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The shocking waste of war,
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This review is from: The Pacific - Complete HBO Series [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
I bought the Blu Ray box set after seeing the first 2 episodes on Sky in the summer. I was impressed with what I saw on Sky but wanted to watch the full series without breaks for ads etc. I found the series enthralling and it kept me on the edge of my seat watching it. If conditions were truly like that depicted in the film then I cannot understand how the soldiers who fought in the Pacific were able to endure what they did. They fought a fanatical, ruthless and immensely brave it has to be said, Japanese enemy who were not prepared to concede an inch of their territory. If there was one fault then it would be that the series did not consider the Japanese point of viwe of the battles. But then the series was telling the story from the perspective of 4-5 central characters and their view was that all enemy soldiers had to be eliminated due to their total fanaticism.
WW2 has been mainly covered in books and film focussing on the European campaigns of the war. This series, along with the excellent film 'Thin Red Line' helps address that imbalance. This is a series I will watch again.
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Initial post: 5 Apr 2011 19:09:22 BDT
R. O. Hart says:
Watch band of brothers on bluray if you haven't already. same creators, writers, producers i beleive. that was as good, infact probably better than this.
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