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Star World Premiere HD to air 'The Pacific'

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MUMBAI: Star World Premiere HD, one of India’s leading English Entertainment channel, has been a champion in introducing some of the biggest path-breaking stories ever told. These, coupled with memorable performances, award-winning characters and the biggest stars are sure to raise the entertainment quotient on the channel every month as part of its exclusive and one-of-its-kind property – Mini Series of the Month.

This month, the property that has previously showcased some of the most revolutionary mini-series of all time brings to you the Emmy Award Winning war series, The Pacific. Witness the brilliance in the brutality of war with The Pacific that will air on 1 and 2 April starting from 12 pm.

Produced and created by the makers of the trail blazing war series Band of Brothers, Hollywood big wigs Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman come together once again to create a radical, new 10 part miniseries that revolves around the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.

Interestingly, The Pacific is the most expensive miniseries ever made by any network with vintage vehicles (both American and Japanese), weaponry and other equipment making this TV experience as realistic as possible for viewers. Not only that, the series is based on the stories shared in the real memoirs of U.S. Marines Eugene Sledge and Robert Leckie, both of whom are characters in the miniseries, played by Joseph Mazzello and James Badge Dale, respectively.

With an IMDB rating of 8.3, this intriguing and intricate series set records worldwide, surprised veterans, was extremely well received by critics and has won several accolades including The Golden Globes as well as an EMMY for Outstanding Miniseries. An interesting fact mentioned by some of the war veterans was that The Pacific and its visually stunning scenes were enough to bring on flashbacks as the miniseries was extremely accurate and realistic in its depiction of the battles. Moreover, the series created an overwhelming rush of emotions among the veterans that they felt as though they were living those very moments during the premiere of the series!

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