(Totally Not) Random (Blu-ray) Movie Mention: “DAS BOOT” (1981)

So, My Peeps…

…Just What Is My All-Time-Favorite FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM??

Well…

…That’s Actually A Rather Easy Choice.

While I’ve Seen Dozens And Dozens Of Foreign Language Flicks In My Day…

…Not One Has Had An Impact On My Life/World More Than…

DAS BOOT

(1981)

…Directed By…

WOLFGANG PETERSEN

…And Starring…

JÜRGEN PROCHNOW

!!! !!! !!!

:D

Thus Far…

DAS BOOT

…Is (in my opinion) The Crown Jewel Of My Blu-ray Collection.

This DIRECTOR’S CUT Is Simply…

…Honestly…

…BREATHTAKING.

.Period.

The Visuals Are So Amazingly Clear.

The Sound Quality Is Second To None.

You Sincerely FEEL Like You’re A Member Of The Crew.

The Blu-ray Transfer Is So Crisp.

You See Everything…

…From The Trickles Of Water Seeping In…

…To The Bolts In Walls.

You See Everything…

…And That’s Just The Power Of The Blu-ray.

The Film Itself Is The Very BEST Of Its Type.

You’ve Seen Other Submarine Flicks.

THE ENEMY BELOW

(1957)

…Or…

THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER

(1990)

…Or…

CRIMSON TIDE

(1995)

…Etc Etc…

…All Of Which Are Truly Wonderful Flicks And Personal Favorites, Yes Yes…

…But They’re NOT…

DAS BOOT

…Which I Believe To Be The Very BEST Submarine/Naval Flick In The History Of World Cinema.

.Period Period.

Saying That Usually Pisses Some Folks Off.

How Could I Take That German Flick Over All The Others?!?

It’s Simple, My Peeps.

DAS BOOT

…Is The Most HONEST…

…The Most EXHILARATING…

…The Most FINELY-CRAFTED Film Of Its Genera.

I Know Some Peeps Simply CANNOT Stand To Read Their Flicks As They Attempt To Watch Them…

…But This Is No Issue With Me.

You Almost Know What They’re Saying Anyway, Without Having To Do The Reading.

Being Ex-Navy, Myself, I Was Totally On-Board With This One.

(Pun Totally Intended, By The Way.)

 You Can Tell Director WOLFGANG PETERSEN Did Everything He Could To Make This One As Real As Possible.

He Wanted To Make You Feel Like You Really Were On-Board A German U-Boat During The Height Of WORLD WAR II.

The Characters Are Honest And True…

…As Are The Actors Portraying Said Characters.

TRUST ME, My Peeps…

…If History…

…If War…

…If The Military…

…If The Navy…

…If Submarines…

…If Amazing Film-Making…

…If Brilliant Acting…

…If Realism…

…Are Any Or All Things You’re Interested In, Or What You Seek-Out In Your Flicks…

…Yeah…

…You’d Be Hard-Pressed To Find One Better Than…

DAS BOOT

.Period Period Period.

It’s A Flick I Sincerely LOVE…

…And The DIRECTOR’S CUT On The Blu-ray Is Wonderfully Wonderful.

It’s EPIC, To Say The Very Least…

…But EPIC Is The Proper Word To Use In This Instance.

Fo SHO Fo SHO, Kiddies!!!

:D

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The Five Flicks: My DENZEL WASHINGTON & TONY SCOTT Marathon

So, Yeah, My Peeps…

…This Weekend I’ve Been Having Myself A Little Movie-Marathon-Action.

I Decided To Make It All About Flicks That Both…

…Star…

DENZEL WASHINGTON

…And Are Directed By…

TONY SCOTT

:D

Needless To Say…

…It’s Been An AWESOME Little Marathon, Fo Flippin’ SHO, Kiddies!

:D

The FIVE FLICKS For This Little Marathon-Of-Awesomeness Are…

1995s

CRIMSON TIDE

2009s

THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3

2010s

UNSTOPPABLE

2006s

DÉJÀ VU

…And Of COURSE…

2004s

MAN ON FIRE

!!! !!!! !!!

Originally…

…This Wasn’t Going To Be A Movie Marathon At All.

I Was Simply Gonna Kick-It-Back And Watch…

CRIMSON TIDE

…As It’s One Of My Favorite Flicks Of ALL-TIME!

Being An Ex-Navy Man, It Really Gets My Blood Pumpin’ Pumpin’ PUMPIN’!!!

I Actually Remember Being Taken To See It In The Theater In 1995.

I Was Spending A Week With My Aunts…

…And They Gave Me The Choice Of Seeing Any Movie I Wanted.

Even Though This One Is Rated-R, They Still Agreed To It.

They Knew I Wanted To Be In The Navy…

…And They Seriously Saw No Harm In Taking Me To It.

The Three Of Us All Came Out Of The Theater Afterward With Our Eyes All Alight…

…Hearts Beating So Hard, So Fast, Sheesh.

It Was INCREDIBLE!!!

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Next…

…I Decided To Watch…

THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3

…Which Is Another Totally Fun Fun Flick, Fo SHO!

I’d Seen The Original 1970s Version…

…So I Sort Of Had An Idea Of Where This One Might Lead.

To My Surprise…

…I Actually LOVED This Version.

I Have A Sort Of Soft-Spot For…

JOHN TRAVOLTA

…When He Plays A BADDIE!

Sure Enough…

…He’s A Mighty Fine Baddie In This One, Totally TOTALLY!!!

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I Followed Those Awesome Flicks With…

UNSTOPPABLE

…Which, Honestly, Is The Weakest Flick Of The Bunch.

It’s Pretty Cool In Places…

…Though I Admit To Being A Touch Bored In A Few Other Places.

Nevertheless…

…It Fit In Perfectly With The Whole Spirit Of My Little Marathon…

…And It’s At Least Worthy Of A Mention Here.

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The Fourth Flick In My Mini-Marathon Was…

DÉJÀ VU

…Which Is A Flick That COULD BE Too Smart For Its Own Good.

It’s Much Better Than The Previous Flick…

…But A Little Confusing In Places.

Somehow, Though, I Think This Was Done On Purpose.

Anytime You Start Talking About An Action Flick That Delves Into The Realm Of Time-Alterations, Or Altering The Past…

…It Forces One To Stretch Their Imagination.

Being A Highly Imaginative Person…

…I Was Able To Make The Leap Without Too Much Of A Problem.

Some People…

…However…

…Won’t Make The Leap As Easily, And I Feel This Flick Would Seriously Become VERY Confusing To Them.

It’s Still A Helluva Fun Flick…

…And I Was More Than Happy To Give It Another Go’round, Fo SHO, My Peeps.

--->(Plot Summary Here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0453467/plotsummary)<---

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The Final Flick Of My Marathon Is A Total No-Brainer.

It’s My FAVORITE Flick Of The DENZEL & TONY Collabs…

MAN ON FIRE

…FO SHO, My Peeps!!!

CRIMSON TIDE

…Had Always Been My Favorite Until This One Came Out.

After Seeing It Just Once, I Was Totally And Forever HOOKED.

Period.

DENZEL

…Commands The Screen Here.

He IS The Flick.

I Can’t Imagine Anyone Else Playing His Part…

…Nor Would I Really Even Want To.

He’s Spot-On-PERFECTION.

If I Were The Man In-Charge Of Handing-Out The Oscars…

…I Would Have Told The Other Candidates To Simply Stay Home.

DENZEL Deserved Every Award In The World For This One.

Hands Down…

…And…

…FO SHO!!!

:D

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Needless To Say, My Peeps…

…This Weekend Had All The Makings Of Yet Another Boring Ass Weekend, Spent Mainly Alone, Without Anything To Hold My Interest Other Than My Blog, Or A Good Book.

That Is, Until I Decided To Have My Little Marathon.

DENZEL WASHINGTON And TONY SCOTT

…Joined Forces To Help Turn A Rather Disappointing Weekend Into Something FUN And EXCITING.

Plus…

…They Gave Me The Quickie Idea For This Little Blog Posting.

That Alone Makes It All Worth It.

Trust Me, My Peeps…

…It Really Was Worth It.

I Tend To Think Of Myself As A Rather Boring Person…

…Though I Suppose Some Folks May Disagree.

But…

…In All Honesty…

…It’s Hard To Be Boring When You’ve Got Such Amazingly Awesomely Wonderfully Wonderful Flicks To Kick-It-Back With.

So I’ll Give This Weekend A Passing Grade.

Wouldn’t You?!

SURE YOU WOULD!!!

;)

Please Enjoy The Rest Of Your Weekend, Kiddies.

I’m Doin’ My Best With What I’ve Got.

That’s A BIG Ole FO SHO!

:D