Band of Brothers (2001)
|Based on the true-life bestseller 'band of brothers' tells the story of easy company, 506th regiment of 101st airborne division. Drawn from interviews with survivors as well as soldiers journals and letters this chronicles the experiences of these men who knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear.|
"extraordinary ... forceful ... stunning ... The New York Times
"... best-ever film depiction of war in the trenches, large screen or small... Los Angeles Times
"**** ... absolutely extraordinary... USA Today
"It is doubtful that any war movie on the large or small screen has captured the varied experiences of ordinary soldiers better... Barry Garron, The Hollywood Reporter
"A triumph on every conceivable level...a brilliant, engrossing, and captivating saga...the new benchmark that all war epics should be judged by. Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"A massively ambitious undertaking...an important record or depiction of courage. Dan Fienberg, Zap2It.com
"...an immense achievement, raising the bar for combat realism. John Carman, San Francisco Chronicle
"Terrific, wrenching WWII TV-movie telling. Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
Editor's NoteThis 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.
Cast & Crew
|Frank John Hughes|
|Richard Speight, Jr.|
|Stephen E. Ambrose - Based On The Book By|
|Stephen E. Ambrose, Gary Goetzman & Tony To - Co-Executive Producers|
|Billy Fox, Oral Norrie Ottey, Frances Parker & John Richards - Editors|
|Steven Spielberg & Tom Hanks - Executive Producers|
|Michael Kamen - Music By|
|Anthony Pratt - Production Designer|
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 fo|
|Meg Liberman, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special|
|David Frankel, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special|
|Tom Hanks, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Miniseries|
|, Winner, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special|
|, Winner, Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie|
|Campbell Askew, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special|
|Anthony Pratt, et. al., Nominee, Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special|
|, Nominee, Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie|
|, Nominee, Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special|
|, Nominee, Outstanding Main Title Design|
|, Nominee, Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Non-Prosthetic)|
|, Nominee, Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Prosthetic)|
|, Nominee, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special|
|, Nominee, Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie|
|, Nominee, Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special|
|, Nominee, Outstanding Stunt Coordination|
|Erik Bork, et. al., Nominee, Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special|
AFI TV Award (2002)
|, Winner, AFI Movie or Mini-Series of the Year|
|Colin Charles, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Single Camera Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie|
|Frances Parker, Winner, Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special|
|Remi Adefarasin, Nominee, Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Movie|
Golden Globe (2002)
|Ron Livingston, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television|
Customer Reviews of Band of Brothers
Outstanding...but why no English subtitles except7/9/2009
Truly outstanding. I don't know how they made everything look so realistic. After watching on TV twice, I had to own it. Disappointed after I got it to find they don't provide English subtitles/captioning. Unfortunate for those with hearing impairment or people who just want to catch all the details.
If you've never heard of this... What rock have you been hiding under?! It's like Saving Private Ryan with a story that you can't beat and real-life characters that you will be attached to. Buy it. You won't be sorry.
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A movie that should be watched by all ages...it shows us that freedom is not free, but at a price that all men and women of world war II paid for.
Excellent Mini Series5/29/2007
I purchased this DVD HBO mini series for my husband and he loves it. I would recommend purchasing it for anyone who loves war movies/mini series.
First time I saw it - WOW. Second time I saw it in reruns on HBO - WOW. I own it, and I watch it from time to time - WOW. The cinematography is grade A. You feel like you are in Europe and the mood is always right. The action sequences get your heart pumping. The look and feel of the scenes really seem authentic. The acting was great - you really felt for the soldiers. The characters had life and their delivery was superb. The plot was overwhelming at times. I shed a tear many a time with this series and I am not easy to get to.
The price of freedom.12/12/2005
Want to know how ordinary guys become heroes? Want to know what it takes to end tyranny? Want to know the price my father's generation paid for our freedom? This superbly written, acted and directed series + interviews with the actual members of E Co., 506th PIR shows you. Don't miss it!!!
Best WW II movie ever. Everything about it was great from beginning to end. If you're looking for a true to life movie of WW II this is it.
Band of Brothers isn't a lie.12/27/2004
Band of Brothers is full of action and suspense. It will leave you on the edge of your seat the whole time your watching it. I reccomend this movie to any history or World War 11 buff. It might be a little on the expensive side but it is worth all of the money. You will not want to stop watching this movie. It is excellent!!! Youwill love them.
The Best Mini-series ever!!!12/3/2003
Simply one of the best ever. All the scenes were realistic. It follows very closely to the book. The story is just amazing. The situation these men were put in. . . then to come out of it all. Incredible. All History students should watch this movie. This should be part of US History class. It is practically done as a documentary.
Band of Brothers Rates 5 Stars!6/21/2003
The Band of Brothers series accurately and intelligently captures all the emotions, sights and sounds of war. As much as any TV show can portray what it is like in battle. B of B, displays the horror and tragedy of war, the days and weeks of waiting and just plain being bored, the senselessness of so many casualties, and the valor and courage of the men and women who actually lived it. A riveting 10 hours+ of the highest quality cinema one will most likely ever see.
I love world war two history and this movie is an incredible incite into it. It puts a spin on war movies that no other movie or series has ever done. You really get to know the characters in the series and takes you deep into their experiences. The series was unbelievable, I cannot fathom people having to go through what was depicted in this film. This is one of my favorite movies of all time
The Band of Brothers DVD series is an outstanding cinema adventure. I pulls you in from the very first disk and doesn't let go until you've watched every special feature on the last disk. (all of which are really good) My only piece of advice is to make sure you have plenty of time set aside to watch the series. You aren't going to want to stop once you start. Of course, it will make you wonder why it didn't win EVERY Emmy award. Well worth the price, well worth your time, especially Part 6: Bastogne. I wish every history lesson was so enthralling and engaging.
See the whole picture of war11/13/2002
This movie goes from boot camp through the end of wwII. I listened to the audio book first and then decided to purchase the DVD set. Other wwII movies I've purchased are Enemy at the Gates, and Search for Private Ryan. I watched the whole 10 hour series in 2 days. Definitely would recommend!
Finally, it is done right.11/1/2002
How fitting. Ambrose's legecy could not be honored in a more fitting way. I have seen just about every movie about WWII made. Most are, in retrospect, terrible Hollywood trash. I was even let down by "Saving Private Ryan," with its backward-facing beach obstacles, and traditional Hollywood-style ending battle (SS soldiers didn't run in front of open windows with American machine guns sticking out, as if they were in a shooting gallery). After watching the series, "Band of Brothers," I knew I had finally seen WWII done right. I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about things World War Two, and could find nothing inaccurate in the series! For a WWII nerd, this is saying a lot. But, beyond the authenticity, I found the intense study of the American character in combat, which marked the career of Ambrose, sobering, human, intense, and entertaining. Throw the rest away, this one is it.
Best Miniseries EVER!10/20/2002
I am a 16 year old boy from Indiana, and I avidly watch WW II movies, such as Saving Private Ryan, Enemy at the Gates, and so on. When I saw the premier to Band of Brothers, I thought I was in love. It went into so much detail, and you could actually see what the men of the 502nd were going through. This brought a new light to my knowledge of WW II. Thanks HBO!
Words are not enough...9/21/2002
There are no words to express how good this series is other than excellent. It ranks as the best War, Action and Drama movie/show to date. The story is very well written and much detail was taken to show the truth of WWII and what men had to endure both mentally and physically so they could survive and preserve freedom (a mere afterthought for them, I'm sure). It is a good teaching tool for upcoming generations on sacrifice and the hell of war. Those who do fight on our behalf must be honored and respected and this series does that very well.
An Amazing Vision and A Compelling Story9/18/2002
Wow, what can be said about this amazing mini-series. Calling Band of Brothers a mini-series doesn't do this masterpiece justice. 10 very compelling chapters that give us insight into one of the most horrific wars in modern history. Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have shown us that hereos aren't Sports Legends or Movie Stars, they are the men and women who made up our armed forces during a time of unbelieveble obstacles and terror. This HBO mini-series is a MUST have for anyone who has a passion for history and love of gritty storytelling. To the men of Easy Company, I tip my hat in honor of those who sacrificed their lives to keep this great country free.
Amazed at the visuals8/29/2002
I remember watching the premiere on September 9th, 2001 and was amazed at the visuals that this mini-series and HBO were providing. Then 2 days later, we were faced with our own tragic event and ensuing war. That made watching the mini-series even more intense.... more real... The acting is well done. The cinematography is a must see. Words can barely express what a treasure this collection would be in anyone's DVD library.
The Best WWII Movie ever8/14/2002
I am a World War II buff. I own practically every World War II movie made and this series is the best I have ever seen. I have been waiting for HBO to release this movie on to DVD. This series really takes you deep into the minds of the soldiers who fought in WWII and what they endured. I only wish there were more films of this caliber. It is worth every penny.
A must have8/14/2002
Band of Brothers should be a necessary addition to anyone's DVD library. This series was unbelievably good. My Dad doesn't have HBO, so I can't wait to get this for him.
" The Real Parachute Infantry"8/11/2002
This WW II series is the best I've seen so far and as true as possible to the book written by Stephen Ambrose, I've also read the book "Parachute Infantry" from one of the characters from the series David Kenyon Webster.The series really goes into depth .I recommend this series to any person that wants to know about what the "506" parachute infantry division encountered in Europe.