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Follows the daring patrol of U-96, one of the famed German U-boats known as the \gray wolves."
Genre: Feature Film-Drama
Release Date: 1-JUN-2004
Media Type: DVD"""
The original DVD release for Das Boot featured a fabulous digitally remastered Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. In addition, that DVD included one of the more informative director commentaries and making-of documentaries yet. The only complaint was that the movie was so long that it was spread over two sides, and the viewer had to get up to flip the disc over halfway through. This Superbit version won't remove the inconvenience of getting up off the sofa; it spreads the movie across two separate DVDs. However, the picture is slightly less noisy, something that will only be noticeable on larger screens with high quality A/V equipment due to the already murky, shadowy cinematography inside the submarine. The Superbit version of the movie has both a Dolby Digital 5.1 and a new DTS 5.1 mix of the soundtrack which is very similar to the digitally remastered soundtrack from the original DVD, but both are at a higher bit rate. Whereas the original DVD had a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix of both the original German and an English dubbed soundtrack, the Superbit DVD's Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS mixes are both of the German soundtrack. The English dubbed soundtrack only comes in Dolby Surround.
Is the higher bit rate audio and video worth losing the commentary and documentary? For anyone without the right A/V setup, it won't be, but a submarine movie is so much about the audio experience that Das Boot might be one of the movies most worthy of the Superbit treatment. --Eugene Wei --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The best version that I have watched. Colours especially dark colours are clear. If you are considering a copy of your own, order this Directors Cut -- all other versions are... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joseph V. Gallivan
German & English region 1 DVD.
WW2 German U-boat warfare classic movie.
Good FX for the time.
Nice bonus. Read more
Best naval war movie. Stressful to watch. Never going in my pool again.Published 9 months ago by Julian Schofield
Great movie, superb quality, delivery faster than expected...
Definitely would recommend it to anybody who loves war movies!
great rainy day movie.... like to see more movies with special features that include out takes/ behind the scenes etc.Published 12 months ago by frosty