HBO puts "The Pacific" online

Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:32pm EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - HBO has put Sunday's first hour of its WWII mega-budget production "The Pacific" on its Web site. Don't get used to it, though, the other nine hours will air only on HBO (until the DVD release, of course).

Since HBO is a pay channel that re-runs its best content for decades, it tends to be shy about putting content on the Internet. The network has uploaded the pilot episode of some series online, though not movies.

The amount of violence and profanity in "The Pacific" is a concern, so registration is required to watch (hey kids, can you type "1991" as your date of birth? Then you're in luck).

<p>Executive Producers of the mini series "The Pacific", director Steven Spielberg (R) and actor Tom Hanks arrive at a tribute to veterans who served in the Pacific theater of World War II at the World War II Memorial on the Washington Mall, March 11, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed</p>