Das Boot (DVD)

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Das Boot (DVD)

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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 subma...

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Excellent

ProThe best submarine drama to date

ConsVery long

It was only after watching my newly acquired copy of U-571 the other day that prompted me to dust-off my DVD of Das Boot (Director’s Cut) and give it another look. In the past, this movie has been seen in several formats. Serialised on BBC2 and in standard movie length being two of them...

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Excellent

“Life aboard a German U-Boat”

published 04/02/2003

ProA good war film with a different perspective, a we...

ConsAt 3 hours and 20 minutes the film is quite long

I decided to buy this DVD because I wanted to watch a war film with a different perspective. I had heard from other people how good this film was and it was obviously evident because it had been nominated for six Academy Awards and an Oscar. Das Boot is a German made film and is about the German...

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Excellent

ProToo Many To Mention other than its a definate MUST...

ConsNone

Without question Das Boot (The Boat) is the best U-boat film of all time. forget the pap and factual inaccuracies of "U571" & humdrum "Saving Private Ryan", if you want the realities of war track down The Boat. I was fortunate to view & tape all 6 hourly episodes when it was broadcast on the BBC...

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Excellent

“Nerve Racking”

published 15/07/2000

Das Boot is one of the most emotionally involving movies I have ever seen. The characters are developed richly, without those awkward moments in movies when you realize that the director is doing so. You sympathize with the crew, and FEEL their plight as they struggle, cramped in a rickety U-boat...

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Excellent

“Blip Blip”

published 10/09/2000

ProEverything

ConsNothing Really

There is tension and then there is Das Boot. This is the Director's cut version which runs an extra hour longer than the theatrical cut. Picture = 10 WOW!!! The sharpness and the colours on this disc are amazing. Presented in anamorphic widescreen at the original aspect ratio. The real triumph...

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Excellent

“Putting Das Boot in”

published 07/08/2000

ProBest submarine film I've seen

ConsGerman language (subtitles)

What can I say about this classic Wolfgang Petersen film? Well, I have to admit that knowing a smattering of German does help: it is subtitled, but you miss out on a lot by following that, since not every word is included. But don't let that put you off, this is *the* submarine film of all time...

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Excellent

“An underwater epic”

published 20/01/2001

ProExcellent storyline, well acted, brilliantly filme...

ConsOver 3 hours long!

I first saw this movie in the theatre about 20 years ago, and the feeling throughout was one of dread and doom. It was eerie, nobody wanted to whisper, or rustle sweet wrappers or anything, because you were just so engrossed in this movie and even when you swallowed, it was like a gulp that...

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Not for me

“DAS BOOT NEEDS THE BOOT”

published 11/05/2001

ProNONE?

ConsLONG, SLOW, BORING - NEED I GO ON

After watching U-571 for the first time (which I didn’t really like) – my step-dad brought his copy of Das Boot – the directors cut on DVD. He then preceded to tell me about the various versions of Das Boot there are, (surprisingly there are quite a few), yet this is one of the...

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Excellent

“An epic”

published 20/06/2000

ProThe film, good range of sound & subtitle options, ...

ConsOnly widescreen, but doesn't really affect the fil...

This is every bit as good as Crimson Tide & Hunt For Red October yet it was filmed 20 years earlier. The film charts a german sub crew on a mission to bomb the british in the atlantic, finding out however that the british have stopped making mistakes. The suspense is excellent, and with the...

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Excellent

“Harrowing Tale”

published 24/08/2000

ProFantastic atmosphere, and great value for money.

ConsVery long film. Have to be in the right mind to wa...

Das Boot is one of the best war/naval film titles to be produced in recent years, and once viewed will remain in the memory for years to come. Comparisons to this film may come from titles such as Crimson Tide, however Das Boot captures the claustrophobic atmosphere so much better than Crimson...

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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 (Jurgen Prochnow – IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS, BEVERLY HILLS COP II) 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.<BR>Widely considered to be director Wolfgang Petersen's best film and one of the finest German films ever made, DAS BOOT is 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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