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Das Boot - Superbit Review

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Reiner, Feb 25, 2003.

  1. Reiner

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    It looks good but I have the original version from five years ago which is excellent
     
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    Too bad they aren't offering the same treatment for the original 6-hour series. :thumbsdow
     
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    some people!:rolleyes: I can't wait to get my hands on this! Sub get ready for a workout!
     
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    Have you seen what Superbits are coming out here on May 12th?? I actually reported this on my site earlier (;)):

    Das Boot - The Director's Cut
    The Fast And The Furious
    Gladiator

    Good news for DTS addicts
     
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    fast and the furious uhhhhuu! nothing with the word super in it should be associated with this 'film'!:lesson:
     
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    I have to agree, although that soundtrack will be super!
     
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    I have just read the review and it would appear that you only get DD & DTS 5.1 in German, we have to make do with DD2.0. So it looks like you either learn German or put up with subtitles. VMax
     
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    Not sure whether is just me - Das Boot is WAY better in German with subtitles, IMO. I can't stand overdubbed movies and the very nature of the German language makes the film so much better.

    Same goes for Crouching Tiger etc... =\

    MuFu.
     
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    I agree with Mufu. If you're not going to watch it in German with subtitles, I wouldn't bother watching it at all.
     
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    Is this film worth getting? I keep seeing people rave about it. Is it really that good? :)
     
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    Yes - it's fantastic. Best submarine film ever made by a long way.

    MuFu.
     
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    Sgt.Colon: YES, it is that good. The original can be bought cheap now, so don't hesitate.
    MUFU: If I remember rightly, Jurgen Prochnow and one or two of the other actors did their lines in English so although it is technically dubbed, at least you do get the right voice which is more than you can say for most dubbed films. VMax
     
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    Is this film worth getting? I keep seeing people rave about it. Is it really that good?

    Yes, if you haven't seen it yet then it's about time! :smashin:
    Propably the best German movie ever made, too.
     
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    I'm another who hasn't ever seen Das Boot as I'm unsure as to whether I'd like a movie about submarines. I'll wait for Sgt.Colon to tell me what he thought of it as we have similar tastes :)

    However,
    Currently this would have to be "Run Lola Run" for me. An absolutely outstanding movie.

    And yes, I watched it in German with English subtitles. Can't stand dubbed movies/programmes.
     
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    Das Boot is a phenomenal piece of work. I remember watching it originally on the TV way back and have been suffering with a VHS copy since.

    Can't wait for this release, and I agree, must watch it in German with subtitles.
     
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    I've ordered both of them. Das Boot and Run Lola Run. :zonked:
     
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    me too... never got round to seeing Run Lola Run!:D
     
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    Fingers crossed then James that they live up to the expectations poeple have built up for me. :smashin:
     
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    Let's hope we agree about this one!!
     
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    "Run Lola Run" is a rather goofy film, not exactly good, but somehow strangely compelling. It's not a gourmet meal, but it's a nice bacon and cheese burger. :)

    "Das Boot" is brilliantly claustrophobic. They actually made a perfect replica of a WW2 U-Boat and the cast was locked up inside it for weeks - the pallor and the wispy beards are quite genuine. You get a real feel for just how awful it must have been for U-Boat crews - almost everyone is aged about 17 because every person in the submarine fleet any older than that has already been killed.

    The use of sound is also remarkable. Sound travels far better in water than it does in air, so you can hear things coming from a long way off. There is more than one sequence in "Das Boot" where you can hear the engines of a British destroyer faintly in the distance... and it gets louder... and louder... and louder.... until the whole sub is shaking just from the deafening noise, and of course there's nowhere for anyone to run. They try and do similar things in films like U571, but it's never been done anything like this well.
     
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    U-571 simply applied the star trek, shake the camera technique. Das Boot is brilliant in creating tension.
     
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    I'm still undecided on what I thought of U-571. I need to give it another viewing. It certainly sounded nice, but it didn't engage me (possibly because I watched it shortly after the receiver arrived so was forever getting up and tweaking). Hopefully second time round......
     
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    I thought U571 was a great movie. A lot better than what I was expecting. My only reservations were with Matthew being in it, as I can't decide whether or not I like him.

    Althought a big :smashin: up to him in EDtv. :clap:
     
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    A very much under-rated film. I thought it was excellent, very funny and miles better than Truman Show :smashin:
     
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    it was a bit too cheesy/smaltzy wasn't it?! the dialogue was incredibly clunky, not knocking it as an action picture, on the popcorn level its great... its just that Das Boot is so much more than an action film.
     
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    They pull off the "ever increasing depth" spiel so much better than in U-571. You really crap yourself as they get deeper and deeper.

    MuFu.
     
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    yea tbh there were so many cliches in U571 there were times when I wouldn't have minded a hull breach!!:D I thought Keitel was awful, Das Boot is a masterful piece of film-making, U-571 is cardboard cut-out hollywood film-making.
     
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    Oh yeah, knocked the socks off The Truman Show. Even though when I first read the back I thought they have just copied. Talk about egg on ya face.
     
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    Das Boot's the most clautrophobic and tense film I've ever seen. You literally feel trapped in that stinky sub with the poor guys.

    The English dub employs the usual "comedy German" accents for more than one character, it's almost like watching Allo Allo. The original language is much better. There's not actually that much dialogue in the film really, most of the story is told by the scared looks on everyones sweaty faces during the action scenes, apart from the usual "Fire tube one" and "steady as she goes" lines
     

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