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Das Boot (Original Extended Version) (DVD)

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... Das Boot is a German language film, and as it is subtitled as opposed to dubbed, it's the sort of film you just have to pay attention to, regardless of the visual acting. If you don't, you'll completely miss the story. The tale follows a German U Boat crew as they patrol the seas in defensive ... Read review

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AdvantagesIntense; Prochnow; Peterson

DisadvantagesThe extended version drags at small points

"As I settled to watch this epic length film from Wolfgang Peterson, I had no idea of the claustrophobia and agitation I would feel as the film wore on. At well over three hours long, this director's cut version was mys first experience of the film, as I hadn't seen the much shorter cinematic release that had preceded it some 4 years earlier. In a way, I wish I'd seen the shorter version first, but what I''m sure of is that this lengthier version certainly ..." Read review
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In the midst of World War II, a German U-boat crew is sent out to patrol the Atlantic and fire at Allied ships bringing supplies to England. The submarine also carries a press correspondent, there to report from the front lines of nautical warfare. Meanwhile, the crew's captain is becoming disillusioned with the Nazi regime and with war in general. What starts out as a routine mission is soon livened up beyond the crew's expectations when their boat's surprise attack on a convoy is thwarted by a fast-moving destroyer. Battered by depth charges, the crew must pull together to survive the attacks of their unseen enemy. DAS BOOT is widely considered to be director Wolfgang Petersen's best film, but this mini-series edit presented as a feature length movie, is perhaps even more stunningly realistic in its portrayal of the cramped conditions aboard a German submarine. Based on a novel by Lothar G. Buchheim, it is a striking example of an intelligent antiwar film clothed in the guise of a military thriller.

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Actor(s) Jurgen Prochnow, Herbert Gronemeyer, Jurgen Prochnow, Herbert Gronemeyer
Director(s) Wolfgang Petersen, Wolfgang Petersen
Genre War
Classification 12 years and over
Production Year 1981
Colour Colour
Running Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Video Category World Cinema Feature Film
Country Of Origin Germany
Plot In the midst of World War II, a German U-boat crew is sent out to patrol the Atlantic and fire at Allied ships bringing supplies to England. The submarine also carries a press correspondent, there to report from the front lines of nautical warfare. Meanwhile, the crew's captain is becoming disillusioned with the Nazi regime and with war in general. What starts out as a routine mission is soon livened up beyond the crew's expectations when their boat's surprise attack on a convoy is thwarted by a fast-moving destroyer. Battered by depth charges, the crew must pull together to survive the attacks of their unseen enemy.

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DVD Region DVD
Studio(s) SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT; CINRAM LOGISTICS
Release date 02/10/2006
No of Discs 2
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Catalogue No CDR 1455RC
Barcode 5035822145559
Composer Klaus Doldinger, Klaus Doldinger
Producer Ortwin Freyermuth, Ortwin Freyermuth

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Main Language German

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