The Pacific

2010 NR 1 season

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The Pacific

2010 NR 1 season
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This companion piece to HBO's hit Band of Brothers follows three World War II Marines -- Eugene Sledge (Joseph Mazzello), Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale) and John Basilone (Jon Seda) -- through harrowing battles in the Pacific theater, including Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Based on memoirs by Sledge and Leckie and produced by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, the miniseries racked up eight Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe nod.
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Summary of Season 1 (2010) - 6 discs

This companion piece to HBO's hit Band of Brothers follows three World War II Marines -- Eugene Sledge (Joseph Mazzello), Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale) and John Basilone (Jon Seda) -- through harrowing battles in the Pacific theater, including Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Based on memoirs by Sledge and Leckie and produced by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, the miniseries racked up eight Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe nod.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.78:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese, Chinese Simplified, Malay, Korean, Thai
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Screen
Widescreen 1.78:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral), Korean, Dutch
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 HD, French: DTS 5.1 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): DTS 2.0 HD
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
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Reviews

age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this powerful World War II drama, which follows a group of soldiers through the island-hopping campaign in the Pacific theater, includes realistic battle scenes that are quite intense, and show the confusion and terror of combat, as well as the terrible human cost. There are plenty of grisly images during and after skirmishes, along with a good bit of swearing and some smoking and drinking. The series is intense, and might be a bit too much for young teens, but it offers an unsparing look at war for older teens and adults.

Sexual Content

Some episodes -- though not all -- include sex scenes, including female nudity. Soldiers often talk about missing female company.

Violence

This wartime drama features numerous grisly combat sequences using machines guns, handguns, knives, and bombs. There are close-ups of mangled corpses and wide shots of beaches strewn with corpses and body parts. The battle scenes are very realistic, and the mayhem and carnage are all shown here.

Language

A good bit of swearing, including unbleeped uses of "f--k," "s--t" "piss," "screw," and "bastard."

Social Behavior

The message of this show is clear: War is hell. The realistic battle scenes show the enormous human cost of battle, and show how even the survivors are rarely left unscathed.

Consumerism

A few mentions of specific products, including Ford cars and Johnny Walker whiskey.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Many characters smoke cigarettes, as was common in the era, and the soldiers often drink.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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