Sink the Bismarck! Blu-ray Review & Comments

NicolasB

Distinguished Member
Could we please not refer to the Bismarck as a "destroyer"? That's a specific naval term - Wikipedia defines it as
In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast, maneuverable long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet, convoy or battle group and defend them against smaller powerful short-range attackers.
During WW2, destroyers were mainly anti-submarine vessels. The Bismarck was a battleship. :p
 

Casimir Harlow

Blu-ray Reviewer
Could we please not refer to the Bismarck as a "destroyer"? That's a specific naval term - Wikipedia defines it as


During WW2, destroyers were mainly anti-submarine vessels. The Bismarck was a battleship. :p
It’s lucky I called it a battleship then.

My reference to it as a Destroyer has a capital for a reason. I’m talking Conan here, not fast attack ship.
 

KiLLiNG-TiME

Distinguished Member
^ Context is King Conan a capital riposte :D

Nice review Cas another excellent Eureka release i shall be picking up this "You sunk my Battleship".

@ NicolasB next paragraph if you got there...:facepalm::facepalm:

"The Bismarck was Germany's largest and most powerful battleship, unveiled in 1939 and finally unleashed into the North Atlantic in 1941"

Still thanks for the giggle made my morning no offence intended :)
 
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Garrett

Moderator
During WW2, destroyers were mainly anti-submarine vessels. The Bismarck was a battleship. :p
You could always tell the germans underpants on a washing line, they were the ones with the bismarck:rolleyes:
 

simonblue

Distinguished Member
Thanks for the review Cas,a maybe here,watched a very interesting Documentary on TV a fair bit ago about British WWII movies.
It was pointing out that during the war years,"It Was were in this Altogether",but after a lot of the movies suddenly changed to " It was a certain class of people who saved us".

Very interesting Doc if you can find it,i think it was on BBC-2

:)
 

cooperda

Well-known Member
I really should get this Blu-ray as I did see this movie at the cinema in early 1960 when I was 13 years old and taken to see it.

I thought this was a most boring & long drawn out story ... :-(

Likely to enjoy it more this time around :)
 

Jim Di Griz

Distinguished Member
Good review Cas but I have to admit the "Destroyer" bit is rather strange!
 

Paul7777x

Distinguished Member
Despite being a fan of old war films in my youth, I’ve still not seen this epic all the way through. Seem to recall watching the start a few times as a child...
 

Garrett

Moderator
Despite being a fan of old war films in my youth, I’ve still not seen this epic all the way through. Seem to recall watching the start a few times as a child...
Some interesting reading here on why the order went out Sink The Bismarck and what happened.
 

gibbsy

Moderator
A neighbour of my parents, one Able Seaman Albert Brown, was on board the King George during the final sinking of the Bismark. After the war he returned to work as a collier and was seriously injured when the roof of the coal face where he was working collapsed. He was in hospital for months and when he eventually came home he started to make models of ships out of matches. Absolutely fascinated us as kids as they looked huge to us.

His hearing had been badly effected by the firing of the guns as he was on the deck as a messenger. Although warnings were shouted at him about the roof beginning to fall he never could have heard them. He never worked again.

Great film. Well worth watching. I've never seen it in it's full aspect just 4:3 on the TV. Might just have to get this. Didn't see Albert though, mind you he was wasn't very tall.
 

Smiffy 2

Well-known Member
I love it when the German Gunnery Office shouts "FIRE" as loud as he can.
Followed by the British counterpart calmly saying "Shoot".
I should cocoa old bean.
 

mark6226

Well-known Member
Kenneth Mores acting is absolutely superb in this movie. When he finds out
his son has been killed
he plays the scene superbly. Km is so sensitive in this part of the movie as he tries to hide his grief in that English stuff upper lip manner than ruined so many lives
For me, KM is the star of the movie and makes it such an essential view.
It's a pity that hes so underrated.
 

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