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From Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman--the producers of the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-winning 2001 HBO miniseries 'Band of Brothers'(R)--comes this epic 10-part miniseries that tells the true stories of three Marines fighting in the brutal Pacific theater during WWII. Focusing on the intertwined odyssey of Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale), Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello) and John Basilone (Jon Seda), 'The Pacific' follows these heroic men and their brothers-in-arms through the first battle on Guadalcanal in 1942, into the rain forests of Cape Gloucester and strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima and Okinawa and, finally, to their triumphant but uneasy return home.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGuadalcanal / Leckie||In the immediate aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Marine Sgt. John Basilone prepares to ship out and confront the enemy somewhere in the Pacific, while budding journalist Robert Leckie enlists in the Marine Corps. Eugene Sledge, unable to enlist because of a heart murmur, says farewell to his best friend, Sidney Phillips, who is about to leave for boot camp. Exactly eight months after Pearl Harbor, the 1st Marine Division, including Leckie and Phillips, lands on Guadalcanal in order to secure its strategically vital airfield and prepare for the inevitable counterattack.||52:03||$4.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBasilone||Basilone and the 7th Marines arrive on Guadalcanal to reinforce Leckie and the rest of the 1st Marine Division as they continue to defend the crucial airstrip. Basilone plays a key role in repelling a nighttime Japanese attack, but suffers a frightful personal loss. After four months of continuous action, the exhausted and disease-ridden members of the 1st Marine Division are evacuated off the island.||50:17||$4.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMelbourne||Physically and mentally debilitated after the four-month ordeal on Guadalcanal, Leckie, Basilone and thousands of their comrades land in Melbourne, where they are greeted by adoring crowds and viewed as the saviors of Australia. While his buddies carouse, Leckie becomes deeply attached to an Australian woman and her first-generation Greek family. Meanwhile, Basilone is awarded the Medal of Honor and is asked to return home to help sell U.S. war bonds.||56:17||$4.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGloucester / Pavuvu / Banika||Finally enlisted as a Marine, Sledge trains for combat at Camp Elliott. The 1st Marine Division lands at Cape Gloucester on the Japanese-held island of New Britain. As Leckie and the other Marines battle the Japanese, they quickly realize that the more ominous enemy is the smothering jungle itself. Having survived Gloucester and stationed on the godforsaken island of Pavuvu, Leckie begins displaying the physical and mental effects of combat and is sent to a naval hospital on nearby Banika for psychiatric observation.||51:06||$4.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPeleliu Landing||Basilone's celebrity grows as he travels across the country on the war bonds tour. On Pavuvu, Sledge, assigned to the 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, is briefly reunited with Phillips and Leckie rejoins his company. Sledge then gets his first taste of combat as he, Leckie, and the rest of the 1st Marine Division meet fierce Japanese resistance while landing on the intricately and heavily defended coral island of Peleliu.||49:07||$4.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPeleliu Airfield||Despite the suffocating 115-degree heat and a lack of clean drinking water, Sledge, Leckie and the other Marines confront the highly-fortified enemy as they attempt to capture the Peleliu airfield. After seeing his comrades badly injured, Leckie himself is wounded and evacuated from the island. Sledge witnesses the shocking truth about what is sometimes required to survive and fight another day.||49:40||$4.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPeleliu Hills||The Marines, including the newly christened Sledgehammer, continue the battle of Peleliu against an enemy determined to fight to the last man. Devastated by the loss of a revered leader, and witnessing unimaginable barbarity on both sides, Sledge veers to the very edge of moral collapse. Their objective finally secured, the Marines return to Pavuvu fundamentally changed by their experience on Peleliu.||50:33||$4.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoIwo Jima||Increasingly frustrated by his role campaigning for war bonds, Basilone convinces the Marines to allow him to train troops headed for combat. Transferred to Camp Pendleton, he enjoys a whirlwind romance with an initially reluctant female Marine, Lena Riggi. But the couple know they are living on borrowed time, as Basilone is soon to take part in the Marine landing on Iwo Jima.||56:13||$4.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoOkinawa||After battling across the island of Okinawa for over a month, Sledge and the rest of the 1st Marine Division are ordered to relieve an Army division that has been in combat against the most strongly defended Japanese position on the island. The primordial conditions and the moral dilemma posed by the presence of civilians put tremendous strain on the physical and psychological endurance of Sledge and the other Marines.||57:45||$4.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHome||(Miniseries Finale). After the Japanese surrender, Leckie, healed from his wounds, leaves the hospital and returns home, while Sledge heads back to Alabama to be reunited with his family and Sid Phillips. Lena visits Basilone's home and has an emotional meeting with his family. Leckie adjusts to post-war life by resuming his old job and starting a new relationship, but for Sledge, unsure why he survived the war seemingly unscathed, adjustment will require more time.||1:01:01||$4.99||View in iTunes|
|101||HDVideoMarines of the Pacific||Meet six heroes from World War II's Pacific campaign in these companion profiles to the acclaimed HBO Miniseries 'The Pacific.' Included are profiles of Eugene Sledge, Robert Leckie, John Basilone, Sidney Phillips, R.V. Burgin and Chuck Tatum.||47:58||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|102||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMaking 'The Pacific'||Behind the scenes of the HBO World War II miniseries 'The Pacific.'||20:08||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|103||HDVideoAnatomy of the Pacific War||The mutual brutality and devastation of the Pacific theater of World War II is explored in this companion to the HBO Miniseries 'The Pacific.' Executive producers Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks are interviewed, along with a prominent group of historians, WWII veterans, and others.||9:58||Season Only||View in iTunes|
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Amazing Show not worth the Price
This is an amazing show, but i'm not sure it's worth $5 an episode. For most shows it is at most around $3 for an episode. While it is a miniseries for three out of the ten amazing episodes it the price of a full movie here. But really a great show!!! So if you have the money it would be a spectacular addition to any History or War buffs collection.
Wouldn't have expected anything less from HBO. Great show--I just wish it wasn't a mini-series, and that there were more episodes/seasons coming!
I Love "The Pacific"
It is the best war tv series I really hope that the makers will do another. But yes I recommend this.