Michael Sauter
June 08, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Wolfgang Petersen Collection

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
591 minutes
genre
Drama

We gave it an A-

The new-to-video The Perfect Storm may be the splashy main attraction of this DVD gift pack, the Wolfgang Petersen Collection, but it’s Petersen’s other, far better high-seas adventure, the gripping WWII U-boat epic Das Boot (available here in its 3-hour-plus director’s cut), that gives the boxed set its ballast. Filling out the program: Petersen’s pair of smart, muscular presidential thrillers. Teaming with A-list tough guys Clint Eastwood (In the Line of Fire) and Harrison Ford (Air Force One), the German-born director gives a textbook demonstration of how to go Hollywood without losing your edge. A-

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