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on May 3, 2003
Das Boot is a great movie, one that no movie buff should miss! But even if you've seen it before, it's worth looking at again on DVD, for the excellent director's cut and restoration, as well as the commentary. The picture and sound are perfect, and unlike many foreign films, the dubbed version retains the excellent surround sound and authenticity. (Many of the original actors did the dubbing, which is perhaps why it sounds so authentic.) I don't normally like dubbed movies, but in this case, you can follow the action without losing the subtleties of the actor's performance (or, of course, watch it in the original German with or without subtitles, they're all included). There is only a very short documentary included, but the commentary is excellent as well - many commentaries are dull, endless refrains of "this was great, that was great" but this commentary really goes into the details of how the film was made, and it never drags even after 3 hours. The double sided DVD is a little annoying (I'd rather just have two discs) but the transition is seamless and it probably keeps the cost down.
Movie buffs probably saw Das Boot when it came out back in 1982, but it's worth seeing again in this DVD version, the longer director's cut really adds a lot to the experience (it doesn't feel padded at all), the enhanced picture and sound make it even more exciting than the original, and this is one of the best commentaries I've ever heard.
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