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Has anyone watched the remake on Sky tv, I thought is was far better than the original series. 

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It must be good in that case. I read there was too much sex in the remake? Looking forward to it on freeview. 

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10 minutes ago, Scully said:

I thought it was a sequel rather than a remake? 

I thought they died in the original but it's been a while. 

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20 minutes ago, Scully said:

I thought it was a sequel rather than a remake? 

It may be, as oowee says it was a while ago 

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Its a German programme about German people  killing unarmed British merchant Navy sailors. Where is the entertainment in that?  The U boats sank unarmed merchant ships lets not forget that.

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Used to watch the original series when we farmed in France - Visited the Bordeaux and La Rochelle U Boat pens soon after which the French almost deny are sitting in the middle of their city (they cannot hide them as they are truly massive) There was a small side entrance at Bordeaux as if the French were ashamed of what the Germans left behind (I wonder why?) Inside there was no information about the pens or the slave labour that built them only a very bizarre photographic exhibition that had nothing at all to do with "the war". 

The original series  was brilliant with Jurgen Prochnow (Captain) Erwin Leder (Chief mechanic) etc etc - Alas we do not have Skye out of principal so maybe there will be a boxed set?

Just now, Vince Green said:

Its a German programme about German people  killing unarmed British merchant Navy sailors. Where is the entertainment in that?  The U boats sank unarmed merchant ships lets not forget that.

Incorrect Sir, many, in fact most merchant ships were armed. Many were disguised as merchant ships to entice the submarines. Whatever and whoever it was a bloody awful place to be - either above or below the surface. Have a look at the PQ 17 convoy - carnage!

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I still prefer the original, but it is very well made and thought provoking.

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7 hours ago, Vince Green said:

Its a German programme about German people  killing unarmed British merchant Navy sailors. Where is the entertainment in that?  The U boats sank unarmed merchant ships lets not forget that.

The Dam Busters etc. Etc.

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7 hours ago, Vince Green said:

Its a German programme about German people  killing unarmed British merchant Navy sailors. Where is the entertainment in that?  The U boats sank unarmed merchant ships lets not forget that.

I have huge respect for all our armed force's but any war will have innocent people killed. Its a shame as an educationed race human being's just want to kill each other mainly for plain stupid idea's. 

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12 minutes ago, fister said:

Good enough for you profile picture😉

Exactly.  I've got to keep it real.

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I watched the original with my Dad and will always stay with me.

I watched the remake recently while in hospital and the very first scene nearly gave me nightmares with the sub flooding after the depth charge attack.

I did find myself having to forward through some bits but generally not bad, I think I prefer the original for sheer atmosphere.

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Das Boot was a film not a series. 

And the new series on sky is a follow on from the filmmakers not a remake .... and it’s ****.

Edited by deeksofdoom

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16 hours ago, manthing said:

Started watching but gave up, hate subtitles. 

So you are signing up for German lessons, then.

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On ‎17‎/‎02‎/‎2019 at 01:51, deeksofdoom said:

Das Boot was a film not a series. 

It was initially a multi-part TV series.

The series was edited down to make a film afterwards

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13 hours ago, amateur said:

So you are signing up for German lessons, then.

Wife's fam are gremin on the mother's side.

So no, not never. 😁

No way I'm doing owt the monster in law would like... 😳

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I have watched all episodes of the new Das boot on sky and really enjoying it, subtitles and all.

it has two story lines- one on the u-boat and one on land with the French resistance and both kept me hooked.

The program portrays the German sailors and German soldiers as a bunch of murderous thugs who have no regard for the French civilians men or women.

I know that recent generations of Germans are appalled and ashamed of their history and perhaps this new Das boot is letting everyone know how they feel about the war.

just my opinion.

Hitman.

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Downloaded it not expecting much tbh. However, ended up binge watching it!

Very good and really thought the French resistance side was good as the sea action

Roll on the next season!

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All the participents in WWII are dead or almost dead but strangely only the modern German citizen is being pilloried for being nazi.

And of course we won the war alone etc brexit bla bla.

Please get over it and let"s all move on into that glowing independent post March future.

Martin

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On ‎12‎/‎02‎/‎2019 at 21:39, oowee said:

It must be good in that case. I read there was too much sex in the remake? Looking forward to it on freeview. 

I haven't seen it yet but lots of sex on a U-Boat is a little off putting>

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