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Brilliant - No wonder the Petersen's film was so good,
This review is from: Das Boot (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS) (Paperback)
I read this because I am a great fan of Wolfgang Petersen's original six one-hour episode film version (sadly not the woeful 1.5 hour version with dubbed voices made for the US market). It's no wonder the film was so good. The imagery of life as a WW2 German submariner, the sordid shore-leaves, the squalor of life on board and the sheer terror of being under attack is so powerful that the lives of the characters seem to be carrying on even on the occassions when you are able to put the book down.
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Initial post: 27 Apr 2014 20:12:06 BDT
Niccolò Machiavelli says:
Agree about the mini-series, which I've had on DVD since it first became available, must think about updating it to BluRay someday. However, the film version I have on DVD is over 3 hours long and just as gripping as the series, and though you can listen to it in the dubbed version I prefer the german dialogue with the English subtitles as the best way of viewing as I was explaining to a friend only the other day, I will dig out my Das Boot The Movie and let you have the details.
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