Band of Brothers 1 Season 2001

Amazon Instant Video

Available in HD
Season 1
(1,100) IMDb 8.9/10

1. Currahee AGES_15_AND_OVER

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

Available to watch on supported devices.

By placing your order, you agree to our Terms of Use. Sold by Amazon Instant Video.
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

4.8 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

312 of 326 people found the following review helpful By "danbarrett563" on 26 Nov. 2002
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
'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.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kilrymont on 18 Mar. 2011
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I missed this at its original TV showing, so bought the blu ray version as soon as I got a BR player. Can't agree with some of the crit I've read about this with the transfer quality; looks to me to be close to perfect. Some shots are deliberately grainy for period effect - could be that's what's been mistaken for poor quality? Dunno.

The people portrayed in this seem to me to be very expertly depicted, although being a US funded show it hardly illustrates any British participation of any sort, being a typically US "how we won the war" fare; but as it's made by americans for a US audience that's hardly surprising. Not a criticism, just a comment.

Captain Sobel's characterisation by David Schwimmer is obviously designed to be one of a particularly nasty officer. This part is a huge departure from Schwimmer's best known role of Ross Gellar from "Friends" - he carries this off well.

Not all the parts shown are those of armed staff. One is devoted to the experiences of a medic and the different sort of hell he is subjected to.

The production is mostly of high quality, and you're inevitably drawn into the dire times these men live - and die - through.

It's an excellent buy if you enjoy good war drama. Whether it's worth the extra money for the bluray is a moot point. My BR player upscales decent DVD footage to a pretty high quality image, so may not buy exclusively ~BR movies from here on?

But the surround-sound multi-track recording seemed to me to be one of the very best I've sat through - it was like shrapnel fragments and bullets were repeatedly whizzing close past my head.

Recommended, very.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
134 of 140 people found the following review helpful By Koz on 23 April 2005
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
225 of 236 people found the following review helpful By DooFi on 2 Oct. 2009
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
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...
8 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews