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A number of episodes depict the characters at home, on leave, or otherwise away from the field of battle, but the greatest impact comes from the extraordinarily powerful fighting scenes in which the marines--exhausted, half-starving, riddled with malaria, and enduring the appalling conditions (from extreme heat to relentless, torrential downpours) of an impenetrable, unforgiving jungle--battle an implacable, fanatical foe who would much rather die than surrender or be taken prisoner. A sequence in Part Five, when we're with Sledge as he lands at Peleliu for his first real action, is especially gripping; battles at night and in the rain at Cape Gloucester in Part Four, on Iwo Jima in Part Eight, and on Okinawa in Part Nine are also wrenching, but really, all the fighting sequences manage to convey the sheer, visceral terror the men experienced. To the filmmakers' credit, a number of real WWII veterans are on hand to share their memories, both in a 49-minute featurette on disc 6 and during the short introductions to each episode narrated by Hanks. Other extras include a 22-minute "making of" piece and a brief but interesting description of the cultural differences that made the conflict between the Japanese and the Americans even more brutal than it might have been. Kudos also go to the packaging and design of the boxed set; the menus are easily navigable, offering a synopsis of each episode. --Sam Graham
This was a gift for my son so I don;t have first hand knowledge but he liked the series.Published 2 hours ago by jaskjk
Great story.line. anyone interested in the part Americans played In the 2nd world war should see this saga.Published 5 hours ago by Jayne
A great depiction of the war in the Pacific. Great actors coming of age. I wish I would have seen it earlier.Published 6 hours ago by Covell
For a bunch of actors that I have never heard of before, I thought they did very well. Part ten was by far my least favorite episode but I did like the ending where they showed a... Read morePublished 7 hours ago by Soren
There isn't anything else in the world which will compare with the realism in this film except being there. Outstanding.Published 8 hours ago by cariboupete
I thought it was a great mini series and I have been telling people to watch it. I am a female and did have to look away once in a while due to some of the graphic war scenes.Published 8 hours ago by Karen
This is a haunting set of DVDs which covers the War in the Pacific. God Bless those who died for our safety. Well donePublished 8 hours ago by Chuck
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To be honest, I'm not even sure if it's mentioned.
Starts on Guadalcanal, moves to Cape Glouster, to Peleliu, a little bit of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
That's at least where all of the fighting in the series takes place.
Nov 27, 2012 by Ty Webb | See all 3 posts
Waste Trap Door was and still is the leader of this negative campaign. He's out to make everything political, and carries the mentality that if you don't agree with him you are wrong.
Nov 23, 2011 by Ty Webb | See all 4 posts
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I just saw that amazon not only matched the price but went $2 lower. Looks like amazon came through this time.
Dec 19, 2010 by kem | See all 10 posts
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I have an Oppo Digital BDP-83 Blu-Ray player with the latest firmware. (http://oppodigital.com/blu-ray
Dec 30, 2010 by Mark Frautschi | See all 10 posts
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I'm having the same problem.
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