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Band of Brothers.
« on: October 18, 2006, 07:12:31 pm »
National geographic have been re-showing the whole series,i had forgotten what a brilliant series it was. Damian Lewis is astounding, even manages to do a passable yank accent.
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Re: Band of Brothers.
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2006, 07:13:20 pm »
Had the DVDs bought for me a couple of Christmas' ago. Great series and for those of you who haven't watched it... well, do!

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Re: Band of Brothers.
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2006, 07:18:59 pm »
Had the DVDs bought for me a couple of Christmas' ago. Great series and for those of you who haven't watched it... well, do!
Indeed. Imagine hours and hours of the best bits from 'saving private ryan', that my friends, is 'band of brothers.'

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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2006, 07:22:46 pm »
The book is very good. If you want either of you want to borrow it, let me know  :wave
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Re: Band of Brothers.
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2006, 07:26:36 pm »
Did you see the program where they interviewed all the real living soldiers from 'easy company'. It was really emotional watching all them ald fellas recounting tales of war. A lot of them were getting choked up. Captivating stuff. I could listen to ald fellas talking about their war experiences all day long. Them made of tough stuff in them days.

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Re: Band of Brothers.
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2006, 07:30:35 pm »
fantastic show

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Re: Band of Brothers.
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2006, 09:17:32 pm »
thought it was fantastic, have it on DVD.

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Re: Band of Brothers.
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2006, 10:22:55 pm »
Did you see the program where they interviewed all the real living soldiers from 'easy company'. It was really emotional watching all them ald fellas recounting tales of war. A lot of them were getting choked up. Captivating stuff. I could listen to ald fellas talking about their war experiences all day long. Them made of tough stuff in them days.

Agreed. Absolutely top show. If you haven't seen it you are missing out.
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Re: Band of Brothers.
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2006, 10:24:19 pm »
fucking class program, buy the dvd
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Re: Band of Brothers.
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2006, 11:06:35 pm »
great series.Anyone wanna loan me them or send me a copy? ;)

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Re: Band of Brothers.
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2006, 11:17:28 pm »
About the best TV series I've ever seen, absolutely outstanding.

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Re: Band of Brothers.
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2006, 11:26:27 pm »
Brilliant from start to finish. Filmed in England as well.
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« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2006, 12:07:34 am »
i didnt know it was filmed in england but it is a fantastic series. i watch it quite often and it never gets boring!
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Re: Band of Brothers.
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2006, 02:40:44 pm »
Got it on DVD meself.

AMAZING deffo the best series on tele ive ever seen.

£30 in HMV at the moment
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Re: Band of Brothers.
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2006, 02:01:23 pm »
Just finished watching this (again) last night. Absolutely amazing.

Lost for words trying to describe how good this is. If anybody hasnt seen it, they really really should..

Got mine last year on CD WOW for €30. Massive value, considering they are selling it for €70 in shops.
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Re: Band of Brothers.
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2006, 04:36:16 pm »
watched this again whilst off sick last week...had forgotten what a great cast it had. enjoyed noticing some actors that i hadnt realised were in it the frst time round like that bloke from shaun of the dead

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« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2006, 05:49:10 pm »
Got it on DVD meself.

AMAZING deffo the best series on tele ive ever seen.

£30 in HMV at the moment

£20 in Virgin XS  :lickin. I bought it myself and my mum had to take back the one she had bought me for christmas  ;D. Truely amazing series, emotional stuff as you really get to know the soliders and it hurts when they die  :-\
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Re: Band of Brothers.
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2006, 06:06:13 pm »
Rented this initially, went out and bought the box set after I finished watching it, also bought the book.

Incredible piece of work, absolutely love it.  Recommend it highly to anyone that will listen :)  The book is definitely worth reading because it gives a little more information and insight.
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Re: Band of Brothers.
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2006, 06:17:48 pm »
Ya Im interested in getting the book actually, that has to be done.
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Re: Band of Brothers.
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2006, 10:45:41 pm »
had it on dvd and one of the best serials ever
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Re: Band of Brothers.
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2006, 12:32:22 pm »
Magnificent series.  Agree with Sir Withnail.   Seeing the arl fellas of Easy Company made me cry.   "Were you a hero, Grandad"?  "No.  But I served with heroes".   
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« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2006, 12:48:23 pm »
Magnificent series.  Agree with Sir Withnail.   Seeing the arl fellas of Easy Company made me cry.   "Were you a hero, Grandad"?  "No.  But I served with heroes".   
Agree with Maggie. Fantastic programme albeit a bit  :'(
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Re: Band of Brothers.
« Reply #22 on: December 1, 2006, 09:04:45 pm »
Superb pity the aint more like this on telly instead of this celebrity rubbish
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« Reply #23 on: December 1, 2006, 11:42:38 pm »
Absolutely agree with you all - it's one of the finest TV series ever.

I bought the box set a while ago, and it's something that I watch over and over (at least 1 episode per month - love Carentaen ep).  It managed to get me really interested in WW2, and since then I've bought "World at War", and all the "Battlefield" series of DVD's, along with as many books on the subject I can find (I also managed to watch Stalingrad, the Norweigan movie without actually undestanding a word that was said... :P).

Currently reading D-Day by Stephen Ambrose, with Stalingrad by Antony Beevor next up.

I was going to actually start a new thread before I spotted this, so nice co-incidence I spotted it here.  My question was going to be:

Does anyone have any other recommendations of Films/TV/Books on the same thing?

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Re: Band of Brothers.
« Reply #24 on: December 2, 2006, 12:15:57 am »
like someone else said earlier i have rewatched this so many times and am not in the least bored of it. have made it a hait watching them all on dvd over the chiristmas hols

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Re: Band of Brothers.
« Reply #25 on: December 2, 2006, 02:06:24 am »
Does anyone have any other recommendations of Films/TV/Books on the same thing?
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Re: Band of Brothers.
« Reply #26 on: December 2, 2006, 04:25:49 am »
Its class. The book is class too.
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« Reply #27 on: December 2, 2006, 09:00:51 am »
Comfortably one of the best pieces of television I have ever seen. Managed to put harrowing, thought-provoking, amusing, interesting, spectacular, breath-taking and engaging side-by-side without letting one detract from the other. Stunning.
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Re: Band of Brothers.
« Reply #28 on: December 2, 2006, 09:31:28 am »
Does anyone have any other recommendations of Films/TV/Books on the same thing?

Interviews with veterans or D-Day? For interviews The Last Post by Max Arthur is very good - interviews with the last 20 odd British survivors off World War 1.

There's millions of books about D-Day, and as already recommended The Longest Day is a fantastic film.
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« Reply #29 on: December 3, 2006, 10:46:05 pm »
Absolutely agree with you all - it's one of the finest TV series ever.

I bought the box set a while ago, and it's something that I watch over and over (at least 1 episode per month - love Carentaen ep).  It managed to get me really interested in WW2, and since then I've bought "World at War", and all the "Battlefield" series of DVD's, along with as many books on the subject I can find (I also managed to watch Stalingrad, the Norweigan movie without actually undestanding a word that was said... :P).

Currently reading D-Day by Stephen Ambrose, with Stalingrad by Antony Beevor next up.

I was going to actually start a new thread before I spotted this, so nice co-incidence I spotted it here.  My question was going to be:

Does anyone have any other recommendations of Films/TV/Books on the same thing?

Get the whole series by Ambrose - I picked them up for a tenner in music zone.

Also, the forgotten voices series are excellent - transcripts from interviews with WW1 and 2 veterans. Fascinating read.

in hitlers bunker and through hell for hitler are two excellent books from the other perspective
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« Reply #30 on: December 3, 2006, 11:48:52 pm »
Deadlogic.   There's a series by Sutton Press on the D Day Landings, examining each beach one by one, Omaha, Gold, Sword and so forth, along with many related actions concerning D Day and beyond.

The thing is, I only saw these books today at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and
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« Reply #32 on: December 4, 2006, 05:47:57 pm »
I am so sorry.   Half my post got lost.  Worse than that, I had no paper or pen to record the name of the series, (and it was on a stall who were not inclined to assist) but the name "Sutton Press" is all I can remember.  Deffo the publisher.  Sorry......    :-[ :'(
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Re: Band of Brothers.
« Reply #33 on: December 4, 2006, 06:36:06 pm »
I am so sorry.   Half my post got lost.  Worse than that, I had no paper or pen to record the name of the series, (and it was on a stall who were not inclined to assist) but the name "Sutton Press" is all I can remember.  Deffo the publisher.  Sorry......    :-[ :'(

This series?
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« Reply #34 on: December 4, 2006, 07:38:38 pm »
You are an absolute diamond.   Yes.   That is precisely it.   The stall was in one of the big navy sheds, and the place was absolutely heaving (good for the Naval charaties though).   I did search for Sutton on the web, but couldn't find it.   You clearly have special powers, well you would, what with you being in the .... SAS and all ....  :lickin :lickin :lickin    Ooooooooh  *swoons*
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Re: Band of Brothers.
« Reply #35 on: December 4, 2006, 08:33:25 pm »
the wife bought me this in a tinned box set a couple of years ago.

almost beats all of my lfc dvd's hands down. its that good.
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« Reply #36 on: December 4, 2006, 09:18:23 pm »
You are an absolute diamond.   Yes.   That is precisely it.   The stall was in one of the big navy sheds, and the place was absolutely heaving (good for the Naval charaties though).   I did search for Sutton on the web, but couldn't find it.   You clearly have special powers, well you would, what with you being in the .... SAS and all ....  :lickin :lickin :lickin    Ooooooooh  *swoons*

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« Reply #37 on: December 5, 2006, 12:15:34 am »
love this series from HBO...
got the dvd set...

they cross paths in saving private ryan too...
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« Reply #38 on: December 5, 2006, 12:52:36 am »
Thanks for all the recommendations everyone.  I'll be looking em up this week.

Thanks again.


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« Reply #39 on: December 5, 2006, 03:34:41 am »
Anybody know where i can get a Band Of Brothers poster? Ive been looking for a while, but allposters.com only have a framed one for round $60 i think. Im also trying to avoid ebay if possible. Somewhere that would have one for bout £10??
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