The DVD of Jonathon Mostow's underwater WWII thriller U-571 supports the film with an impressive range of extra features, including a widescreen, anamorphic transfer, Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS Audio, and a commentary track with Mostow. Featurettes on the making of the film and the creation and construction of the U-571 submarine add more behind-the-scenes insight, but the disc's historical materials are richer and more rewarding. An exploration of the Enigma, the Axis powers' encryption device; archival U.S. naval film of the capture of U-505; anecdotes from a WWII submariner; and a featurette on the British capture of the U-110 (the story of which inspired U-571) are possibly more gripping -- as well as more historically accurate -- than the film itself. At any rate, the DVD gives equal attention to U-571 and the events on which it was based, making the disc worthwhile to action fans and historical buffs alike.
Spotlight on the making of "U-571"
Feature commentary with director Jonathan Mostow
Creating and constructing the U-571
"Inside the Enigma"
Britain captures the U-110
"A Submariner's WWII Experience"
U.S. Naval archives: Capturing the U-505
Both Dolby Digital and DTS audio tracks
Matthew McConaugheyLt. Andrew Tyler
Bill PaxtonLt. Commander Mike Dahlgren
Harvey KeitelChief Klough
Jon Bon JoviLt. Pete Emmett
Jake WeberLt. Hirsch
David KeithMarine Major Coonan
Terrence "T.C." CarsonEddie
Thomas KretschmannKapitanlieutenant Wassner
Matthew SettleEnsign Larson
Dino de LaurentiisProducer
Martha de LaurentiisProducer
Jonathan MostowScreen Story
Richard MarvinComposer (Music Score)
William Ladd SkinnerProduction Designer
Marco TrentiniArt Director
Maria Teresa BarbassoArt Director
Robert WoodruffSupervising Art Director
Hal LiebermanExecutive Producer
Alessandro SantucciSet Designer
Bob GouldSet Designer
Eric P. SundahlSet Designer
Gina B. CranhamSet Designer
Gregory Scott HooperSet Designer
April FerryCostume Designer
Robert GouldSet Decorator
Ivan SharrockSound/Sound Designer
Pat RomanoSpecial Effects
Allen HallSpecial Effects Supervisor
M. James ArnettSecond Unit Director
Pat RomanoStunts Coordinator
Peter DonenVisual Effects Supervisor
Rexford MetzSecond Unit Director
Rexford MetzSecond Unit Director Of Photography
Action and Adventure,Adventure,War
Combat Films,Sea Adventure,War Adventure
Year of Release
Digital Theater Systems (akin to 5.1), Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
I jumped at the chance to replace old standard def DVD with this Blu-Ray version. This is one of my favorite war movies to watch with my adult son. We were thrilled with the video and sound quality on my 3D surround sound system. The movie itself we consider pure joy! We are baffled why the movie does not get more pub as a war classic.
I have owned this movie for many years on a VHS tape. It was past time to replace it with a DVD. As usual, best buy made this a bargain for me by letting me earn reward certificates!
And I also have had free shipping for a long time. What a deal !!
Very good movie !!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Good WWII Movie
Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
Very good WWII movie with Matthew McCaughnhey. Don’t see many sub movies.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Love sub movies
Had this on dvd . The bluray is much better picture. If you like sub movies ,this one is for you.
I accidentally ran into this movie on YouTube for trailers. Watched half of it and decided to buy it. And let me tell you, it was an AMAZING action movie. So much suspense and action. I watched hunter killer the other day and it was my favorite sub movie but this movie is definitely up there for sure.
I have seen this years ago, and when this Blu-ray version of this movie came out, I never got around to buying one until it was on sale in the five dollar bin at Best Buy Sherman Oaks. It is a nice addition to my Blu-ray collection, which includes high end Criterion Collection, etc. It is a well acted movie but could be heavy at times to watch due to the subject matter.