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zbtvd| Band of Brothers
ID:
2001
Comments:
Director:
Screenplay:
Producer: Steven Speilberg, Tom Hanks
Cast: Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Donnie Wahlberg, Frank John Hughes, Neal McDonough
Genre: Drama

Running Time: 705
Aspect Ratio:  1.78:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby
Subtitles: Spanish
Features:
Studio:  HBO Home Video DVD Region:  1 NR
DVD Release:  Nov 2002 Discs:  6 (Blu-ray) []
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Reviews:  Was this a good film? When everything compares to it as far as WWII films, is this a sterling piece of celluiod? I can say this, when everything in Hollywood is held up to one another, this film, ten hours in length, holds up not only as a good blockbuster, it certainly is qualified as that, but a good, historical record of the 101st Airborne Division during WWII.

Every episode is phenomenal. All directed by different fellows, Tom Hanks himself directed the fifth segment. I think one of the best - and this is just me, nobody else - is the seventh episode, “The Breaking Point.” In it, two guys have their legs shot off (each one with now only one leg). They both lived, but you can imagine the pain and anguish they must have felt. Not only were they not allowed into the regiment anymore, but hours upon hours of heart-breaking news that not only were they not going to have a leg anymore, but all the physical training that has to come too! I know because I have a major stroke. To not allow them to go into battle with their chumbs is like me not engaging my buddies in one upmanship or anything else for that matter! Never again! I must find something else to occupy my time with.

It is also, the same episode, of Spears. A more stalwart hero you can never find (other than Winters, the leader of the 101st). Spears is seen rushing head onward and back again thru German lines. Awesome!

The language is this film is a lot better than, let us say “Saving Private Ryan.” Strange, though, how that was made by the same people, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. Could they be right on the money how the language has not changed in 60 years? I think not, but who knows.

Remember, this was back in the forty’s, not today. In the forty’s they’re was enough Christianity in the air that a whole troop wouldn’t have done that. Sure, there was libertys taken even in the service, but not as much as this movie would have us believe. Even in the fifties they were still adding to the Pledge of Alligiance and the coinage certain phases that has God at its center. I am sure that these soldiers came from a background such as this.

Otherwise it is a very, very good -- no excellent film. Anyone aquainted with WWII should get this film. It shows you how the sacrifice of one (America) could win the salavation of the whole world. Strange how that sounds like the purpose for which Christ came, doesn’t it!


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