Blu-ray Disc Release Date: July 5, 2011
Length: 149 minutes
MPAA Rating: R for some war violence and brief language
Written and directed by Wolfgang Petersen, this 1981 German epic war film is arguably the best submarine movie ever made. Set in World War II, it tells the fictional story of U-96 and its crew, a cross-section of ordinary men from Germany and Austria. The film captures the tedium of everyday life aboard U-96, but also the tension of combat. Now Das Boot comes to Blu-ray, with the feature film being the 208-minute director's cut (1997). The Blu-ray version contains many extras, including a retrospective making-of, a tour of the U-boat, historical material and director's commentary.
Selected Blu-ray Disc Special Features:
- Two-Disc Set
Formats Available: The above information on special features refers to the Das Boot Blu-ray Disc. Check with your video store/online rental service for availability of Das Boot in other formats, including streaming video/digital download