Skip to comments."Band of Brothers" Replaying on HBO, Monday 4/8
Posted on 04/07/2002 9:28:21 PM PDT by texlok
"Band of Brothers" is coming back to HBO, starting Monday, April 8th. If you haven't seen this series, you really need to. It will give you a good view of what WWII/Europe was like. Much better than Saving Private Ryan. Looks like 9 Eastern/8 Central. They are playing Parts 1 and 2.
An educated guess would be after they replay the series. I too am eagerly anticipating the DVD release. I hope it has a lot of extras!
I am looking forward to the DVD as well, HBO does a very good job with their DVDs.
I had heard that HBO was incredibly pleased with the series (and considering the awards it won, who wouldn't be) and was looking at doing a similar series either in the Pacific theater, or perhaps Korea, anybody else hear that?
Thank you for any input.
Steven Speilberg and Tom Hanks are going to do one re: the pacific theater.
This will be the real test of Speilberg's commitment to realism.
In other words, I hope he's not planning on shooting the series in Hawaii.
I saw it twice in it's entirety and detected no such bias at all. An outstanding achievement.
Excellent. Superb. NO politics at all.
You want to have this DVD set in your collection.
Watch especially for the interviews of Dick Winters, the leader of the Band, and a true hero and man among men.
At least, thats what I supposed, although there are one or two incidents that seem a little unlikely - like one guy stalking & killing a death camp kommandant after the surrender. Anyway the series is very well done.
Airborne Memorial Monument Camp Toccoa, GA
My Dad was in the 506th.101st. Went in just behind D-day and was a Bastone. Severely wounded just after the breakout, somewhere near Foy. I watch the series with great interest as Dad would never talk about the War except to say he had never been so cold in his life (foxhole outside of Bastone for a month).
And I've enjoyed every minute of it!
I've had the DVD's for a year I believe. Go get em. I watched it 3 times already.
I want to get them. I just dont' want to part with the $80. Maybe after I get my new Home Theatre speakers.
And a supporter of President Bush.
"The President's actions on behalf of our servicemen and women show his deep respect for all who wear the uniforms of our armed forces," Winters said. "President Bush has overseen a 21 percent increase in military pay since taking office and has ensured that our troops in the field have what they need to win the War on Terror. Funding for VA medical care has increased by over 40 percent during the President's term, facilitating the treatment of one million additional veterans. President Bush has been a great friend to the greatest generation."
It's a pity you don't have sons who would buy them for you, as mine did at Christmas, 2002. Along with a DVD player.
They are well worth going back to from time to time.
Hanks and Spielberg both spoke at the dedication ceremony when the National D-Day Museum opened in New Orleans. The D-Day Museum had long been Stephen Ambrose's project, so he spoke at the dedication ceremony as well. That was not long after Saving Private Ryan - and at that time, Speilberg, Hanks and Ambrose announced the HBO miniseries project.
Some of the men who are portrayed in the miniseries were in the audience that day. When you watch Band of Brothers, you get the impression that the producers crafted each hour-long episode especially for those veterans, with serious attention to getting it right. No politics, just the story as told by the men who actually lived those experiences.
Check out www.wildbillguarnere.com - really good stuff there. Also check out:
"When you were convinced that your body could stand no more, you found out that it could." ~Pat Christenson
From pp 202-203: "Combat is a topsy-turvy world. Perfect strangers are ging to great lengths to kill you; if they succeed, far from being punished for taking life, they will be rewarded, honored, celebrated. In combat, men stay underground in daylight and do their work in the dark. Good health is a curse; trench foot, pneumonia, severe uncontrollable diarrhea, a broken leg are priceless gifts.
"There is a limit to how long a man can function effectively in this topsy-turvy world."
Same here. I could watch the reenactment of the assault on Brecourt Manor over and over and still be impressed.
I was honored enough to have one of them, Lester Hashey live not more than 2 minutes from my office. I called him the day I voted and I thanked him for serving our country allowing me the freedom to vote. He talked to me for half an hour and we made a time to get together after I returned from a trip. Unfortunately he passed away a short time later.
I attended his funeral and saw his wonderful pictures that his proud family showed. They were the originals, what an honor.
Total agreement. Fox News has been suffering in my house because of it!
Click on the D-Day Museum link up above; the museum has a retail shop that sells (among many other interesting videos), the Band of Brothers DVD set.
They charge maybe ten bucks more than Amazon.com would, but any profit they make is certainly put to good use. I bought my DVD set from the museum; it just seemed like a better place to spend my money than Wal-Mart.
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