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Joining the British Royal Navy at the outset of the Napoleonic Wars, the enterprising Horatio Hornblower rises quickly from raw recruit to seasoned sailor, charting a course from the West Indies to the coast of Africa in the name of the Crown. Along the way he encounters roiling sea battles, mutiny, plague and love, but always proves himself equal to the task. Gorgeously filmed and richly produced, A&E's Emmy®-winning adaptations of C.S. Forester's classic novels star Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four, Black Hawk Down) and a stellar supporting cast that includes Robert Lindsay (Wimbledon), Jamie Bamber (Band of Brothers) and Paul Copley (Queer as Folk).
The HORATIO HORNBLOWER COLLECTOR'S EDITION contains all eight feature-length Hornblower films (with many a bonus material below deck):
The Duel The Fire Ships The Duchess and the Devil The Wrong War The Mutiny Retribution Loyalty Duty
BONUS FEATURES: Exclusive Interview with Ioan Gruffudd; Filmmaker Commentary on “Loyalty” and “Duty”; 3 Bonus Programs: “England’s Royal Warships,” “Sail 2000: Aboard the Eagle,” and “The Making of Horatio Hornblower”; About C.S. Forester; Nautical Terms and Definitions; Interactive 3D Naval Cannon; Guide to Royal Warships; C.S. Forester Biography; Cast and Crew Biographies; Photo Gallery
Only thing missing is the still-unmade Admiral Hornblower with the same brilliant castPublished 1 month ago by J. Dowker
I lose all track of time when watching these well acted and action filled stories.Published 3 months ago by Carole A.
These films are great fun, high adventure. Ioan Gruffudd is excellent as Horatio. Highly recommended!Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I saw this series years ago on TV and wanted to watch it again and have a copy to watch again or lend out.
I recommend this series.
This was truly a magnificent sreies,once I started playing,like a great book I had to keep watching to the finish.Too bad there are no more Sequels without repeats!Published 13 months ago by Angus Paterson
Special effects are a little on the BBC side, especially early on - ships, for example, get spotted way too close - but everything else is great, and improving.Published 19 months ago by Archon Shiva