Band of brothers

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  1. Mark Rich

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    Has anyone heard if they will be releasing Band of Brothers in the future? Would love to have on DVD. If this question has been posted before then please ignore. Thanks
     
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    Try a search in the TV SHows section. Also look in the archives for thedigitalbits.com. I believe this was mentioned as a possible 2Q2002 project.
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    Given HBO's history of releases I would pretty much guarantee a beautiful box set vis a vis The Sopranos and From the Earth to the Moon. The sad part is that it will actually be a step down in quality after watching it in 1080i HD. [​IMG] Definitely a set I will add to my collection. Great series.
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    I will also be picking it up. I am very impressed by the series. I may even go so far as to say it's better than SPR...
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    HBO has the controlling rights as to the eventual video release. I'm betting that we'll see this broadcast at least once more on HBO before it hits video...at least, DVD video.
    And yes, the 1080i/DD 5.1 broadcast rules!
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    The normal HBO channel was at least in widescreen with 5.1. I was in heaven. I can't wait for an anamorphic release.
     
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    Based on my experience with From the Earth to the Moon and The Sopranos, I'd count on another masterpiece of transfer and packaging.
    As for it being better than Private Ryan, I've read more than one review calling it possibly the best thing ever made for television.
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    Scott,
    I'm a cable subscriber, and I get 1080i!!!
    Time Warner Cable offers HDTV in my area of Kansas City!
    Matt
     
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    the combined HiDef 1080i quality & the stunning DD 5.1 made this one of the most intense viewing experiences yet. projected on a large FPTV system, it was all-involving.
    the directionality of the DD 5.1 was of the best (maybe even the best?) i've ever heard, making the fighting sequences rival SPR - and giving one a small apreciation of what it must realy have been like to be surrounded by deafening, blasts, bullets, schrapnel, etc.
    the scene in the woods w/ the exploding trees & the prison capture (crossing the river) sequences were especially well done
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    ::sniff::
    Now it's over. The last episode was very anticlimatic. I'm ready to watch it all over again from the beginning, now that I'm a bit more familiar with the characters.
    Please, oh please let the powers that be release it on DVD SOON. Next Tuesday will be fine with me. [​IMG]
    Excellent series, I miss it already.
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    Any talk of a DVD release?

    And speaking of Spielbergs re-edits for DVD maybe he'll go back and redo that God awful NY skyline set from Episode1. Great series but that was a discrace.
     
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    As far as an anticlimatic ending...it was a depiction of historical events...they are often anticlimatic. How were you planning to top the 101st's daring stand at Bastoigne? An alien invasion?
     
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    I share your desire to own the content of a future Band Of Brothers boxset. We in England were starved of the opportunity to hear this in 5.1 - just how good was the sound?

    One caveat - my concern with the From the Earth to the Moon boxset from HBO,is that it has fallen apart ! I take great care with all my discs but this one is sitting with an elaastic band around it to keep it together...
     
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    BOB was simply amazing.
    The audio was INCREDIBLE. The 1080i picture was also amazing. The DVDs are going to be a step down for me but I will most likely be buying them because the series was very good (even though the last couple of episodes went down hill).
    I really want to watch thm all again on HBO HD.
    Perfect picture and sound. Explosions all around you and a major sub workout [​IMG]
     
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  20. Maurice McCone

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    thanks for the feedback on the sound - I and my friends cranked up the amp to make the most of the prologic signal.

    You may be interested in the USA to know that although BOB was transmitted on the digital British SKY satellite network, we won't have 5.1 broadcasts until the end of the year.

    Band Of Brothers was a huge success in Britain even though it was shown on the minor BBC2 channel; we are eagerly waiting for the final episode this Friday.
     

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