Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers

DVD (Wide Screen / DTS)


Probably one of the most honored epics on recent television, HBO's mini-series Band of Brothers was produced by the powerhouse team of Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. It won the Golden Globe for Best Mini-series and is nominated for 19 Emmys. The 6-disc DVD set comes in an embossed metallic case. It has an extraordinary amount of information in addition to the 10-part true-life story of the men of Easy Company in the 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. To start with, it contains the documentary "We Stand Alone Together: The Men of Easy Company," which interviews the real men of Easy Company as they tell their stories, inner-cut with film footage and rare and archival photos. Also included is a making-of feature on the mini-series, actor Ron Livingston's video diary that shows behind-the-scenes footage from the actor's perspective, and a featurette of the screening on the beaches of Normandy. There is also an optional enhanced viewing "Field Guide," which extensively references people, places and events connected to Easy Company and their campaign through Europe and WWII as a whole. Additionally included are character bios, web-links to the Band of Brothers living memorial, as well as other pertinent sites, a still photo gallery, episodic previews and scene selection menus. The DVD is released in widescreen only with a 16:9 aspect ratio from High Definition digital masters, the audio is DTS English and 5.1 Surround as well as English, French and Spanish Dolby Surround. Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning is also included. This is a must-own DVD set, especially for history buffs and collectors of World War II information.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/05/2002
UPC: 0026359920523
Rating: NR
Source: Hbo Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 11:45:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; 80-minute documentary"We Stand Alone Together: The Men of Easy Company"; 30-minute "Making of 'Band of Brothers'" featurette; Interactive "Field Guide" featuring timelines, maps, soldier profiles and other information to enhance the viewing experience; Web links and more

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Band of Brothers
1. Invasion Postponed [8:24]
2. Anything But Easy [15:18]
3. Paratrooper Cerfitication [9:49]
4. Off to England [9:00]
5. Trial by Court-Martial [9:39]
6. D-Day Preparations [20:56]
1. Airborne to Normandy [7:07]
2. Drop Zone [7:18]
3. Getting Bearings [5:26]
4. Company Assembly Area [8:57]
5. Disabling German Interference [14:25]
6. Hour of Rest [8:42]
Disc #2 -- Band of Brothers
1. Moving Out [8:24]
2. Securing Carentan [15:18]
3. Seeing is Believing [9:49]
4. Exposed on the Edge [9:00]
5. Outskirts Skirmish [9:39]
6. Service Ackowledgements [20:56]
1. The New Boys [7:07]
2. Dutch Liberation Objective [7:18]
3. Welcoming Celebration [5:26]
4. British-Assisted Attack [8:57]
5. One Lone Bull [14:25]
6. Rescue and Retreat [8:42]
Disc #3 -- Band of Brothers
1. Endorsement Demands [8:24]
2. Backed in a Ditch [15:18]
3. Going First [9:49]
4. Recognized Acts of Combat [9:00]
5. Dose of Civilization [9:39]
6. Supply-Deficient Defense [20:56]
1. Holding a Thin Line [7:07]
2. Foraging Medical Provisions [7:18]
3. First Aid Attentions [5:26]
4. Healing Hands [8:57]
5. State of Overwhelm [14:25]
6. Christmas Bombings [8:42]
Disc #4 -- Band of Brothers
1. Clearing the Woods [8:24]
2. Disappearing Lieutenant Act [15:18]
3. Fortifying Old Positions [9:49]
4. Foxhole Barrage [9:00]
5. Leading Morale [9:39]
6. Power Shift [20:56]
1. Met With Resistance [7:07]
2. The Chosen Few [7:18]
3. Switching Places [5:26]
4. Raid For POWs [8:57]
5. One More Casualty [14:25]
6. Scheduled Phantom Patrol [8:42]
Disc #5 -- Band of Brothers
1. Spoils of War [8:24]
2. Idle Outside of Berlin [15:18]
3. Passing by Alps Bound [9:49]
4. Area Sweep [9:00]
5. Death Camp Discovery [9:39]
6. Supervised Care Efforts [20:56]
1. Contemplaing Future Plans [7:07]
2. "Happy V-E Day" [7:18]
3. 85 Points to Home [5:26]
4. Company Strife [8:57]
5. Reassignments [14:25]
6. Rejoining the World [8:42]

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Band of Brothers 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 200 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have not watched "Band of Brothers" in the boxed DVD set, but I have seen it in its entirety on the History Channel. I honestly believe that kids who are growing up today should see this movie to understand what their grandfathers and great-grandfathers suffered through in WWII. It really doesn't matter where they fought or what branch of the service they served in. These men put aside their concerns and fears when their nation called them and did a gruesome and dirty job because it had to be done. Tens of thousands lost their lives and many more lost limbs and their sanity because of what they experienced. With the war in Iraq and Afghanistan raging on today, I believe that it is necessary to show young people that there are things worth dying for. Popular culture and the media constantly tell kids that nothing is worth the sacrifice their lives. Wars are dirty and we should stay out of them. The WWII generation knew that they had to take action to stop the craziness of Hitler and Tojo to and did not expect somebody else to fight that war for them. They knew the risks and went anyway.
58tbird More than 1 year ago
OMG! I couldn't tear myself away from this program. I know that Speilberg and Hanks received rave reviews for 'Saving Private Ryan' but this was sooo much better. I felt like I was a part of this, like I knew each character personally, and suffered their losses. Although this is a very violent and graphic depiction, it didn't detract from the story or the truth and history. What 'Tora, Tora, Tora' did for describing the entrance of the pacific theatre, Band of Brothers does tenfold for understanding the bravery of the men and women that lived through the European battles. I am amazed day in and day out that we have men and women willing to go into situations that are almost certain death. The courage of our military people should never be under estimated or taken for granted and this series represents the best of our nation.
Uncle-Ben More than 1 year ago
This selection should be required showing in every high school in this country. Very informative & well chronicled. One of the all time great stories of WWII. Graphic war scenes are not for small children. I suggest reading the book on which this is based for additional info
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series got me through a year long deployment. I was on the convoy team in Iraq. My team and I would watch episodes when we spent the night at a base on a portable dvd player. It put in perspective everything we were going through. I watched the whole series 13 times in 12 months. It should be required viewing for all military. It gives me pride in my service and makes me strive to be the best soldier I can be! Awesome.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
This was really good. And has so many familiar faces.
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This is the best movie I have ever seen. Buy it. You will not regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
a great epic war movie. my only complaint is that it had to end!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a remarkable story. In the beginning I thought it was going to be slow, but once they got to the beach, there wasnt a time that my heart beat slow. It was action packed. I think it would have been best viewed on the big screen, and its a shame it wasnt because it would have won some major awards. For me, a guy that dosent like showing emotion, was lucky because I viewed it alone (on a big screen hi def TV with surround sound in a darkened room) and twords the last chapters there were some feelings. I hated to see the tragic losses, and how bad people can hurt in the middle of nowhere. I Hate nazis now more than ever. It was so nice to see them get theirs, and I wish they got to Hitler before he chickened out. This movie was NOT LONG ENOUGH and it WAS a miniseries.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is absolutly the BEST WWII movie EVER! EVER!!!! NO ARGUMENT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an outstanding HBO series. I haven't seen the DVD yet,but will be buying it. We watched it on HBO and recorded it on tape. Sometimes a show was so good, we would rewind and watch it immediately after each episode was over. It is sometimes complicated (as it should be if following true stories of combat) and can be hard to follow; it's not for light viewing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best WWII movie since Private Ryan. A must have for any fan of action movies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After viewing this epic minisiries, I was struck by how honestly 'real' the movie seemed. Better than any other WWII movie I have ever seen, it encouraged me to look into more WWII movies and books. Documentaries or movies relating to WWII may seem like something that could end up being boring or stuffy, but the history and the heroic bravery of these soldiers is obvious and poignant and needs to be passed on for generations to come. While I personally have not read Stephen Ambrose's book, it was recommended to me and I plan on buying and reading it in the future. While graphic at points, the movie was neither over nor under done, a reason for which I've repeatedly seen certain episodes. I encourage this to anyone who wants to view and learn about true heroes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is far and away the best piece of film, tv or movie, to ever be made. It shows the horrors of war as well as possible without actually being there. The characters are all made to seem human, and not a Hollywood image. You get a sense of what these men went through. You can laugh at times, cry at times, and then just be shocked at others, and this is in the span of moments. LEarn the story of these gallant men, and feel their powerful story. Should be required viewing for American history
Guest More than 1 year ago
I gave this DVD to my boyfriend he is a Social Sciences major and he loved it. I was not too big on war movies or programs and I will admit it was pretty interesting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While I agree with all of the sentiments here about this great tribute to those who gave so much during WWII, I feel I must point out that, unless there's a new edition of the box set, there are no subtitles or closed captions on these DVDs. I am puzzled over the irony of not including this feature that could make the series more accessible to those of The Greatest Generation who would choose to view it (not to mention thier children at this point!), but when this was broadcast on HBO and The History Channel, closed captions were broadcast with the the program. Interestingly enough, while there are no subtitles in English, there are subtitles in Spanish. I'd gladly purchase another set if subtitles or closed captioning was included. Or was that part of HBO's marketing plan . . .
Guest More than 1 year ago
The cumulative effect of this true story is stunning. It makes every other war story trite by comparison.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a woman, yet very into war movies, the History Channel. I absolutely loved this mini-series. The inteviews with the actual Vets that served brought this movie to absolute LIFE! It lets you feel as if you are ''right there'' with them, seeing their struggles, feeling their grief, their hardships.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After I watched the first episode of this mini-series I was hooked. I didn't miss a week after that. I was hooked. This is a great thing that Tom & Steven brought to us. I even read the book due to this series. Stephen Ambrose did an equally great job writing the book as they did in adapting it. I strongly recommend BOTH.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At ten years old, I ate dinner while watching the Vietnam War on our portable tv which stood next to a map of Cambodia taped to the kithchen wall. From the shelter of my warm kitchen,I quietly watched my parents age while my brother, who was already my hero,served his tour of duty. From that time on, I have been on a journey to understand what men like my brother experience in war,men with no agenda who simply answrer the call of duty. I am now forty- four years old and the search continues. Band of Brothers has brought me one step closer to understanding one facet of war. Because this film allowed me to form bonds with many of these soldiers, I palpably felt their successes, their fears, there triumphs, and their losses. Band of Brothers gave a face to those who serve our country. It is a fitting tribute not only to these men who helped secure the freedoms we enjoy but to all those who have served and are serving our country still. It has given me a glimps of my brother sitting in a rice patty next to his band of brothers.