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Band of Brothers (DVD)
An impressively rigorous, unsentimental, and harrowing look at combat during World War II, Band of Brothers follows a company of airborne infantry--Easy Company--from boot camp through the end of the war. The brutality of training takes the audience by increments to the even greater brutality of the war; Easy Company took part in some of the most difficult battles, including the D-day invasion of Normandy, the failed invasion of Holland, and the Battle of the Bulge, as well as the liberation of a concentration camp and the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest. But what makes these episodes work is not their historical sweep but their emphasis on riveting details (such as the rattle of a plane as the paratroopers wait to leap, or a flower in the buttonhole of a German soldier) and procedures (from military tactics to the workings of bureaucratic hierarchies). The scope of this miniseries (10 episodes, plus an actual documentary filled with interviews with surviving veterans) allows not only a thoroughness impossible in a two-hour movie, but also captures the wide range of responses to the stress and trauma of war--fear, cynicism, cruelty, compassion, and all-encompassing confusion. The result is a realism that makes both simplistic judgments and jingoistic enthusiasm impossible; the things these soldiers had to do are both terrible and understandable, and the psychological price they paid is made clear. The writing, directing, and acting are superb throughout. The cast is largely unknown, emphasizing the team of actors as a whole unit, much like the regiment; Damian Lewis and Ron Livingston play the central roles of two officers with grit and intelligence. Band of Brothers turns a vast historical event into a series of potent personal experiences; it's a deeply engrossing and affecting accomplishment. --Bret FetzerSee all Product Description
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An Epic Tale of War
Band of Brothers is an award-winning 10-part HBO series. It follows Easy Company, the 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, through its mission in World War II’s European theater from D-Day to V-J Day. Based on interviews with survivors, along with soldiers' journals and letters, Band of Brothers shares the experiences of these legendary men as they displayed extraordinary bravery and faced unimaginable fear.
Most of the actors were chosen based on their resemblance to the soldiers they would be portraying.
To ensure authenticity, all the scripts were reviewed by real-life Easy Company soldiers.
The actors were put through an intense 10-day 'boot camp' to prepare for their roles and were required to stay in character the entire time.
The miniseries included 500 different speaking roles.
Historic Battles Brought to Life
- Based on the best seller by Stephen E. Ambrose
- Presented by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg
- Nearly 12 action-packed hours of absorbing military drama
- The complete series, plus tons of bonus material
- A beautiful six-DVD gift-box collection
Meet the Cast
Major Richard 'Dick' Winters (Damian Lewis)
The leader of Easy Company, Winters was a calm and collected leader who was greatly respected by his men. He eventually was put in command of the entire 2nd Battalion.
Captain Lewis Nixon (Ron Livingston)
Nixon was a hard-drinking soldier who liked a good time. But when the company needed him, he was always there. He never fired a shot during the war.
2nd Lieutenant C. Carwood Lipton (Donnie Wahlberg)
Lipton was a commissioned officer in Easy Company. His strength was in keeping morale high and pushing the men to reach their full potential.
Captain Herbert M. Sobel (David Schwimmer)
Strict, uncompromising and sometimes even vindictive, Captain Sobel was disliked by the entire company, but their mutual dislike is what united them in basic training.
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I highly recommend this box set. I really liked the fact that we found out at the end exactly who the men were that were
The metal case the dvds came in is a nice touch. Feels sturdy and will keep your purchase safe for a long time to come.
Most recent customer reviews
This is a great series about some of the members of the 101st Airborne Division. I first watched it back when it aired live, and decided it was about time to get the DVDs'. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Robert Disney
An amazing series. You are pulled into the story right from the beginning when they are storming the beach. I have watched this many times.Published 7 days ago by Kooky Canuck
Very good price for one of the best TV miniseries ever made.Published 8 days ago by Jean-Philippe Bouchard
Excellent World War II drama series. Much like Saving Private Ryan. Very good acting and story telling. Highly recommended.Published 9 days ago by Paul Harrison
If you haven't seen this series, you're missing out. Spielberg and Hanks created a masterpiece.Published 18 days ago by Iain
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