Das Boot -- Superbit (DVD) Reviews
Description:Genre: War & Western - War / Theatrical Release: 1982 / Director: Wolfgang Petersen / Actors: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert ... more
Das Boot -- Superbit (DVD) ... Grönemeyer ... / DVD released 12 May, 2003 at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment / Features of the DVD: Director's Cut, Dubbed, PAL, Widescreen / Wolfgang Petersen's harrowing and claustrophobic U-boat thriller Das Boot was released as both a theatrical film and a six-hour mini-series, and remains the most expensive production ever made by a German studio. The expanded "Director's Cut" of the movie was re-released 1997 and it is this version that is available for home viewing. This epic story became an instant classic on its first release, provoking critical and audience acclaim worldwide for its sympathetic and entirely truthful portrayal of a German U-boat crew. Faithfully adapted from the best-selling novel by Lothar-Günther Buchheim, Petersen and his committed cast (led by the amazing Jürgen Prochnow) were concerned to ensure that every detail was rendered with painstaking accuracy--both physical and psychological--and the result is not only the best submarine drama ever made but also arguably the finest cinematic portrait of men at war and the terrible madness they must endure.
Newest Review: ... the edge of your chair, never letting go, not once. The plot (as already well summarised in a previous review) is very ... more
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Wolfgang Petersen's harrowing and claustrophobic U - boat thrille ...
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by - written on 04/05/09 (Useful, 24 readings)
This film is out of this world. It is based almost wholly around life in a submarine and should be so boring yet ear; every minute of it is filled with suspense and keeps you on the edge of your chair, never letting go, not once. The plot (as already well summarised in a previous review) is very clever as it concerns a journalist going on a German submarine voyage in WW2 in order to report back on how heroic the submarine sailors are. This works nicely because the audience can share in the feelings of the journalist. What really made this film for me was the surround sound and I do fear that it would not be nearly as effective without this. Quite a lot of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/05/02, updated on 26/02/04 (Very useful, 48 readings)
European films are slowly starting to be more popular even in England which, politically and culturally, is often more oriented towards America than towards "the Continent". Whereas French films have during the last few years grown immensely in popularity and have also managed to acquire the reputation of being "intelligent" and "witty" films, German cinema is still largely ignored. In fact, it is hardly possible for anybody to even rent a German film at the big videostores let alone watch one in a cinema that is not somewhere in London (and even there they are rare). This does not mean, however, that German cinema is actually much poorer ... Read the complete review