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HBO Home Entertainment have recently released two of the greatest TV Mini Series of all time together as one box set and we’ve been given the chance for one lucky person to win one. Band of Brother and The Pacific, Produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks are two of the most real series you could ever watch. If you’ve never seen them, you simply must. You can order your copy here or scroll down for your change to win a copy.
Get ready for the ultimate gift this Christmas as the award winning Band Of Brothers and The Pacific, are both released together in a stunning DVD and Blu-ray limited edition gift set for the first time ever on 7 November 2011 from HBO Home Entertainment.
Ten years after Band of Brothers first came to our screens, this beautifully packaged limited-edition gift set includes every visually stunning and heart-pounding episode, »
There's something charmingly old fashioned about the way Tom DeLonge calls his first venture into the film world "a motion picture," which may be a more accurate description of "Love" than he may know. A film that's so beautifully captured in every individual frame that it easily lends itself to adjectives such as striking and haunting, its very plot is unstuck in time, caught between the future where an astronaut is grappling with his sanity as the end of his space mission draws near and the past where a lieutenant in the Civil War makes a discovery that could send ripples through chronology as we've come to accept it.
Appropriately enough, DeLonge and his band Angels & Airwaves have similarly closed the gap between one era and another with the science-fiction flick that they've not only scored, but will release later this year as part of a double album that its »
- Stephen Saito
Austin, TX – The Foo Fighters have a documentary coming along which will coincide with the bands seventh studio album release this spring.
The film had its premiere here at the SXSW Film festival.
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For Immediate Release
Film Theatrical Release Slated For Spring 2011
Directed by Academy Award winner James Moll
Produced By Spitfire Pictures
Co-Financed by Exclusive Media Group and RCA Records
To Have World Premiere at 2011 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX
Los Angeles, CA (February 1, 2011) – Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear a/k/a the Foo Fighters and Nigel Sinclair, Co-Chairman of Exclusive Media Group, announced today that Exclusive’s documentary film »
- Albert Art
Richard "Dick" Winters, the commander of Easy Company whose World War II exploits were portrayed in the "Band of Brothers" book and award-winning HBO series (portrayed by Damian Lewis), died last week at the age of 92. Winters died following a long battle with Parkinson's Disease and asked that news of his death be withheld until after his funeral. Winters became the leader of Company E, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division on D-Day, after the death of the company commander during the invasion of Normandy. Historian Stephen Ambrose interviewed Winters for the 1992 book "Band of Brothers," upon which the 10-part HBO miniseries was based. The series, co-produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, started airing in September 2001 to wide critical acclaim. Winters himself published a memoir in 2006 entitled "Beyond Band of Brothers." When people asked whether he was a hero, Winters replied: "No, but I served in a company of heroes. »
Richard 'Dick' Winters passed away on 2 January - less than three weeks short of his 93rd birthday.
In 1942, Winters was assigned to lead the E Company of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, which he led until the end of World War II.
Winters' brave efforts to keep his unit together inspired historian Stephen E. Ambrose to write 1992 book Band of Brothers, which spawned the hit 2001 U.S. TV show produced by Hanks and director Steven Spielberg.
The mini-series was the most expensive ever made, with a budget of approximately $125 million (£83 million), and brought Winters international attention.
However, the war veteran was uncomfortable being labelled a hero and shied away from interviews, preferring instead to give talks at local schools.
According to PennLive.com, he was hailed by former U.S. President George W. Bush as "a fine example... for those brave souls who now wear our nation's uniform." »
Dick Winters, World War II veteran, winner of the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroism on D-Day, and the central character of HBO's "Band of Brothers" miniseries, has died. If you watched the miniseries (which I reviewed on my old blog a couple of summers ago), or read Stephen Ambrose's book on the exploits of Easy Company that inspired the miniseries, or watched the various documentary tie-ins, then you know that Winters (played in the miniseries by Damian Lewis) was a calm, selfless, inspiring, exceedingly decent man, and the very model of what Tom Brokaw dubbed The Greatest Generation. After the jump, three clips: one »
- Alan Sepinwall
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