Band of Brothers

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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.

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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.

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" The Real Parachute Infantry"

by latigo@telocity.com on 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. Read More

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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. Read More

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Product Overview

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.

Specifications

Studio HBO
SKU 40172972
UPC 026359920523
UPC 14 00026359920523
Format DVD
Release Date 11/5/2002
Rating NR
Keywords
Cable Original
Mini-Series
Training
War
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.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "...If it doesn't put a lump in your throat, you need to have your throat checked..." 11/08/2002 p.89
Actors
Damian Lewis
Ron Livingston
Directors
Name Tom Hanks, et al.
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Colin Hanks - Actor
Dale Dye - Actor
Damian Lewis - Actor
David Schwimmer - Actor
Donnie Wahlberg - Actor
Douglas Spain - Actor
Eion Bailey - Actor
Frank John Hughes - Actor
James Madio - Actor
Kirk Acevedo - Actor
Matthew Settle - Actor
Michael Cudlitz - Actor
Neal McDonough - Actor
Richard Speight, Jr. - Actor
Rick Gomez - Actor
Ron Livingston - Actor
Scott Grimes - Actor
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
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2001
Catalog ID 99205
UPC 00026359920523
Number of Discs 6
Running Time 705 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Awards
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,Ron Livingston, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Emmy (2002) 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,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
AFI TV Award (2002) , Winner, AFI Movie or Mini-Series of the Year
Reviews
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.
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Reviewer Nicholas Sylvain
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource Reel.com
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.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Tor Thorsen
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD, Widescreen, French, Dubbed, Spanish, Dubbed & Subtitled, Gift Set, Box Set, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Grimes,Scott
Label HBO Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
TV Guide Magnificant, awe-inspiring and shatteringly emotional...
The New York Times extraordinary ... forceful ... stunning ...
Los Angeles Times ... best-ever film depiction of war in the trenches, large screen or small...
USA Today **** ... absolutely extraordinary...
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, eFilmCritic.com 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, Zap2It.com A massively ambitious undertaking...an important record or depiction of courage.
John Carman, San Francisco Chronicle ...an immense achievement, raising the bar for combat realism.
Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan Terrific, wrenching WWII TV-movie telling.

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