The Pacific - Complete HBO Series|
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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[show more] 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. If you're a fan of HBO's The Pacific then there's an ocean of great DVDs Blu-rays and Books to check out - click on any of the titles to find out more. Blu-rays: Band Of Brothers: Limited Collector's Edition: Now available on Blu-ray every bullet bomb and bit of blood is rendered in spectacular high definition from the brutality of Bastogne to final victory in Berchtesgaden. Saving Private Ryan: Due for release on April 26th 2010 Spielberg's classic D-Day movie finally rolls onto Blu-ray - this is the kind of audio-visual masterpiece that the format was made for. DVDs: Band Of Brothers: Based on Stephen Ambrose's bestseller Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg bring you their epic vision of World War II from the perspective of elite US paratroopers dropped behind enemy lines. Flags Of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima Limited Edition Box Set: Clint Eastwood's daring and thought-provoking companion pieces come together in this 4-disc Collector's Edition. Books: With The Old Breed by Eugene Sledge: As depicted in The Pacific Eugene Sledge was a real-life marine and this his memoires tells all about the horrifying hell of Pacific warfare during WWII. Helmet For My Pillow by Robert Leckie: Another inspiration behind the HBO series Robert Leckie's account from boot camp to demob is terrifying and captivating in equal measures. The Pacific (The Official HBO/Sky TV Tie-in) by Hugh Ambrose: Hugh Ambrose son of Band Of Brothers author Stephen Ambrose captures all the real-life spectacle savagery and heroism of The Pacific.
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