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Band of Brothers
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An Epic Tale of War
Band of Brothers is an award-winning 10-part HBO series. It follows Easy Company, the 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, through its mission in World War II’s European theater from D-Day to V-J Day. Based on interviews with survivors, along with soldiers' journals and letters, Band of Brothers shares the experiences of these legendary men as they displayed extraordinary bravery and faced unimaginable fear.
Most of the actors were chosen based on their resemblance to the soldiers they would be portraying.
To ensure authenticity, all the scripts were reviewed by real-life Easy Company soldiers.
The actors were put through an intense 10-day 'boot camp' to prepare for their roles and were required to stay in character the entire time.
The miniseries included 500 different speaking roles.
Historic Battles Brought to Life
- Based on the best seller by Stephen E. Ambrose
- Presented by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg
- Nearly 12 action-packed hours of absorbing military drama
- The complete series, plus tons of bonus material
- A beautiful six-DVD gift-box collection
Meet the Cast
Major Richard 'Dick' Winters (Damian Lewis)
The leader of Easy Company, Winters was a calm and collected leader who was greatly respected by his men. He eventually was put in command of the entire 2nd Battalion.
Captain Lewis Nixon (Ron Livingston)
Nixon was a hard-drinking soldier who liked a good time. But when the company needed him, he was always there. He never fired a shot during the war.
2nd Lieutenant C. Carwood Lipton (Donnie Wahlberg)
Lipton was a commissioned officer in Easy Company. His strength was in keeping morale high and pushing the men to reach their full potential.
Captain Herbert M. Sobel (David Schwimmer)
Strict, uncompromising and sometimes even vindictive, Captain Sobel was disliked by the entire company, but their mutual dislike is what united them in basic training.
Top Customer Reviews
Brought with loving care and fanatic attention to detail by producers Steven Spielberg & Tom Hanks and their carefully chosen band of producers, directors and actors, this is an unsentimental, near-documentary telling of the story of Easy Co. from training to D-Day, Hedge Row fighting, Operation Market Garden, Bastogne, into Germany, liberation of Death Camps, and the capture of Berchesgarden & Hitler's Eagle's Nest.
Throughout it all, the aim has been to tell it straight and get it right. They have done so in remarkable style. The truth HAS enough drama, and the various episodes reveal it. We get to know these men and care about them. We marvel at their endurance and the way they go about getting the job done, professionally, and with matter-of-fact, everyday courage. It is a true tribute to the Citizen Soldiers who won the war.
With 10 episodes and lots of extra goodies, presented within an exceptional package, there is just too much to review here.Read more ›
Part 1 - Currahee - Currahee is a wonderful beginning to this unprecedented HBO miniseries. Outside of the movie "Saving Private Ryan" there has never before been such a realistic series such as this one. Currahee poignantly highlights the training that was necessary for the newly designed Airborne Infantry. While some may think that Captain Sobel was a complete idiot, in all truth, his combat skills were obviously lacking however, as a trainer, he put Easy Company in a very good position as a well trained unit.
Part 2 - Day of Days - D-Day has arrived and Easy Company makes the jump that they've been preparing two years for. As history unfolds, the German flak has caused nearly every plane to miss their designated drop zone. 1LT Winters finds he's in Normandy, lost his weapon and his company. He finally arrives at the assembly area and is given the mission to take out a German artillery position. Day of Days is an excellent episode that doesn't miss out on 1LT Winters depth of emotions as he loses his first soldier in combat.
Part 3 - Carentan - Easy Company is ordered in to take the French village of Carentan. While encountering only minor resistance, they take light casualties. After successfully taking the town, they're ordered to move on to the next objective. En route, they encounter the German force sent to retake Carentan.Read more ›
First off, the set comes in a metal box with fold out style disk holders. Exactly like the standard dvd edtion a few years ago.
The Blu-Ray edition has 6 disks total. 2 episodes per disk on the first 5 with many, many extras on number 6.
The quality of the picture is perfect. These films were shot with tons of natural grain for that documentary style look. The lenses also give the look of a 40's camera used in the field. Although the film itself is washed out and very rough, it has awesome detail. You will notice so many things going on in the background. The size of the shots sometimes leave you in awe. The blacks are sometimes unstable, but that is the intent. The daytime scenes are beautiful in their full scope. The greatest thing about this series is the uncompromising attention to detail. From the uniforms to the weapons. The skintones are spot on and very nice looking with great detail. The majority of these episodes were shot outdoors. So, the landscapes look fantastic! From the coast of France, to the mountains of Austria, this has some amazing and beautiful scenery. While the picture may be " washed out ", it looks and feels just as you would expect from the point of view from a combat photographer. The battle scenes are simply unbelievable. It takes you to a new level realism.
The sound is second to none.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very well made movie, moves along at a good pace, my husband can't wait to finish the season!Published 7 hours ago by A. Osland
Amazing look into the life a soldiers pursuing the Nazi during WWII. Just further evidence that the men and women of that time period really are the greatest generation.Published 13 hours ago by Kyle Snipes
Wanted to see it for so many years. So happy I was finally able to watch it. Extremely well done from beginning to end.Published 17 hours ago by Anthony Santillana
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|Band Of Brothers Format for Hearing Impaired||
If you buy the US region of this then yes- it does have closed captioning. HBO is required to CC all of their (new) programming based on the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. I double-checked this on blockbuster and it notes that it does have CC.
You should note- that individual videos... Read More
Dec 10, 2007 by Lawa | See all 21 posts
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I'm a former Vietnam-era Marine. Don't worry about the language used because, for combat ground-pounders, it is considerably censored. This series is one of the best that I've ever watched, and as real as it gets "on-screen".
I'd venture to say that your children, no matter what their... Read More
Dec 10, 2007 by David Burrell | See all 37 posts
|RIP Major Winters||
He was quite a man and a hero to many. May he RIP.
Feb 26, 2011 by Swedey | See all 7 posts
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the UK blu-ray of BOB is region Free so, if you want to buy the cheeper UK version you won't have a issue playing it. It's got the exact same discs and extras on it. I own the UK import and have no issues playing it.
Jan 15, 2013 by B. Ackerman | See all 8 posts
|Before you ONE-STAR this for no English subtitles- Please Read||
Thank you, but I DO have the closed captions option on my TV turned on. Now what? I tried asking HBO directly but all they told me was to turn on the non-existing menu option for closed captioning.
Mar 12, 2009 by Arya | See all 7 posts
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