(100% Not) Random Movie Mention: “DOWNFALL” (2004)

Previously, I Talked To Y’all About The Flick…

DAS BOOT

(http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2012/09/10/totally-not-random-blu-ray-movie-mention-das-boot-1981/)

…And How It’s One Of My All-Time Faves…

…And That It’s My Favorite Foreign Language Flick.

Period.

BUT…

…In Close Company Is…

DOWNFALL

…Starring…

BRUNO GANZ

…As…

“ADOLF HITLER”

…Showing Us The Final Days Of “The Third Reich” During World War II.

Honestly, My Peeps…

…This Flick Is A-MAZ-ING.

BRUNO GANZ

…Is Simply Mesmerizing.

He Takes On The Roll Few Folks Would Ever Want To Play…

…And He Plays It To Sick, Twisted Perfection.

Directed By…

OLIVER HIRSCHBIEGEL

…The Film Was Nominated For The ACADEMY AWARD For BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM.

It Really Is That Amazing Of A Flick, My Peeps.

It’s A 155-Minute Glimpse Into Berlin, Germany…

…And The Bunker Complex Of Hitler And His Closest Advisers, Associates, Etc Etc, During Those Final Days.

BRUNO GANZ

…Does Such A Bang-Up Job, We’re Able To See The Madness And The Horror That Was Hitler…

…And Just How Sick And Insane He Was.

I Don’t Know Many People Who Have Seen This Flick…

…But Those Who Have Were Very Much In Agreement That…

DOWNFALL

…Is A Flick Everyone Should Watch A Some Point.

It’s A History Lesson…

…And Everyone Should Take Note Of It.

I Actually Found The Flick Pretty Wild AND Disturbing.

In Fact, I Found Myself Uncomfortable In A Few Places.

It Really Is That Powerful Of A Flick.

It’s Not Something You Watch Over And Over Again, That’s Fo SHO.

Watch It.

Understand It.

Enjoy The Film-Makers Boldness In Telling The Story Of One Of The Darkest Chapters In Human History.

Then Decide If You Liked It Or Not.

I Shall Leave It At That, My Peeps…

…But I Sincerely Do Suggest You Check-It-Out If You Ever Get The Chance.

It’s Worth The Time Investment, Fo SHO.

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(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

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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!!!

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