Band of Brothers 1 Season 2001

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Season 1
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On June 4, 1944--just two days before the Allied invasion of Normandy--Lts. Richard Winters and Lewis Nixon reflect back on the events and training that led them to D-Day with the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment E (a.k.a. Easy Company).

Starring:
Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston
Runtime:
1 hour 13 minutes

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Military & War, Drama, Historical
Director Phil Alden Robinson
Starring Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston
Supporting actors Donnie Wahlberg, Kirk Acevedo, David Schwimmer
Season year 2001
Network HBO
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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122 of 125 people found the following review helpful By Koz on 23 April 2005
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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92 of 95 people found the following review helpful By L. Hicklin on 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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306 of 318 people found the following review helpful By "danbarrett563" on 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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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Eddie on 8 Mar 2007
Format: DVD
I've read many of your reviews and it is interesting to note that with the exception of a handful of four star ratings, they have all awarded this work with five stars. And rightly so. Band of Brothers came hot on the heels of Saving Private Ryan, a film which I applauded for its stunning realization of battle and it remains a seminal work despite its flaws. However, the film under review here far surpasses it: superbly researched, written, filmed and performed, BOB is simply outstanding and deserves full marks in every department. Well, almost - the computer created parachute drop doesn't quite convince but the emotional impact of this sequence overrides any doubts regarding it's visual realism.

I watched the first seven episodes back to back - the sheer length of the piece allows the viewer a level of involvement which I have never experienced in any film. It is an emotional rollercoaster; you live with these men, sharing their terror, comradeship and pain in a way which surely has never been achieved before, and it will stay with you for a long, long time.

War is not glamourous or exciting. It is messy, bloody and both physically and mentally painful. The accompanying documentary 'We Stand Alone Together' underlines this and gives the film an even greater credibilty.

I wondered how long the production team took to clear up all the mess when filming had ended but more importantly, how did all those involved, both military and civilian, clear up the real mess after the war was over? How did they ever get their lives back together?

BOB is a fitting testimony to all those who were involved in this conflict: we have them to thank for the way in which we live today. What they went through to achieve this is beyond comprehension but this work will at least take us closer to understanding.

Enough said. Everyone should see it. Everyone.
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