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New on DVD; 'Das Boot: The Director's Cut' in Blu-ray
New on DVD; 'Das Boot: The Director's Cut' in Blu-ray

Das Boot: The Director's Cut Sony Blu-ray, $35.99 One of the most popular foreign-language films of all time, Wolfgang Petersen's "Das Boot" adapts Lothar-Günther Buchheim's novel about a German submarine crew fighting to survive WWII. The film is as exciting now as it was 30 years ago, combining nail-biting combat sequences with rich character detail about the ideological differences between the career sailors and the young Nazis. The new Blu-ray edition contains Petersen's 209-minute cut, with cleaned-up image and sound, plus a commentary track and lengthy retrospective featurettes (with fascinating behind-the-scenes footage). Hobo With a Shotgun...

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