The Pacific is a sister miniseries to the 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers. It focuses on the United States Marine Corps' actions in the Pacific. Whereas Band of Brothers followed one company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment through the European war, The Pacific centers on the experiences of three Marines (Eugene Sledge, Robert Leckie and John Basilone) who were all in different Regiments of the 1st Marine Division.
We own Band of Brothers and have watched in many times. The Pacific is just as intense and good. I like that it was based on books by the real men who you are following throughout the miniseries. The Pacific is based primarily on two memoirs of U.S. Marines: With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa by Eugene Sledge and Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie.
The box set included interview with the real men as a special feature. These interviews were just as touching as the movie itself.