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)

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

310 of 324 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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129 of 135 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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222 of 234 people found the following review helpful By DooFi on 2 Oct 2009
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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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A customer TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 2 Dec 2008
Format: DVD
This is one of the top 10 war movie productions ever made.
Follow the lives of Easy company from the training grounds in USA , England , France , Holland and Germany.

Filmed with great realism ( second to saving private Ryan ) and with an outstanding direction each episode could have been a war movie on its own , so what you get in this boxset is 6 great war movies.

The extras and production notes are worth watching but the best part are the interviews to the living soldiers.

This guys deserve a lot of respect and I was very much impressed with the quality of picture and sound in this epic war collection.

More please
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful By SHANN on 18 Nov 2007
Format: DVD
This is an absolutely superb series. Delivered brilliantly, its very difficult to know where to start. The visuals are awesome, the writing is outstanding, acting is superb and the entire series is gripping. Set in WW2 following easy company through various scenarios/missions and settings. Its clear that massive effort has gone into this series producing a truly world class end product. There is a range of scenery, each shot brilliantly. There is not, in my opinion, an over reliance on CGI and it feels unbelievably real. This box set is a snip at 35 and would make anyone interested in this type of genre a very happy individual. I would imagine that most dads in particular would find this a welcome addition to the DVD rack. Buy it as it is money well spent.
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72 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Chris White on 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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