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Das Boot, a review by Tom




Title: Das Boot
Year: 1981
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Rating: FSK-12
Length: 200 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles: Commentary, English, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Turkish

Stars:Plot:
This is director Wolfgang Petersen's ultimate version of one of the most critically-acclaimed war movies of all time. An all-new restoration with over one hour of additional footage and a completely new stereo soundtrack that delivers the theatrical experience to your home.. this is DAS BOOT: THE DIRECTORS CUT!

Awards:
Academy Award1982NominatedBest CinematographyJost Vacano
Academy Award1982NominatedBest DirectorWolfgang Petersen
Academy Award1982NominatedBest Film EditingHannes Nikel
Academy Award1982NominatedBest SoundMilan Bor, Trevor Pyke, Mike Le Mare
Academy Award1982NominatedBest Sound Effects EditingMike Le Mare
Academy Award1982NominatedBest Writing, Adapted ScreenplayWolfgang Petersen
BAFTA1982NominatedForeign Language FilmWolfgang Peterson
Deutscher Filmpreis1982WonTon/Mischung
Deutscher Filmpreis1982WonBavaria Atelier, Radiant
Directors Guild of America1983NominatedOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesWolfgang Petersen
Golden Globe1981NominatedForeign Film


Extras:
Commentary
Featurettes
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
One of the best, if not the best, war movies. This director's cut brings a perfect balance between action scenes and character moments. The suspension during and in-between the attacks is perfectly portayed.
I have visited the set of Das Boot a few times in the past. It is part of the Bavaria Film tour. You are able to walk through the narrow U-Boot, where the cast had to stay in for months of shooting. Early hand-held steady-cams were used for the scenes on-board.

Rating:

(From December Marathons - DISCUSSION AND REVIEW THREAD on December 11th, 2009)

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Stephen King's It, a review by addicted2dvd



Title: Stephen King's It
Movie Count: 73
TV Ep Count: 25
Time Started: 2pm
Plot:My Thoughts:
This is one of the King miniseries I like a lot... but for some reason seldomly watch. The last time I watched this one... I tried to get my daughter to watch it with me... but she left part the way through. She claims she wasn't scared... that she had something else she wanted to do at the time... but I don't know.  One of the reasons I like this one is it has several stars I like in it. Especially John Ritter and Annette O'Toole.


(From Month-Long Horror/Halloween Marathon on October 25th, 2007)

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Runaway: The Complete Series, a review by addicted2dvd


     Runaway: The Complete Series (2006/United States)


Stars:
Donnie Wahlberg as Paul Rader
Leslie Hope as Lily Rader
Dustin Milligan as Henry Rader
Sarah Ramos as Hannah Rader
Nathan Gamble as Tommy Rader
Susan Floyd as Gina Bennett
Karen LeBlanc as Angela Huntley

Extras:
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Closed Captioned


My Thoughts:
This is a (very) short lived series that originally aired on The CW... the year that The CW was formed. Unfortunately for some reason they felt the need to cancel this series after airing only 3 episodes! I mean come on... how do you not give a series more of a chance then 3 episodes? The DVD set has the entire 9 episodes that was produced before the cancellation. It is a real shame that they didn't give it more of a chance... because IMHO... this is a very good series. I think it had an excellent chance of going on for at least a couple full seasons. I found myself so drawn into this series while watching it. At the end of each episode I couldn't wait to watch the next. My favorite episode in the series is There's No Place Like Home... in this episode the small town the family is hiding out in is hit by a tornado. Obviously with such a small amount of episodes this series does end with some unanswered questions. But it does answer the question of who it was that killed the woman Paul is accused of murdering. And I must say... wow! Great twist! Definitely didn't see it coming! Makes me even madder that the series didn't get the chance to continue!


My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


(From Addicted2dvd's Random TV Series Watched on May 17th, 2012)