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FI-Aflak
08-05-2004, 12:49 PM
I highly recommend it to those of you who haven't seen it. It follows a patrol of a German U-boat in 1941. Its fantastic.

But it 5 hours long . . . .

FI-Aflak
08-05-2004, 12:49 PM
I highly recommend it to those of you who haven't seen it. It follows a patrol of a German U-boat in 1941. Its fantastic.

But it 5 hours long . . . .

JaguarMEX
08-05-2004, 12:58 PM
Well probably one of the best war films ever

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Tooz_69GIAP
08-05-2004, 01:00 PM
I will second that!!! One of the best war movies ever made. A fantastic piece of work!!

Just need to get around to reading the book.

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Jirozaemon
08-05-2004, 01:07 PM
I agree, it`s definitley one of the best films concerning WWII. Plot, atmosphere, humor and casts are very, very good. I think it shows life and thinking of the crew in a very realistic way. Perhaps one of a few films which shows a human side of german soldiers in WWII.
The author, Lothar-Günter Buchheim was some sort of wartime-correspondent for the german navy and so the movie is some kind of first person account.

You might also take a look on the book ("Das Boot" / Lothar-Günter Buchheim).

The best is: there is not even a bit of glory, glamour and patriotism in the movie...


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Inadaze
08-05-2004, 01:14 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by FI-Aflak:
I highly recommend it to those of you who haven't seen it. It follows a patrol of a German U-boat in 1941. Its fantastic.

But it 5 hours long . . . .<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It was on TV recently, it's at least the third time I've seen it. It's a brilliant movie. I've read the book too, I fancy seeing the directors cut, which looks as if it has everything from the book in it.

FI_Macca44
08-05-2004, 01:34 PM
yes,m8s ...Great movie, one of my favorite...Cant wait for Silent Hunter IIIhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

PF_Talus
08-05-2004, 01:34 PM
The German-made film Stalingrad was made by the same production company and is excellent also.


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JG52Uther
08-05-2004, 01:35 PM
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zjulik
08-05-2004, 01:58 PM
Das Boot? How can a movie about starting up your PC be a classic? And with the computers they had in those days, it was probably even more boring than now to boot.

Jirozaemon
08-05-2004, 02:51 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by zjulik:
Das Boot? How can a movie about starting up your PC be a classic? And with the computers they had in those days, it was probably even more boring than now to boot.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

haha, best joke ever...

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Indianer.
08-05-2004, 03:02 PM
It is one of the best war films ever made. I have all 3 versions: Dubbed, German (English subtitles) and TV film.

The best version is the German with English subs. The atmosphere is electric and the actors speaking in their native tongue makes it so realistic.

If you are really into Uboots, try reading Iron Coffins by Herbert A Werner, published by cassell military paperbacks.

Its the true story of a Uboot captain (the author) who survives the war. I read it in 3 days,....just couldnt put it down, best book i ever read.

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Worf101
08-05-2004, 03:59 PM
Read the book, saw the movie with subtitles in an "Art" theatre here in Albany. Loved it, amazing film. Ending was.... well one for the ages...

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Friendly_flyer
08-05-2004, 04:29 PM
I saw the German version on the telly more than 10 years ago. The sound of the ASDIC still gives me goose-bumps.

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Tooz_69GIAP
08-05-2004, 06:29 PM
Stalingrad was a pretty good film. In the same vein as Das Boot, but just didn't have the same epic feeling to it, and the atmosphere of Das Boot was electric.

Although, I have only seen Stalingrad dubbed into english. Was it ever released with english subs in the original german?? I hate watching dubbed films.

Although, interestingly, in the dubbed version of Das Boot, a good number of the actors, are the actual actors on screen simply speaking in english, so it sort of is them, so it makes up for it a bit, but it still stinks.

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h009291
08-05-2004, 06:45 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tooz_69GIAP:
Although, I have only seen Stalingrad dubbed into english. Was it ever released with english subs in the original german?? I hate watching dubbed films.

Although, interestingly, in the dubbed version of Das Boot, a good number of the actors, are the actual actors on screen simply speaking in english, so it _sort_ of is them, so it makes up for it a bit, but it still stinks.
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1. Yes... Stalingrad (DVD version) has the original German Language with English dubs or captions.

2. Das Boot .. originally is in German. With either English dubs or captions.

Interestingly enough ...Jurgen Prochnow (U-Boat Captain) does his own Engish dubs http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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IV_JG51_Prien
08-05-2004, 07:05 PM
Wonderful movie.. I have the Directors Cut.

I also will second reading Iron Coffins, I've read that book at least 5 times, and will read it again. It too shows the human side of the war.. It really summarizes the old adage about war..

"Hours and hours of boredom followed by minutes of sheer terror".

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Breeze147
08-05-2004, 07:17 PM
I'll to have rent this one again as I forget a lot of it. I know I enjoyed it the first time I saw it, but it's been a good while. The original is 5 hours? I didn't know that.

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Tooz_69GIAP
08-05-2004, 09:08 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by h009291:

2. Das Boot .. originally is in German. With either English dubs or captions.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Eh, yeah, I know.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Interestingly enough ...Jurgen Prochnow (U-Boat Captain) does his own Engish dubs http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I thought I said that already??

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heywooood
08-05-2004, 09:56 PM
one additional factoid related to this film is the special camera mount that was developed which allows the camera operator to 'run' through the bulkhead hatches and infact through the full length of 'Das Boot' without any jerky up and down bouncing of the images.
They developed a harness with a vertical post on which the camera is attached with shock absorbers - the cameraman 'wears' this aparatus and can move relatively easily without shaking the image at all. This film is really well done and as was mentioned, there is no BS hero...no jingoistic nationalism... and no phony baloney happy ending....just the utter struggle and hopeless resolve that war creates and illicits from the participants.



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Freefalldart
08-05-2004, 11:55 PM
Great movie indeed.
I have the director's cut on DVD and the remastered sound is really impresive. I saw this version of the film in a cinema and it's almost as if depth charges were falling over your head http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

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fRitz0r
08-06-2004, 12:04 AM
mmm, "Das Boot" (the boat) (have director cut)
"Stalingrad" and "the Iron cross" is what i see upon as good WW2 movies.


Das Boot also has been made imortal by that great song. techno ver. by "U-96 - Das Boot"

OT. wondered if Steiner in "the Iron cross"
is the same Steiner in "the Eagle has landed" ??

[]_---_[] KITT
08-06-2004, 12:10 AM
Yes it's a great movie. I'm crazy about submarine but especially the modern ones.

What about "Band of brothers". It's WWII themed. If you're in WWII movie then check it out.

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Rab03
08-06-2004, 12:47 AM
Das boot was originally TV series which consisted of four (or it was six?) episodes. First time I've seen it was back in 80s on a local TV. I may be wrong but I believe that movie was made through glueing episodes together and shortening of content. 1997 version of movie differs because aprox. 60 minutes of mini series was added.

Movie, though beautiful, cannot compare with mini series version, which is one of the best war series ever.

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SKIDRO_79FS
08-06-2004, 01:31 AM
"Das Boot" is heads and shoulders above most war movies and I'm glad to have the Director's Cut sitting in my collection as well.

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bazzaah2
08-06-2004, 05:16 AM
dea boot is a superbly tense character based story; one of the best, if not the best of its type. That and 'band of brothers' I think are the best ww2 dramas (for want of a better word) ever made.

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Black Sheep
08-06-2004, 05:35 AM
Rab03 has it - the Director's Cut is 3 hours twenty minutes whilst the mini series is over five hours long.

I must admit, though I have seen the mini series twice and own the Director's Cut of the film, I hadn't realised it was that much shorter. The mini series is also available on DVD, may have to buy myself a copy - one of the all time greats http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

NorrisMcWhirter
08-06-2004, 06:34 AM
Hi,

Agreed - best WW2 film made by a long way.

No flag waving, no gung-ho heroics - just straighforward people thrown into the horrors and injustices of war.

Generally, it's often the case that the book is better than the film but in this case, such a good job was made of the filming that they are almost equal. The advantage the book has is the additional detail, of course.

The entire production is interesting from the wooden mock-ups of the u boats to the director not allowing any of the actors out in the sun too much (I think it was filmed over a summer) to retain the pasty-faced authentic look.

Cheers,
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