Blu-ray, DVD Release: Hell in the Pacific

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 27, 2017
Price: DVD $11.96, Blu-ray $17.42
Studio: Kino Lorber

From John Boorman (Deliverance, Excalibur) comes the 1968 adventure Hell in the Pacific about two wartime enemies trapped alone on a deserted island.

Screen legends Lee Marvin (Cat Ballou) and Toshiro Mifune (Throne of Blood) deliver striking and well-etched performances in this psychological war drama.

From the instant they meet, a marooned American soldier (Marvin) and his Japanese counterpart (Mifune) have the same objective: to kill each other. But it soon becomes apparent that the only way they will survive is by forging an uneasy truce and cooperating with each other. Can they rise above the hatred that divides them long enough to stay alive?

Among its superlative production credits are terrific color photography by the great Conrad Hall (In Cold Blood) and an original musical score by the legendary Lalo Schifrin (Bullitt).

Blu-ray extras include the following:

-Interview with Director John Boorman
-Alternate Ending
-Audio Commentary by Film Historians Travis Crawford and Bill Ackerman
-Interview with Art Director Anthony Pratt

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.