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post #31 of 735 Old 03-15-2006, 05:41 PM
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Das Boot was originally filmed in the early 1980's for German TV. It was remastered in DD 5.1 in 1995 (approximately) for theatrical release. It is an AWESOME movie, definitely the best submarine movie ever made and IMHO one of the best war movies of any kind. ...

One of my favorite movies that I first saw in German with English subtitles. I can't stand the English dub version; inauthentic.

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One of my favorite movies that I first saw in German with English subtitles. I can't stand the English dub version; inauthentic.

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I agree. With the current DVD versions, both the 3-1/2 hour "Drector's Cut" and the newer 5 hour "Uncut" version, you can choose between subtitles and dubbing. For the uncut version they redid the English dub using some of the original actors from the film, but they also toned down the "saltiness" of the original dialog. So, subtitles are still best.
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but they also toned down the "saltiness" of the original dialog.

ARRRRRGH!

5 hours with a bunch of guys in a submarine, dunno about that part though...
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I did foreget Titan AE on my list of monster bass movies. The story is ok--i just couldn't deal with the huge contrast of quality between the awesome background/space scenes and the crappy human chracters. It was like watching Nemo with fred and barney. The space scenes are great, the ice field scene has unbeleivably hot deep bass, but the cartoon people just annoy the heck out of me. Also, I could do without some of the singing scenes--reminded me of a disney type movie from years gone by.

I have not seen Das boot but have heard that it is the single greatest war movie ever made. It is on my list to see.

I do agree that there are very few movies with quality bass that are truly good movies.

Good thread.

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Here's how good Das Boot is:

You know it is the Germans fighting against us and within 10-15 minutes you are rooting for them. I have seen a lot of war movies and this is my favorite.

As far as bass, there is a tremendous amount of bass in the surrounds if you run full range. It is almost certain that you will bottom out your surrounds if you do this. My surrounds were flat to 15Hz when I watched this film the first time and they were pushed to the max.
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Boy I'd love to have Das Boot in HD, what a tremendous film ! The slow pace gets to some people but without it, the way life must have been for them could never have been conveyed in any meaningful way IMO.

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BTW you can find cheap Superbits at Bestbuy. Das boot for 9.99 what a deal.

Also its best on superbit, DTS, directors cut, and it won't let you hear the english Dub, GOOD!

Also Band of Brothers is a delight in everyway.

I think War of the Worlds was pretty good. Speilberg was working with what he had available. Its a remake and sticking to the original which unfortunately isn't all that great of a movie. Everyone expects the hollywood ending now a days, all ties wrapped up, but WOTW is different from what we're used too, which most percieve as a bad movie.
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Everyone expects the hollywood ending now a days, all ties wrapped up, but WOTW is different from what we're used too, which most percieve as a bad movie.

It was more reality then perception. (The total movie was poorly done!)
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Apocalypse Now has some bass.
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Another not well known German war movie with outstanding LFE is Downfall (or Der Untertag) filmed in 2004, about Hitlers last days in the bunker while the Battle of Berlin rages with the Russians. With the scarily realistic bombardment going on in the streets overhead it made me feel like my HT was in the bunker as well. Like Das Boot, best watched in German with subtitles. Phenomenal acting.

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Das Boot is a classic. Love it. One of the best war films out there. LIke one of the other posters mentioned don't watch it with it dubbed in english. Ruins the movie.
Red October is decent too. Stargate special editon with 6.1es is very good too. Not with macguver but with kurt russel. Blow is a good show with a nice soundtrack of 70's music. Jurassic Park 1 and 3. very good bass. i well not even mention number 2. End of days is got some crazy bass and surround effects. the movie isn't great though. Man on fire is a good movie and has great sound. The first bourne identity also. A good comedy with lots of bass is jay and silent bob strike back.
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good one I forgot smokey--I'll second Man on Fire--really good movie. Way more/better than I expected and the sound is pretty good.

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Also Band of Brothers is a delight in everyway.

I couldn't agree more. This is not only one of the best miniseries I have ever seen period, but it is one of my favorites for surround effects. I watch the DTS version about 5db from reference and it's a very immersive experience. People talking would be just as you would hear in real life....and then the artillery starts exploding all around you. The LFE is pretty intense in some scenes and the levels for each channel are fantastic.
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i too was surprised with man on fire. one of my favorite movies. good story, great acting. Band of brothers is great too. lots of action. Its all based on a true story too. We were solders, was a decent film too. I forgot to mention the movie hackers. Has some killer bass in that movie. Its also a good flick. I'd say war of the worlds has the best bass i've ever heard. But like edster mentioned its down right horrible to watch for story and acting. doesn't do the book justice. JUst watch Jarhead has really excellent sound and is a good movie. Twister is still one i like to pop in and watch the sound is crazy. i never get bored watching that cranked loud.
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The best bass I have heard yet is while sitting in a bunker in Iraq, just not to enjoyable. I will say that when I read these post, I sure can't wait for my next R&R to hear my system. Which will be in 2 weeks, the first stop is the movie rental. Oh and the low flying helicopters do a number on the body that makes me think of my surround sound.
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This gave me a chuckle...'Subwoofer Movies'

If only the producers, director, actors, writer, etc., knew that they were all just background noise to the LFE track

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The Beast is a good war flick too. Its about a german tank on patrol in Afganistan I believe it was. Great movie. Anyone seen it???
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I saw The Beast many years ago on HBO late at night I think. I don't remember much from the movie, but I do remember being 10 or 11 at the time and being traumatized by the scene showing a prisoner being run over by a tank (I think this is the same movie)....one of the more brutal scenes I've seen in a movie....don't know if it would appear less brutal now that I'm older though.
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The Beast is a good war flick too. Its about a german tank on patrol in Afganistan I believe it was. Great movie. Anyone seen it???

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The best bass I have heard yet is while sitting in a bunker in Iraq, just not to enjoyable. I will say that when I read these post, I sure can't wait for my next R&R to hear my system. Which will be in 2 weeks, the first stop is the movie rental. Oh and the low flying helicopters do a number on the body that makes me think of my surround sound.

Thanks for this post and putting these war movie LFE into perspective.

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I couldn't agree more. This is not only one of the best miniseries I have ever seen period, but it is one of my favorites for surround effects. I watch the DTS version about 5db from reference and it's a very immersive experience. People talking would be just as you would hear in real life....and then the artillery starts exploding all around you. The LFE is pretty intense in some scenes and the levels for each channel are fantastic.


There is a DTS version of Band of Brothers?

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Yeah, I wasn't aware that there wasn't a DTS version. My copy of Band of Brothers is in the metal case and has a DTS track for each episode.
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Yeah, I wasn't aware that there wasn't a DTS version. My copy of Band of Brothers is in the metal case and has a DTS track for each episode.


i have the copy in the metal case as well but i don't recall seeing a DTS track.......i will check again tonight. I will be PO'ed if i paid all this money and didn't get a DTS track......

do you also have the DD track? or only DTS?

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I remember the movie "Black Hawk Down" getting a lot of press a few years ago but I've never seen it. How is that movie visually and (sub)sonically?

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I remember the movie "Black Hawk Down" getting a lot of press a few years ago but I've never seen it. How is that movie visually and (sub)sonically?


get the superbit (DTS) version....

it's a great movie, visually and subsonically.

there is a scene, 35 minutes into the movie, when the general gives the order to proceed with the misssion, codenamed "Irene"......

a helo pilot says, "fuc!king Irene" then all the helos fire up their engines and i think there are some really low LFE frequencies during the next several seconds when the rotors begin to rotate, my pb10 shook my living room and my sofa........ it was awesome

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do you also have the DD track?

yes i do. i can change it to DTS by accessing the languages for each episode.
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Batman Begins

This is one of the only movies where my wife came downstairs to see what us guys were watching. I didn't notice it so much but she said that the bass was almost non-stop. On a replay I made a point of paying closer attention and I have to agree, Batman Begins gives the subwoofer a workout!

The best-sounding scene though has to be the tripod coming out of the street in WOTW (DTS)

Runner-up: The opening battle in Master and Commander (DTS)

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Another not well known German war movie with outstanding LFE is Downfall (or Der Untertag) filmed in 2004, about Hitlers last days in the bunker while the Battle of Berlin rages with the Russians. With the scarily realistic bombardment going on in the streets overhead it made me feel like my HT was in the bunker as well. Like Das Boot, best watched in German with subtitles. Phenomenal acting.

I saw this in someone's house, without a subwoofer. Loved the movie. Absolutely brilliant acting. (I wouldn't think of watching a dubbed version, but I don't think one even exists.)

I got a copy of my own for Christmas, but haven't played it yet because I got a new receiver and sub, too, and I've be watching all the usual suspects for great sound. I had no clue Downfall might be one of them.

Thanks for the tip. Can't wait to see and hear it again.
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yes i do. i can change it to DTS by accessing the languages for each episode.


awesome......i found it now......

i never bothered to check the "language" section before

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