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Hilly KCMG
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PostSubject: Das ReBoot   Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:01 am

Someone mentioned this to me this week and I thought, you what and alas...it seems to be true.

What could save this is Jurgen Prochnow turning up as Thomsen. Pissed as a newt and in no condition to fuck.

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German studio Bavaria Film, which backed the original, has been raiding its archives and announced the plans for a new version of the tense film, talking to Blickpunkt about the idea, with Variety picking up the details.

The original, for those who have never seen it, starred Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Groenemeyer, Klaus Wennemann and Hubertus Bengsch. Based on Lothar-Günther Buchheim’s novel, it dives you straight into the claustrophobic world inside a U-Boat during World War II, as the craft patrols the Atlantic Ocean and its crew contends with long stretches of boredom interspersed with terrifying moments of combat.

As the battles rage on, the weather worsens and supplies dwindle, Prochnow’s captain struggles to keep his own motivation afloat as his crew morale sinks to a new low. Petersen’s film scored six Oscar nominations and the story was later expanded into a six-part miniseries that remains one of the most effective portrayals of submarine life on screen. There are no details on who will be brave enough to attempt to steer out of that long shadow...

(from Empire.)

the original was at one stage going to have Robert Redford as the captain and somehow crowbar SS men machine gunning a lifeboat of allied sailors. Maybe they should go with that.
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PostSubject: Re: Das ReBoot   Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:09 am

Can't be anymore heretical than the techno remix, Hilly:



Loved the original TV series, even if it was a bit too keen on the mythical Good German.
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PostSubject: Re: Das ReBoot   Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:20 am

Yes, the remix is...unique.

I have the TV series on DVD and it's the definitive version really. Yes, it pushes the Good German a stretch, but it's somehow still a powerful work of film. Still, Petersen went from that to Poseidon. And no more.
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PostSubject: Re: Das ReBoot   Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:26 am

This is a terrible idea.
The original is certainly on my list of great war movies.
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PostSubject: Re: Das ReBoot   Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:25 am

Salomé wrote:
The original is certainly on my list of great war movies.

Das Boot is a good film, but a much better TV series.

On a related subject, submarine warfare is one of the most neglected areas of history given that they were enormously influential in both WW1 and II (particularly to islands and maritime nations such as Britain), and even today carry the great powers' nuclear deterrents. The outcome of any future world war depends on submarine detection and destruction yet the subject receives scant attention from academics. This is most likely because they're technically incompetent and find it hard to work a social justice/Marxist angle into something as 'real world' as underwater weapon systems.

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PostSubject: Re: Das ReBoot   Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:56 am

I'm sure someone will come up with something soon like Comrade Corbynosky.

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