The Pacific / Band Of Brothers Soundtrack & Intro Starting Theme Comparison

March 25, 2010 at 11:23 am | Posted in Film, Soundtrack | 4 Comments
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Well, I’m sitting in my office with chills down my spine listening and watching both Soundtracks. Love them both, simply amazing pieces of music. I thought I would take the time to put both of them on one post for you to enjoy and perhaps compare.

Which do you prefer? It’s a hard choice, they are both beautiful in my eyes but I’d have to say Band Of Brothers wins for me. Just can’t beat it!  Roll on the next episode……..

Don’t forget to check out my page on “The Pacific” download links and guide if you haven’t already here.

Read my article about “Band Of Brother Syndrome” here

ManCry Tribute to the soldiers here

Enjoy Gents: (dry throat time hmmmmm)

Watch and listen in the order below and try to make a decision! Very hard indeed! Feel free to vote below

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The Problem With “The Pacific ” – “Band Of Brothers Syndrome”

March 17, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Posted in Articles, Film | 6 Comments
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Hello All! I can see a lot of you have been finding my links and guide to downloading “The Pacific” series helpful (here), so glad I can be of service to you all. Don’t forget new episodes will be online every Monday. I just wanted to share my thoughts / impressions from watching the first episode of The Pacific series.

First of all, I thought it was excellent. The trouble is I have self diagnosed myself with what I like to now call “Band Of Brothers Syndrome “. (BOBS for short). For almost half an hour or more, I was continually thinking about Band Of Brothers and even comparing it to The Pacific series. This is for obvious reasons:

The presentation is identical – The white text and red lines at the start are the same in both series

The real life interviews – Both series have these at the beginning.

The Introduction theme – Similar style with slow music, grainy film and black and white effects.

Like I said, I LOVED it so don’t get me wrong  – I’m a huge fan of the series and have been eagerly waiting for years to watch it. I just think the fact that people can’t help comparing it to BoB almost ruins it a little, as it rightfully shouldn’t be compared. The producers have labelled it as “an accompanying piece to Band Of Brothers” , so it is clearly meant to remind us of it.

If you go on any message boards or facebook pages, comments from torrent sites (not that I even download torrents!:P ) a lot of the people seem to have my problem as well. I think it is hard to enjoy a new series or get connected to new characters, when less than ten minutes into the first episode your thinking to yourself – “this will be a slow episode like BoB was for the first one” or “Cpt Winters wouldn’t of done that!”. On more than one occasion I found myself looking closely at my TV screen thinking I’m SURE I’ve seen him before, was he in BoB? He looks a bit like Winters! etc etc etc

So in closing, I still look forward to the rest of the series and I’m a huge fan. It will just take me and a lot of others time to stop comparing it to Band Of Brothers.

The most important question of course is “Do you have Band Of Brothers Syndrome as well?”

(Get writing below…… )

“The Pacific” Is Here! Download Links…

March 15, 2010 at 9:38 am | Posted in Film, News | 2 Comments
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Well I am a VERY happy man indeed. For those of you who don’t have HBO or live in America, The Pacific premiered lastnight. Below is the download links. The show airs every Sunday so check back Monday morning for the link. If any of you get stuck downloading the torrent, please go to the download page or write here and I will do my best to help you. You need to do 2 things:

1) Download “Utorrent” (torrent software)

2) Go to : http://eztv.it/shows/361/the-pacific/ and download it. As of right now the first episode isn’t listed in the correct section, but you can find it on the main page.

3) Watching it – It’s a standard .avi if you get the normal version and should be watchable with windows media player (including you can watch it on your xbox or PS3  or DVD players that support divx). All HD versions have “720P” in the title. Any problems at all when watching it, then I would highly recommend ” VLC media player” – its free and it plays literally everything, without problems.

4) Enjoy the episode !

5) Why not leave some feeback ? Can it live up to Band Of Brothers? Love to know your thoughts.

*Please Note* No content is hosted on ManCry and is simply a link to another website*

The Pacific – New Trailers / Updates – Coming March 14th

January 10, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Posted in Film | Leave a comment
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*********UPDATE:***** MARCH 15th*****

Well I am a VERY happy man indeed. For those of you who don’t have HBO or live in America, The Pacific premiered lastnight. Below is the download links. The show airs every Sunday so check back Monday morning for the link. If any of you get stuck downloading the torrent, please go to the download page or write here and I will do my best to help you. You need to do 2 things:

1/ Download “Utorrent” (torrent software)

2 Go to : http://eztv.it/shows/361/the-pacific/ and download it. As of right now the first episode isn’t listed in the correct section, but you can find it on the main page.

Enjoy the episode and feedback very appreciated.Can it live up to Band Of Brothers?

*Please Note* No content is hosted on ManCry and is simply a link to another website*

Well , it’s only January 2010 and I’ve already watched Band of Brothers again from start to finish. I simply can’t wait for The Pacific to start! I only just realised there were some more trailers out, so I’ve updated the Pacific page with it as well (click here to view). Also if you have time, check out our friends at www.pacificfans.com – All the latest info on the upcoming series.

Set your calendars for March 14th Gentlemen! That’s when The Pacific starts! As soon as I get a download link I will post it on here ASAP (probably from eztv.it – great site for tv shows!) If it’s anywhere near as good as Band of Brothers, there will be at least one ManCry moment to love! Watch this space……

( Brilliant Band of Brothers theme sung by Katherine Jenkins here )

The Pacific – Coming 2010

October 24, 2009 at 2:59 pm | Posted in Film | 2 Comments
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*‘**Updated*** New trailers added

Well we have already covered Band of Brothers so we might aswell mention The Pacific . From the creators of BoB this series will no doubt be just as promising. Coming early 2010 – mark your calenders.

“Pacific” is an upcoming World War II miniseries produced by HBO and Dreamworks and is the successor to HBO’s mega-hit, Band of Brothers. It is scheduled for a television release on HBO in March 2010. “Pacific” is based on the books “With the Old Breed,” by Eugene Sledge, which was hailed by historian Paul Fussell as “one of the finest memoirs to emerge from any war,” and “Helmet for My Pillow,” by Robert Leckie (recipient of the Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Annual Award), as well as original interviews conducted by the filmmakers and Hugh Ambrose. Continuing the World War II oral history work begun by his father Stephen E. Ambrose (author of the book “Band of Brothers”), Hugh Ambrose serves as a consultant on the miniseries

The budget is rumored to be between 150-200 million dollars making it the most expensive television production ever produced and certainly the most expensive ever made in Australia!

The production will be based at Melbourne Central City Studios in Melbourne, Victoria, with filming to take place in Melbourne, where U.S. troops camped in 1943, and Far North Queensland. The HBO Films production has collaborated with Film Victoria, the Pacific Film & Television Commission, Ausfilm and the New South Wales Film & TV Office. Filming has finished will be shown in 2010.

ManCry star rating 0/10   n/a (not yet released)

source : pacificfans

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

November 5, 2009 at 3:32 pm | Posted in Film, Soundtrack | 3 Comments
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Everyone in the Army has seen this and almost everyone has it in their DVD collection. Absolutely amazing film that really captures the grit and grim of the war . I broke into tears at the end of the film with  “tell me  I’ve lead a good life”. A truly moving piece of cinema that will  be seen by many future generations. As most of you know,  Tom Hanks and Spielberg later went on to make Band of Brothers and The Pacific.

Memorable film quote  “Earn this”

ManCry star rating ********** 10/10

**Spoilers** Here’s the final battle scene with the”earn this” quote

and “tell me I’ve led a good life” ending to the film. Literally wiped tears away watching this (again).

Unbelievable soundtrack : Enjoy!

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