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Old 01-09-05, 06:46 PM   #1
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anyone know any good German R1 dvds?

Im taking german at school and would like to know of any good german R1 dvds and where i could possibly get them.

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Old 01-09-05, 07:19 PM   #2
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Run Lola Run, should be available at any major retailer (Best Buy ect.). Excellent movie as well.
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Old 01-09-05, 07:34 PM   #3
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I second the recommendation for Run Lola Run. I also enjoyed the recently released Goodbye, Lenin! which should be easy to find. Das Boot is also a classic, as is Wings of Desire. I also enjoyed Europa, Europa.

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Old 01-09-05, 07:48 PM   #4
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The Harmonists is a great film as well.
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Old 01-09-05, 07:55 PM   #5
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The Experiment (Das Experiment) + Funny Games
2 great thrillers

also a great movie to ask for is: Ich liebe, Dick zu saugen

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Old 01-09-05, 07:58 PM   #6
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Old 01-09-05, 08:18 PM   #7
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i netflixed all of those but bought das boot since it looked unber cool.


Any others? Im not really looking for mainstream german films, i really want german made films that are not americanized.
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Old 01-09-05, 08:24 PM   #8
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Bridge, The ( Brücke, Die ) (1959)
WWII film about some youngsters ordered to protect a bridge. Not too expensive @ Deep Discount DVD.
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Old 01-09-05, 08:27 PM   #9
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DDD has the Das Boot mini series.

Triumph of the Will can be found at amazon.
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Old 01-10-05, 12:13 AM   #10
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Old 01-10-05, 12:19 AM   #11
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Kinda German:

Wings of Desire


But see it cause it's a great film.
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Old 01-10-05, 12:25 AM   #12
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Bridge, The ( Brücke, Die ) (1959)
WWII film about some youngsters ordered to protect a bridge. Not too expensive @ Deep Discount DVD.
Link?
I thought this was only available through Belle & Blade video (for big bucks, I might add).
I just checked DDD's website for this under "Bridge", "The Bridge" and a few alternate spellings of it's German title and found nothing. I even did an advanced search by decade and genre and it didn't show up.
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Old 01-10-05, 02:21 AM   #13
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i really want german made films that are not americanized

Don't buy Das Boot then. The world's cinema is Americanised because cinema is usually whatever the most people will accept (ie dumb). That's not bad or good it is just how it is.

If you want something edgy then try Der Totmacher (called The Deathmaker on Anchor Bay).

If you are learning German you should try and watch all types of German cinema/TV because you will pick up new intonation and slang. The making of any good student.

I loved The Princess and The Warrior (Der Krieger und die Kaiserin translated more like the emperor and the empress perhaps) and highly recommend it.
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Old 01-10-05, 02:50 AM   #14
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I forgot to list The Murderers Are Among Us another great film and the first German movie released after WWII.
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Old 01-10-05, 05:45 AM   #15
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I second:

Run Lola Run, Princess & The Warrior, The Experiment

...also, Anatomy is a good one as well and can be found for $5.50 in the Walmart bin.

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Old 01-10-05, 05:58 AM   #16
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I don't know if Netflix offers Criterions, but I highly recommend The Marriage of Maria Braun and The Tin Drum.
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Old 01-10-05, 06:27 AM   #17
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Don't buy Das Boot then. The world's cinema is Americanised because cinema is usually whatever the most people will accept (ie dumb). That's not bad or good it is just how it is.
How would "Das Boot" be "Americanised"??
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Old 01-10-05, 06:54 AM   #18
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Well, not necessarily a "good" movie .... but you might have some fun with KILLER CONDOMS which is a German-language movie set in New York. It's a Troma release, which should give you some indication of what it's like.
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Old 01-10-05, 07:39 AM   #19
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Also, you can wait for a R1 release of this: http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASI...803349-5408831
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Old 01-10-05, 07:53 AM   #20
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Link?
I thought this was only available through Belle & Blade video (for big bucks, I might add).
I just checked DDD's website for this under "Bridge", "The Bridge" and a few alternate spellings of it's German title and found nothing. I even did an advanced search by decade and genre and it didn't show up.
Oops... My bad. DDD used to carry it (sorry, I should've checked). Belle & Blade have it listed @ $30 + shipping.
http://www.warshows.com/Detail.bok?no=7741
Amazon has it listed for $45.
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Old 01-10-05, 08:22 AM   #21
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Let us not forget Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo and Aguirre, the Wrath of God. or anything by Fassbinder.
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Old 01-10-05, 09:38 AM   #22
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...also, Anatomy is a good one as well and can be found for $5.50 in the Walmart bin.
It's in there for a VERY good reason. Terrible.
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Old 01-10-05, 09:39 AM   #23
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The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (Criterion) - one of Fritz Lang's finest films in a beautiful DVD presentation.
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Old 01-10-05, 09:41 AM   #24
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How would "Das Boot" be "Americanised"??
Would? Is? Why?

Because I said it is. Tell my why you think it isn't an Americanised TV show (massively cut down and turned into a 'cinema film') and I'll try to reply.
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Old 01-10-05, 10:02 AM   #25
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europa europa. great film as well.

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