It is 1944 and the war in the Pacific is at its height. On a small, deserted Pacific island a Japanese naval officer and U.S. naval pilot find themselves marooned. The two men are bitter wartime enemies but now stranded and with no one else to help them, will they decide to fight each other to the death, or work together for survival? As adversaries, can their mutual hatred, suspicion and mistrust be overcome and can humanity survive under such extreme conditions?
Hell in the Pacific was made in widescreen: 2.35:1 according to the IMDb. What is available here is a cropped 4:3 version. Since this is such a powerful classic film and a lot of the interaction between the two characters is lost, this is not good. On the US import featured on Amazon the ratio is correct.