‘Das Boot’ Blu-ray Review

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on September 3, 2011

Das Boot
Blu-ray ($34.95)

No movie ever captured the claustrophobic unpleasantness and psychological terror of being in a cramped, besieged wartime submarine better, more effectively or with more gritty artistry than director Wolfgang Peterson’s 1982 epic. Told entirely from the perspective of the “other side,” it dramatizes a young, green German U-boat crew on a dangerous Atlantic mission against the Allies during World War II. The acclaimed original theatrical version, which was nominated for six Academy Awards and is widely considered a movie masterpiece, is enhanced for its Blu-ray debut with 60 minutes of restored additional scenes, plus three hours of all-new special features.

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