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Old 03-08-2009, 18:57   #76
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Great, great book. Probably the first modern spy thriller with a theme taken from the "cold war" between Germany and England before the First World War. And it's really about sailing, not just a story with peripheral sailing content.

If I could find the movie (with Michael York) I'd buy it in a second.

Try amazon.com or ebay....
it's ever been made (including dinosaur feces) Ebay's got "it";
since it's "media" try amazon 1st.
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Old 03-08-2009, 19:19   #77
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Well, not a sailing movie but the best submarine movie ever, Das Boot. See the original in German with subtitles.
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Old 03-08-2009, 19:23   #78
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Well, not a sailing movie but the best submarine movie ever, Das Boot. See the original in German with subtitles.
Hell to the yes! One of the best WAR movies of all time...
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Old 03-08-2009, 19:44   #79
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Try amazon.com or ebay....
it's ever been made (including dinosaur feces) Ebay's got "it";
since it's "media" try amazon 1st.
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Been there, done that.

it's only available on VHS or in PAL (European) format. There is no released DVD that will play on U.S. or Canadian DVD players.
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Another great nautical/war movie was "The Sand Pebble". As a marine engineer I recognized a lot of equipment and proceedures Steve McQueen used and performed.
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Just downloaded Deep Water, the 1968 first around the world solo race from UK. Very good and scary too.
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Hell to the yes! One of the best WAR movies of all time...
I'll vote for that in 1 of the top 10 all time war flicks, as water war flicks go, top 5, as B&W goes top 5, as Subs go...it holds the "Oscar".
Nothing (even Red October) holds a candle.

Can't even imagine what life had to be like then, there.
("Das Boot" translated ='s "THE Boat", emphasis on "THE" folks, as everyone working as a team & they might just LIVE until tomorrow along with THE Boat. Your world....400' below MSL).
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Old 04-08-2009, 12:28   #83
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Folks a preemptive APOLOGY Is DUE HERE.......

Fellow Board members,
I made a posting in this thread
that was interpreted to be encouraging either
Illegal/immoral/unethical conduct & before ever seeing any of the comments "quoting" it, all of them were deleted.

For the record, I would never advocate that anyone violate copyright law, or any other law for that matter. We have laws for a reason.
For any and all who misinterpreted that which was stated as recommending POTENTIALLY violating any law, local state or federal,
My Apologies.

I wasn't asked to post this apology (yet) by anyone,
only sought to "set the record straight".

If stupidity in this case was a crime, I have to plead guilty.

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Fellow Board members,
I made a posting in this thread
that was interpreted to be encouraging either
Illegal/immoral/unethical conduct & before ever seeing any of the comments "quoting" it, all of them were deleted.

For the record, I would never advocate that anyone violate copyright law, or any other law for that matter. We have laws for a reason.
For any and all who misinterpreted that which was stated as recommending POTENTIALLY violating any law, local state or federal,
My Apologies.

I wasn't asked to post this apology (yet) by anyone,
only sought to "set the record straight".

If stupidity in this case was a crime, I have to plead guilty.

-Mick
No worries,
we cant have "Pirate" copies floating around can we?
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Old 04-08-2009, 13:33   #85
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Kill Cruise/Der Skipper (1990)

Pretty bad, but quite good in a schlocky sort of way, not my favourite but good to see occasionally.

Plus Elizabeth Hurly gets her gear off (Whats not to like)

More info here with full plot (spoiler)
Kill Cruise - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Master and Commander - A terrific film, of course, but also incredibly accurate - they hired as a technical adviser the director of the naval establishment in Penetang, Ontario and the sounds of cannon fire, including strafing with chain, were all recorded using vintage cannons.

The Dove - not an Australian film, but rather a Gregory Peck production chronicling the voyage of Robin Lee Graham. Rather poorly acted (Joseph Bottoms), but nevertheless some incredible footage.

Captain Blood - what can I say, Errol Flynn at his swashbuckling best in a film with some break-through special effects during battle scenes.

The Sea Hawk - more of the same.

Twilight for the Gods - I can't locate this anywhere, but a decent film with Rock Hudson as the captain of an aging schooner who takes on a mysterious woman as a passenger for a perilous voyage.

Fire Down Below - OK, not a sailboat, but a vintage cruiser in the Caribbean. In this highly original story line, Robert Mitchum and Jack Lemon take on a mysterious female passenger (Rita Hayworth) for a perilous trip to an exotic destination.

Captains Courageous - If you can get past Freddy Bartholomew's overacting and Spencer Tracy's horrid attempt at a Portuguese accent, some really terrific footage of the last of the east-coast fishing schooners.

Dead Calm - mediocre sailing footage, but actually a good movie with a terrific performance by Billy Zane.

Wake of the Red Witch - John Wayne as the captain of the Barquentine Red Witch that is deliberately scuttled in an effort to steal the cargo from the ship's owners.

White Squall - decent footage and acting.

Coaster - a documentary of some poor soul who spends years and all his money builiding a 'coaster' by traditional means, only to abandon ship during her maiden voyage.

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"There is no released DVD that will play on U.S. or Canadian DVD players."

European DVD's will play on your computer (or at least they will on every computer I have ever owned)
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If you have a 'Region 0' DVD player you will be able to play DVD's from anywhere in the world (I believe that some are still marketed by Philips).

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European DVD machines are built to be able to play Pal , and to convert NTSC into Pal 60. Thus no problem other than the region code.

US machines - particularly the high end ones can only play NTSC.

Some of the cheaper machines in USA will actually convert from Pal to NTSC because it is the same machine that is used in Europe.

However, you still have the problem of region codes.

I make copies of my DVD's so that I can take the copy and use that anywhere, - if it gets scratched so what.

Some of my DVDs have been bought overseas because I have lived in different countries. A DVD player in a computer has an ability to swap regions a limited number of times before becoming hard wired to that region. Unless you have two DVD players and use one for each region code!
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For best Documentary film, my vote goes to "Around Cape Horn" by Capt. Irving Johnson. It can be found on the Mystic Seaport Museum web site. Filmed back in the day when ships were wooden and men were iron. A must see for old time black and white movie buffs.
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