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Old 03-22-04, 05:07 PM
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DAS BOOT: UNCUT 5 hour version on June 1st!

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Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Das Boot (The Original Uncut Version) for 1st June 2004 with a retail price of $39.95. Director Wolfgang Peterson's Das Boot was originally created as six 50-minute episodes for German TV and can now be seen as was originally intended in its complete 293-minute version (4 hours 53 minutes) for the first time on this two-disc set that offers collectible packaging and the following features...
  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • German and English DD5.1 Surround
  • Original Extended Version is almost 5 hours long!
  • Includes a making-of featurette and the Director's Cut!
  • Includes restored original stereo audio and newly created 5.1 audio from the original stereo
Well, I guess this makes the Superbit version basically useless. Because I assume this will be a pristine transfer with about a 8+ mbps transfer rate.

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damn it!!!
just ordered the superbit....
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Well, I guess this makes the Superbit version basically useless. Because I assume this will be a pristine transfer with about a 8+ mbps transfer rate.
I don't know, at about 150 minutes per disc, I can't see how it will average over or even near 8mbps. I don't see any DTS on this upcoming version either. Not to mention that the 5 hour cut may not be as good as the current version.
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Don't see the DTS track listed under the specs... Also, the "director's cut" being included has not been confirmed... So... Who knows. At any rate, BlackBeauty92, enjoy the SB for now...

And... http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=352000
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Why'd they limit it to only 2-discs?! I guess the lazy people would complain about having to swap out a 3rd DVD, but in reality are you going to sit straight through an almost 5-hour long movie?

And there's no doubt 3-discs would have better a/v quality.
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YES YES YES YES!!! I knew waiting and not getting the SB would prove good! YES YES!!! THANK YOU COLUMBIA!!!
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To those of you non-SB believers, I still think the SB is the better way to go. The time difference is 90 minutes, BUT most of what is cut actually makes for a better "movie". Unnecessary character development and extended scenes are cut for better flow. That and a VERY nice DTS track. If you look around the net, many people who have seen both feel the DC takes nothing away from the mini series.

Had this had DTS, I would have upgraded. But I really can't see any real reason now.
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One thing doesn't exclude the other, gentlemen! Especially, when we are dealing with such a masterpiece.
I'll pick up both of them. Of course, in R2.
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I don't know... A great DD track is just as good as a DTS, IMHO. The DTS logo doesn't mean I will buy it. The only Superbits I've gotten are the ones where I'm not missing anything from the non-superbit release - titles like Fifth Element, Quick & the Dead, Desperado and Johnny Mnemonic.
I'm more of a total package person myself.
That being said, I'll probably get both the Superbit and the new mini-series release in order to have both cuts of the FILM. That's more important to me anyway - the film itself.
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I'm with Axorr - I'll pick this one up and keep my Superbit. I consider them both separate films - just like my cut and uncut Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker.
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Originally posted by Pelayu
One thing doesn't exclude the other, gentlemen! Especially, when we are dealing with such a masterpiece.
I'll pick up both of them. Of course, in R2.
I 100% agree! I already have the superbit and will pick up the extended cut as well.
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No commentary?
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Yeah, me too. I have the Superbit as well, and will probably get this full version too, for completeness sake.
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expensive for 2 discs aint it?
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Another place says it's 3 discs. If they're including the Director's Cut, I hope they include the commentary as well, otherwise I'll get the original DVD as well, since I've been putting it off for the ultimate edition...
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so i guess they are gonna stuff a 3 hour and 20 min movie on one disc. (the dc)
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Originally posted by Rypro 525
so i guess they are gonna stuff a 3 hour and 20 min movie on one disc. (the dc)
Not necessarily. They may use branching.
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oh thank god I don't have to break my wallet and buy the import - kudo's to Columbia/TriStar for releasing the expanded mini-series version of this.
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Hmmm..I have the DD Director’s Cut…I was seriously looking for the Superbit edition…

But now, I might wait and see what this one has to offer…
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Truly awesome news...glad I held off on buying this one!
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Great news... I still have been hanging on to the original release waiting for a SE!`
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Originally posted by rossi46
. . . but in reality are you going to sit straight through an almost 5-hour long movie?
Yes. Thank heaven I hadn't yet bought the Director's Cut that I had on my list of next-CH membership!

Woo. As in Hoo.

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You might need to get the Director's Cut anyway. Firstly, it is after all the Director's Cut and has a commentary which this set appears to exclude.
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the reality is that all three version are essential:

standard version - director's commentary

superbit: killer DTS sound/improved video.

new version - complete 5-hour miniseries cut of film.
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Naa. The five-hour mini-series will do just fine. Boy am I glad I held off getting this!

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