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The Pacific (HBO) (With Exclusive Photo Book)

Released on 01 November 2010

Featuring: Joseph Mazzello, James Badge Dale & Jon Seda

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

4.0 out of 5 (29 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, The Pacific is an epic ten-part miniseries from HBO and the team that made Band of Brothers.

The Pacific tracks the intertwined real-life stories of three U.S Marines, Robert Leckie, John Basilone and Eugene Sledge across the vast canvas of the Pacific Theater during World War 2. The miniseries follows these men and their fellow Marines from their first battle with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, through the rain forests of Cape Gloucester and the strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima and through the horror of Okinawa, and finally to their triumphant but uneasy return home after V-J Day.

The Pacific is primarily based on two memoirs of US Marines, Eugene Sledge's With The Old Breed: At Peleliu And Okinawa and Robert Leckie's Helmet For My Pillow. The series also draws on Eugene Sledge's China Marine and Chuck Tatum's Red Blood, Black Sand, as well as original interviews conducted by the filmmakers.
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    The Pacific


customer Reviews

 Average rating (29 reviews)

 What are these people on?

| | See all sjgpoolman's reviews (3)

Top 100 Home & Garden Reviewer

Did the last 3 reviewers actually watch The Pacific?
One star! Are you mad? This is one of the best and most accurate mini series depicting the heroics of the US Marine Corp and horrors seen by all during the war in the Pacific. The acting from the 3 main characters is fantastic and the stories from the veterans is at times moving. I watched this again last week on Sky Player on demand service and it was even better 2nd time around.
***** 5 Stars all day long.
If you liked Band of Brothers then don't miss this fantastic series as it's even better.

 Dont Compare with BoB

| | See all SimonmKHN's reviews (4)

It sounds hard to do however please try and watch it without comparing to Band of Brothers.

The Pacific was a different theatre of warfare to the European theatre we see in BoB and HBO once again puts you into the lives of ordinary soliders fantastically!

One thing i enjoyed more then BoB is the pre war and post war story of the soliders it follows......its "good" to see how tough these brave young men found it to adapt back to civilian life, nightmares and finding jobs being the hardest things to deal with.

The action is amazing, story gripping and much like BoB a great insight into a conflict which should never happen again!

 IT'S LIKE BAND OF BROTHERS, BUT WITH BETTER WEATHER!

| | See all MovieAddict's reviews (1336)

Top 10  Reviewer Top 10 DVD Reviewer

The Pacific is to Band of Brothers what the war against Japan was to the Allie's fight through Western Europe: The Pacific mini-series reflects the contrast of the war perfectly it's messier, more disjointed and in some ways more disturbing. This time instead of following a platoon through Europe we follow three Marines whose various degrees of disillusionment make this darker than Band of Brothers, that fully show the effects and trauma of the battle's of Peleliu and Okinawa, making this some of the bleakest and unsettling viewing in recent TV memory.
As I stated the tone to the Pacific is darker than Band of Brother, and the film has a slower pace, but that's not to say it's not as good, as this is a truly spectacular companion series to Brothers, and although I understand where some of the negative reviews pointed out it's slow, it would also be pointless to replicate Band of Brothers as although the battles were roughly fought at the same time, The Pacific was a different world and different war.
See if you like....
Band of Brothers.
Thin Red Line.
Saving Private Ryan.
The Big Red One.
From Here To Eternety.

 IT'S LIKE BAND OF BROTHERS, BUT WITH BETTER WEATHER!

| | See all SECTION8's reviews (1336)

Top 10  Reviewer Top 10 DVD Reviewer

The Pacific is to Band of Brothers what the war against Japan was to the Allie's fight through Western Europe: The Pacific mini-series reflects the contrast of the war perfectly it's messier, more disjointed and in some ways more disturbing. This time instead of following a platoon through Europe we follow three Marines whose various degrees of disillusionment make this darker than Band of Brothers, that fully show the effects and trauma of the battle's of Peleliu and Okinawa, making this some of the bleakest and unsettling viewing in recent TV memory.
As I stated the tone to the Pacific is darker than Band of Brother, and the film has a slower pace, but that's not to say it's not as good, as this is a truly spectacular companion series to Brothers, and although I understand where some of the negative reviews pointed out it's slow, it would also be pointless to replicate Band of Brothers as although the battles were roughly fought at the same time, The Pacific was a different world and different war.
See if you like....
Band of Brothers.
Thin Red Line.
Saving Private Ryan.
The Big Red One.
From Here To Eternety.

 I was disappointed.

| | See all HeyDouche's reviews (1)

After watching the Band of Brothers box set at least 3 times in the last couple of months, it was clear to say i was pumped up for The Pacific to start, when the first TV spot came on my TV i thought to myself "This is gonna be one hell of a ride"
However. i was slightly let down, The Pacific just lacked something that Band of Brothers had, yes the battle scenes in Pacific are epic and it has its moments of brilliance but i felt nothing for the characters, i felt like they have focused more on the blow your head of your shoulders action, which dont get me wrong, it did, episode 2 for example but Robert Leckies crew which stayed with us from episode 1 to about 5 or 6 i think? and that was them gone. Then comes along Eugene Sledge and his group but they were really unlikeable characters.
I went into the final episode hoping for it to go out with a bang, sadly it did not, i was let down, when the credits started rolling i stood up, looked at my TV and said, "is that it" and the fact the final episode made me feel like that let the whole series down.

Now, if you have read this review i am not telling you not to give this a go, it does have its moments of sheer brilliance but in my opinion it let me down, it dashed my high hopes i had for this miniseries and i will now begin Band of Brothers again.

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ActorsJoseph Mazzello, James Badge Dale, Jon Seda, William Sadler, Ashton Holmes, Rami Malek, Akos Armont, Joshua Bitton, Jon Bernthal, Tom Budge & Joshua Close
DirectorJeremy Podeswa, Carl Franklin, David Nutter & Timothy Van Patten
Certificate15 years and over
Year2010
ScreenWidescreen 1.78:1 Anamorphic
LanguagesEnglish - Dolby Digital (5.1)
Additional LanguagesCastilian Spanish ; Czech ; French ; Hungarian ; Polish
SubtitlesBulgarian ; Castilian Spanish ; Croatian ; Czech ; Danish ; Dutch ; Finnish ; French ; Greek ; Hebrew ; Hungarian ; Norwegian ; Polish ; Portuguese ; Romanian ; Serbian ; Slovenian ; Turkish
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.