submarine bolt popping triumph!"
do love to hear Germans scream!"
alonk vey to Tippervary, It'zz a longgk vey to gooe!"
was invited to a smelly vision version of this movie to celebrate
its 20th anniversary but I declined because I was sure it would
have smelled like a whole room filled with sweaty/farty socks."
zee hmm humm hmm hmmm ooooo, yumty tum, Tippevvary..."
the Oscars should have got an Oscar for this movie."
few more jokes might have helped."
Tippervary, hello Lezster Sqvare. It's a longk longk vey to Tippervary
und meine heart stol-ther."
they playing for laughs or what? A terrible comedic disappointment
from start to finish."
having early success in attacking British ships, they get hit and
get 'holed'. However they find the hole, block it using German ingenuity,
and float again. They manage to limp home into port but the Allied
airforce bomb everything, and sink the U Boat again.
botty numbing movie in which we get to witness German engineering
coming to the surface, sinking, coming to the surface quickly once
more, going below the surface quickly again, and then slowly limping
up again before going down in a cloud of bubbles, like a very bombed
really bad puppy, right at the end.
claustrophobic journey into Nazidom, the likes we have rarely seen
before. Has all of the unwashed dirty fingernails one would expect,
and, thankfully, we are saved from that horribly salty smelling
'muskiness' that such a man-soiled submarine under stress would
thankfully, those evilly ordinary Nazi's get their comeuppance,
if indeed that is the correct phraseology of the bubbly-sinking
at the end (godownance? Ho Hum!)
Some of the periscope scenes had one wondering if they had run out
of money in the special effects department, presumably choosing
to film that bit in a bath at home (but, thankfully, remembering
to remove all plastic ducks before the camera rolled, although keeping
in some of the bubbles). However, all-in-all this is a triumphantly
moody production fully deserving of its proud position in world
shown on British commercial television the fully uncut version ran
for 3 3/4 hours. Whilst this, of course, included advertisements,
this movie is only for those with the sternest of bottoms.
extremely long and claustrophobic movie. Very tense, although, obviously,
you never really want our heroes to succeed. You may feel like a
long soak in the tub afterwards, although make sure all the windows
are open to avoid flashback type incidents.
saw the German language version, apparently there is a dubbed English
version which we are told is quite good. We couldn't comment.