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  Das Boot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Das Boot (IPA: [dɑs boːt], German for The Boat) is a film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, adapted from a novel of the same name by Lothar-Günther Buchheim.
Petersen then oversaw the editing of six hours of film, from which was distilled Das Boot: The Director's Cut, 216 minutes long (3 hours, 36 minutes), released in 1997, which combines the action sequences seen in the feature-length version with character-development scenes contained in the mini-series.
Most of the filming was done in one year; to make the appearance of the actors as realistic as possible, scenes were filmed in sequence over the course of the year.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Das_Boot   (3110 words)

 The Boat Das Boot film review
Das Boot is a Second World War U-boat thriller based on the novel by Lothar-Günther Buchheim and on actual events.
Das Boot, shot in 1981 by Wolfgang Petersen, is one of the rare valuable products of German cinema in the last decades - a pity, if one considers that in the 1920s, the country was at the forefront of filmmaking - and was nominated for five Academy Awards.
Das Boot opened director Wolfgang Petersen the doors to Hollywood where he shot movies such as Outbreak, In The Line Of Fire, Air Force One and others.
www.cosmopolis.ch /english/cosmo8/boot.htm   (690 words)

 uboat.net - Naval Warfare Movies - Das Boot: The Director's Cut
Das Boot is the story of a single mission of one U-boat and its crew.
Das Boot, based on Lothar-Günther Buchheim's novel of the same name, was first filmed as a 145-minute movie, released in Germany in 1981 and in the United States in 1982, where it was nominated for six Academy Awards.
Das Boot: The Director's Cut, released in 1997, combines the action-packed sequences of the original movie with some character-development scenes contained in the mini-series.
www.uboat.net /special/movies/item/238   (1609 words)

 Das Boot - Kaedrin Movies
Das Boot (translated literally as "The Boat") is the story of a routine mission of one U-boat and its crew, which has been joined by a German journalist.
Das Boot is an intense, gripping motion picture that is universally hailed as the best submarine movie of all time, if not the best war movie of all time.
Das Boot was based on Lothar-Günther Buchheim's novel of the same name.
www.kaedrin.com /fun/movies/dasboot.html   (1510 words)

 DVD Verdict Review - Das Boot: The Original Uncut Version
Still, Das Boot is such a large tale, its characters so numerous, its Atlantic theater setting so vast and violent, one can imagine Petersen consuming ten times the budget he did in order to tell the same story.
Das Boot is an action/anti-war film, its U-boat crew not Nazis party members but weary soldiers doing their duty.
Das Boot: The Original Uncut Version is a rare example of additional footage actually enhancing rather than diminishing a film's artistic power.
www.dvdverdict.com /reviews/dasbootuncut.php   (1572 words)

 das boot vefrit
Das boot promotes and features creative individuals in all fields with a high degree of artistic and professional commitment to their work.
Das Boot presents here three of their projects that are of particular interest: The Urban Ivy project, The Cohen Loft and "Life Forms" studies.
Das boot has the pleasure of presenting you these beautiful works of Hervé Nahon, who is a French artist living and working in Marseille.
www.dingaling.net /dasboot.htm   (5810 words)

Caught in the maddening doldrums between one act of unimaginable violence and its inevitable aftershocks, America's implacable disquiet is one part anticipation of the inevitable, multiple parts cynicism, and, for a large portion of the population, a dollop of distinct lack of faith in the motives and competency of our leadership.
Technical achievements aside, Das Boot's key scene is undoubtedly the one where the Captain orders a slow retreat from drowning and burning enemy sailors, the power of the moment lit with astonishing clarity by Prochnow's humanity.
Das Boot: The Director's Cut is the first Superbit title that lives up to the hype and promise of the gimmick.
www.filmfreakcentral.net /dvdreviews/dasbootsuperbit.htm   (727 words)

 Movie Review: 'Das Boot'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
''Das Boot'' is a German U-boat that skirmishes with the Allies during World War II and is disabled while attempting to pass by the Rock of Gibraltor.
And, by the end of the movie, ''Das Boot'' makes you face the unnerving fact that no matter what ''side'' you look at, a war is being fought by people who love their country and their families.
''Das Boot'' says that if everyone made the effort to understand their ''enemies,'' maybe there would be no war.
www.lubbockonline.com /news/041897/m3ovie.htm   (342 words)

 Metroactive Movies | Das Boot
Das Boot doesn't move very fast, and the extra hour includes plenty of close-ups of needles on dials going into the red zone.
Das Boot is an officer's view of the submarine service.
Das Boot (1981; R; 210 min.), directed and written by Wolfgang Petersen, photographed by Jöst Vacano and starring Jürgen Prochnow.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/04.03.97/das-boot-9714.html   (486 words)

 :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews :: Das Boot (xhtml)
The interior dimensions of the German U-boat in ``Das Boot'' are 10 feet by 150 feet.
``Das Boot'' is not about claustrophobia, however, because the crew members have come to terms with that.
When ``Das Boot'' was first released in the United States, it ran 145 minutes and won huge audiences and no less than six Oscar nominations--unheard of for a foreign film.
rogerebert.suntimes.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19970404/REVIEWS/704040303/1023   (967 words)

 Das Boot: Director's Cut - Superbit (1981)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Das Boot resided in my consciousness for many years before I actually saw it, though I almost watched it many times over the years.
To be frank, I respect Das Boot because it is well done, but it simply doesn't do much for me. It's a good film, but not one that I particularly enjoyed.
Das Boot appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.85:1 on these single-sided, double-layered DVDs; the image has been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
www.dvdmg.com /dasbootsuperbit.shtml   (2182 words)

 Das Boot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
I believe Das Boot to be the exception that may prove this rule.
Was bringt nun ein erneuter Blick ins Boot?
Das Boot is a movie that doesn't have features that make you jump and down, but it's problems aren't really important enough to sink the movie.
www.cs.uni-magdeburg.de /~junghans/dasboot/kritiken.html   (5083 words)

 Das Boot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
When Das Boot first came ashore in the US, in 1982, it was the most expensive German movie ever made, and it became the most successful foreign film yet released in America, earning six Oscar nominations.
Das Boot was cited for its pre-Steadicam handheld-camera work, the verisimilitude of its full-scale re-creations of U-boats, and its exciting battle sequences.
Das Boot's added footage is mostly character-development material.
www.bostonphoenix.com /alt1/archive/movies/reviews/04-03-97/DAS_BOOT.html   (710 words)

 Lost Art of Computer Programming: Das U-Boot: The Universal Boot Loader
A boot loader, sometimes referred to as a boot monitor, is a small piece of software that executes soon after powering up a computer.
In an embedded system the role of the boot loader is more complicated since these systems do not have a BIOS to perform the initial system configuration.
Das U-Boot is a GPL'ed cross-platform boot loader shepherded by project leader Wolfgang Denk and backed by an active developer and user community.
www.cucy.net /lacp/archives/000022.html   (2802 words)

 Top 100 Movie Lists - Das Boot
Review: Das Boot is arguably one of the most highly suspenseful movies of all-time.
For it's time, and perhaps with the exception of Life is Beautiful, it is the most popular foreign language film ever released in the United States.
Das Boot was nominated for six Academy Awards.
www.geocities.com /aaronbcaldwell/Das.html   (267 words)

 Das Boot
We thought that the clearest message to be received from Das Boot was that of the futility of war.
Das Boot was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Film (1982), and received six Oscar nominations in 1983 for: Best Cinematography(Jost Vacano), Best Director (Wolfgang Petersen), Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing (Mike Le Mare), Best Sound and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Wolfgang Petersen).
I can't believe that the uncut version masterpiece ""das boot"" has been totally ruined by not leaving it in its original language.
www.1worldfilms.com /das_boot.htm   (1237 words)

 #33: Das Boot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The crew is comprised of a diverse group of individuals, including a party member, a chief engineer on the verge of a breakdown, and a young man who longs for a reunion with his French fiancee.
In addition to being a great thriller, Das Boot also makes pointed statements about human nature and war, and the visceral eloquence with which they are expressed highlights the film's power.
War is one of the great dehumanizing experiences -- it becomes "us" against "them." In Das Boot, the victims of the U-boat's attacks remain faceless entities until one wrenching scene when the crew is forced to confront the terrible ramifications of their actions.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /top100/33.html   (512 words)

 Das Boot (1981/1997)
In Das Boot Petersen has created that rarest of movies -- one which is sympathetic to the German forces of WWII without making them out to be either buffoons or double agents.
While Das Boot is exquisite in its detailing of the boredom of warfare, it's also a captivating and emotional story.
Given that Das Boot is tragically superb in all areas, the only remaining question is over which version to watch.
www.film.u-net.com /Movies/Reviews/Das_Boot1997.html   (896 words)

 Das Boot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Directed by Wolfgang Petersen Released in 1981 after two years of filming 'Das Boot' (The Boat) was, at the time of production, the most expensive German film in history, costing 30 million Deutsche Marks (US$40 million).
Like the fictional correspondent Leutnant Werner of 'Das Boot', Buchheim was given the luxury of his own bunk in the Petty Officers quarters.
The original film set and models used during the making of Das Boot are open to the public as a part of the tour of the Bavarian Film Studios, Munich (the studio also responsible for Stalingrad).
www.uboatwar.net /boote.htm   (1748 words)

 'Das Boot' Superbit R1 vs. Original R1
When 'Das Boot: Director's Cut' was released in Dezember 1997, it was one of the few titles that was split over 2 sides due to its running time of 210 minutes.
Since Das Boot is a rather typical SB title, lets simply proceed to the screenshots.
General thoughts on the SB lineup, their merits, the technical background etc, can be found in older SB reviews, especially The Fifth Element and The Patriot.
www.videophile.info /Review/Boot/Boot_01.htm   (670 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Das Boot - The Director's Cut at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
For the war film category, Das Boot was truly a watershed for American moviegoers.
Das Boot tells the story of the U-96, a German submarine (the U is for unterwasser, literally under water) operating in the North Atlantic against the British.
The main characters are the captain (played by Jürgen Prochnow in what is arguably his greatest role) and Lieutenant Werner (German pop star Herbert Gronemeyer), a reporter assigned to cover the adventures of a U-boat crew for the newspapers back in Germany.
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 das boot vefrit: background information
Das boot rapidly evolved into a web entity that represents dozens of artists with a true range of works.
Das boot is open works art and artists.
Das boot is a subsidiary of Dingaling Studio, Inc. in New York City.
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 Das Boot Director's Cut Movie Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
"Das Boot" deconstructs the mythos of the valiant German submarines and their valorous crews who steadfastly defended their Fatherland in a series of decisive tactical strikes.
In reality, the U-Boats were cramped (you had to drop everything you were doing and stand up whenever anyone wanted to pass by), dehumanizing (with no such thing as privacy in the crowded crew quarters), and cesspools for various forms of pestilence, such as crab lice.
If you enjoyed "Das Boot" in its original theatrical release, you will definitely enjoy the Director's Cut, which provides a more complete portrayal of events on board a U-Boat.
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 Das Boot
Wolfgang Petersen's masterpiece was already the best submarine film ever released but you have to remember that this is also one of the most authentic and accurate representations of the Second World War ever put to film and it was from the point of view of the Germans.
Das Boot is not just a classic war movie, it is probably one of the best ever made.
Watch trailers for Das Boot: The Director's Cut, In the Line of Fire, Black Hawk Down and The Bridge on the River Kwai.
www.kelwick.karoo.net /TheUsher-SpeaksClassic/TheUsherSpeaks-DasBoot.htm   (872 words)

 Amazon.com: Das Boot: DVD: Jürgen Prochnow,Herbert Grönemeyer,Klaus Wennemann,Hubertus Bengsch,Martin ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
"Das Boot" is the story of one such U-Boat crew, with the film examining how these submariners maintained their professionalism as soldiers, attempted to accomplish impossible missions, while all the time attempting to understand and obey the ideology of the government under which they served.
Das Boot puts you inside that submerged vessel and explores the physical and emotional tensions of the situation with a vivid, terrifying realism that few movies can match.
Das Boot is a WWII submarine movie that is a cut above the rest.From the opening scene of this 209 minute film to the closing frame you will not want to miss a second.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0767802489?v=glance   (2449 words)

 (DVD Review) Das Boot
The story of war as seen from inside a German U-boat, Das boot, is masterfully directed by Wolfgang Peterson (In the line of fire, Air Force One).
This is a very very very long movie, the directors cut of Das Boot is 209 minutes long.
The audio on Das Boot is beyond compare.
www.yanman.com /HomeTheater/Reviews/DasBootReview.htm   (680 words)

 eBay - VHS: Das Boot (UPC: 043396601390)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Widely considered to be director Wolfgang Petersen's best film and one of the finest German films ever made, DAS BOOT is stunningly realistic in its portrayal of the cramped conditions aboard a German submarine.
Based on a novel by Lothar G. Buchheim, it is a striking example of an intelligent antiwar film clothed in the guise of a military thriller.
Petersen commented that the captain of the U-boat in DAS BOOT, at around 30 years old, would have been considered one of the German fleet's oldest captains.
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 Amazon.ca: Das Boot (Widescreen): DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Das Boot puts you inside that submerged vessel and explores the physical and emotional tensions of...
It was a particular act of courage and skill for the director to confine most of the action into a literal steel tube barely tall enough to stand in.
Das Boot MUST be watched in the original German, much like Pat Buchannan's "Kulturkampf" speech as the 1996 Republican Convention.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0767802470   (1242 words)

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