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voltesque

I think what director Wolfgang Petersen successfully achieved the most was making the audience feel as if they were on the boat themselves. Even just by looking at the actors in a confined space, I felt like I was experiencing claustrophobia. It's not just a war epic, there are moments in the film that moves the audience in a profound way: spoiler, those moments make you empathize the characters even more. Highly recommend others to watch the director's cut, it does the movie justice.
6 years 5 months ago
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kathulu

i don't understand what people mean by boring - i can't take my eyes away from it! it's incredibly exciting, both in its action sequences and in the quiet moments! the music is so eerie too.
8 years 6 months ago
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vishnu

saw the director's cut... it was lengthy... but it was EPIC!
7 years 10 months ago
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Paper_Okami

One of the greatest films I have ever seen. Nearly perfect in every way.
9 years ago
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BadSmile

Watching this movie feels more like an event than just watching a movie. Watched the 5 hour TV version, absolutely fantastic.
8 years ago
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daisyaday

There are several versions of this film: the original Theatrical Cut, which is the shortest of all versions. A lot of footage is missing in the Theatrical Cut. Another version is the Director's Cut which was made later. The DC contains a lot of the scenes that were removed in the Theatrical Cut. Last but not least, there's the so-called German TV-Version which was made during the production for TV and is devided into six episodes. With a total running time of almost 5 hrs. the TV-Version is the longest version of all. It's also THE version of the film, not only for fans, because this version is the only one which is absolutely complete. In the meantime, the TV Version was also released on DVD, but the episodes were added to one complete film
7 years 10 months ago
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Ezio

What an outstanding movie... it is very intense, so the long playing time does not change the thrill and authenticity of the movie. Both, the action and quiet scenes are enjoyable. Besides, Klaus Doldinger did an amazing job with the music.
8 years ago
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pprc

Just saw the uncut version of 293 minutes. Didn't feel long or slow at all. Added to the suspense.
6 years 9 months ago
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Typically Thomas

This film does tension extremely well, and dares to portray German soldiers as humans instead of faceless cannon fodder or inhuman monsters. Very, very powerful film that I would recommend to anyone
2 years 2 months ago
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locovoco

Subtitles? Who needed subtitles? I couldn't understand half of what was being said in English anyway...but it didn't matter... what mattered were the moments without words, the silence, the pauses, the looks on faces, that building of tension, the waiting...the waiting....for that.....BOOM! Thrilling (not boring)- That was the universal language being spoken here....overall this movie was not my cup of tea but I'll give credit where credit is due-this was one fantastic piece of film making...

And as a side note: think of what Cameron had to work with in 1997 when Titanic was made compared to what Peterson had to work with in 1981 when making Das Boot in regards to computer generated special effects...I'll take Dis Boat over Dat Boat anyday!
3 years 8 months ago
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musicismylife29

Three hours worth being spent for such a fantastic movie...even though the ending was a bit too much.

Ohne Zweifel einer der besten deutschen Filme aller Zeiten!
6 years 11 months ago
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dchauvin

I watched the Director's cut. It was really really long, and I suspect the theatrical release makes for a more enjoyable film experience, but there are some absolutely brilliant shots in there. In particular the moving shots in the U-boat, Tipperary, and one short shot in which a destroyer cruises over the camera. Really I felt the first 2 hours could be condensed into 1. They go by without any real character or plot development, such to the extent that the sudden emotional and physical struggle of the ending feels congested in comparison. Still, quite the spectacle, I would definitely recommend it.
7 years 2 months ago
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CDF

This isn't an action movie. It's still really good.
9 years 4 months ago
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danisanna

Extremely intense!
1 year 1 month ago
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Siskoid

Das Boot (The Boat, in German) is surely the gold standard of submarine movies. Where other films might show you what it's like to be on a submarine (or U-boat, same difference), Das Boot goes further and makes you feel like you're THERE. The way the camera glides from compartment to compartment, it never lets you forget the environment's claustrophobia, and the character of a war correspondent helps the procedural come alive and make sense, but also makes it very personal. We get to know the submariners well enough that we care what happens to them, especially as the film moves from war film to disaster movie in the third act. Not until the end do we find out if this is to be a story of triumph or tragedy, though we hope for the former and dread the latter throughout. Das Boot is on the long side, and structurally, features two distinct missions (which does work as a dichotomy and pushed the docu-drama part of it), but it does a lot more than you'd expect even with that running time. It's claim to the title of best submarine movie ever made seems secure.
1 year 2 months ago

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