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Band of Brothers (6 Disc Box Set) - £9.98 delivered @ amazon
Band of Brothers (6 Disc Box Set) - £9.98 delivered @ amazon

Band of Brothers (6 Disc Box Set) - £9.98 delivered @ amazon

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Seems like the latest to drop the price of this immense series is amazon, back down to £9.98 - a whole penny cheaper than the previous HMV and play.com prices (no longer available) - WOO!!

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)

13 Comments

excellent find, very hot, cheers

I have already got this, paid like £40 - £50 when it was first realised..........But i would recomend this to EVERYONE as i really enjoyed this series!

Yes great deal! Hot!!

Ordered - cheers OP!

woooop!

Glad I managed to get this. Never saw the series on tele

I bought this from HMV for £9.99 about a few weeks back as I hadn't actually seen it despite all the brilliant reviews. Finished it the other night and and I would easily put it up there as one of the best things I've seen on TV. If you haven't seen it buy this!!

very nice price.

Thanks

Good find. Just ordered a copy. :thumbsup:

Put it off too many times... I'll be bagging one tomorow when I pick my wallet up from work!

Had a couple of pints now & can't remember my number!

Quite simply brilliant! Buy this now!

good price but i just really could not get into this, each episode was like a mini movie and it all just seemed to blur together, i couldn't tell what man was with what division and gave up. am finding similar problems with the wire, long episodes and cant get into it

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good price but i just really could not get into this, each episode was … good price but i just really could not get into this, each episode was like a mini movie and it all just seemed to blur together, i couldn't tell what man was with what division and gave up. am finding similar problems with the wire, long episodes and cant get into it



Persevere - it's soooo worth it! Brilliant series especially in 5.1!! :thumbsup:

Just buy it...
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