Band of Brothers

Starring Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

Warner Home Video | June 6, 2006 | DVD

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A 10-part miniseries that tells the story of Easy Company, a WWII U.S. Army paratrooper unit. Follow Easy Company through war-torn Europe -- from D-Day, to the Battle of the Bulge, to the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest.

Part 1: Currahee -- Training and Deployment
In Toccoa, Ga., 1942, a disparate group of young men begins voluntary training to become members of one of America's newest military regiments -- the paratroopers. Under the harsh leadership of Lt. Sobel (David Schwimmer), members of the newly formed Easy Company go from green civilians to some of the Army's most elite soldiers. As training progresses, a rivalry flares between Sobel, whom the men despise, and Lt. Winters (Damian Lewis), a junior officer who's earned the respect and admiration of Easy Company.

Part 2: Days of Days -- Campaign in Normandy
On June 6, 1944, D-Day, planes with thousands of paratroopers cross the English Channel to France, where they come under heavy fire. None of the men land where they expected to, and many lose their weapons and supplies in the drop. Winters links up with solitary soldiers, and they set off to find their units. Winters (Damian Lewis) is later chosen to lead an attack on a fortified German artillery position; the mission is successful, but Winters, now acting company commander, loses his first man.

Part 3: Carentan -- Campaign in Carentan
Two days after D-Day, Easy Company is sent to take the town of Carentan, engaging in a successful battle that results in several casualties. Some soldiers, including Pvt. Blithe (Marc Warren), have a difficult time adjusting to combat. After 36 days in Normandy and several fierce battles, Easy returns to England, but their celebrations are short-lived, as news comes that they're moving out again.

Part 4: Replacements -- Campaign in Holland
Due to heavy casualties, a group of fresh paratrooper replacements joins Easy Company in time for a massive drop into German-occupied Holland for Operation Market-Garden. While met with no resistance in Eindhoven, Easy and a cluster of British tanks are repelled from a nearby town by a superior German force, sustaining many casualties as they retreat. The Allied plan to enter Germany through Holland and end the war before Christmas fails.

Part 5: Bastogne -- Campaign in Bastogne
In the dead of winter, in the forest outside of Bastogne, Belgium, the men of Easy Company struggle to hold the line alone while fending off frostbite and hunger, having arrived with no winter clothes and little supplies and ammunition. Medic Eugene Roe (Shane Taylor) is overwhelmed, on edge and close to combat exhaustion when he finds friendship with a Belgian nurse. Easy Company spends a miserable Christmas in the trenches, and receives the news that the German army's demand for surrender was met with Gen. McAuliffe's defiant answer: "Nuts!"

Part 6: The Breaking Point -- Campaign in Foy
Having thwarted the Germans at Bastogne, the exhausted Easy Company must now take the nearby town of Foy from the enemy. Several are killed and wounded in fierce shelling, compounded by the incompetence of their commander, Lt. Dike (Peter O'Meara), about whom Winters (Damian Lewis) can do nothing. Easy takes Foy, but at an enormous cost.

Part 7: The Patrol -- Campaign in Hagenau
Easy Company arrives in the Alsacian town of Haguenau near the German border, and is ordered to send a patrol across the river to take enemy prisoners. Lt. Jones (Colin Hanks), fresh from West Point and eager for combat experience, volunteers to lead. While successful, the mission costs another paratrooper's life, prompting Winters (Damian Lewis) to ignore the order to send a second patrol the next night.

Part 8: Why We Fight -- Campaign in Landsburg
Easy Company finally enters Germany, to surprisingly little resistance, and has a chance to relax for the first time in a long time. A patrol in a nearby forest discovers an abandoned Nazi concentration camp, still filled with emaciated prisoners. The local citizenry, unbelievably disavowing knowledge of its existence, is made to clean it up, as the news arrives that Hitler is dead.

Part 9: Points -- Taking of Hitler's Nest
Once home to the top officers of the Third Reich, Easy Company enters the Bavarian town of Berchtesgaden, and captures "Eagle's Nest," Hitler's mountaintop fortress. Facing imminent deployment to the Pacific Theater, the men compare their "points" to see who has earned enough to go home. However, the Japanese surrender ends the war. A closing vignette tells what happened to the men of Easy Company after they returned home.

Part 10: We Stand Alone Together -- The Men of Easy Company
We Stand Alone Together tells the remarkable story of the men of Easy Company in their own words. Featuring recent interviews with the real-life company members whose deeds are dramatized in the miniseries, combined with rare and archival photographs and film footage.

Video Release: June 6, 2006

Theatrical Release: 2001

Runtime: 600

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: Warner Home Video

UPC: 026359920523

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Band of Brothers

Starring Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

Video Release: June 6, 2006

Theatrical Release: 2001

Runtime: 600

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: Warner Home Video

UPC: 026359920523


Edition Description
  • Dolby Surround
  • Color
  • Runtime: 600 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English
  • Released in Spanish

Editorial Notes

DVD features: • All 10 episodes on 6 discs • Documentary: We Stand Alone Together (80 mins.) • The Making of Band of Brothers (30 mins.) • Ron Livingston's "Video Diaries": the making of the film through the eyes of an actor (55 mins.)

Description

CABLE TELEVISION RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 9, 2001 (HB0) This 10-part HBO television mini-series focuses on a group of soldiers in World War II, tracking their experiences from the beginning of boot camp to the end of the war. The series gives detailed attention to the way that the soldiers grow together as a group, as well as the way that each of them develops individually. Based on the book by historian Stephen E. Ambrose, BAND OF BROTHERS's executive producers are Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, who worked together on SAVING PRIVATE RYAN.

Notes

DVD Features: Region 1 5-Disc Set Keep Case Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85 Additional Release Material: Featurette - 1. WE STAND ALONE TOGETHER (80 Mins) 2. MAKING OF BAND OF BROTHERS Interviews Text/Galleries: Stills/Photos Interactive Features: Scene Access
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