Band of Brothers Blu-ray only $34.99, today only at


Today only, has the 10 hour, 6-disc Blu-ray edition of the critically acclaimed Band of Brothers on sale for only $34.99.  That’s a huge 65% savings over the retail price and about $40 less than I usually see it selling for in stores.

Band of Brothers tells the story of Easy Company and their role in the D-Day invasion.  The visuals, sound, acting and story are all absolutely top-notch and punctuated with stories told by real D-Day vets.  It has been praised for its realistic depiction of WWII combat, which is shocking in its suddenness and violence.

The box set itself is very attractive and is delivered in an embossed metal case.  If you enjoy war movies and history, I can’t recommend this one enough…. especially for under $35.00.

Editorial review from

An impressively rigorous, unsentimental, and harrowing look at combat during World War II, Band of Brothers follows a company of airborne infantry–Easy Company–from boot camp through the end of the war.The brutality of training takes the audience by increments to the even greater brutality of the war; Easy Company took part in some of the most difficult battles, including the D-Day invasion of Normandy, the failed invasion of Holland, and the Battle of the Bulge, as well as the liberation of a concentration camp and the capture of Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. But what makes these episodes work is not their historical sweep but their emphasis on riveting details (such as the rattle of a plane as the paratroopers wait to leap, or a flower in the buttonhole of a German soldier) and procedures (from military tactics to the workings of bureaucratic hierarchies). The scope of this miniseries (10 episodes, plus an actual documentary filled with interviews with surviving veterans) allows not only a thoroughness impossible in a two-hour movie, but also captures the wide range of responses to the stress and trauma of war–fear, cynicism, cruelty, compassion, and all-encompassing confusion. The result is a realism that makes both simplistic judgments and jingoistic enthusiasm impossible; the things these soldiers had to do are both terrible and understandable, and the psychological price they paid is made clear. The writing, directing, and acting are superb throughout. The cast is largely unknown, emphasizing the team of actors as a whole unit, much like the regiment; Damian Lewis and Ron Livingston play the central roles of two officers with grit and intelligence. Band of Brothers turns a vast historical event into a series of potent personal experiences; it’s a deeply engrossing and affecting accomplishment. –Bret Fetzer

Product Description
Studio: HBO Home Video Release Date: 11/11/2008 Run time: 705 minutes Rating: Not Rated

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