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SPHE Press Release: Das Boot (Blu-ray)


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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted March 29 2011 - 05:09 AM


 

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#2 of 12 OFFLINE   WinstonCely

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Posted March 29 2011 - 05:27 AM

Awesome!  Can't wait to get my hands on this one.

#3 of 12 OFFLINE   SD_Brian

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Posted March 29 2011 - 06:34 AM

I've never seen the 1981 theatrical cut so I'm excited it's finally being included here!  Finally I'll be able to choose between the 2 1/2 hour version, the 3 1/2 hour version or the 5 hour TV version (except I'll have to watch the DVD of that one, should the mood strike)!

#4 of 12 ONLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted March 29 2011 - 02:44 PM

Bummed that the 293 minute version isn't included. I guess they don't anticipate this title being enough of a big seller to warrant that kind of treatment.

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#5 of 12 OFFLINE   taoyue

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Posted March 29 2011 - 07:19 PM

Das Boot is a great example of how editing can drastically change the effect of a film. I actually find the theatrical cut to be superior to the director's cut.  Seeing the TV cut just completely ruined the director's cut for me.  Now, it just feels like a cutdown version of the TV cut, with a number of loose threads and partial storylines.  Whereas the theatrical cut feels like a complete reimagining -- because it's so much shorter that they had to think very carefully about what to include. There's a version of the original theatrical cut with the actors dubbing themselves in English.  Because of the proximity of German to English, this would be quite an interesting effect.  I haven't seen it, though.

#6 of 12 OFFLINE   Edwin-S

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Posted March 30 2011 - 05:32 AM

FINALLY!  A film from when Petersen was actually a good director, before Hollywood turned him to s#$%. This is a release day purchase for me.
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#7 of 12 OFFLINE   WinstonCely

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Posted March 30 2011 - 08:54 AM



Originally Posted by taoyue 

There's a version of the original theatrical cut with the actors dubbing themselves in English.



The first time I watch - er - tried to watch the film was on a VHS that only had bad, and I mean really bad English dubbing.  I turned it off about 20 minutes in because it sounded too much like a joke.  I'm 100% positive that it wasn't the one you're talking about because the accents were not the least little bit like German.  I would be interested to see them dub the lines though.  At least they'd sound German.



#8 of 12 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted March 30 2011 - 10:23 AM

I've only ever seen "Das Boobs" on SCTV, so I might grab this up even though I'm more curious for the TV cut if that was the directors original intention.

#9 of 12 OFFLINE   cineMANIAC

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Posted March 31 2011 - 03:06 AM

I'm ashamed to admit I've never seen this movie. Does the entire film take place in the submarine?
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#10 of 12 ONLINE   TravisR

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Posted March 31 2011 - 04:27 AM

^ Not all of it is set on the sub but most of it is.

#11 of 12 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted April 07 2011 - 12:01 AM

For those interested, Amazon is currently selling this BR release at 17.99 Crawdaddy

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#12 of 12 OFFLINE   Phil Carter

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Posted April 07 2011 - 02:22 AM

Holy smoke, what fantastic news. I was just thinking a couple days ago about how much I would love to see this in high-def; it's on my most wanted list. Looks like I can check another one off!
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