'The Pacific'


Properly rewarded this year on the award circuit, this Emmy-honored HBO miniseries - boasting Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, repeating their "Band of Brothers" teamwork, among its producers - focuses on three U.S. Marines (played by James Badge Dale, Joe Mazzello and Jon Seda) and their experiences during World War II.

The arc of the saga traces their growth from novice soldiers first entering combat to their return home as veterans who have participated in many of the horrors of war. DVD extras: four "making-of" documentaries. **** (Not rated: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray)

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