Band of Brothers

#1
I know of two people that have not seen it. (OK I have the box set). Its ace, I have trashed my ankle so I have to lie in bed all day watching it, or Shameless.

Lootenant Winters, although a gwar, would get some Slug love.
 
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Dale the snail said:
I know of two people that have not seen it. (OK I have the box set). Its ace, I have trashed my ankle so I have to lie in bed all day watching it, or Shameless.

Lootenant Winters, although a gwar, would get some Slug love.
I reckon he'd refuse. Unless he was suddenly blinded, crippled, lost his sense of smell and touch and was gagged so that he couldn't shout for help.

Funnily enough, I also have the box (mess tin) set and I only watched episode 1 (Curraghee) again two nights ago and was considering wacthing episode 2 today before logging in here. Spooky.
 
#5
Biscuits_AB said:
Dale the snail said:
I know of two people that have not seen it. (OK I have the box set). Its ace, I have trashed my ankle so I have to lie in bed all day watching it, or Shameless.

Lootenant Winters, although a gwar, would get some Slug love.
I reckon he'd refuse. Unless he was suddenly blinded, crippled, lost his sense of smell and touch and was gagged so that he couldn't shout for help.

Funnily enough, I also have the box (mess tin) set and I only watched episode 1 (Curraghee) again two nights ago and was considering wacthing episode 2 today before logging in here. Spooky.
Its very simple, not spooky at all.
Slug has bugged your gaff with cctv, audio, the whole 9 yards. Be afraid, be very, very afraid!
 
#9
I have just finished watching the whole series again myself as well.

Excellent series, but one thing has always gripped me about it. I don't want to detract at all from anything the series or from the members of Easy of the 506th. But, with all the British cast members, funding and support it received from the BBC - why the bloody hell can't the Beeb have done something about a BRITISH infantry company?

If they were going to go with the Airborne theme - why not C Company, 2 PARA, who were commanded by John Frost of Arnhem fame. Starting off with formation - the Bruneval Raid, through to Arnhem and beyond.

Not sure who would be suitable to play John Frost though.
 
#10
great boxset, DVD only about 20 quid now so no-on ehas an excuse not to watch it!!!!
Yeah i agree Hitlerwasabitnaughty would be geat to see the story of British soldiers, rather than the usual americans constantly :)
 
#11
If memory serves, the actors were picked for their physical resemblance to the original members of Easy Company, and the series was based on the book by Ambrose about that very company. Which is why the other Allies don't figure so much in it.

But I agree that there's certainly a story (or two) on British Arborne and what it did. It just wouldn't interest the Septics, that's all.

MsG
 
#13
Bugsy7 said:
If memory serves, the actors were picked for their physical resemblance to the original members of Easy Company, and the series was based on the book by Ambrose about that very company. Which is why the other Allies don't figure so much in it.

But I agree that there's certainly a story (or two) on British Arborne and what it did. It just wouldn't interest the Septics, that's all.

MsG
Wasn't talking about whether it would interest the Septics or not Bugsy. :)

The Beeb make primarily for a BRITISH audience, remember? Who said anything about making it for US consumption?
 
#14
The original was shown to a theatre full of D-Day vets in the UK. The main complaint was Yanks slagging Monty/British Army about Caen so the old boys pointed out that they were actually fighting two Panzer Div's enabling the Sep's to break out. Fair play to Speilberg who then dropped the offending scenes.
 
#15
Hitlerwasabitnaughty said:
I have just finished watching the whole series again myself as well.

Excellent series, but one thing has always gripped me about it. I don't want to detract at all from anything the series or from the members of Easy of the 506th. But, with all the British cast members, funding and support it received from the BBC - why the bloody hell can't the Beeb have done something about a BRITISH infantry company?

If they were going to go with the Airborne theme - why not C Company, 2 PARA, who were commanded by John Frost of Arnhem fame. Starting off with formation - the Bruneval Raid, through to Arnhem and beyond.

Not sure who would be suitable to play John Frost though.
If they want to dramatise another aStephen Ambrose book then why not Pegasus Bridge !?!

Story goes is Ambrose wanted to write a book about the first troops into Normandy believing they would be American, to his suprise the story of D Coy Oxs & Bucks was told to him and he was hooked

This film was been in the pipeline for years
 
#16
GDav said:
Strange that they chose an Englishman to play Winters?
A lot of the cast was British, mainly because it was filmed here as a joint venture with the Beeb.

Watch it again and see if you can spot

Dexter "Lock,Stock 2 smoking Barrells" Fletcher- easy
Simon "Spaced/Shaun of the Dead" Pegg - blink and you miss him
Mark "Hustle/Green Street" Warren - Whole episode on him


Also the medic in it was in "Where the Heart is" and the guy in the old WKD (invites girlfriend round ands mates are all naked) adverts has a recurring role


Sid Owen of Eatenders "fame" was offered a role but turn it down for a pop career...........hmmm riiiiiiight
 
#17
GDav said:
the_guru said:
Stranger that they chose a Gwar.
He's not a Gwar - he's just a good actor.

I saw him playing a Scots ossifer in something else and he was a right hard nut.
Might have been the BBC film "Warriors", also with Ionn Gruffudd, or however the Taffs spell Ian Griffiths? Can't remember the name of the actor who played the squaddie, but it was a great and powerful performance.

Now that was a blooody good film, with nary a Spam in sight. Bizarrely, although I have it on VHS, I can't get it on region 2 DVD. It's only available in Region 1 "Yankovision", and this from the BBC?
 
#19
Biscuits_AB said:
Dale the snail said:
I know of two people that have not seen it. (OK I have the box set). Its ace, I have trashed my ankle so I have to lie in bed all day watching it, or Shameless.

Lootenant Winters, although a gwar, would get some Slug love.
I reckon he'd refuse. Unless he was suddenly blinded, crippled, lost his sense of smell and touch and was gagged so that he couldn't shout for help.

Funnily enough, I also have the box (mess tin) set and I only watched episode 1 (Curraghee) again two nights ago and was considering wacthing episode 2 today before logging in here. Spooky.
I'd dug out the box set and sat down to watch Currahee today, before I'd even read this thread. It's not in the slightest bit spooky, however, as I am one of the two people of whom Dale speaks. I assume the other is a blind and deaf old man that lives in a damp cave in China, and relies on woodland critters to relay information about the outside world to him.

So there you are Dale, I'm about to press Play, happy now?
 
#20
Death_Rowums said:
Biscuits_AB said:
Dale the snail said:
I know of two people that have not seen it. (OK I have the box set). Its ace, I have trashed my ankle so I have to lie in bed all day watching it, or Shameless.

Lootenant Winters, although a gwar, would get some Slug love.
I reckon he'd refuse. Unless he was suddenly blinded, crippled, lost his sense of smell and touch and was gagged so that he couldn't shout for help.

Funnily enough, I also have the box (mess tin) set and I only watched episode 1 (Curraghee) again two nights ago and was considering wacthing episode 2 today before logging in here. Spooky.
I'd dug out the box set and sat down to watch Currahee today, before I'd even read this thread. It's not in the slightest bit spooky, however, as I am one of the two people of whom Dale speaks. I assume the other is a blind and deaf old man that lives in a damp cave in China, and relies on woodland critters to relay information about the outside world to him.

So there you are Dale, I'm about to press Play, happy now?
Its better on surround sound - it annoys the neighbours.
 

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