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Band of Brothers (6pc) (Ws Sub) [DVD] [2001] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Scott Grimes , Matthew Leitch , David Frankel , David Leland    DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (843 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Scott Grimes, Matthew Leitch, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Shane Taylor
  • Directors: David Frankel, David Leland, David Nutter, Mikael Salomon, Phil Alden Robinson
  • Format: Anamorphic, Box set, Closed-captioned, Colour, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Hbo Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Nov 2002
  • Run Time: 999 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (843 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006CXSS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 141,697 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A genuinely epic achievement, the 10-part World War II drama Band of Brothers is a television series that makes big-screen Hollywood war movies look small in comparison. Based on the book by historian Stephen Ambrose, the series follows the US 101st Airborne Division's "Easy" E-Company from initial training through D-Day and across Holland, Belgium, Germany and Austria until the end of the war. Coproduced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, the series take its initial inspiration from Saving Private Ryan and borrows that film's visceral visual approach to combat scenes using hand-held camerawork and de-saturated photography. But where Band of Brothers excels is in its scrupulous attention to the realities of military life (retired US Marine Captain Dale Dye, who also co-stars, is the man to credit).

After the high drama of the parachute drop on D-Day, Easy's greatest trial comes during the Battle of the Bulge, when they are besieged at Bastogne in the depths of winter. In one of the most harrowing and credible depictions of war ever committed to film we see the men enduring the repeated artillery attacks of the German forces and experience, if only vicariously, some of the sheer terror of the assault, while being humbled by the soldiers' courage and determination. Such feelings are enhanced by the series' masterstroke--bookend interviews with the surviving members of Easy Company, who talk with barely suppressed emotion of the experiences we see recreated. The endorsement of these veterans elevates Band of Brothers beyond any mere "war film"--its extraordinary achievement is that it shows the horror and savagery of war without gloss or jingoism, and yet celebrates the fraternal bonds and dogged heroism of the men who fought.

On the DVD: Band of Brothers arrives handsomely packaged in a six-disc box set with two episodes on each of the first five discs. Sound (Dolby 5.1) and picture (1.78:1 widescreen) only enhance the series' epic credentials. Disc 6 contains all the extras, the meatiest of which is the marvellous 80-minute documentary "We Stand Alone Together" about the real men of Easy Company. There's also a first-rate, genuinely interesting 30-minute "making of" feature about actor boot camp, visual effects and blowing up fake trees among many other things. This is complemented by actor Ron Livingston's revealing Video Diaries of boot camp. Additionally there's a "Who's Who" section and footage of the HBO premiere at Utah Beach, plus a TV spot for car company Jeep. --Mark Walker

Synopsis

The 10 part mini series Band of Brothers follows the epic adventures ofEasy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army.Drawn from interviews with survivors and soldiers' journals and letters, it chronicles the experiences of these men who knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear.

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117 of 120 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-see 23 April 2005
By Koz
Format:DVD
I was forced into watching this by a friend and only really agreed because i'm a Damian Lewis fan but i now have to admit that it was absolutely superb! I cannot criticise any aspect of this programme. I genuinely felt like I knew the characters and, as the end was approaching and casualties were amassing, I desperately wanted the 'brothers' to make it through. The scenery was so realistic that it could easily have been war-torn Europe in the 1940's.
As someone who doesn't generally like war films I can honestly say that this isn't typical of the genre as it is character based rather than just a stream of special effects laden scenes (although there are some amazing special effects). A particularly unique feature is that the surviving members of 'Easy Company' introduce each episode, as the entire story is based on real events. Spielburg even had the forethoughht to not inform the audience of the identity of the veterans until the end so that we wouldn't know who lived or died.
This programme reminds us of what normal men did for their countries and the world and I think 'B.o.B' shows us that we should never forget what those heroes endured for us all.
'Band of Brothers' is truly poignant and moving, a credit to the excellent cast and crew (and not forgetting the real men of 'Easy Company'), and I cannot recommend this highly enough.
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90 of 93 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best TV series ever... without a doubt 27 Sep 2003
Format:DVD
As a Brit, I watched the first episode of Band of Brothers just expecting another pro-American, Hollywood-made war series, but got something very different. An un-biased series following a troop of American para-troopers, this is quite a moving, yet eye-opening insight into what these normal men achieved in breaking down Nazi Germany. After buying the DVD (which I had wanted ever since seeing the series) and watching it over and over again, it becomes even clearer, the detail and effort put into the series by the superb Steven Spielberg, and Tom Hanks, who I am starting to admire as a director . You really start to feel for the men of Easy Company, and by the end of the series, Band of Brothers will mean much more than just a title...
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301 of 313 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TV doesn't get any better than this..... 26 Nov 2002
Format:DVD
'Band of Brothers' is the finest TV series I have ever seen. A bold statement maybe, but one that stands up to scrutiny in my opinion. Yes, 'The Sopranos' is a brilliant drama and '24' is a top-class thriller, but 'B.O.B' just has that epic feel, that you are watching something that might never be repeated or certainly bettered. The story of the men of Easy Company of the 101st Airborne is one that deserves telling; these heavily-trained young soldiers suffered on the front line of the majority of the crucial battles during the American involvement in World War 2. They forged an unusually tight bond with each other and were led by some of the finest soldiers of the war. It could also be justifiably said that they, as a company, sacrificed more than the usual.
The ten-part series consists of hour-long forays in to the viewpoint of different soldier's experiences, from a major to a medic. The action is superbly visceral and realistic, using the same shaky, hand-held camera techniques seen in 'Saving Private Ryan,' to which B.O.B is a close relative, sharing the Spielberg/Hanks connection as well as the subject matter. Action aside however, it is the depth of characterisation that sets this series apart. Granted, the running time allows for this, but it is beautifully done nonetheless. We gain a real insight into many of the men's characters, from the joker George Luz to the bitter Sobel, the cynic Nixon to the dignified Winters. Indeed, these two characters are so finely crafted it is easy to forget that these actors are not in fact the real men. British star Damian Lewis is outstanding as Major Richard Winters, the glue that holds 'Easy' together.
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59 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST 14 Nov 2008
By JB
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Perfectly written, cast and filmed there really is no television series that can rival Band of Brothers. The Blu Ray release only adds to the experience, the 1080p picture is perfection but perhaps more importantly the DTS-HD sound is simply stunning if run through a home cinema surround sound system, the battle scenes are awesome and the explosions will have ornaments falling off your wall. The sound also brings to life the superb score by Michael Kamen, there is not a finer movie or TV soundtrack around, a true masterpiece. Full credit to Hanks, Spielberg, the BBC and HBO for giving us this classic and absolute respect to the real men of Easy Company, totally inspiring.
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219 of 229 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Audio 2 Oct 2009
By DooFi
Format:Blu-ray
Audio:
- English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
- Spanish: Digital Stereo
- French: Digital Stereo

Subs:
- English
- French
- Spanish
- Portuguese
- English for the hearing impaired

I wish amazon would provide this information, but seeing as it's not even on the damn box...
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72 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best way to see it, but only just. 25 Nov 2008
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This is a welcome Blu-ray release but beware. To simulate the look of historical footage, the filmmakers added grain and colour bleach to the picture in post-production. Because of this, the improvement upon the DVD version is occasionally impressive but usually marginal. Nevertheless, the fact that it is better (along with a DTS-HD soundtrack) makes this the best possible way to experience this excellent series.

There are a couple of new features for Blu-ray: picture-in-picture commentaries by Easy Company veterans and a handy timeline viewing mode, which tracks the narrative chronologically and allows you to access more information on characters and events at relevant moments.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny!
My son had the DVD pack; which dad had a watch of more than once. I am sure I will be watching this more as well.
Published 25 days ago by G. Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars band of brothers dvd
I bought this dvd set as a gift. The feedback I have is that they thoroughly
enjoyed the films. The sound quality is exvcel;lent.
Published 1 month ago by Phil McGeough
5.0 out of 5 stars Like Saving Private Ryan but more so!
Instant classic. Loved it. Gritty, intelligent characterization, superb action scenes thoughtfully interspersed with reflective moments. If you like war films, this is a must have!
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5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best box sets ever
have watched this over and over. gets me every time and if you are interested in the 2nd world war then this is a must see. I purchased box set as gifts as a quality item to give.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great series
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