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Band of Brothers
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Band of Brothers

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Cast: Ron Livingston, Frank John Hughes, Damian Lewis, David Schwimmer

 
Probably one of the most honored epics on recent television, HBO's mini-series Band of Brothers was produced by the powerhouse team of Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. It won the Golden Globe for Best Mini-series and is nominated for 19 Emmys. The 6-disc DVD set comes in an embossed metallic case. It has an extraordinary amount of information in addition to the

Overview

Probably one of the most honored epics on recent television, HBO's mini-series Band of Brothers was produced by the powerhouse team of Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. It won the Golden Globe for Best Mini-series and is nominated for 19 Emmys. The 6-disc DVD set comes in an embossed metallic case. It has an extraordinary amount of information in addition to the 10-part true-life story of the men of Easy Company in the 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. To start with, it contains the documentary "We Stand Alone Together: The Men of Easy Company," which interviews the real men of Easy Company as they tell their stories, inner-cut with film footage and rare and archival photos. Also included is a making-of feature on the mini-series, actor Ron Livingston's video diary that shows behind-the-scenes footage from the actor's perspective, and a featurette of the screening on the beaches of Normandy. There is also an optional enhanced viewing "Field Guide," which extensively references people, places and events connected to Easy Company and their campaign through Europe and WWII as a whole. Additionally included are character bios, web-links to the Band of Brothers living memorial, as well as other pertinent sites, a still photo gallery, episodic previews and scene selection menus. The DVD is released in widescreen only with a 16:9 aspect ratio from High Definition digital masters, the audio is DTS English and 5.1 Surround as well as English, French and Spanish Dolby Surround. Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning is also included. This is a must-own DVD set, especially for history buffs and collectors of World War II information.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
The enormity of HBO's Emmy-winning miniseries Band of Brothers was overshadowed in the weeks after September 11, 2001, when it completed its miniseries run. A little distance and a stunningly packaged five-DVD set help cast in new light this take on Stephen E. Ambrose's bestseller about Easy Company's incredible journey through World War II. The filmmaking is often visceral, yet the extended format allows the ensemble cast to grow, and the sacrifices of these heroic soldiers become palpable. The vivid drama doesn't let up in the extras here, as tales of struggle and redemption abound in "We Stand Alone Together: The Men of Easy Company" -- the best of the DVD's multiple documentaries. It's all heartrending stuff.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/05/2002
UPC:
0026359920523
Rating:
NR
Source:
Hbo Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
11:45:00
Sales rank:
5,741

Special Features

Closed Caption; 80-minute documentary"We Stand Alone Together: The Men of Easy Company"; 30-minute "Making of 'Band of Brothers'" featurette; Interactive "Field Guide" featuring timelines, maps, soldier profiles and other information to enhance the viewing experience; Web links and more

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Band of Brothers
1. Invasion Postponed [8:24]
2. Anything But Easy [15:18]
3. Paratrooper Cerfitication [9:49]
4. Off to England [9:00]
5. Trial by Court-Martial [9:39]
6. D-Day Preparations [20:56]
1. Airborne to Normandy [7:07]
2. Drop Zone [7:18]
3. Getting Bearings [5:26]
4. Company Assembly Area [8:57]
5. Disabling German Interference [14:25]
6. Hour of Rest [8:42]
Disc #2 -- Band of Brothers
1. Moving Out [8:24]
2. Securing Carentan [15:18]
3. Seeing is Believing [9:49]
4. Exposed on the Edge [9:00]
5. Outskirts Skirmish [9:39]
6. Service Ackowledgements [20:56]
1. The New Boys [7:07]
2. Dutch Liberation Objective [7:18]
3. Welcoming Celebration [5:26]
4. British-Assisted Attack [8:57]
5. One Lone Bull [14:25]
6. Rescue and Retreat [8:42]
Disc #3 -- Band of Brothers
1. Endorsement Demands [8:24]
2. Backed in a Ditch [15:18]
3. Going First [9:49]
4. Recognized Acts of Combat [9:00]
5. Dose of Civilization [9:39]
6. Supply-Deficient Defense [20:56]
1. Holding a Thin Line [7:07]
2. Foraging Medical Provisions [7:18]
3. First Aid Attentions [5:26]
4. Healing Hands [8:57]
5. State of Overwhelm [14:25]
6. Christmas Bombings [8:42]
Disc #4 -- Band of Brothers
1. Clearing the Woods [8:24]
2. Disappearing Lieutenant Act [15:18]
3. Fortifying Old Positions [9:49]
4. Foxhole Barrage [9:00]
5. Leading Morale [9:39]
6. Power Shift [20:56]
1. Met With Resistance [7:07]
2. The Chosen Few [7:18]
3. Switching Places [5:26]
4. Raid For POWs [8:57]
5. One More Casualty [14:25]
6. Scheduled Phantom Patrol [8:42]
Disc #5 -- Band of Brothers
1. Spoils of War [8:24]
2. Idle Outside of Berlin [15:18]
3. Passing by Alps Bound [9:49]
4. Area Sweep [9:00]
5. Death Camp Discovery [9:39]
6. Supervised Care Efforts [20:56]
1. Contemplaing Future Plans [7:07]
2. "Happy V-E Day" [7:18]
3. 85 Points to Home [5:26]
4. Company Strife [8:57]
5. Reassignments [14:25]
6. Rejoining the World [8:42]

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Band of Brothers 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 200 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have not watched "Band of Brothers" in the boxed DVD set, but I have seen it in its entirety on the History Channel. I honestly believe that kids who are growing up today should see this movie to understand what their grandfathers and great-grandfathers suffered through in WWII. It really doesn't matter where they fought or what branch of the service they served in. These men put aside their concerns and fears when their nation called them and did a gruesome and dirty job because it had to be done. Tens of thousands lost their lives and many more lost limbs and their sanity because of what they experienced. With the war in Iraq and Afghanistan raging on today, I believe that it is necessary to show young people that there are things worth dying for. Popular culture and the media constantly tell kids that nothing is worth the sacrifice their lives. Wars are dirty and we should stay out of them. The WWII generation knew that they had to take action to stop the craziness of Hitler and Tojo to and did not expect somebody else to fight that war for them. They knew the risks and went anyway.
58tbird More than 1 year ago
OMG! I couldn't tear myself away from this program. I know that Speilberg and Hanks received rave reviews for 'Saving Private Ryan' but this was sooo much better. I felt like I was a part of this, like I knew each character personally, and suffered their losses. Although this is a very violent and graphic depiction, it didn't detract from the story or the truth and history. What 'Tora, Tora, Tora' did for describing the entrance of the pacific theatre, Band of Brothers does tenfold for understanding the bravery of the men and women that lived through the European battles. I am amazed day in and day out that we have men and women willing to go into situations that are almost certain death. The courage of our military people should never be under estimated or taken for granted and this series represents the best of our nation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series got me through a year long deployment. I was on the convoy team in Iraq. My team and I would watch episodes when we spent the night at a base on a portable dvd player. It put in perspective everything we were going through. I watched the whole series 13 times in 12 months. It should be required viewing for all military. It gives me pride in my service and makes me strive to be the best soldier I can be! Awesome.
Uncle-Ben More than 1 year ago
This selection should be required showing in every high school in this country. Very informative & well chronicled. One of the all time great stories of WWII. Graphic war scenes are not for small children. I suggest reading the book on which this is based for additional info
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
This was really good. And has so many familiar faces.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
After I watched the first episode of this mini-series I was hooked. I didn't miss a week after that. I was hooked. This is a great thing that Tom & Steven brought to us. I even read the book due to this series. Stephen Ambrose did an equally great job writing the book as they did in adapting it. I strongly recommend BOTH.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC SERIES. The real live SOLDIERS WERE wonderful and My Family really enjoyed watching the whole series during the Holiday Season. You could not stop watching, you wanted more and to see just how these brave men survived.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This show is the best and most captivating display of movie making I have ever seen. Everything about the series is engaging. I was not bored for a minute the first time I saw it, nor have I been bored any of the subsequent times. I am 18 years old and usually not interested in history, but this show has completely captivated me. I got the DVD set for my graduation and have watched an episode or more almost every other day. The acting, directing, scripts...(you name it) are all wonderful. The series actually inspired me to read Stephen Ambrose's book upon which the series is based. I recommend that book to all. It was just as good as the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the best war film/series i have ever watched, great drama, action and characterization.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best movie I have ever seen. Buy it. You will not regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best movie that I have ever seen. It sticks right to the facts. Unlike the movie 'Pearl Harbor', there is not any love story in the background. The best thing about this movie is that the names of the people in it are the actual people that fought in the war. It helps people understand what men had to face in Germany during WWII.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I gave this DVD to my boyfriend he is a Social Sciences major and he loved it. I was not too big on war movies or programs and I will admit it was pretty interesting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a remarkable story. In the beginning I thought it was going to be slow, but once they got to the beach, there wasnt a time that my heart beat slow. It was action packed. I think it would have been best viewed on the big screen, and its a shame it wasnt because it would have won some major awards. For me, a guy that dosent like showing emotion, was lucky because I viewed it alone (on a big screen hi def TV with surround sound in a darkened room) and twords the last chapters there were some feelings. I hated to see the tragic losses, and how bad people can hurt in the middle of nowhere. I Hate nazis now more than ever. It was so nice to see them get theirs, and I wish they got to Hitler before he chickened out. This movie was NOT LONG ENOUGH and it WAS a miniseries.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series shows the unparalleled bravery of the men of Easy Company. I saw this when it was on HBO and was blown away. There is no other war film of this caliber.Period. This should be mandatory veiwingfor history class in schools!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this set! Coundn't stop wathching. Having the origal soldiers commentary really helped bring home how real this was for them. I am even more thankful to all WW2 vets for their contributions after watching a first hand recounting of their sacrifices.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tom Brokow titled his best seller ''The Greatest Generation''. Band of Brothers depicts why this generation did indeed preserve our way of life. This is a tribute to the most effective weapon in the U.S. Arsenal - the American Infantry.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film truly embodies the spirit of the 101st Airborne from WWII to the present day. The cast and crew did an exquisite job portraying the comradiery of the soldiers throughout the horrors of war. I could not help but be awed by the breadth and scope of this film and its real life heros. I would recommend it to everyone who has an interest in humanity.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have seen ''A Bridge To Far'' and/or ''Saving Private Ryan'', then you have to watch ''Band Of Brothers''. It is the best mini-series and war type movie available. You feel as though you are part of the action and become one with the soldiers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have seen hundreds of war movies and this mini-series is the best. The most compelling part is that it is all true. This is not a fictional movie but an historically accurate account of one company. I recommend this to any war movie buffs or WWI historians.