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DVD Release Of 'Schindler's List'

Set against the backdrop of the Holocaust, "Schindler's List" is one of the most critically acclaimed films about human survival. It won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Steven Spielberg, but it's the film's lasting legacy that means the most to him.

"I was so involved in filmmaking all my life that I never really had a cause, so to speak, that I could believe in and support and devote so much of my life to," says Spielberg. "When this came along, it changed my life. I found my soul."

The Early Show Entertainment Contributor Laurie Hibberd offers the latest "Home Theater" report.

Based on a true story, "Schindler's List" stars Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler, a onetime Nazi war profiteer, who risked his life by secretly saving the lives of more than 1,100 Jews from the German death camps.

Ben Kinglsey co-stars as Itzhak Stern, his Jewish accountant.

"My goodness, Steven made a very truthful film because for the reverberations to be this powerful 10, 11 years later and on into the future is something that I'm hugely privileged to be a part of," says Kinglsey.

The Early Show Entertainment Contributor Laurie Hibberd reported on "Home Theater" that earlier this week, Spielberg gathered with some of the film's cast members and commemorated the 10th anniversary of both the film and the formation of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, which gathers firsthand accounts from German Holocaust survivors.

"[It] just made it all real and possible for us, and we are grateful to you," Holocaust survivor Helen Joan Rosenzweig said to Spielberg at the ceremony.

Speilberg replied by saying "Well thank you, but you're the ones that we're here for."

The director says he hope people will be able to use the "Schindler's List" DVD for entertainment and to learn about Oskar Schindler.

"He deserves to be called a righteous person," says Spielberg. "I hope they look at the supplemental material and find out more about us and also discover within themselves what they can do to help us and help others rid the world of intolerance and bigotry."

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