Band of Brothers (Blu-ray)

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My Brother requested this for christmas, and just loves the entire package.

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on 10/3/2011

Long time fan of this series. Blu ray quality rocks!

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The story of easy company of the us army 101st airborne division and their mission in WWII europe from operation overlord through v-j day.


Studio HBO
SKU 208809789
UPC 883929023936
UPC 14 00883929023936
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 11/4/2014
Rating NR
Sales Rank 329
Cable Original
World War II
Editors Note
Note This 10-part HBO television miniseries focuses on Easy Company, a group of American soldiers in World War II, tracking their experiences from the beginning of boot camp to the end of the war. Anchored by actors Damian Lewis and Ron Livingston, the series gives detailed attention to their experiences as a group, as well as the way that each of them develops individually. Based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose's book of real-life accounts, BAND OF BROTHERS was executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, who worked together on SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. Hanks also directed one episode, featuring his son, Colin Hanks.
Entertainment Weekly "...If it doesn't put a lump in your throat, you need to have your throat checked..." 11/08/2002 p.89
Damian Lewis
Ron Livingston
Cast & Crew
Shane Taylor - Star
Stephen Graham - Star
Tom Hanks - Star
Donnie Wahlberg - Star
Dale Dye - Star
Damian Lewis - Star
Marc Warren - Star
Matthew Settle - Star
David Schwimmer - Star
Andrew Scott - Star
Simon Fenton - Star
Colin Hanks - Star
Richard Speight Jr. - Star
David Blair - Star
Jason O'Mara - Star
Iain Robertson - Star
Jimmy Fallon - Star
Ron Livingston - Star
Peter Youngblood Hills - Star
Frank John Hughes - Star
Neal McDonough - Star
Scott Grimes - Star
Paul Williams - Star
Michael Fassbender - Star
Tom Hanks - Executive Producer
Michael Kamen - Composer
Erik Jendresen - Screenwriter
Bruce C. McKenna - Screenwriter
Stephen Ambrose - Source Writer
Steven Spielberg - Executive Producer
Graham Yost - Screenwriter
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2001
Catalog ID 1000039457
UPC 00883929023936
Number of Discs 6
Running Time 705 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Emmy (2002) Anthony Pratt, et. al., Nominee, Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special,Campbell Askew, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special,Colin Charles, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Single Camera Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie,David Frankel, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special,Erik Bork, et. al., Nominee, Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special,Frances Parker, Winner, Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special,Meg Liberman, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special,Remi Adefarasin, Nominee, Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Movie,Tom Hanks, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Miniseries
Golden Globe (2002) Band of Brothers, Winner, Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television,Damian Lewis, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television,Ron Livingston, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
ReviewSource DVD Verdict
Review Based on the book by acclaimed historian Stephen Ambrose, Band of Brothers is an intense, moving, astonishing, but above all, honest picture of ordinary men, transformed into elite men of valor, who did what needed to be done to defeat the great evil of their day...As befits the immense collective endeavor that is Band of Brothers, the acting is so natural and uniformly excellent...Few of these men are well known to the public, though you may recognize Ron Livingston (Office Space) and Neal McDonough (Star Trek: First Contact, Minority Report, Boomtown). Nevertheless, two men in particular are worthy of high praise. Donnie Wahlberg (The Sixth Sense, Boomtown) is so intense and focused as Carwood Lipton you can at least forgive his early years in the bubblegum boy-band New Kids on the Block. Likewise, even if you are an inveterate Friends hater, David Schwimmer's perfectly pitched turn as universally despised tyrant Lt. Sobel just may make you forget Friends (and his otherwise mediocre film career)...Exquisite drama and compelling history constructed with masterful writers, producers, and filmmakers, Band of Brothers is worthy of every word of praise it has received to date. Show it to friends and family and teach it in the schools--this is first-class all the way.
Reviewer Nicholas Sylvain
ReviewRating 10
Review If you came across a single episode of Band of Brothers while channel-surfing, it would be easy to dismiss it as a carbon copy of Saving Private Ryan. From its washed-out cinematography to its intrusively reverent score, the HBO miniseries emulates the 1998 World War II epic in almost every way. And little wonder, since Ryan director Steven Spielberg and star Tom Hanks executive-produced the project, with the latter even directing an episode...However, as a whole, Band of Brothers is a wholly different creature. While Ryan lauded martyrdom in the name of duty, Brothers' central message is about saving the khaki-clad keester of the soldier in the foxhole next door. It's a more humanistic theme, closer to Black Hawk Down in spirit, making the series accessible to those both for and against military intervention...Besides making for solid war drama, the soldiers' rapport with the audience also enhances the action sequences; explosions have a lot greater impact when they're blowing someone you care about to smithereens, and Brothers has more explosions than any other miniseries -- or film -- ever made. From D-Day assaults on German positions to a shattering artillery fusillade during the Battle of the Bulge, the series contains a staggering amount of ultra-violent, ultra-realistic combat.
Reviewer Tor Thorsen
ReviewRating 9
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Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Barry Garron, The Hollywood Reporter It is doubtful that any war movie on the large or small screen has captured the varied experiences of ordinary soldiers better...
Brian Mckay, A triumph on every conceivable level...a brilliant, engrossing, and captivating saga...the new benchmark that all war epics should be judged by.
Dan Fienberg, A massively ambitious important record or depiction of courage.
John Carman, San Francisco Chronicle immense achievement, raising the bar for combat realism.
Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan Terrific, wrenching WWII TV-movie telling.

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