Band Of Brothers - Complete HBO Series commemorative gift set (6 Disc Box Set) - £9.98 @Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Unlike the Play's offer (£9.99), this is not a 24 hour promotion.... ;-)

+ 5% cashback using ipoints :-)

Review
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. --Mark Walker

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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#1
Good find but if you have quidco you get 40p back with play !!
Heat added anyway as it is not a "one day" only sale !!
#2
seymorebargains
Good find but if you have quidco you get 40p back with play !!
Heat added anyway as it is not a "one day" only sale !!


plus theres the option of a 5% discount with the play voucher at the moment
#3
Ok now I'm sick :oops: Got a copy of this DVD from Play when it was on special offer, decided I needed another copy so ordered one from Amazon at the weekend at £14.97 it isn't getting despatched until today and now I find its only £9.98. Not Playing !!!!! heat added anyway :thumbsup:
#4
Paid £12.99 for this last week from goddamn Play !

:x
banned#5
Joze;3485346
Ok now I'm sick :oops: Got a copy of this DVD from Play when it was on special offer, decided I needed another copy so ordered one from Amazon at the weekend at £14.97 it isn't getting despatched until today and now I find its only £9.98. Not Playing !!!!! heat added anyway :thumbsup:



Dont Amazon pay back if the price changes?
#6
ODB_69
Dont Amazon pay back if the price changes?


I don't think so ODB, their policy changed since Sept. Amazon can also change their prices daily, so if this deals suits you better then get it now:)
#7
not any more unfortunately
1 Like #8
They'll be paying us to watch it soon !!

Hot Hot Hot !
#9
Hah, I ordered this yesterday for £15 from Amazon. Luckily not dispatched yet, so cancelled and re-ordered.
#10
tallpete33
They'll be paying us to watch it soon !!

Hot Hot Hot !


Don't have to pay me to watch it. Great series and an absolute steal at under a tenner! :thumbsup:
#11
Ordered mine from Amazon, but it is still on Play.com for the offer price with free delivery!!
#12
doh - ordered mine from play today - could have saved 1p!!! :) Hot
#13
ravenheart
Hah, I ordered this yesterday for £15 from Amazon. Luckily not dispatched yet, so cancelled and re-ordered.


Lucky you :roll: Sent an email to Amazon but probably won't get any money back. It's the way it goes I suppose, you win some you lose some.
#14
Do play still use jiffy bags to send out DVD box sets? I prefer to use Amazon as they use better packaging which prevents the box set getting bashed up in transit.
#15
tallpete33
They'll be paying us to watch it soon !!

Hot Hot Hot !

Haha, definitely feel that way. Should have waited with the 12.99 Play deal. :-D
#16
Fantastic offer, made my week, thanks.
#17
Joze
Lucky you :roll: Sent an email to Amazon but probably won't get any money back. It's the way it goes I suppose, you win some you lose some.


I believe the distance selling regulations (or something like that) mean you can return anything ordered from the internet within 7 days of receipt. So if you can be bothered you could return it for a refund and re-order. If you explain this in an email to Amazon maybe they will save themselves the hassle and refund you the difference.

I may be completely wrong about this
#18
samsun
I believe the distance selling regulations (or something like that) mean you can return anything ordered from the internet within 7 days of receipt. So if you can be bothered you could return it for a refund and re-order. If you explain this in an email to Amazon maybe they will save themselves the hassle and refund you the difference.

I may be completely wrong about this


Did think about returning it and ordering another one but will have to pay the postage to return it. So at the end of the day you aren't going to save yourself that much.
#19
DMcG1873
Do play still use jiffy bags to send out DVD box sets? I prefer to use Amazon as they use better packaging which prevents the box set getting bashed up in transit.


Yes , mine was in a jiffy bag , how it got here unscathed I don't know .
#20
great price and great show .
#21
Joze
Did think about returning it and ordering another one but will have to pay the postage to return it. So at the end of the day you aren't going to save yourself that much.



I've sent items back to Amazon & never paid return postage yet , it just requires asking them to collect via your account .
#22
Joze
Did think about returning it and ordering another one but will have to pay the postage to return it. So at the end of the day you aren't going to save yourself that much.



It is annoying though that the price goes down & down & down after you order it .
#23
Voted hot. I just ordered the 9.99 deal from play but this is also an excellent deal.
#24
great series - superb price!
#25
Thanks. Even though i ordered from play with the 5% discount and possible quidco, i wouldn't have known it had come down to under a tenner.

:)
#26
:-D I love Amazon, I love the world, I love today. Ok a bit over the top but my faith in the human race has been restored.

Just received an email back from Amazon and even though they don't have to they have refunded me the difference between £14.97 and £9.98.

I'm back in the christmas mood :santa:
#27
ordered, heat added. used 5% student discount too :)
#28
What's the betting Play will now undercut Amazon by a further penny.
#29
A great stocking filler for Hubby I think - many thanks!
#30
I'll probably grab this tonight, but just wondering why its called "commemorative gift set"? I've purchased it before and never seen it called that! Any difference?
#31
nobetterboy
ordered, heat added. used 5% student discount too :)


do you need to get the NUS card for the student discount? If so does anyone know of any vouchers/discount codes for amazon?
#32
ravenheart
Hah, I ordered this yesterday for £15 from Amazon. Luckily not dispatched yet, so cancelled and re-ordered.


Me too :thumbsup:
#33
Excellent, just thought I'd look on Amazon for this and found it at £9.98, popped onto hotukdeals to see if anyone had listed it and here it is already.
Voted very hot at this price and ordered!

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