Das Boot: Director's Cut


The lengthy WW2 drama gets a brilliant Blu transfer

Das Boot review

Wolfgang Petersen’s slow-burn WW2 epic remains the quintessential portrait of U-Boat life.

He gets the measure of war as dull routine punctuated by face-clawing horror, while character nuances and attention to detail only make the economical action, when it comes, all the more consuming.

Blu-ray offers the original theatrical edit and Petersen’s 209-minute director’s cut, plus old commentary and new Making Of.

Great transfer, and a soundtrack that pings out the creaking, groaning terror of its Oscar-nommed sound design.

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