Double Feature DVD on one disc!)
DIRECTOR: The California Reich: Keith Critchlow, Walter Parkes / The Laughing Man: Walter Heynowski, Gerhard Scheumann
STARS: The California Reich: Ken Surber, Ken McAllister, Allen Vincent / The Laughing Man: Siegfried Müller
SYNOPSIS: Two Nazi themed documentary featurettes:
The California Reich: At times scary and funny documentary about the various folks involved in the neo-Nazi movement in mid-70's California. These subjects range from hate filled knuckleheads to seriously dangerous gun loving extremists. A fascinating time capsule. Nominated for an Academy Award in 1976. Running time: 55 minutes.
The Laughing Man: An hour long interview with real life Nazi Siegfried Müller. He talks about moving up the Nazi ranks during WWII, time spent after the war in a prison camp and ultimately working as a mercenary for hire in the Congo. He earns his nickname as he smiles (and smokes) through story after story of a life spent consumed with war and killing. In German with English subtitles. Note: This film has an onscreen timecode display visible for the entire length of the film. Running time: 62 minutes.
*For more see: Journey into the Beyond, Amin: Rise and Fall, Son of Hitler, Ilsa, Tigress of Siberia and Nazi Love Camp #27
California Reich: Fullscreen / Color
The Laughing Man: Fullscreen / Black & White
Region Free NTSC dvd-R
BLACK dvd case (above image is the front cover art)
NOTE: The below clips are Low Resolution quality for YouTube
Santa with a swastika
How to bake a Nazi cake
Ex-Nazi talks about mondo director
Ex-Nazi talks about cleaning human skulls
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