Band of brothers...again...

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Band of brothers...again...

Post by Otto Krienert » 01 Oct 2002 19:05

Yea, i know...another topic about band of brothers. But it was really an awesome movie/series i though. One of the best ive ever seen. Im just wondering who all has seen the Series and read to book too. I though the book was jsut as good. Not as personal but filled in alot of the gaps. Like at the begining of the D-day landing, when the next morning they go to take the 88(which turned out to be 105s) Buck Compten Throws a freking pineapple grenade like a baseball!!! and it hits the german in the back of the heaad and exploded on contact. And its true!? I just think stuff like that is so crazy....keep the response comeing!


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Post by Harrold » 01 Oct 2002 23:26

I enjoyed both the book and mini-series quite a bit, both had there strong points. I found that the book had alot of detail in some area's that the series lacked however there was part's of the series that were really fleshed out in comparison to the book which was really vague.

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Post by kobold » 02 Oct 2002 01:13

I enjoyed the book too- a mate brought it to hospital for me in january and i was up all night reading it.





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Post by Daniel L » 02 Oct 2002 20:18

Does anyone know if one can download the movies?

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Post by M*A*S*H » 02 Oct 2002 22:42

They have quite a few Band of brothers mpeg's on Kazaa lite. I would post you the link, but not sure how ? Kazaalite.com oughta do it. Good luck.

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Post by Daniel L » 02 Oct 2002 22:57

Thanks, I'm most grateful! Wow, it works, you have saved my day! :D

I'll give a little review of the movies when I've seen them, I spoke with a friend today and he said that it was very good films.

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Post by kobold » 03 Oct 2002 01:42

theres an irc channel on DALnet that you can download the BoB episodes from.


its called #band_of_brothers

They have all the episodes there...



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Post by Ando » 03 Oct 2002 02:08

Thanks kobold there are 2 episodes that I just cant get, I would also love to get the DVD box set if it ever becomes affordable.

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Post by Davey Boy » 21 Oct 2002 19:23

Just saw all the episodes back to back. 8O

It was a marathon, I can tell you, but well worth the effort.

I liked the start and the end the best. The winter scenes were a bit dull at times, but still quite good when viewed within the context of the overall package.

To sum up, do yourself a favor...

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Post by Davey Boy » 21 Oct 2002 19:23

Just saw all the episodes back to back. 8O

It was a marathon, I can tell you, but well worth the effort.

I liked the start and the end the best. The winter scenes were a bit dull at times, but still quite good when viewed within the context of the overall package.

To sum up, do yourself a favor...

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Band of Brothers Again again

Post by Simon H » 22 Oct 2002 15:06

For anyone who hasn't seen BofB and has access to UK TV, BBC2 is beginning a complete rerun on 27th October from 22.00hrs GMT.

I've not read the book yet, but if past experience is anything to go by books tend to be better than film...

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Post by Oberst Klink » 26 Oct 2002 06:06

HETMAN wrote:Just saw all the episodes back to back. 8O

It was a marathon, I can tell you, but well worth the effort.

I liked the start and the end the best. The winter scenes were a bit dull at times, but still quite good when viewed within the context of the overall package.

To sum up, do yourself a favor...
i thought the same thing too. I think the two episodes in the snow were to give a perspective of the winter during WW2.. it was an important part of the story BUT it did NOT make for good televison, those two episodes were really boring, especially the medic episode in comparision to the other episodes...

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Post by Toivo » 08 Nov 2002 14:43

I have seen it all twice, liked it a lot (not because I'm fan of allies or how they made it all look in there). It's very detailed, very good acting.

For those who want to download it - I know iMesh Lite has all 10 parts, in different quality (some quite good), but all watchable.

Haven't read a book but heard it's pretty much same.

Also, is this true BoB runs in TV at Finland? For me price of DVDbox is quite high as I have seen all parts twice already, but who knows...:)

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