Band of Brothers on dvd

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  1. Donnie Eldridge

    Donnie Eldridge Supporting Actor

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    I've really enjoyed the latest batch of war movies released on dvd recently and I remember everyone ranting and raving about this series. Though I've never personally seen an episode. I was curious if it's worth purchasing with having seen it?
     
  2. Paul McElligott

    Paul McElligott Cinematographer

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    YES!
     
  3. Jeff Gatie

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    This is a must have for any WWII buff and should be shown to anyone who has ever had any questions about the need for brave men who stand against evil. Technique wise, it resembles "Saving Private Ryan", lots of grain, hyper-realistic combat, gore. But I found it even more compelling than SPR, due to it's longer length, the anonymity of the characters which fades as the series progresses and most of all - the fact that every man and every scene were real. This is remarkably and emotionally demonstrated by the recaps of each episode given by the present day survivors of Easy Company. These old men, to whom we owe so much, share their memories of how they at 18/19/20 years of age were told they had to go save the world . . . and they did.

    This is a story of the Company that saw more front line combat than any other unit in WWII and you are there for all 10 episodes, from training to Normandy, Market Garden, The Bulge, Bastogne, Liberation and Hitler's Eagle's Nest. I myself will purchase it tomorrow and it will instantly become one of my prized possessions. Highly Recommended.

    However, in the past, hyper-realistic gore filled war movies that seem to depict a sort of moral ambiguity about some of the characters motives or actions (i.e. "tell it like it was") or that seem to shy away from stereotypical character development have been described as "War Porn". If you are of this opinion about these types of films, BOB is a series to stay away from.

    If you enjoyed SPR, "Blackhawk Down" or "We Were Soldiers", BOB is as good or better and definitely worth adding to any collection. Watch, enjoy and then go down and make a donation to your local VFW or DAV hall. It's the least those "old guys" deserve.
     
  4. Allan Petersen

    Allan Petersen Stunt Coordinator

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    Couldn't have said it better myself.[​IMG]
    This thread might shed some light on any questions you might have. I bought the R1 set last week (local retailer got it early) and it was worth every penny, IMO.
     
  5. Brian E

    Brian E Screenwriter

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    I usually don't recommend anyone buy a $80+ box set sight unseen, but if you're a fan of WWII history or war films I'd say Yes.
     
  6. Allan Petersen

    Allan Petersen Stunt Coordinator

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    Hehe. I bought From the Earth to the Moon sight unseen purely because of the reviews. It's probably my most watched DVD set but Band of Brothers will take the lead eventually. Both are great series.
     

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