Das Boot

Das Boot

DVD - 1997 | German
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Autumn, 1941: 43 young German sailors aboard U-96 enter the war against Britain. They seek adventure, respect and heroism. For them, this voyage is for glory. For their captain, a seasoned war veteran at the young age of 30, it is a mission against enemy destroyers in a blood-red sea that can devour a ship and its crew without leaving a trace. For you, this is an authentic undersea adventure inspired by the actual experiences of a WWII German photojournalist. You are deep below the waves, listening for the rumble of warships overhead, the click of depth charge detonators, the sound of your own heart beating out of your chest, holding your breath and hoping for just one more minute to live.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c1997
ISBN: 9780767802475
0767802470
Branch Call Number: German DVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 209 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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1aa
Sep 11, 2018

Who would ever have thought that a film about Nazis doing their part to starve their enemy into submission would among the best movies ever made? But so it is! It is intense, funny, humane, suspenseful, and tragic. Its certainly worth the five hours of anyone's time to watch it (and to watch it again!).

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patch666
Nov 05, 2017

One of the great war films of all time ~ Submarines !!!!

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VonHafenstaaad
Oct 06, 2017

A powerful true life portrayal of the submariners of WWII, and their struggle to survive from the view of the Germans. Subtitled, or beautifully dubbed in English by the original cast, so there are no phony German accents to annoy or distract.

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MontMoroc
Mar 18, 2016

An excellent and gripping film about the crew of a German U- Boat in WW2.

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akirakato
Mar 17, 2016

This is a 1981 German epic war drama written and directed by Wolfgang Petersen, based on Lothar-Günther Buchheim's 1973 German novel of the same name.
This DVD version includes an hour-long additional footage as the director's cut---a 209-minute-long version.
It depicts both the excitement of sea battle and the tedium of the fruitless hunt, and shows the men serving aboard U-boats as ordinary individuals with a desire to do their best for their comrades and their country.
It is a claustrophobic tension-filled psychological drama with a hell of breathtaking thrills at the edge of your seat.

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IV27HUjg
Nov 13, 2015

Terrific film. K-19 for another realistic fact based film.

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xianen
Nov 12, 2015

There are more war movies out there than one can watch, this is one not to miss. In fact, it may be the only one you need to watch. Done!

Marinetti Jul 21, 2015

Excellent World War 2 movie told from the perspective of a German U-Boat crew. Don't watch this film if you are claustrophobic as much of the film takes place in the cramped quarters of the submarine. Very compelling viewing.

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reiyos
May 07, 2015

suspenseful tale of a German U-boot submarine, really cramped quarters

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naturalist
Apr 29, 2015

According to imdb, at 209 minutes, this is the director's cut rather than the even shorter 149-minutes release, allowing the terror of the repeated depth-charge attacks to build.

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Jun 29, 2013

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