Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2001-09-09
  • Advisory Rating: TV-MA
  • Episodes: 11
  • iTunes Price: USD 34.99
  • iTunes HD Price: USD 39.99
8.2/10
8.2
From 1,372 Ratings

Description

They were ordinary men, swept up in the most extraordinary conflict in history. But with the eyes of the world upon them, they found their greatest source of strength in each other. Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and HBO present the story of Easy Company, an elite team of U.S. paratroopers whose World War II exploits are as incredible as they are true. This landmark ten-part miniseries based on Stephen E. Ambrose's non-fiction best-seller recounts the remarkable achievements of a volunteer rifle company that parachuted into France on D-Day, spearheaded the Market-Garden and Rhine offensives, fought the Nazis in Bastogne and the Bulge and captured Hitler's 'impenetrable' Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden in 1945.

Episodes

Title Time Price
1 Currahee 1:13:12 USD 3.99 Buy on iTunes
2 Day of Days 51:58 USD 3.99 Buy on iTunes
3 Carentan 1:05:18 USD 3.99 Buy on iTunes
4 Replacements 59:41 USD 3.99 Buy on iTunes
5 Crossroads 55:38 USD 3.99 Buy on iTunes
6 Bastogne 1:07:10 USD 3.99 Buy on iTunes
7 The Breaking Point 1:12:47 USD 3.99 Buy on iTunes
8 The Patrol 58:56 USD 3.99 Buy on iTunes
9 Why We Fight 58:08 USD 3.99 Buy on iTunes
10 Points 1:02:11 USD 3.99 Buy on iTunes
11 We Stand Alone Together: The Men of Easy 1:17:32 Season Only Buy on iTunes

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Reviews

  • Modern classic, definitive war series; download quality disappointing

    5
    By shanghaijim
    'Band of Brothers' is the ne plus ultra of contemporary takes on World War II and has influenced countless works in the decade since it aired. Premiering the Sunday before the 9/11 attacks, it, much like its contemporary the Lord of the Rings trilogy, wove itself into the new reality of the 21st century, embedded deeply into anyone who saw it, either on HBO or to a far greater extent on digital disc afterward. It went to war with the servicemen in Iraq and Afghanistan, who perhaps saw in its depiction of brotherhood a cohesion and moral certainty their own experiences lacked; an inspiration to live up to. This is despite, or due to, the fact that BoB, as its fans affectionally call it, is hardly obviously sentimental. Its greatest single episode, "Bastogne", is a love story without romance, a Christmas story with no holiday, told almost until the end with no score whatsoever. Its most dew-lit, soft-focus episode, "Points", contains within it two of the harshest incidents in the entire show, one of which resonates deeply with its fans' contemporaneous experiences in America's current wars. Peppered throughout are famous, or soon-to-be famous, faces, from David Schwimmer to Michael Fassbender, but the star of the show is Damian Lewis, who as the "biggest brother" among equals, Dick Winters, has the most difficult task of all: to act a purely good man. With Ron Livingston's patented cynical wryness as his foil and soulmate, Lewis Nixon, they lead a cast that is uniformly excellent and clearly committed to creating not just a TV show but a document and a tribute to the very real men whose experiences they would be inhabiting. Special mention to Ross McCall whose Jewish soldier carries a heavy burden of discovery and vengeance. QUALITY OF DOWNLOAD: Disappointing. The HD download is HD resolution, but merely of acceptable quality. If HBO wants this to be an alternative to the (even more expensive) Blu-ray version, it needs to recompress this. The banding in the cloud scenes of "Day of Days" and the noise in background leaf and grass movements are distracting. At this price point and at these download sizes, the video quality should be impeccable, even considering that every other shot, as in the Blu-ray, is filmed on deliberately grainy cameras. That deliberate graining, and the handheld camera work that defines so much of BoB's combat choreography, DEMANDS impeccable video quality.
  • The best!!

    5
    By NRM19
    Best mini series ever!!!!!!
  • Best movie ever

    5
    By kc2hzl
    I have had the disc set for 3 years now. Have watched this movie at least twice a year. Every time you watch there will be something else you have not seen the time before. Well written, produced and the actors are the absolute best. I would rate the a ten if I could.this is a Great price. A MUST SEE MOVIE.
  • Probably the best thing I've seen on film

    5
    By dude5748484
    Band of Brothers is a beautifully crafted mini-series that takes a shockingly in depth view on the men of Easy Company as they tour through war torn Europe. Over the course of the series, you come to know each of the men which engrosses you into the story. With a large and talented ensemble cast and extremely high production value, prepare for the best, most engaging thing ever captured on film. 5/5 without question.
  • Currahee Forever!

    5
    By AK111X
    I was an ex ROTC Cadet in Toccoa not far from Currahee mtn. We had a huge respect for that rich history and Col. made us watch this film. The film is wonderfully made, and could not have been done better. An accurate and historic account of the 101st Airborne. Every time our cadets ran up Currahee we would think of this film and that just well.... that made us extremely proud. Well done Band Of Brothers, and God bless the 101st!
  • Multiple viewings

    5
    By Matt Efting
    While not 100% historicity accurate, this series does deserve multiple viewings. So much detail. Truth be told it does take viewing at least three time to recognize all the characters. I watch this series at least once a year.
  • Without a doubt one of the best HBO Series ever and very acurate

    5
    By the bad irishman
    The Band of Brothers series is one of my favorite pieces of film to watch. I never get tired of watching them because they are so interesting and you learn new things from each episode every time you watch them. The cast is great as well as the directors and is just a very great series to watch. Also, they had Dick Winters ( the soldier whose story the seires is mostly revolved around) watch the series and he said that just about every one of the events in the series were almost exactly how he remembered it in real life. Great series and highly recommend it.
  • If You Only Purchase One Series on iTunes...

    5
    By Weyland-Yutani
    ...Make it "Band of Brothers", and definitely get the hi-def. I watch this series at this time every year. It does an excellent job of capturing a time and sense of purpose difficult to describe. I loved "Deadwood", "The Wire", "Battlestar Galactica", and "Rome", but this one was the best.
  • Finally you did it

    5
    By Piedude23
    Amazing mini series
  • Finally

    5
    By mikeb9
    Glad itunes finally got Band of Brothers I believe it is the best miniseries ever.

Reviews

  • A must watch for every American

    5
    By TomMattJohn
    I have seen this series probably a dozen or more times and still sit at the edge of my seat with every passing moment. This is the best WWII series produced! This is a series I continually share with friends who have never seen it because I think everyone needs to watch it at least once so we don’t forget what these men went through.
  • BEST SHOW EVER

    5
    By mad-dog_27
    I love this show so much! The characters are the best and the story is amazing. It really puts into perspective how hard war is.
  • Nope

    1
    By Kyles ipad12345678901
    1 Star.
  • Incredible

    5
    By VinDali
    This series was one of the best I've ever seen. Incredible.
  • Great

    5
    By Kadafus
    Great is all I can say.
  • Best Mini Series of all Time!

    5
    By Soaringeagle123
    Best Mini Series of all Time!
  • Real "must watch" TV

    5
    By Sodbuster95
    Easily one of the best WWII movies/mini-series of all time. Reading the book (either first or afterwards) adds even greater understanding to the movie and, if you like the movie and respect the men, you really should read the book. I've watched the entire series multiple times and it never ceases to impress, both in terms of the story and the presentation.
  • Great series but too much $$$$$

    5
    By rblaketwins
    Best war series ever but why does iTunes consistently charge so much. I understand it's a service but I bought the bluray box set instead for $30 at Walmart.
  • Doesn't get any better

    5
    By Evilgoats
    Amazing. Out of all the shows and mini series I have seen, none can beet Band of Brothers. I have watched it many times and it has a very strong emotional affect on me every time. Fantastic acting by a fantastic cast. Even if you are not a fan of history based shows or movies, you can't go wrong with this. An amazing story about truly amazing people. If you haven't seen it, you owe it to yourself to watch it.
  • Price Reduced on Amazon

    5
    By AAGJMB
    5/31/2016 $14.99 on Blu-ray at Amazon

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