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Posted: 10/2/2004 6:01:04 PM EDT
Damn, I love those multi-hour epics! So, for when you have a whole weekend to blow, and want to watch a real long story, which one of these would you choose? Or maybe the Star Wars saga would do...BB is heavy; LOTR is more escapist.

There are some others out there I remember: Winds of War/War and rememberance were very well done if I remember right. Got any others?
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:03:33 PM EDT

Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:03:42 PM EDT
band of brothers, no question about it.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:04:33 PM EDT
Both damn it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:06:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/2/2004 6:08:33 PM EDT by Greenhorn]
I admit that I've never seen an episode of Band of Brothers. Part of the reason is that I have no TV.

I am a huge fan of the LOTR books and almost as big a fan of the movies (except I didn't think TTT was very good, and one of my gripes, which is one of the superficial ones, is WTF were they thinking using crappy claymation for the Ent attack? Plus, in the book they diverted the river, they didn't break a dam. And who builds their huge tower and tunnels right below a huge, crappy dam?), so I'd probably watch them.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:08:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:09:38 PM EDT
Band of Brothers

I love LOTR but not all in a row!

Well, maybe with a meal in between

- BG
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:12:28 PM EDT
+1 for band of brothers.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:15:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/2/2004 9:44:36 PM EDT by warp_asylum]
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:20:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
I admit that I've never seen an episode of Band of Brothers. Part of the reason is that I have no TV.

You can play the DVDs on your computer can't you?
I expected David Schwimmer to say something funny, but nope not one funny line, this was one piece of serious acting for him.

In the best tradition of ARFCOM, I would say get both.
Band of Brothers
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:23:04 PM EDT
Band of Brothers.

You need to wait for the Extended Edition of ROTK to come out before you can do the LOTR trilogy.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:26:11 PM EDT
That's WIN/WIN

Flip a coin

Heads - B.O.B

Tails - LOTR

Hope that helps
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:26:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
band of brothers, no question about it.


This is a no-brainer.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:32:52 PM EDT
I meant the extended versions of LOTR, of course! So I'll have to wait for Return of the King afore I can do this...the pony versions just don't cut it!
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:33:09 PM EDT

Band of Brothers


WWII era firearm you personally own (1911A1, Garand, etc)

WWII uniforms, souvenirs, etc.

Photo album from family member's time in service during the war.

This completes the experience.

Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:35:32 PM EDT
LOTR or The Matrix.

I need to do a Matrix marathon myself.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:37:37 PM EDT
I heard Band of Brothers was good LOTR did not have any ending.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:43:02 PM EDT
Why choose, I'd watch both!
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:50:59 PM EDT
Band of Brothers, in my mind, is the greatest war movie (in reality it IS.. a 13 hour movie) ever made. However I dont know that you can compare LOTR and Band of Brothers.

For me it takes a certain frame of mind.. to watch all of the LOTR movies.. because they are a bit drawn out and can put you to sleep if you arent careful.

Both are excellent in thier own right.. I would have to follow up and say +1 to BOTH
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:55:33 PM EDT
Band of Brothers.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 7:37:29 PM EDT
Band of Brothers, no question.
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