Dramas, Action, War, World War II, Theatrical Release, Submarines
U-571 DVD Description
Faithful to the conventions of the World War II genre, Mostow's (BREAKDOWN) submarine thriller pays earnest homage to the pluck and determination of ordinary people forced to overcome extraordinary odds. The mostly young and inexperienced crew of the S-33 is deployed on a top secret, high-priority mission to intercept a disabled German u-boat (the titular U-571) and capture the ship's encryption system--the Enigma--in order to crack the Nazi's communication codes and hasten an allied victory in the North Atlantic. Racing against a German rescue effort, the S-33 stages a daring raid on the U-571. But after capturing the U-571, the Americans find themselves its prisoner as they must pilot the leaky, disabled vessel through hostile enemy waters. McConaughey (EDTV, DAZED AND CONFUSED) leads a strong cast (Keitel - HOLY SMOKE, Paxton - A SIMPLE PLAN) in this fast-paced, tense, submarine adventure.
Region 1 Keep Case Single Side - Dual Layer Collectors Edition Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35 Letterbox - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Dolby Surround - French DTS Surround 5.1 - English Additional Release Material: Production Interviews: Cast & Crew Documentary: Historical Piece on U-Boats and Enigma Audio Commentary: Jonathan Mostow - Director Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer Featurette: SPOTLIGHT ON LOCATION: THE MAKING OF U-571 Text/Photo Galleries: Biographies: Cast & Crew DVD-ROM Features: