Which edition of DAS BOOT should I buy?

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Which edition of DAS BOOT should I buy?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
The Director's Cut 9 vote(s) 50.0%
The Superbit edition 1 vote(s) 5.6%
The Complete Miniseries 8 vote(s) 44.4%
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  1. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Jun 4, 1999
    star 7
  2. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Jun 4, 1999
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    The difference:

    The Director's Cut is, well, the director's cut. The preferred edition, basically, until now. It also apparently has a great commentary by Peterson.

    The Superbit Edition is the same movie as the Director's Cut, but being superbit, it doesn't have extras and instead presents the best possible audio and video.

    The complete version is the complete version, another more than an hour longer than the Director's Cut. I know, it's already a long movie, and most of the added material is more character development, but the reason this movie works so well is the long buildup of claustrophobic tension before the spurts of action, so for some apparently this cut is optimal. However, this one doesn't have Peterson's commentary.

    I'm pretty sure I won't get the Superbit - my system's not good enough that "optimal" bitrates really matter that much, and I doubt I'd see or hear much of a difference from the other cuts.

    So should I get the director's cut with commentary, or the complete version?
  3. Darth_Weirdo Jedi Master

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    Jul 2, 2002
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    Tough one. But I voted for the Complete version. Can't give you a good reason why, but still. Oh well. [face_whistling]
  4. Latorski Force Ghost

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    Dec 14, 2002
    star 4
    I'd buy the complete miniseries because I like to get as much actual "movie" as possible. I'd rent the other one with the director's commentary.
  5. TAAKIN_GRAND-MOFF Jedi Knight

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    Jan 18, 2004
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    I just finished watching Das Boot the directors cut and i really liked it. I havent seen the other two editions so i dont know which one to recomend.
  6. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 9, 1999
    star 10
    Get the complete miniseries.
  7. ISD_Devastator Force Ghost

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    Oct 11, 2002
    star 4
    Get them both! [face_laugh]
    I've got the Director's Cut already, and the Miniseries dvd is coming via mail in a couple of days.

    Still, I voted for the DC. Maybe the Series is for us freaks :)
  8. AdmiralZaarin Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 8, 2001
    star 5
    The miniseries is availible in English now? Meh, shows how much I know.
  9. Moff_D Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 3, 2002
    star 5
    Director's Cut. Its the version I have and it had everything Petersen really wants you to see.
  10. droideka27 Manager Emeritus

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    May 28, 2002
    star 7
    Are you going to actually do whatever this poll determins?
  11. Fingorfin Jedi Master

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    Nov 7, 2001
    star 4
    Get the complete series.
    Then let me know if it adds enough to the film to warrant buying.
  12. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Jun 4, 1999
    star 7
    Are you going to actually do whatever this poll determins?

    This poll is to help me determine what to do, yes. I own zero editions of DAS BOOT, and would like not to have to dish out for more than one.
  13. Tod Jedi Master

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    Apr 29, 1999
    star 4
    Director's Cut. Its the version I have and it had everything Petersen really wants you to see.

    My thought exactly.
  14. Rogue_Starbuck Jedi Master

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    Oct 29, 2000
    star 4
    Buy all of them. But buy duplicates of those as well. That way you can watch one set of the versions, but also have a backed up set of versions lest something untoward happens to the versions you watch. Ya know, like lending them to someone who lends them to someone who passes them onto a friend and before you know it boom! you've lost them. But not if you have backups. ;)

    ~R~
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