Band Of Brothers: Complete HBO Series (Commemorative 6-Disc Gift Set In Tin Box) [DVD] - £9.99 @ Amazon.co.uk - HotUKDeals
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HBO's epic WWII drama. Price matched now by Amazon for those who prefer them over Play (superior packaging IMHO).


DVD Description:
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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.

Review:
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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 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.
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#1
Nice find, just ordered the set while it's still in stock!!
Heat added..
#2
Same price at Play.,com
#3
doublekite
Same price at Play.,com

and posted earlier
#4
why do amazon never start sales first, they always price match, sheep, even though they are a better company than slow play
#5
keito star
why do amazon never start sales first, they always price match, sheep, even though they are a better company than slow play


Agree they seem to copy Play's price reductions.
#6
keito star
why do amazon never start sales first, they always price match, sheep, even though they are a better company than slow play



loop
keito star
why do amazon never start sales first, they always price match, sheep, even though they are a better company than slow play


Agree they seem to copy Play's price reductions.


They have a price match on everything, if you see it cheaper then you post a link on a form on the page of the item and when they change it and check it you will gwt it for that price.
#7
philmitchell
keito star
why do amazon never start sales first, they always price match, sheep, even though they are a better company than slow play



loop
keito star
why do amazon never start sales first, they always price match, sheep, even though they are a better company than slow play


Agree they seem to copy Play's price reductions.


They have a price match on everything, if you see it cheaper then you post a link on a form on the page of the item and when they change it and check it you will gwt it for that price.



Realy? Thats awsome, I allways to prefer to order from Amazon as there customer service and packaging is superb, also my orders always arive the next day.

How do I go about doing this please? Is it just play they price match or is it other retailers aswell.
I looked around but couldn't find where I post a link, could you be more specific please.

Thanks. Richard.

O yeah and thanks for posting this stonking deal op
#8
Never mind, I just found the link, thanks for the info philmitchell
#9
richard72
Never mind, I just found the link, thanks for the info philmitchell

I'm embarrassed to admit that I was looking for such a link the other day and couldn't find it. In fact, I still can't!

For future reference could someone point out exactly where said link is. Thanks. :)
#10
Ordered.

Hot.

Cheers DFTB.
#11
You must have this in your DVD collection.
I will admit you wont watch it all the time because its so powerful. You have to be in just the right mood.

Its about the real life Easy Company went through in the Second World War, which makes it sink in in a different way.
#12
etceteraz
richard72
Never mind, I just found the link, thanks for the info philmitchell


I'm embarrassed to admit that I was looking for such a link the other day and couldn't find it. In fact, I still can't!

For future reference could someone point out exactly where said link is. Thanks. :)


Its in the product details section, just under the sales rank part.
Its a highligted clickable blue link. (tell us about a lower price)

Its obvious onece you know where to look, It took me 15mins to find :-)
#13
Must be a browser thing (ancient Firefox), as I still cannot see the link.

Below is what I see in the product details section.

# ASIN: B003YCOIFO
# Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

* #2 in DVD > Television > Action
* #5 in DVD > Television > Drama
* #11 in DVD > Box Set

Would you like to update product info or give feedback on images?
#14
etceteraz
Must be a browser thing (ancient Firefox), as I still cannot see the link.

Below is what I see in the product details section.

# ASIN: B003YCOIFO
# Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

* #2 in DVD > Television > Action
* #5 in DVD > Television > Drama
* #11 in DVD > Box Set

Would you like to update product info or give feedback on images?


Thats strange, I see this.

"Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?"

Can't see that it would be your browser, but then I'm not realy that up on stuff like that.
All i know is that I have the latest version of firefox, so it might be worth a try.
#15
Best thing ever made in tv/film history.Much heat for this deal. :)

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