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Posted: 1/3/2003 11:33:46 AM EST
Got a $25 gift certificate at Blockbuster for Christmas so I have rented all 5 volumes of Band of Brothers, just finished episode 6.......I must say that this is THE BEST war movie/series that I have ever seen. Tom Hanks did an awsome job on it. Any other opinions?
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:38:50 AM EST
Yeah I got an opinion, go buy it! I got it from my wife as a new daddy gift. Ten discs in all and it came in a sweet tin, and I must say, I loved every second of that mini-series. I hope there's another one with maybe a different company since they already exhausted the Easy Company series, I just can't get enough.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:40:02 AM EST
amen. No BUY it. On DVD. Buy a DVD player if you don't have one. By and far the best mini series production of all time.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:41:09 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:44:38 AM EST
We bought it a couple of weeks ago. i loved it when I saw it on TV. I havent had the time to watch the DVD yet.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:46:43 AM EST
Originally Posted By Matthew_Q: amen. No BUY it. On DVD. Buy a DVD player if you don't have one. By and far the best mini series production of all time.
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All I rent/buy is DVD now.....nothing like surround sound....Next Christmas I will have to ask for the DVD's Only 4 more eposides to go.........think I will watch them tomorrow.....
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:48:03 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:51:04 AM EST
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Originally Posted By 82ndAbn: What does the entire set cost on average? (DVD)
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My wife said mine was like $89 at target. But well worth it. I mean you can watch it whenever. 10 discs x $4.00 + tax= about $42.80 to watch the whole thing once renting from blockbuster, and that's not counting any late fees at $4 a pop per disc per day.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 11:51:33 AM EST
Wally World wants about 80.00 for them. I think I will have to wait untill the price comes down a little.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 12:07:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By velocity:
Originally Posted By 82ndAbn: What does the entire set cost on average? (DVD)
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My wife said mine was like $89 at target. But well worth it. I mean you can watch it whenever. 10 discs x $4.00 + tax= about $42.80 to watch the whole thing once renting from blockbuster, and that's not counting any late fees at $4 a pop per disc per day.
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The ones I rented from Blockbuster have 2 episodes per disc
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 12:16:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
Originally Posted By velocity:
Originally Posted By 82ndAbn: What does the entire set cost on average? (DVD)
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My wife said mine was like $89 at target. But well worth it. I mean you can watch it whenever. 10 discs x $4.00 + tax= about $42.80 to watch the whole thing once renting from blockbuster, and that's not counting any late fees at $4 a pop per disc per day.
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The ones I rented from Blockbuster have 2 episodes per disc
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Crap, I got it backwards, 6 discs two per disc except the 6th is all bonus features, which is very cool.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 12:21:35 PM EST
Check on eBay for it. I bought a pre-release set including shipping for $90 on eBay and it was well worth every penny. Do not pass go, simply BUY the boxed set you will not regret it! The 10 episodes are 2 episodes per DVD. The sixth DVD contains commentaries, a "making" video, and a "video diary" by Ron Livingston (the actor who played CPT Nixon) that documents the making of the movie from his perspective. All this AND a cool tin can!
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 12:34:06 PM EST
I got it from my lovely bride, along with a DVD player, for Christmas. Neat little tin box. I've watched four episodes so far. It's a great series - so far, episodes 2 and 3 are the best, but the first one, with the training, was very good as well.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 12:40:27 PM EST
I have a BIG QUESTION about Episode Six - 'Bastogne' In this episode, around December 25, 1944, they show a flight of multi-engined bombers over Bastogne and they appear to be dropping bombs on Bastogne! It also appears that the American defenders are putting up search lights and anti-aircraft fire at these planes! Tell me this is simply a stupid mistake. The Germans were not into formation bombing over Bastogne at this point in the war! And the Americans were certainly not flying at this point in the battle. It was visibility zero due to fog and snowstorms! The fog, etc., lifted on December 26 and then the USAAF broke loose with all Hell! Am I right, or am I mistaken about this? Eric The(SeldomMistaken)Hun[>]:)]
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Link Posted: 1/3/2003 12:55:51 PM EST
Thanks, [b]82ndAbn[/b], but I know that Bastogne was seriously devestated by artillery fire from the German troops! I was simply wondering about the air raid by multi-engined bombers.... That quite upset me and I told [b]Brother Nick[/b], as we were watching it together, that the scene was totally bogus! There was no large scale German air raid on Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge! Am I right? Eric The(Indignant)Hun[>]:)]
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Link Posted: 1/3/2003 1:40:53 PM EST
I got two of the Band of Brothers Box sets (in the tin) for christmas from diffrent folks and instead of returning one if someone wants to trade it out for other stuff and save some cash Im game -- Mags-parts-whatever.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 1:46:20 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 2:34:37 PM EST
I was waiting for the series after reading about it, bought the book as they always give a much deeper insight. Excellent series alltogether. "We´re Paratroopers, Lieutenant. We´re supposed to be surrounded"
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 2:43:19 PM EST
IM back at ya 82nd.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 2:47:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/3/2003 2:52:54 PM EST by LWilde]
My missus gave me the DVD set for Christmas. I once thought Lonesome Dove was the best mini-series ever made. Band of Brothers has eclipsed that western as the best ever. Damn...just noticed...1500 posts! Hey Hun...watch out! [;D]
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 3:03:16 PM EST
Santa (Wife) put it under the Christmas tree for me. I'm part way thru disk 2 [b]This was one of the best books I've ever read.[/b]
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 3:04:23 PM EST
i was also lucky and my lady gave me the Band Of Brothers dvd set, she also gave me the black hawk down dvd, and money towards the AR15 SEBR ak47 projest rifle. youd never guess she is a Buddhist by the gifts she gets me.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 5:34:43 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 5:56:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: I have a BIG QUESTION about Episode Six - 'Bastogne' In this episode, around December 25, 1944, they show a flight of multi-engined bombers over Bastogne and they appear to be dropping bombs on Bastogne! It also appears that the American defenders are putting up search lights and anti-aircraft fire at these planes! Tell me this is simply a stupid mistake. The Germans were not into formation bombing over Bastogne at this point in the war! And the Americans were certainly not flying at this point in the battle. It was visibility zero due to fog and snowstorms! The fog, etc., lifted on December 26 and then the USAAF broke loose with all Hell! Am I right, or am I mistaken about this? Eric The(SeldomMistaken)Hun[>]:)]
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Damn you are good........I think 97% of the people who saw BofB didn't know that....including me
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 6:18:19 PM EST
I asked for it for Christmas but didn't get it. :( I did see it at sams club for $77. I will go buy it once i have all credit cards paid off from Christmas.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 6:26:37 PM EST
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I got mine from Amazon Canada a month or so ago. It was the cheapest then with a coupon and free shipping. [url]http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00006CXSS/701-4868232-7357130[/url] $99 CDN is about $63.92 US If you can dig up a coupon code, you can get it even cheaper.
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 1:01:32 AM EST
Got the box set of DVDs for Christmas from P&M. They knew I wanted it but would balk at the price tag. Also got the LOTR dvd special edition [bounce] I had seen a few eps on HBO (Bastogne & the last 2 where they liberated the camp & captured the Eagle's Nest) decided the DVD was on my 'to buy' list.
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 1:28:04 AM EST
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Ya' might want to check out Costco. I think I saw it there for $69.00 a couple of weeks ago. Just checked e-Bay. There's a bunch for sale. But you gotta' know what you're bidding on. Read the descriptions before you bid.
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 5:11:45 AM EST
I ordered it from Amazon.com last Friday night and it got here yesterday morning. $77.99 delivered. I watched the first four episodes yesterday. AWESOME!!! Now I know why you all raved about it when it was on TV.
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 5:20:36 AM EST
Watching BOB on HBO earlier this spring gave me the urge to get a M1 Garand, shot a JCG match at my local range,and about 3 months later it showed up, Mfg in June 1945, still had the lockbars, orginial bbl, and uncut op rod, on it it, a peice of history, (although I doubt mine ever left the states) Now, I want another M1!! BOB is probably the best mini series i've ever seen.One thing I noticed, quite a bit of detail went into the uniforms/equiptment everyone was wearing,and where did they get all the allied/german armored equipt?
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 7:48:32 AM EST
My wife and I finished renting the series about two weeks ago. We tell everyone who hasn't seen it, they must. The final tape of the series that interviewed the actual living soldiers just brought me to tears. These guys are my heroes. My grandfather passed away in 1985. He only told me one story from his service. I wish he would have told me more. These stories need to be kept alive.
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 8:15:03 AM EST
We watched three hours of it Monday and the rest of it New Years Eve. Much better than going out. The wife loved it as well. Really a great production.
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 8:20:38 AM EST
Christmas gift - uhhhhrah!
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 8:51:57 AM EST
I am reading the book right now, very good. I aould also recommend people read "Citizen Soldier" by Ambrose too. I still have to see the DVD's. I think maybe for my birthday.
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 9:07:33 AM EST
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[b]Ericthehun wrote:In this episode, around December 25, 1944, they show a flight of multi-engined bombers over Bastogne and they appear to be dropping bombs on Bastogne![/b] I was watching a Documentary about Gabby Gabrieski [SIC]and it mentioned the German Luftwaffe making a last ditch attempt and throwing nearly 1000 airplanes into the skies during the Battle of the Bulge (I am not a history major and do not know if the siege of Bastogne was happenning at the same time) [b]Or maybe the search lights were Beacons for supply drops?[/b] I bought the set for $75 after taxes (I was at Best Buy and I bought a coupon from a buyers club member for $5 25% off) The movies are great (I just wish they would have had more combat [as I recall Bastogne got pretty hot] < maybe Easy company got away without a major encounter? I really loved the movies but now I have to wait for the next WWII movie to come out. It was sweet how it showed that these paratroopers were able to REALLY experience history in the making (from D-Day to the Eagles nest)< I love movies like this that show that a small unit can have a big impact on History. It was like watching Forrest Gump (The right place at the right time.) [b]SCREW THE WINE I'LD OF GONE RIGHT FOR HERRMAN GOERING'S GUN COLLECTION!! [/b]
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 9:53:23 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 2:11:14 PM EST
I also think they could have pulled off a big bomber raid on Batagone. Remember that in Dec. 1944 the Germans pulled off a huge air raid on Allied air bases in Belgium and France and destroyed at least 500 planes on the ground (mostly P-47s and P-51s). GunLvr
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