Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company parachuting into Normandy early on D-Day morning, participants in the Battle of the Bulge, and witness to the horrors of war, the men of Easy knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear - and became the stuff of legend. Based on Stephen E. Ambrose's acclaimed book of the same name.
|Release Date||:||September 9, 2001|
|Genres||:||Action, Drama, War|
|Production Countries||:||United Kingdom, United States of America|
|Director||:||Phil Alden Robinson, Richard Loncraine, Mikael Salomon, David Nutter, Tom Hanks, David Leland, David Frankel, Tony To|
|Casts||:||Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Frank John Hughes, Scott Grimes, Neal McDonough, Ross McCall, Nolan Hemmings, Michael Fassbender, Michael Cudlitz, David Schwimmer, James McAvoy, Tom Hardy, Donnie Wahlberg, Simon Pegg, Dominic Cooper, Jimmy Fallon, Dexter Fletcher, Shane Taylor, James Madio, Richard Speight Jr., Rick Warden, Kirk Acevedo, Rick Gomez, Peter Youngblood Hills, Nicholas Aaron, Douglas Spain, Dale Dye, Matthew Leitch, Marc Warren, Matthew Settle, Jamie Bamber, Jason O'Mara, Eion Bailey, Philip Barantini, Rene L. Moreno, Peter McCabe, Colin Hanks, Tom Hanks|
|Plot Keywords||:||world war ii, u.s. army, war, paratroops, mini-series, combat, war in europe, paratrooper|
There aren't much TV-series which have left such an impression on me as Band of Brothers did. From the moment I saw the first episodes, I knew I had to buy this on DVD.
This series, telling you the story of Easy Company of the US Army Airbourne Paratrooper division is so unbelievably realistic, so authentic... There has been put so much effort in taking care of all the details that it makes you believe that you are right in the middle of all the action. This is an outstanding achievement. It's about ten hours long, but I wouldn't mind if it was a few hours longer.
Each episode opens with interviews with several of the actual men from Easy Company, talking about some of the experiences that that episode deals with. When you buy the special edition DVD box (a metal case with 6 instead of 5 DVD's), you will find the complete interviews with these men on the extra DVD. These interviews certainly aren't to be missed!
As you may have guessed, I'm one of the biggest fans of this series. I could go on for hours about it, but our time is limited and instead of reading this you better watch the series yourself. According to me, there is only one score appropriate for a masterpiece like this one and that is 10/10. Amazing!!!!