Band of Brothers is the
epic 6 disc set from Warner Brothers compiling every episode of the must watch
tele-series in an attractively presented digipak.
Band of Brothers tells
the story of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, US
Army. Being part of an elite squad of paratroopers, these men were dropped in
over the battlelines in Normandy on D-Day morning, fighting their way through
Europe despite the horrendous odd. Easy Company suffered casualty rates of
150% and yet managed to take the Eagles Nest, Adolf Hitler's last refuge
during the Second World War.
Produced by Tom Hanks
and Steven Spielberg, Band of Brothers has been made in much the same style as
Saving Private Ryan was, in a gritty, ultra realistic fashion. Band of
Brothers does not serve to glamorise war, just tell a story based on true
events told by the real men of Easy Company.
The DVD looks and sounds
perfect and is a must for listening to through a surround system if you have
one. I believe that the series is a must own for both war aficionados and
people wanting a realistic, entertaining look at the exploits of some
extremely brave men during World War Two. I cannot fault this set other than
the included "Message from Jeep" which I found to be in extremely poor taste
and just a cruddy way to show their new vehicles.
In summary I wish that
someone would do the same justice to the Australian veterans.
Band of Brothers DVD
- 6 Discs
- Interactive Menus
- We stand alone together:
The men of Easy Company
- Behind the Scenes: The making
of "Band of Brothers"
- Ron Livingston's Video Diary
Who's Who: The men of Easy Company
Premiere at Normandy
- A message from Jeep