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The Pacific: Collectors Tin (HBO) (6 Discs)

Featuring: Joseph Mazzello, James Badge Dale & Jon Seda

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Band of brothers it's not!

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The pacific is a ww2 drama with similar production quality as 'Band of brothers' and 'saving private Ryan'. However despite its Spielberg and Tom Hanks backing I found it severely lacking in plot and character development. Unlike Band of brothers I didn't empathise so much with the key characters and each episode followed a similar theme (with the exception of just 2 episodes in the series);
Map illustrating next offensive push, Marines land and get involved in an intense firefight of mortars and machine gun fire, characters suffer a crisis of conscience on the futility of war.
The Japanese were shown as a force to be mowed down in great numbers by machine gun fire.

There is far more action sequences, blood and gore in this series compared to band of brothers...but in my opinion BoB is the better series of these two similar shows.
In terms of extras you get a nice documentary interviewing the veterans themselves, a historical documentary as well as a 'behind the scenes making of'.
I hope this has been useful and remember to rate my comments if you agree.

  Peaches, Sledge and SNAFU...

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Before you sit down to watch this, please don't try and compare it to 'Band of Brothers' (despite BoB probably being the main reason why you bought this!). The Pacific is a belter, and any hardcore 'fan' of War Series will simply love yet another masterpiece from Hanks and Spielberg. It may take a little while to get to know the characters, but once you do you'll find they do actually have plenty of depth (the blossoming of Sledge's character from a young man into a soldier is an interesting sub-plot in itself). The action scenes are incredible and can be a little gruesome, but those are the harsh realities of war. You can only wonder where/what the next production is going to be.

  very good

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if you are expecting band of brothers , then forget it , very different to band of brothers ,but still very much a programme you have to watch , shows how different the war in the pacific was to the war in northern Europe

  Action scenes are awesome

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I like many compared the pacific to band of brothers, of which band of brothers comes out on top. But in itself, the battle scenes are very very good, you feel much more immersed in the action than you did int the band of brothers series. And Glossopcrew, its not the Vietnam war!!!!

  Great

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The difference between this and Band Of Brothers is that in BOB, You are following a whole platoon and its action, action, action all the way. Butt with this, its more about peoples stories and how they got to where they are [And obviously this is the vietnam war] Still pretty good just not as great

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  Amazing

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Gripping, scary, heart-breaking, gritty. Take a tour through the mud and blood of the Pacific war. One of the best!

  Almost as good

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This as you would expect is a great series but not as good as band of brother's but not far off still worth a watch but if you have not seen BAND OF BROTHERS you have not lived !!!!

  Troubled

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Read reviews before watching and I must say I am a little troubled by what I read. Who has seen real fighting - hand-to-hand killing, being seen clearly as a target but not knowing your enemy, going home to nightmares, sweats, re-living horrors you have done and seen. I worry that people who just watch films and play games can give there 'informed' reviews. What is more worrying is that there words are not too far from the truth. If it is all so important and so much fun why not join up?

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  Awesome

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Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks return to WWII following the seminal Band of Brothers and bring us The Pacific. Based around three marines, Eugine "Sledgehammer" Sledge, Robert "Lucky" Leckie and John "Manila John" Basilone the Pacific begins at Guadalcanal and winds up back in the U.S at the war's conclusion.

The series is an absolute triumph, taking us through the horrors of combat, the effects of extended periods of duty on the psychology of soldiers, the drudgery of being off the lines and ultimately the difficulty that the Marines had adjusting back to civilian life after the war.

This isn't Band of Brothers and comparrisons shouldn't be made to it either. The combat sequences are fantastic, the stories are hard hitting and the Marine is depicted as a very different soldier to the paratrooper of Easy Company. The Pacific is every bit as good as Band of Brothers because it is so different and dares to go where Band of Brothers didn't, deeper into the psyche of the soldiers depicted in it.

If you want non stop combat, then Band of Brothers will not disappoint, but for a deeper and unflinching look at combat The Pacific ticks every box. WATCH IT!

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