Das Boot

Twin Bros. Productions, Bavaria Film, Producers Sales Organization

DVD - 1997

Follows the daring patrol of the U-96, one of the famed German U-boats known as the "gray wolves." The crew is graphically portrayed in a life-and-death struggle, challenging the British Navy at every turn.

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War films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video [1997].
Corporate Authors
Twin Bros. Productions, Bavaria Film, Producers Sales Organization
Corporate Authors
Twin Bros. Productions (production company), Bavaria Film, Producers Sales Organization
Other Authors
Wolfgang Petersen (screenwriter), Günter Rohrbach (film producer), Ortwin Freyermuth (actor), Mark Damon, 1933- (-), Edward R. Pressman, John (John W.) Hyde, Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, 1956-, Klaus Wennemann, 1940-, Hubertus Bengsch, Martin Semmelrogge, Bernd Tauber, 1950-, Martin May, 1961-, Heinz Hoenig, 1951-, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Claude Oliver Rudolph, 1956-, Oliver Stritzel, 1957-, Günter Lamprecht, 1930-, Otto Sander, 1941-2013, Lothar Günther Buchheim
Item Description
Based on the novel by Lothar-Günther Buchheim.
Originally released as a German motion picture in 1981.
"Digitally redesigned and remixed soundtrack! 60 minutes of extra footage"--Container.
Extra features: The making of/behind the scenes; Director's commentary.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (approximately 209 min.) : double-sided disc ; sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Playing Time
DVD; Dolby digital 5.1 or Dolby surround; widescreen presentation (1:85.1).
MPAA rating: R.
Bavarian Film Awards (West Germany), 1982: won Best Cinematography (Jost Vacano), Best Director (Wolfgang Petersen) / German Film Awards (West Germany), 1982: won Film Award in Gold for Best Sound, won Film Award in Silver for Outstanding Feature Film / Motion Picture Sound Editors (USA), 1983: won Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing, Foreign Feature, Sound Effects. / Munich Film Festival (West Germany), 1982: won Chaplin Shoe for Best Young Actor (Heinz Hoenig) / National Board of Review (USA), 1982: won an award in their Top Foreign Films / Golden Camera (Germany), 2007: won awards for these categories: Jubilee ; 25th Anniversary Camera for Cinematography (Jost Vacano) ; 25th Anniversary Camera for Direction (Wolfgang Petersen) ; 25th Anniversary Camera for Music (Klaus Doldinger).
Production Credits
Director of photography, Jost Vacano ; music, Klaus Doldinger ; production designer, Rolf Zehetbauer ; art director, Götz Weidner ; film editor, Hannes Nikel ; costume designer, Monika Bauert.
  • Side A. scenes 1-35 (108 min.)
  • Side B. scenes 1-31 [i.e. scenes 36-66] (101 min.).