The Pacific

The Pacific

DVD - 2010
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The extraordinary experiences of three men and their fellow Marines take them from the first clash with the Japanese in the haunted jungles of Guadalcanal, through the impenetrable rain forests of Cape Gloucester, across the blasted coral strongholds of Peleliu, up the black sand terraces of Iwo Jima, through the killing fields of Okinawa, to the triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day.
Publisher: [New York] : HBO Home Entertainment ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2010]
Edition: DVD edition widescreen.
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781419884375
1419884379
Branch Call Number: 791.43658 PACIFIC
Characteristics: 6 videodiscs (530 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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pierce_b
Jul 12, 2017

After watching the movie series which is superb I might add I read the book portrayed of one of the lead characters in the movie name Eugene Sledge.

I've read many books about World War 2 and Eugene Sledge's book was the most valued bringing his story from getting into the marine corp, basic training and finally off into a transport ship to a tiny island name Peleliu. Thank God I did not live in that era and be shipped off to do battle against the Japanese. These people were vicious and cruel, it was nothing short of a miracle that Eugene didn't get killed in battle as later he went to Iwo Jima.

Great movie series and excellent book you won't be disappointed.

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mammothhawk229e
Mar 05, 2017

Apple to orange comparison to Band of Brothers.
High production value & realism showed.

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ceedeegee57
Oct 22, 2012

Wonderfully even and accurate (as far as my research can tell me) recreation of some of the Pacific campaign. These are the same folks who made "Band Of Brothers" so comparisons are inevitable, but largely useless and unenlightening. The pacific campaign was vastly different from the war in Europe and so in style and content is this series. Excellent cast (Joe Mazello the boy from Jurassic Park grew up into a handsome young man and a fine actor), production values, and strong source material. It won't be easy watching for many- the unthinking hatred for the Japanese is hard to stomach in some senses (Members of my extended family are Japanese), but it's accurate and the Japanese fought a war unlike anything most Americans were prepared for. Fanatical is an appropriate word for how they fought then. Seeing an honest depiction of the past though allows us to recognize it, process it, see it in ourselves and possible even the world today, and just possibly avoid it repeating.
Surprising, moving, intense, painful and even at times joyous, this is excellent television that both entertains, educates, and plants the seeds for growth. Recommended viewing! (Parents should be aware it is violent, but it is also essentially history, teens -with guidance- could benefit from seeing this.)

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maddogshep
May 23, 2012

Great DVD. Really enjoyed it!

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ketchumidaho
Aug 14, 2011

Far better than Band of Brothers - a better script, better cinematography, better action sequences, far more honest about war and its effect on those who fight - highly recommended - very moving conclusion - very moving music score

mrubin Jun 27, 2011

If you liked 'Band of Brothers', then prepare for an amazing look at the Pacific theater. The realism and character development are just simply outstanding. Rent this series!! Well worth the 10 hours!!

ahayes Feb 08, 2011

Excellent series, very intense.

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orion98
Dec 01, 2010

Raw, gritty, & human, this is no glorification of war but an honest look at how things were for some of the young men stationed in the Pacific during World War 2.

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