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Sharpe's Peril [Blu-ray]

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  • Actors: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Michael Cochrane, Velibor Topic, Beatrice Rosen
  • Directors: Tom Clegg
  • Writers: Bernard Cornwell, Russell Lewis
  • Producers: Alex Sutherland, Malcolm Craddock, Muir Sutherland, Paul Frift, Stuart Sutherland
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: April 6 2010
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00319ECHO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,978 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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By DDC on Oct. 13 2013
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The originals were much better. Plot was not as good as expected. Rather far fetched considering the time gaps and turns that we're not really believable. Seemed to have been shot only to take advantage of the success of the previous series.
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By Carla Cornwell on Feb. 21 2013
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Sharpe's Peril was a excellent movie but it was not in line with the books. Sean Bean always puts on a great show.
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While Bernard Cornwell's books are truly fabulous stories and great reads, the film does a great job of transferring his incredible characters through terrific actors. Understanding some of the realities of filming costs, hats off and over-the-hills to these Sharpe productions for promoting a realistic sense of history and, in this case, the magnificance of India.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tammy on May 8 2010
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Standard Sharpe series greatness we have all come to know and love. This movie continues the tradition of the brilliantly created Sharpe Series, and the BBC comes through again! As an owner of every Sharpe feature I would say this one ranks somewhere in the middle - better than some, but lacking the comraderie of the earlier ones.

Still a great purchase, and well worth the money, and Sean Bean delivers (unsurprisingly) another brilliant performance. Overall, a great buy!

PS. For getting on in years, Bean still has it going on! DAMN! Rowr!
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
Not the best in the series, but fun! April 4 2010
By Jody - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Richard Sharpe and the redoubtable Patrick Harper are finally on their way home from India. Both look exhausted but are attending a ball given by the Governor of India who asks just one last favor. Would Sharpe be so kind as to deliver a valuable piece of property to one of the hill outposts? He can do this, the Governor goes on to say, without any, repeat any, peril. That should have been a flashing red light of a clue, but of course, Sharpe says I'd be delighted or something like that, and so the adventure begins.

The 'property' turns out to be the spoiled young fiancee of a French officer, who won her in a game of cards. She's already gotten off on the wrong foot with Sharpe, so to speak, after she smacked him a good one because he wouldn't dance with her. Sharpe and Harper do some grumbling, but dutifully set out with Marie and soon come across evidence of bandits. Not just any bandits, though. OMG, THESE bandits kill women and children and old people. Shame on them, especially since everyone has so repeatedly demonstrated a high regard for the sanctity of human life in the previous episodes of Sharpe and all. Shame, I say.

When our merry trio runs into a group of travellers headed to the same destination, they immediately hook up. After all, there is safety in numbers and Sharpe and Harper see a glimmer of hope as they think they'll dump Marie on the travellers. She won't have any of THAT, no sirree, so Sharpe and Harper must tag along to the outpost. Finding out about the other travellers and their issues, of which there are many, occupies everybody's time and energy until they reach the outpost. OH NOES!!!! Devastation everywhere!! There is much skullduggery and buckling of swashes; lots and lots and lots of blood, though the cavalry always seems to arrive in the nick of time.

There are plenty of Sharpe stereotypes in this entry: the very young officer who has something to prove, the old officer ditto, feisty heroine, several doomed heroes as well as some swell new villains. There's a portly English soldier deliciously named Wormwood who's up to no good, and a suave Russian officer named Dragonoff or something like that who's moonlighting as an opium dealer. In addition, Sharpe is revisited by his past. A couple of characters have surprising last names and remember General Simmerson? He has a great role.

Without spoilers, this Sharpe ends very satisfactorily, even if some of the events are major eye-rollers. For example, the French fiancee is kidnapped by her betrothed, who is on the lam from both the East India Company and the Army. They stop so she can TAKE A BATH???? 'Cause we all know how important personal hygiene was in 1818.

If you haven't seen any of the Sharpes, DON'T START WITH THIS ONE! For non fans this would be about a two and a half star movie. I'm rating it four because I am a fan and am willing to overlook a lot for the pleasure of spending two hours in Sharpe's world. Really, in spite of the above snarkiness, this film wasn't at all a bad entry in the series.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
The Indian Saga continues May 8 2010
By J. Woodward - Published on Amazon.com
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For fans of historical military drama serials, Bernard Cornwell's enduring character, Richard Sharpe, is at or near the top of the list. The original series chronicled the rise through the ranks of an enlisted man who, after saving Lord Wellington, was promoted to officer (unheard of in the British army.) He served Wellington admirably during the peninsular wars in Portugal and Spain, and culminating in the famous Battle of Waterloo.The BBC television series, starring the durable Sean Bean, does an admirable and faithful job of adapting the various Cornwell novels, particularly considering some of the budget limitations inherent in television series. As book adaptions, they are not unlike the excellent Granada Television production of the Sherlock Holmes stories starring the late jeremy Brett.

In the latest two additions to the chronicles (including the preceding Sharpe's Challenge,) Sharpe, accompanied by his faithful partner sergeant Harper (played solisly by Daragh O'Malley) has resurfaced in India. What sets both episodes apart from the original series, is that they were shot in 16X9 format with HD cameras. Although the DVD for both Sharpe's Challenge and Sharpe's Peril are, of course, presented in standard definition, the widescreen format increases the technical quality immensely, particular on the modern digital widescreen televisions.

The episode for Sharpe's Peril offers nothing new, preferring to stick with the reliable Sharpe "format." While hardly a film masterpiece, it is a definite step up from most seies television, offering good, solid, entertainment for fans of military history and/or Sean Bean.
40 of 54 people found the following review helpful
Great Adventure Romp/4 stars - Ridiculously high price/no stars June 4 2009
By Otter - Published on Amazon.com
Any fan of the series will enjoy this 16th outing for Sharpe and Harper. On par with 2006's "Sharpe's Challenge". The larger budget really shows in the scale of the scenes over the tv series.
Not sure why anyone would buy it from Amazon US though. They want $29.99+$2.98 shipping for a Pal format Region 2 DVD. That is twice the price from Amazon UK - $12.94+$5.00 after converting from pounds sterling. It is the same DVD!!! I love British Drama and Mystery and have ordered lots from Amazon UK - never took more than 7 days to arrive. Why would anyone pay over $15.00 more just to have it arrive 1-2 days sooner. Amazon still gets your money - just not twice as much!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Sequel to "Challenge" Not Great, but Still Enjoyable... April 23 2010
By Benjamin J Burgraff - Published on Amazon.com
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If you have followed Richard Sharpe's adventures on television over the past 17 years (yes, "Sharpe's Rifles" debuted in 1993!), the latest installment, "Sharpe's Peril" (filmed in 2008, but released in the US, in 2010), may seem a bit of a letdown, with Sean Bean and Daragh O'Malley, still in India after 2006's "Sharpe's Challenge", looking far older and more haggard than in the previous installment, and the 'original' story, a cut-and-paste of elements done better in several earlier Bernard Cornwell adaptations. Both Bean and O'Malley, in the 'Making of' special feature, imply that this will be the final adventure ("Sharpe's ready to retire from soldiering"), although the film has less of a sense of closure than 1997's "Sharpe's Waterloo".

But I was not completely disappointed by the film; it has some entertaining elements, and after discovering the hardships of the production (with over 100-degree heat every day, nearly inaccessible locations, and a variety of language problems involving a multi-national production team), the fact the film 'works' at all says a lot about the professionalism of a veteran cast and crew. I don't bemoan Bean's careworn features, now; nearly 50 when he made "Peril", in a hostile environment, he shows a higher energy level than many of the cast! I believe there is still a great final "Sharpe" story to be made, that will be more satisfying...

The wonderful team that gave us so much pleasure and entertainment with "Sharpe", should be given a better send-off, in a more hospitable environment!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Sharpe vs Horatio Oct. 28 2013
By E. B. Sullivan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I have long waged an internal battle between the two series (I believe they came out at around the same time) Sharpe & Horatio Hornblower, same times, same war, oh so two very different characters but so similar in so many ways. With this DVD, Sharpe forges ahead by the simple fact he got older and is still great whereas Horatio remains forever young until someone produces more episodes.

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