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October 27, 2010

THE PACIFIC IS ON DVD AND BLU-RAY

The Pacific is one of the most likely home entertainments releases of the Year come on the perfect holiday time. The primers day and launching date of the first DVD and Blu-ray is November 2, 2010.

The six-disc DVD and Blu-ray of “The Pacific” include all of the acclaimed 10-part mini-series, with lots of exciting bonus material for the suggested retail price of $ 79.99 and $99.98 respectively.

Hailed by critics nationwide as “brilliant” (Entertainment Weekly), “universally excellent” (Los Angeles Times), and “magnificent; a bloody masterpiece” (TV Guide), The Pacific is a Playtone and DreamWorks production executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, the team behind the Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-winning 2001 HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, the best selling TV on DVD of all time. Hanks and Goetzman also executive produced the HBO miniseries John Adams, which won a record-breaking 13 Emmys in 2008.

The Pacific tracks the real-life journeys of three U.S. Marines – Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale, The Departed), Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello, The Sensation of Sight) and John Basilone (Jon Seda, Close to Home) – across the vast canvas of the Pacific theater during World War II. The miniseries follows these men and their fellow Marines from their first battle with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, through the rain forests of Cape Gloucester and the strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima, through the horror of Okinawa, and finally to their triumphant but uneasy return home after V-J Day.

The Pacific on DVD is overflowing with exclusive and informative content that will further enrich the audience’s understanding of the war. The viewer will learn more about the events of the Pacific theater and the real Marines depicted in the miniseries, and will have access to a more in-depth look at the making of this epic event. Features include:

“Historical Backgrounds” – the five-minute prologues that set the stage for each episode and additional historical footage narrated by Tom Hanks.

“Making The Pacific” – go behind the scenes and take an inside look at the making of this epic, 10-part miniseries.

“Profiles of The Pacific” – delve into the lives of the real Marines featured in The Pacific. Get a personal perspective on their families, their war experience and their lives after the war in these intimate portraits.

“Anatomy of The Pacific War” – explores the historical influences and civilizes perceptions that led to the cruel violence in the Pacific theater of World War II.

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