Horatio Hornblower: New Adventures

Horatio Hornblower: New Adventures

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Director: Andrew Grieve

Cast: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann

     
 
Journey to the high seas with C.S. Forester's legendary swashbuckler in this Emmy-winning adaptation of the timeless adventure -- coming to DVD in this feature-packed set thanks to the folks at A&E Home Entertainment. Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and offering audio rendered in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Stereo, the mighty waves of the sea will

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Journey to the high seas with C.S. Forester's legendary swashbuckler in this Emmy-winning adaptation of the timeless adventure -- coming to DVD in this feature-packed set thanks to the folks at A&E Home Entertainment. Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and offering audio rendered in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Stereo, the mighty waves of the sea will flood from the speakers of your home theater system as Horatio Hornblower faces off against an old nemesis who now heads up a fearsome French fleet bent on invasion. Extra features include commentary by director Andrew Grieve, producer Andrew Benson, and costume designer John Mallo, cast and crew biographies, and a photo gallery.

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Ioan Gruffudd returns for a third tour of duty as C. S. Forester's naval hero Horatio Hornblower in a pair of movies produced in 2002 and aired in the U.S. on cable's A&E network in 2003. The first telefilm, "Loyalty," finds a peacetime (1807) Hornblower forced to make a living at the gaming tables and caught up in a budding romance with his landlady's daughter, Maria (Ab-Fab's Saffron, Julia Sawalha). Admiral Pellew (Robert Lindsay) rescues Hornblower from the conventions of land-bound life, giving him command of the Hotspur and sending him on a reconnaissance mission that uncovers French perfidy, leading to renewed war. Complications arise when our resourceful hero is betrayed and temporarily imprisoned. Hornblower and the lovely Maria finally get to tie the knot at the start of "Duty" -- although Admiral Pellew's inevitable invocation of the titular responsibility sends Hornblower off in search of his old mate Bracegirdle (Jonathan Coy), whose sloop Grasshopper has gone missing under mysterious circumstances. The mystery thickens when Hornblower rescues two suspicious strangers off the coast of France and finds himself sailing headlong into treacherous waters.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/11/2003
UPC:
0733961710700
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
3:20:00
Sales rank:
17,489

Special Features

Commentary with director Andrew Grieve, producer Andrew Benson, and costume designer John Mallo on "Duty;" commentary with director Andrew Grieve and producer Andrew Benson on "Loyalty;" cast-and-crew biographies; photo gallery; anamorphic widescreen presentation.

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Duty
1. Holy Matrimony [11:13]
2. Embark Again [7:48]
3. Stormy Seas [12:34]
4. The Frogs and the Bees [14:30]
5. Napoleon [14:54]
6. A Decent Meal [16:35]
7. Steady As She Goes [17:38]
8. Credits [:55]
Side #2 -- Loyalty
1. The War Is Over [3:25]
2. Good Fortune [13:10]
3. Setting Sail [16:32]
4. Battle [15:58]
5. Eager for Glory [16:18]
6. Great Escape [13:06]
7. Enemy Within [17:08]
8. Credits [:52]

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