The Pacific (DVD)(Widescreen)
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Executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman, "The Pacific" is an epic ten-part miniseries. "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 II. 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 based in part on the books "Helmet for My Pillow", by Robert Leckie, and "With the Old Breed", by Eugene B. Sledge, as well as original interviews conducted by filmmakers.
Languages: English, French and Spanish; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Bahasa, Korean, Thai, Featurettes.
"Historical Backgrounds": Five-minute prologues that set the stage for each episode with additional historical footage narrated by Tom Hanks; "Making 'The Pacific'"; "Profiles of 'The Pacific'": Delve into the lives of the real Marines featured in 'The Pacific'; "Anatomy of The Pacific War": Explore the historical influences and cultural perceptions that led to the merciless brutality in the Pacific theatre of World War II.