I don’t usually like to see movies with subtitles, but when I first saw this movie, I was totally blown away. I totally forgot I was reading subtitles - it was that good. I saw it later with English dubbing and it didn’t have the same impact. I am not particularly a fan of war movies, but this is one of the best movies I have ever seen. Thanks, mastercharles, for reminding me of it. I bet the blu-ray version is incredible. Does it include both the German and English audio, and the English subs? TIA
For any fans of the war film genre, Wolfgang Petersen’s 1982 film DAS BOOT was just digitally remastered for Blu-ray. I now own both the original and the new director’s cut. If you own, the original, I still recommend looking into it. If you own neither or haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and watch the film. You won’t be disappointed. LA Times has called it “the most convincing war movie ever made.”
*And fyi, the Blu-ray extras are incredible. Bonus features include:
- full commentary with Wolfgang Peters
- extensive documentary footage from filming in 1981
- overviews of the control and captain’s room, and then some.