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Band of Brothers
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11 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on December 9, 2010
I cannot stress enough that this is a review of the quality of the bluray and not the film. The film is excellent, and you can see my review of the DVD to be satisfied with that fact. The bluray disks however are poorly produced and flawed. Perhaps by the time I write this, the problem has been fixed, as I ordered mine with the first batch produced. Half of the disks are poorly manufactured. The voices do not sink, the color bleeds out, and sometimes it just glitches. Some disks are brilliant and stunning, however, some are absolute garbage. IT IS NOT my bluray player. It works great on some disks, and other films.

An example of what happens.
On Disk 2, Carentan, the voices will often not match at all. The color becomes fuzzy, and at best looks like a VHS taped from HBO.
During Replacements, the same disk, the color goes to nearly black and white. The blue flowers however are so bright, they bleed into the other colors around them.

This happens on several different disks. This is just an example of poor manufacturing. I have tried to get replacement disks to no real avail.

Again, the movie is wonderful, Hollywood style historical, and dramatic. I love the film. But the quality of the bluray production is poor.
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on January 22, 2015
The playback on this STINKS!! It's very hard to watch and enjoy this great history and dramatic creation when the video has to reload every minute or two! We're on second episode and it's taking twice as long to watch each as it pauses to load. Very frustrating! Now we've finally finished second episode and we are stuck, unable to go to next, back or anywhere. There's a definite problem with this video.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 17, 2015
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The language was extremely distracting, especially because I know how inaccurate for the time period it is used in this series. the use of the f word didn't become commonly used until the late 1960's/1970s. Both of my grandparents were World War two vets and would be horrified by the language. One of my Grandpa's would curse s*** damn and hell when he was very upset. The other never swears. Especially Not the F word or the Lord's name in vain, it just wasn't in their generation's vocabulary. Too bad that is so disgustingly distorted in this series. Look into it if you're curious about it. I liked it other then that.
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on April 29, 2015
The story is good, but there is periodic audio problems, which I have experienced with other Amazon videos.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I have seen several standard DVD copies of this series and have been frustrated by the chronic digital pixel-ation interference, stuttering and stops due to the obvious poor quality of recording of the media. This occurred on pristine new discs fresh out of the box (No fingerprints, scratches or smudges whatsoever). It also occurred several times during a broadcast performance on a cable TV channel when I watched it. I find this war film to be one of the top 10 WWII films that I have seen, despite the bugs in the media and the fact that I haven't truly seen the entire film. It's ironic that the glitches happen in the same or nearly the same locations on both copies that I own. Due to the relatively high price of this series, I am reluctant to purchase a third copy for fear of the same problem. Given the one review of the Blu ray version that mentions similar image quality problems, I don't anticipate purchasing that either. Perhaps someone will release a decent copy on VHS, Laserdisc, or 16mm (Ha Ha.)
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 20, 2015
Sadly, Ambrose doesn't do well as a historian, and this series follows his lead all the way. It's a historical romance, not a historical drama. So many things missed or completely wrong. Sadly, I wouldn't recommend this at all.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 19, 2015
Subtitles not in English, Spanish and French, frustrating.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2015
I want to begin by saying that I bought this for a Christmas present for my husband. We are through the first disc and into the second. I would be happy to give it five, or even ten, stars if it were possible, for the series alone. It is outstanding. I'm not a "war" movie person but have watched a lot with my husband and this is one of the best we've seen. The reason I only gave it 2 stars is that it doesn't have English subtitles, only Spanish. I checked just a minute ago and found that the Blu-Ray version does have English subtitles so I don't understand why the plain DVD version does not have them. We are older people and I imagine a lot of the older generation would like to see this but it's hard to understand a lot of the dialog even if you don't have a hearing loss. I got a Blu-ray player for Christmas so I will buy that version but I hate that I wasted the money on the regular version. That being said, if you need English subtitles, don't buy this version. But the series itself it unbelievably good, so get the Blu-ray if you can!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 27, 2014
THERE ARE NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES!
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 26, 2014
Not likely to continue viewing rest of the series based the first episode.
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