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Old 05-28-2010, 05:50 AM   #1
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hey guys, as most of you know, i work at Blockbuster Video, but thats not what i'm here to talk about....today (5/27) we got a box of "sampler discs" of The Pacific. On the top of the cover it states "Free Blu-ray Rental includes Part One of The Pacific and Special Features" I guess, and we're not completely sure yet on how we are going to this, but we will rent out the disc for free, but will have to be returned(obviously). I don't know if any other Blockbusters will do this, but i would check to see if you're store is doing it.
Oh, and the release for this sampler disc is June 1st

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Old 05-28-2010, 06:03 AM   #2
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Good to know. I'd like to see the first episode before making the decision to purchase after hearing mixed reviews about the series.

I assume it's the same as whats packaged with BOB now.
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:06 AM   #3
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Good to know. I'd like to see the first episode before making the decision to purchase after hearing mixed reviews about the series.

I assume it's the same as whats packaged with BOB now.
the 1st episode doesnt do any justice, though it's a great episode it just gets better and better from there. the 2nd to last one almost had me
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:09 AM   #4
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the 1st episode doesnt do any justice, though it's a great episode it just gets better and better from there. the 2nd to last one almost had me
I planned on blind buying it day one but hearing so many people mention that it isn't that good (or maybe just not as good as BOB ) made me re-thinking.

Glad to know that you found it really enjoyable though. I've purposely avoided the threads that talk about it as I don't want anything ruined for me. Thanks for the postive recommendation.
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Blockbuster did the same thing for true blood....

Have you watched this yet? true blood had a giant HBO symbol faded and super imposed across the entire screen, made it unwatchable unfortunately, just wondering if this is the same way.

If not i'll have to stop up there tomorrow and grab this.
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:00 AM   #6
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Blockbuster did the same thing for true blood....

Have you watched this yet? true blood had a giant HBO symbol faded and super imposed across the entire screen, made it unwatchable unfortunately, just wondering if this is the same way.

If not i'll have to stop up there tomorrow and grab this.
I am watching it now, got about 10 minutes left in the first episode, that sucks that there was an HBO symbol in true blood, there isn't one in this. The picture is pretty great, audio: pretty good.
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:20 AM   #7
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I can't wait for this.
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:40 AM   #8
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i will never buy this i watched maybe 7 or 8 episodes , i really gave it a chance ,
i know its gonna look and sound awesome on bd but it lacks the heart and characters that bob had ....sorry its a no go for me
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i will never buy this i watched maybe 7 or 8 episodes , i really gave it a chance ,
i know its gonna look and sound awesome on bd but it lacks the heart and characters that bob had ....sorry its a no go for me
To be honest i haven't even see Band of Brothers, i know, i know...i need to. Whats sad is i work at blockbuster and i can rent it for free...i'm gonna get it tonight or tomorrow when i go into work
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Old 05-30-2010, 03:43 PM   #10
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To be honest i haven't even see Band of Brothers, i know, i know...i need to. Whats sad is i work at blockbuster and i can rent it for free...i'm gonna get it tonight or tomorrow when i go into work
Wonder what they would charge for a "lost" disc. It would make a good collectors item.
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Old 05-30-2010, 04:02 PM   #11
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i will never buy this i watched maybe 7 or 8 episodes , i really gave it a chance ,
i know its gonna look and sound awesome on bd but it lacks the heart and characters that bob had ....sorry its a no go for me
I have to agree. I watched all the episodes. It just was OK not even close to BOB. Maybe it wasn't long enough maybe not enough character development. Lucky was my fav character would have liked to see more of him. Sub par effort by Spielberg. Should look good on Blu though but I am not a buyer.
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:55 AM   #12
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The problme with this series is that it didn't follow a cohesive unit. It followed individual soldiers. And therefore it didn't suck you into caring for the characters other than the three that it did follow, and even at that, the characters it did follow, weren't exactly likeable characters.

I thought the best episodes were the Pelielou episodes, and perhaps the first two on Gaudalcanal. I was disappointed with the Iwo Jima episode. Spend 40 mintues with John getting him some ass and then about 10 minutes on Iwo. That battle alone should have warranted two full episodes. And Okinawa, probably three itself.

The series should have been a full 20 or 22-episode season, I believe. 10 episodes just weren't enough to tell the events of the Pacific from '42-'45.
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The problme with this series is that it didn't follow a cohesive unit. It followed individual soldiers. And therefore it didn't suck you into caring for the characters other than the three that it did follow, and even at that, the characters it did follow, weren't exactly likeable characters.

I thought the best episodes were the Pelielou episodes, and perhaps the first two on Gaudalcanal. I was disappointed with the Iwo Jima episode. Spend 40 mintues with John getting him some ass and then about 10 minutes on Iwo. That battle alone should have warranted two full episodes. And Okinawa, probably three itself.

The series should have been a full 20 or 22-episode season, I believe. 10 episodes just weren't enough to tell the events of the Pacific from '42-'45.
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I agree it could have been longer and focused more on Iwo Jima and especially Okinawa but I am glad that they told the story of the battle of Peleliu so well because it was one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific theater and most people do not even know it happened. I thought that the episodes focusing on Eugene Sledge were just as good as anything in BoB, personally. I felt a lot of emotions for that kid, being only 18-19 and having to go through hell like that
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I agree with Linc....Pacific doesn't come close compared to BoB. Watched both and I would not sit thru Pacific again...once was hard enough. Hanks should really give up making war movies after The Pacific.
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I agree with Linc....Pacific doesn't come close compared to BoB. Watched both and I would not sit thru Pacific again...once was hard enough. Hanks should really give up making war movies after The Pacific.
I wouldn't go that far, it was much better than any war movie except for BoB and Saving Private Ryan. Compare the Pacific to Flags of our Fathers, Windtalkers, or even We Were Soldiers and it is far superior
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"The Pacific" was not made to be like "Band of Brothers." While both stories are during the same war, the respective focus of both movies is different.

If you went into "The Pacific" expecting it to be another "Band of Brothers," that is where you messed up.
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My Blockbuster is participating. I will be watching The Pacific this Tuesday
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I watched this on the 3rd, and must say I enjoyed thoroughly! The picture was great and the audio may have even been better. I cant wait for the full release, will be definately picking this up to add to the collection.
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i will never buy this i watched maybe 7 or 8 episodes , i really gave it a chance ,
i know its gonna look and sound awesome on bd but it lacks the heart and characters that bob had ....sorry its a no go for me
ya same its not even close to as good as BOB...
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I just watched the sampler disc today, I was blown away. I have always been fascinated by the events that occured at Guadalcanal, and The Pacific portrays those events in a pretty historically accurate, and intense way. The video and audio is simply mind boggling, I don't see how it could get any better than this. I think from a historical perspective, I am more interested in the war in the Pacific than the war in Europe. I can say one thing for sure, if every episode of The Pacific is similar, or better to the first, I will enjoy this series much more than Band of Brothers.
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