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Movie is great, BUT!! Disc is a Disappointed, Edited, Blu-Ray version - Could have been better in Full version.....
on 18 December 2014
I'm disappointed with this German Blu-Ray release in the editing of this great movie. They should have left it as the full length version. They edited out the Christmas scene and used it in their Special Features as a Deleted Scene. Also, at the end of the movie where Mike Fowler was announcing the final report on the Graf Spee burning and the British ships, the hunters, were back on station, with Mike Fowler signing off. They edited out half of his final report and used it as a Alternative Ending in Special Feature section.
When I bought this German Blu-Ray version, I expected there would be extra, additional, never-before-scenes in it along with a never-before-seen alternate ending. What a disappointment!! It was just a repeat of what was shown in previous releases. Should have kept it as a full version.
Runtime of this dvd is 117 minutes.
Full version runtime is 119 minutes.
In November 2010, a restored, full, standard dvd version of the movie of the Battle of the River Plate, was released. This version is by far the better and best to get. I got this version back then and still remains the favourite to watch.
NEVER MIND THIS BLU-RAY RELEASE AND GET THE 2010 RESTORED, STANDARD DVD RELEASE.
Or wait for some other company to release a new full Blu-Ray version without the deleted scenes.