Band of Brothers on dvd, any ideas?...

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  1. todd s

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    I don't have HBO. But, I am wondering if anyone has any solid info on whether this show will be released on dvd or not? And if yes, any idea when?
    Thanks!
     
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    Todd, this miniseries hasn't even aired yet so I think a DVD release could be a ways off.
    If this is any indication, it took Sopranos and Sex and the City a few years after airing to be released on DVD. If we figure the same timeline, you might see it on DVD in late 2003.
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    I have no actual information. But I'd be surprised if it wasn't on DVD in 2002.
    Billy Crystal's 61* was on HBO this spring and it's out on DVD next week. I know it isn't nearly as long as BoB, but I'd still expect a relatively quick turnaround to DVD for this set.
     
  4. Jim Robbins

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    "Band of Brothers" is the most expensive film ever for HBO. With the people backing this being the same as Private Ryan, you can bet it'll be out soon just to recover the $120 million cost.
     
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    The closest analogy is probably From the Earth to the Moon, which was also a Hanks production. First broadcast in April 1998, it arrived on DVD in November of that year.
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    Does anyone know what the OAR of this show is?
     
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    HBO also had When Trumpets Fade sometime in 98. Not sure when it was released on DVD. It is about the battles of the Hurtgen Forest in the fall of 1944. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Good flick, I enjoyed the story better than Saving Private Ryan.
    Not sure of the OAR, I haven't attempted to figure out the different ratios, but When Trumpets Fade is full screen and I believe it aired that way also.
     
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    A friend of mine who works at a newspaper recently received the press kit, which had the entire series on (shudder) VHS in a box set that was clearly packaged for release to the consumer market. I'm sure the series has also been prepared for DVD, it'ws just a question of when it will be released.
    My guess would be spring.
     
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    I will have a hard time watching this on DVD after seeing it broadcast originally in glorious HDTV. DVD almost looks like VHS when compared to HDTV.
    Kevin C.
     
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    I just got my HBO subscription today so I can watch BoB. The quality isnt quite what I expected (even for cable), and I need a cable box, and it's $16 a month!! [​IMG] So hopefully the show is worth it.
    I'm sure I'll pick this up on DVD when it's available too... though I said that about FTETTM as well and still don't have that.
    So they are airing this in HD as well huh? Damn all of you with your new fangled HDTV sets! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hopefully it's broadcast in widescreen. All of the previews have been that I've seen (all 2 of them)
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    [Edited last by BrianShort on September 06, 2001 at 12:21 AM]
     
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    From the Earth to the Moon didn't take too long...so who knows. Let's just hope HBO doesn't do a George Lucas and wait 10 years!!
     
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    If the sound is of the same quality as "When Trumpets Fade", I will not be disappointed. The German Tiger tanks firing are awesome.
    I agree that this was a great story. HBO is one of the best at doing movies IMHO.
    The clip I saw last night of "BOB" was very exciting. It showed a C47 with paratroopers on board burst into flames and the pilot saying they were too low for jumping.
    Damn, I can't wait!
     
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    HBO is apart of AOL/Time-Warner, so they just make their made for TV movies like what they are... smaller budgeted theatrical-like movies. That's why the quality is much higher than your run of the mill ABC, CBS, or NBC crap-o-vision movie of the week.
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    I'll definitely buy this when it comes out on dvd, regardless of how much the box set costs. The first two episodes were awesome. I liked them even more than Saving Private Ryan. Can't wait for the third installment.
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