Band of Brothers

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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 ...
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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.
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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
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Editorial Reviews

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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/2002
  • UPC: 026359920523
  • Rating:

  • Source: Hbo Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.78:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / DTS
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 11:45:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 4,107

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ron Livingston Capt. Lewis Nixon
Frank John Hughes
Damian Lewis
David Schwimmer
Donnie Wahlberg
Technical Credits
Tom Hanks Producer
Steven Spielberg Producer
Stephen Ambrose Source Author
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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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Menu

Disc #1 -- Band of Brothers
   Part 1 - Currahee
      Summary
      Field Guide
      Scene Selection
      Language Selection
         English DTS
         English Dolby 5.1
         English Dolby Surround
         Spanish Stereo
         French Stereo
         Subtitles - Spanish
         Subtitles - None
      Play Part 1
   Part 2 - Day of Days
      Summary
      Field Guide
      Scene Selection
      Language Selection
         English DTS
         English Dolby 5.1
         English Dolby Surround
         Spanish Stereo
         French Stereo
         Subtitles - Spanish
         Subtitles - None
      Play Part 2
Disc #2 -- Band of Brothers
   Part 3 - Carentan
      Summary
      Field Guide
      Scene Selection
      Language Selection
         English DTS
         English Dolby 5.1
         English Dolby Surround
         Spanish Stereo
         French Stereo
         Subtitles - Spanish
         Subtitles - None
      Play Part 1
   Part 4 - Replacements
      Summary
      Field Guide
      Scene Selection
      Language Selection
         English DTS
         English Dolby 5.1
         English Dolby Surround
         Spanish Stereo
         French Stereo
         Subtitles - Spanish
         Subtitles - None
      Play Part 2
Disc #3 -- Band of Brothers
   Part 5 - Crossroads
      Summary
      Field Guide
      Scene Selection
      Language Selection
         English DTS
         English Dolby 5.1
         English Dolby Surround
         Spanish Stereo
         French Stereo
         Subtitles - Spanish
         Subtitles - None
      Play Part 1
   Part 6 - Bastgone
      Summary
      Field Guide
      Scene Selection
      Language Selection
         English DTS
         English Dolby 5.1
         English Dolby Surround
         Spanish Stereo
         French Stereo
         Subtitles - Spanish
         Subtitles - None
      Play Part 2
Disc #4 -- Band of Brothers
   Part 7 - Breaking Point
      Summary
      Field Guide
      Scene Selection
      Language Selection
         English DTS
         English Dolby 5.1
         English Dolby Surround
         Spanish Stereo
         French Stereo
         Subtitles - Spanish
         Subtitles - None
      Play Part 1
   Part 8 - The Last Patrol
      Summary
      Field Guide
      Scene Selection
      Language Selection
         English DTS
         English Dolby 5.1
         English Dolby Surround
         Spanish Stereo
         French Stereo
         Subtitles - Spanish
         Subtitles - None
      Play Part 2
Disc #5 -- Band of Brothers
   Part 9 - Why We Fight
      Summary
      Field Guide
      Scene Selection
      Language Selection
         English DTS
         English Dolby 5.1
         English Dolby Surround
         Spanish Stereo
         French Stereo
         Subtitles - Spanish
         Subtitles - None
      Play Part 1
   Part 10 - Points
      Summary
      Field Guide
      Scene Selection
      Language Selection
         English DTS
         English Dolby 5.1
         English Dolby Surround
         Spanish Stereo
         French Stereo
         Subtitles - Spanish
         Subtitles - None
      Play Part 2
Disc #6 -- Band of Brothers
   We Sand Alone Together: The Men of Easy Company
      Summary
      Play Documentary
      Language Selection
         English DTS
         English Dolby 5.1
         English Dolby Surround
         Spanish Stereo
         French Stereo
         Subtitles - Spanish
         Subtitles - None
   Special Features
      Behind the Scenes: The Making of "Band of Brothers"
      Ron Livingston's Video Diaries
      Premiere in Normandy
      Who's Who: The Men of Easy Company
      Photo Gallery
      A Message From Jeep
      DVD-ROM
   Series Index
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Must See for Kids in Today's Generation

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Band of Brothers

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Must Watch

    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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I watched this Series Once a Month while deployed

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 3, 2013

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    Good

    This was really good. And has so many familiar faces.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

    Poor

    Poor

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    "A Brutal Unvarnished Portrait of Men in War"

    In the footsteps of "Saving Private Ryan", the latest from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks is quite possibly the most jarring realistic look at war ever filmed short of a actual documentary footage. War is neither glorified nor condemned, it is simply just is. The men who wage it are not built up as simplified heroes and villains. All of their actions, both heroic and savage, are revealed in the harsh light of impartiality. It is not to entertain us with explosions and gun play. It's aim is to shock us, horrify us, move us, and above all, tell us the story of "Easy" Company as honest and accurate as possible.

    "Band of Brothers" is without a doubt a triumph on every conceivable level. From acting to directing to cinematography to scripting, it is a awesome, engrossing, and captivating saga. This has too be the new benchmark that all war epics should be judged by.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Uncut and fabulous

    HBO's true tale of Band of Brothers reveals the lives of men, brought together by the ugliness of war. Friendships, failings, weaknesses, tears, and horrors aren't glorified. They're shown as is, to where I hated some characters for their weaknesses, hated others for their over done heroics and thirst for power and glory, and felt for the men that were just that, men that were human and performing the greatest glory of all, a service to their country. The cut-ins at the begining of each disc from the original men that this story revolves around and the pain and humor that still affects them after 60+ years, is touching and reveals a depth that will soon be lost to the younger generation.

    I'm a big fan of WWII movies and Band of Brothers is a cinematic beauty in both filming and history that bears watching again and again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My husband loved this!!!!

    He had seen some of the episodes and loved the show. I bought the set and he has watched them several times. It was money well spent.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Gives a true representation of the infantry's "last 100 yards".

    Perhaps the best representation of the horror of combat. Shows true relationships of the men with each other and their officers above them. Was the most realistic portrayal of men in war I have seen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great price, Great boxed set

    Great price for a great boxed set.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Loved it !!!!!!!!

    I bought the VHS when the movie first came out for my husband and he loved it.Then in November 2009,I was trying to figure out what to get him for Christmas,when I saw Band of Brothers on DVD.I knew it would be his best Christmas present,besides it's the only one he got.He said he thought I was nuts getting him something he already had.Then he watched it.He couldn't believe how much better it was.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    words that come to mind

    When i think of band of brothers i think..... wonderful, amazing, fabulous, gripping, intense, enthralling, fascinating, epic, riveting, spellbinding.... i think you get the picture. This mini-series is well worth your time. This is something that everyone just needs to see.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Band of Brothers

    Thoroughly enjoyed this series.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Phenomenal

    As someone who really knew nothing about the war I found it both informative and enlightening. Great storytelling, special effects, etc.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Band of Brothers DVD set

    This was a gift for my husband for Christmas and he LOVES it!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Amazing!!!!

    This series was one of the best mini-series I have ever seen! It really shows the struggles that Easy Company went through both with the enemy and with each other. It takes you from the drop on D-day all the way to The Eagle's Nest. I would recommend this series to WWII fanatics, historians, anyone in the military, and military buffs! Its also good for someone who needs to learn about it for school or something like that!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the best

    this was the best mini seris ever and the only show that could come close to matching it is lost but this was just....the best

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    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!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Greatest minisereies ever!

    Band of Brother is the true story of the men of Easy Company. They go from D-Day to Holland(Opration Market Garden) to Bastogne to the surrender of the Nazi's. The acting is tremendous! It is the most realistic WW11 story ever.

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