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Band Of Brothers - Box Set (6 Discs) £9.99 @ play.com +4% quidco

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A genuinely epic achievement, the 10-part World War II drama Band of Brothers is a television series that makes big-screen Hollywood war movies look small in comparison. Based on the book by historian… Read More
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7y, 11m agoFound 7 years, 11 months ago
A genuinely epic achievement, the 10-part World War II drama Band of Brothers is a television series that makes big-screen Hollywood war movies look small in comparison. Based on the book by historian Stephen Ambrose, the series follows the US 101st Airborne Division's "Easy" E-Company from initial training through D-Day and across Holland, Belgium, Germany and Austria until the end of the war. Coproduced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, the series take its initial inspiration from Saving Private Ryan and borrows that film's visceral visual approach to combat scenes using hand-held camerawork and de-saturated photography. But where Band of Brothers excels is in its scrupulous attention to the realities of military life (retired US Marine Captain Dale Dye, who also co-stars, is the man to credit).
After the high drama of the parachute drop on D-Day, Easy's greatest trial comes during the Battle of the Bulge, when they are besieged at Bastogne in the depths of winter. In one of the most harrowing and credible depictions of war ever committed to film we see the men enduring the repeated artillery attacks of the German forces and experience, if only vicariously, some of the sheer terror of the assault, while being humbled by the soldiers' courage and determination. Such feelings are enhanced by the series' masterstroke--bookend interviews with the surviving members of Easy Company, who talk with barely suppressed emotion of the experiences we see recreated. The endorsement of these veterans elevates Band of Brothers beyond any mere "war film"--its extraordinary achievement is that it shows the horror and savagery of war without gloss or jingoism, and yet celebrates the fraternal bonds and dogged heroism of the men who fought.

On the DVD: Band of Brothers arrives handsomely packaged in a six-disc box set with two episodes on each of the first five discs. Sound (Dolby 5.1) and picture (1.78:1 widescreen) only enhance the series' epic credentials. Disc 6 contains all the extras, the meatiest of which is the marvellous 80-minute documentary "We Stand Alone Together" about the real men of Easy Company. There's also a first-rate, genuinely interesting 30-minute "making of" feature about actor boot camp, visual effects and blowing up fake trees among many other things. This is complemented by actor Ron Livingston's revealing Video Diaries of boot camp. Additionally there's a "Who's Who" section and footage of the HBO premiere at Utah Beach, plus a TV spot for car company Jeep.

DVD Description
"We Stand Alone Together: The Men of Easy Company" (80-minute documentary)
"Behind the Scenes: The Making of Band of Brothers" (Ron Livingston's Video Diaries)
Who's Who: The Men of Easy Company
Premiere at Normandy
Jeep Spot
Experiencing the War (DVD-ROM feature)
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#2
Hot great film..!
#3
This is a remarkable series of films. Absolutely gripping and I would recommend it to all, particularly at this price.

HOT
#4
I bought it for £9.99 at Play.com a few weeks ago. This Series is superb but be warned that the violence is gritty and seems very real. At times you can't help but feel shocked and really affected. One not to watch with your girlfriend eating pop corn and the rest :whistling:
#5
surboy
I bought it for £9.99 at Play.com a few weeks ago. This Series is superb but be warned that the violence is gritty and seems very real. At times you can't help but feel shocked and really affected. One not to watch with your girlfriend eating pop corn and the rest :whistling:


haha sounds like you have tried it...im tempted by this ive got to say HOT
#6
Any good is it i never heard of it
whats it like?
Anything like Generation Kill?
#7
Bargain! Purchased and i cannot wait for my World War 2 weekend!
#8
JBAUERBEATSJBOND
Any good is it i never heard of it
whats it like?
Anything like Generation Kill?


It's 1000x better ;)
#9
Awesome series and a bargain at £9.99!
#10
Bhav007
It's 1000x better ;)


serious coz Generation Kill was ace hoooo-rah!!!!
#11
This deal is going to get hot, great find.
#12
Great series, saw it on telly. Very moving at times. Great spot.
#13
I paid over £50 for this a good few years ago and it was money well spent...it is FANTASTIC. At £10 it is an absolute steal! Very HOT deal.
#14
Wish the Bluray boxset could be found at these prices. Missed it at the dear departed Woolies for £12 last Xmas.
#15
JBAUERBEATSJBOND
Any good is it i never heard of it
whats it like?
Anything like Generation Kill?


Yes, they both feature soldiers
#16
JBAUERBEATSJBOND
Any good is it i never heard of it
whats it like?
Anything like Generation Kill?


This is quite possibly the most visually stunning, historically accurate and gripping WW2 production ever made. A friend lent me this boxset and I ended up staying up till 5am watching the whole thing. Would have even watched the special features if i wasn't so knackered. 9.6/10 on imdb says all you really need to know if you're thinking about watching it but need some incentive. Brilliant!
#17
In all seriousness, this is amazing.

and I'm not one for special features (life moves fast) but the doco with the real life 'characters' is well worth a watch
#18
JBAUERBEATSJBOND
Any good is it i never heard of it
whats it like?
Anything like Generation Kill?


Awsome series ............It's like Saving Private Ryan ..........:thumbsup:
1 Like #19
That's it I'm going to get it now it's £9.99 again. I've got an Asian box set bought several years ago which is fine apart from the inferior box it comes in with with predominantly Chinese characters and which opens up from back to front (if you get my meaning). It's not even designed to hold the 6 discs properly!

Going to sell that a car boot or similar and replace it with this massively superior R2 box set.

The drama is fabulous, hard and gritty, and it doesn't resort to schmaltz which unfortunately the second half of Private Ryan suffers from.

My late father went over on D+4 and I always had this slightly romanticised view of how things would have been, you know, 4 days after D-day so everything neat and in order .

Saving Private Ryan, and more especially BoB (both of which came out several years after his death) made me realise just how much carnage my dad would have witnessed. I have a Huge respect for him now but just wish I'd shown it when he was alive.

Mottmania
#20
Is the £9.99 version the same as the Tin Version they have for sale? They have it £9.99 from play and from £19.49 from PlayTrade. Although the PayTrade one says that its (Tin Edition) (HBO) just wondering what the differenc was? If it is the Tin Edition for £9.99 then i'll defiantely grab a copy until i can get a blu-ray version later on.
#21
This deal is a prime example of why 'Chief Repost Spotter + Pointer-Outer' [COLOR="Red"]whizzkid[/COLOR] winds me up so much.
This same deal was posted exactly one month ago and went to 1162°. It has now gone to 635° so obviously there are lots of people who didn't see it last time and are really happy that it's been posted again.
So perhaps whizzkid or one of his ilk could explain why reposts are so frowned upon?
#22
deek72
This deal is a prime example of why 'Chief Repost Spotter + Pointer-Outer' [COLOR="Red"]whizzkid[/COLOR] winds me up so much.
This same deal was posted exactly one month ago and went to 1162°. It has now gone to 635° so obviously there are lots of people who didn't see it last time and are really happy that it's been posted again.
So perhaps whizzkid or one of his ilk could explain why reposts are so frowned upon?


I don't see whizzkid saying anything in this thread :S
#23
Bhav007
I don't see whizzkid saying anything in this thread :S


I'm sure he'll be along soon one way or another.
#24
I dont reguard this as a repost if the price has gone up since and has now become lower - its a new deal.

I had one deal removed once - it was cheaper than the last deal but not cheap enough (less than a £1 difference) so the mods stated the Rules and expired mine and left the other more expensive one up :?
#25
janz70
I dont reguard this as a repost if the price has gone up since and has now become lower - its a new deal.

I had one deal removed once - it was cheaper than the last deal but not cheap enough (less than a £1 difference) so the mods stated the Rules and expired mine and left the other more expensive one up :?


Helpful aren't they?

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