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Band Of Brothers: Collector's Tin (6 Discs) (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Damian Lewis, Donnie Wahlberg & Ron Livingston

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Carry on private!

| | See all TMontanaSF's reviews (114)

This is without doubt one of the greatest dramatised accounts of the 2nd World War ever afforded to a TV series. We get to follow the American troops of Easy Company through the latter stages of the war in Europe. Through all 10 episodes we will get to know them, cheer for them and most importantly care for them.

This series serves as a great companion piece to Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan", artistically it shares many moments. People will wrongly judge this on the quality of the battle scenes, which over the 10 hours running time prove to be sparse. This series is about the characters and each episode is played out with true heart.

This is an essential purchase. Bold, engrossing, authentic and extremely compelling.

The transfers.............

Episode 1: Currahee - Directed by Phil Alden Robinson
We are met with a golden hue for much of the proceedings, contrast is exceptional with vibrant colour saturation. Blacks are inky and strong with decent delineation. We are met with a good level of hearty filmic grain which suits the presentation perfectly. Clarity and depth is very pleasing with good facial and object detail, without appearing pin sharp. 4/5

Episode 2: Day of Days - Directed by Richard Longcraine
The colour saturation is heavily muted, which gives an almost sepia look. Greens prove to be the most vibrant. Again the filmic grain is strong. Excellent darks, inky and well saturated. Picture clarity is very good with decent levels of fine detail. 4/5

Episode 3: Carentan - Directed by Mikael Salomon
This appears to have the most natural colouring so far with very vibrant colours especially greens and browns. Extremely fine almost non existent grain. Amazing clarity and depth, facial detail and fabrics are especially sharp, every scratch can be seen on the rifles. Inky blacks. 4.5/5

Episode 4: Replacements - Directed by David Nutter
The film grain is heavier in opening 20 mins, but is practically non-existent during scenes in the field. Muted colour saturation with a slightly brownish tint. Excellent blacks, inky and strong. Bull in the barn is beautifully lit with excellent inky blacks. Good to strong detail. 4.5/5

Episode 5: Crossroads - Directed by Tom Hanks
Extremely fine filmic grain. Muted colours. Overblown contrasting. Good detail. Strong inky blacks, one or two moments of crush evident. Darkest episode yet. 4/5

Episode 6: Bastogne - Directed by David Leland
More akin with episode 3, more natural in colouring and contrast with extremely fine almost non-existent grain. Inky blacks with strong detail and texturing. 4.5/5

Episode 7: The Breaking Point - Directed by David Frankel
Heavy grain field, muted colouring. Bad lighting gives a studio feel to the proceedings and the absence of breath in the air supports the real lack of freezing conditions. Detail not the greatest of the series either. 3/5

Episode 8: The Last Patrol - Directed by Tony To
Muted colouring, skin tones appear pale. Purposefully Overblown contrast. Good detail and fabric textures. Extremely fine filmic grain which is very unobtrusive. 4/5

Episode 9: Why We Fight - Directed by David Frankel
More akin with episode 3 and 6, natural colouring, extremely fine filmic grain. Daylight scenes fare the best. Very good facial and fabric detail. Great depth and colour vibrancy. 4.5/5

Episode 10: Points - Directed by Mikael Salomon
Like 3, 6 and 9, natural colouring, golden hue, overblown contrasting. Extremely fine filmic grain. Excellent facial and object detail. Great depth and colour vibrancy. 4.5/5

With such a varied appearance to these discs they serve as a great example to the power of Blu-ray.

  Carry on private!

| | See all MarkAvery's reviews (114)

This is without doubt one of the greatest dramatised accounts of the 2nd World War ever afforded to a TV series. We get to follow the American troops of Easy Company through the latter stages of the war in Europe. Through all 10 episodes we will get to know them, cheer for them and most importantly care for them.

This series serves as a great companion piece to Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan", artistically it shares many moments. People will wrongly judge this on the quality of the battle scenes, which over the 10 hours running time prove to be sparse. This series is about the characters and each episode is played out with true heart.

This is an essential purchase. Bold, engrossing, authentic and extremely compelling.

The transfers.............

Episode 1: Currahee - Directed by Phil Alden Robinson
We are met with a golden hue for much of the proceedings, contrast is exceptional with vibrant colour saturation. Blacks are inky and strong with decent delineation. We are met with a good level of hearty filmic grain which suits the presentation perfectly. Clarity and depth is very pleasing with good facial and object detail, without appearing pin sharp. 4/5

Episode 2: Day of Days - Directed by Richard Longcraine
The colour saturation is heavily muted, which gives an almost sepia look. Greens prove to be the most vibrant. Again the filmic grain is strong. Excellent darks, inky and well saturated. Picture clarity is very good with decent levels of fine detail. 4/5

Episode 3: Carentan - Directed by Mikael Salomon
This appears to have the most natural colouring so far with very vibrant colours especially greens and browns. Extremely fine almost non existent grain. Amazing clarity and depth, facial detail and fabrics are especially sharp, every scratch can be seen on the rifles. Inky blacks. 4.5/5

Episode 4: Replacements - Directed by David Nutter
The film grain is heavier in opening 20 mins, but is practically non-existent during scenes in the field. Muted colour saturation with a slightly brownish tint. Excellent blacks, inky and strong. Bull in the barn is beautifully lit with excellent inky blacks. Good to strong detail. 4.5/5

Episode 5: Crossroads - Directed by Tom Hanks
Extremely fine filmic grain. Muted colours. Overblown contrasting. Good detail. Strong inky blacks, one or two moments of crush evident. Darkest episode yet. 4/5

Episode 6: Bastogne - Directed by David Leland
More akin with episode 3, more natural in colouring and contrast with extremely fine almost non-existent grain. Inky blacks with strong detail and texturing. 4.5/5

Episode 7: The Breaking Point - Directed by David Frankel
Heavy grain field, muted colouring. Bad lighting gives a studio feel to the proceedings and the absence of breath in the air supports the real lack of freezing conditions. Detail not the greatest of the series either. 3/5

Episode 8: The Last Patrol - Directed by Tony To
Muted colouring, skin tones appear pale. Purposefully Overblown contrast. Good detail and fabric textures. Extremely fine filmic grain which is very unobtrusive. 4/5

Episode 9: Why We Fight - Directed by David Frankel
More akin with episode 3 and 6, natural colouring, extremely fine filmic grain. Daylight scenes fare the best. Very good facial and fabric detail. Great depth and colour vibrancy. 4.5/5

Episode 10: Points - Directed by Mikael Salomon
Like 3, 6 and 9, natural colouring, golden hue, overblown contrasting. Extremely fine filmic grain. Excellent facial and object detail. Great depth and colour vibrancy. 4.5/5

With such a varied appearance to these discs they serve as a great example to the power of Blu-ray.

  Excellent

| | See all Bilbo77's reviews (1)

An absolute must on Blu-ray. A brilliant master piece that keep me watching and on the edge of the seat through out every disc.

  Outstanding series

| | See all magoosey's reviews (83)

Coming along after saving private Ryan and pretty much in the same style which was amazing this has to be the most compelling series I have ever seen.

There are reviews aplenty about the series but I will concur with a previous review that whilst this is a must have series if you like war films such as when trumpets fade and private Ryan having had it on DVD first I can't really see much difference. Similar to the superb series the pacific. The film style is deliberately grainy which goes against the point of blu ray. But at this price you may as well get the blu ray set.

  Doubt

| | See all Stapp22's reviews (1)

Hi all, i'm a great fan of this series, i'm from Portugal and i wanna know if the subtitles of the box set are really Portuguese from Portugal or Portuguese from Brazil?

Thank You.

  EPIC STORYTELLING....

| | See all yardman's reviews (202)

put quite simply 6 bluray discs in a tin of some of the best ww2 storytelling you are ever likely to see at a fantastic price...
i would like to mention after watching my bluray player up scale the
dvds i couldnt see alot of difference in picture quality...
p.s. would be nice to see h.b.o do a 10 parter on the battle of britain

  Excellent deal

| | See all Jediscp's reviews (1)

I've just bought BOB Blu-ray and I'm glad I made this purchase. Fantastic blu-ray set. Additional languages (FR,ES) and subtitles (EN,FR,ES,PT-BR) came as expected.

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  10/10

| | See all Danny026's reviews (4)

Immense! An Epic adaptation of the 2nd WW! Would be great to see some of the British triumphs put on this kind of stage! This is my favourite War Film/Series closely followed by Saving Private Ryan and Full Metal Jacket!

  Stunning

| | See all jaymac2007uk's reviews (21)

One of the greatest bits of television ever made. Like watching 10 films in 1. The acting is superbly cast and the lifes of the soldiers and the turmoil they went through has brillantly been brought to life. Each episode is gripping and i could easily watch them back to back. Action sequences are brillant and so well thought out that you feel part of the programme. Blu ray price is so cheap that your be silly not to buy.

  ** Quite Simply Amazing **

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I will admit, I didn't watch this when it was shown, I am so used to watching war tv programmes or shows that follow the same, usual formats, I mistakingly thought that it would be the same as all the others.

Yet, how wrong was I? Very! This is literally a journey. The writing and directorship of this is unique in that you literally feel you're a part of it. You get so close to the characters, feeling like you're involved in their journey. You laugh when they laugh and you feel an ache when you know, at the back of your mind, this is based on real and true events.

The courage and the bravery of soldiers in this war was something that many modern day people can't imagine.

Tne picture and sound quality on this set does the acting and storyline so much justice.

I honestly feel this is something everyone should watch. Just to have an understanding of some things others went through. And if the ending of the series doesn't make you teary eyed, then nothing ever will!

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