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  1. Bob Brown

    Bob Brown Auditioning

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    want to buy das boat for the new plasma and surround sound system. choices are "directors cut" or "directors cut - superbit collection".
    what exactly is the difference and which would i enjoy most.
    thanks for helping a bozo novice!
     
  2. Bill J

    Bill J Producer

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    I would go with the Superbit because the audio and video quality are superior. The other version does not look and sound as good, but it does have a director's commentary track and a short making-of featurette.
     
  3. SvenS

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    Be aware that the superbit DVD will only be available in German if you want 5.1 surround. There is no 5.1 English dub like the original DVD has.
     
  4. Clinton McClure

    Clinton McClure Casual Enthusiast

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    Is the Superbit version of Das Boot also a flipper?
     
  5. Steve Holland

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    Hi,

    The Superbit is spread over 2 discs.

    Steve
     
  6. Magnus T

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  7. AllanN

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    Has anyone listened to the commentary? Was it very insightful to the film? Im glad I saw this thread I didt even realize there was a superbit version.
     
  8. Scott_MacD

    Scott_MacD Supporting Actor

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    The commentary track is pretty informative and entertaining, I might add. Wolfgang Petersen is an energetic host, along with the others.

    I keep both. The video quality of the Superbit is truly excellent.
     
  9. Mark Zimmer

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    Since Columbia refuses to release a good version of this in Region 1 (i.e., a non-flipper, with the extras), I went to Region 2 and picked up the UK version, which is RSDL and contains the commentary. I'm plenty happy with it.[​IMG]
     
  10. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

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    Good for you! [​IMG] However, I hate PAL speedup.

    Dan
     
  11. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Along with Scott, I found the commentary very interesting and insightful.
     
  12. AllanN

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    Im torn behind the desire to own a better presentation of the film or listen to the commentary. I like this movie but not enough to double dip. Maybe ill just go rent the 1 disk to listen to the commentary one day.

    P.S. I just realized Im resting my foot right inside my open and exposed computer case. Good think the metal loops did't touch anything. I should probably be more careful.
     
  13. Magnus T

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    But isn't there a problem with the english subtitle track on the english region 2 DVD? Meaning, that they're not translated from the german audio track, instead the english one?
     
  14. Elizabeth S

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    I have the non-Superbit Director's Cut and thoroughly enjoyed the commentary. (One of the few I've actually listened to all the way through, too.) Definitely worth listening to on a rental if you go for the Superbit.

    I'm so jealous you have a plasma!
     
  15. Scott_MacD

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    Magnus T : You are quite correct, the English subtitle track is based on the English audio dub. Otherwise known as dubtitles. I wasn't impressed. My initial reason to get the superbit, was to get a proper translation, admittedly. [​IMG]

    I didn't want to get rid of that commentary track though.
     
  16. Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer Producer

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    I too am keeping both. The commentary is good enough to listen to again once in a while. Maybe pick up the Superbit new and a used copy of the original release to save some bucks.
     
  17. Dennis Nicholls

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    I owned the regular cut so I saw the extra material at my leisure. But I now have a fancy set so I got the superbit version and gave the regular cut to a friend with a generic NTSC television.

    If you watch the English dub, you will miss many of the great jokes wherein the German crew speaks in English for a few lines. The other captain in the bar, drunk as a lord, says "I am not in the condition to f***!" in English. And the German crew breaks out into "It's a long way to Tipparary" in English to confound the Nazi-youth junior officer.....

    By the way, you're not the Bob Brown that I worked with at Tiburon Systems, are you?
     

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