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Band of Brothers Blu-ray
Damian Lewis, Donnie Wahlberg, Scott Grimes, Ron Livingston
Based on the Stephen Ambrose book
10 episodes 6 Blu-ray DVD
HBO Video 2008

Band of Brothers Blu-ray is the modern version of the Maxell poster with the guy in the chair being blown away by the sound.

Band of Brothers is the 10 part HBO miniseries produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks after they did Saving Private Ryan. It won Emmy awards for Best Miniseries, Best Directing, and three others. Of course, if you have any interest in WW II you’ve already seen it on HBO. Band of Brothers is now available on Blu-ray DVD; it is even better in high definition and with the extra bells and whistles. In fact you quickly figure out that Blu-ray is the perfect and only format for a series like Band of Brothers.

Anyone interested in this series has already seen it so there is no point in repeating this show follows the men of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment E Company, how great Band of Brothers is, how the ensemble cast is superb, how realistic and down to earth the series is, or how everything is brilliantly told (such as the scene where back from Normandy, Malarky goes to the laundress to pick up his stuff and sees how many parcels will not find their owner).This is about the Blu-ray version.

First, the 1080p picture is extraordinary. There are scenes your HDTV really brings to life. Sound wise, you really hear and feel what is going on, and so might your neighbors.

Band of Brothers Blu-ray features a picture in picture option where the real men of Easy Company comment on the events happening in the series. The other option is a time line at the bottom of the screen where you can click on little icons that reveal factoids about the characters, the events, a map of the area the action is taking place in etc.

The picture in picture option in this Blu-ray box set is a great option but only if you have already seen Band of Brothers. This is because the soldiers who are making the comments are the series’ characters who survived,

The timeline option is kind of cool but you really have to have 20/20 eyesight and a magnifying glass to read the information; gold on kaki is also not that easy to read. Then again, perhaps this is my fault as this Blu-ray was my first experience and I am learning the ins and outs of the system –what, me RTFM?

Band of Brothers Blu-ray is the greatest box set any WW II and BoB fan can possibly want.

Richard Lanoie

Kindle DX, Free 3G, 3G Works Globally, Graphite, 9.7" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology