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Adventure Collection
     

The Adventure Collection

Director: Andrew Grieve, Charles Sturridge, Mikael Salomon

Cast: Kenneth Branagh

 
If one is to believe this made-for-cable biopic, America's most notorious turncoat Benedict Arnold sold out his country primarily for the love of a woman. Acknowledged as a hero of the Revolutionary War by his commanding officer, General George Washington (Kelsey Grammer), after bringing about the British surrender at Saratoga in 1776, Benedict Arnold (Aidan Quinn) is

Overview

If one is to believe this made-for-cable biopic, America's most notorious turncoat Benedict Arnold sold out his country primarily for the love of a woman. Acknowledged as a hero of the Revolutionary War by his commanding officer, General George Washington (Kelsey Grammer), after bringing about the British surrender at Saratoga in 1776, Benedict Arnold (Aidan Quinn) is robbed of public acclaim by a glory-grabbing fellow officer and by the ceaseless politicking of the Continental Congress. Making matters worse, Arnold has lost what little money he has through misfortune and bad investments. At the urging of his Philadelphia-born fiancée (and future second wife), the pro-British Peggy Shippen (Flora Montgomery), Arnold decides to cast his lot with the Redcoats, ultimately entering into a plot to assassinate his former comrade-in-arms, Washington. Filmed in Ireland under the title Dark Eagle: Benedict Arnold, Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor made its American TV debut over the A&E cable network on January 13, 2003, and within a month it had been released on VHS and DVD.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Jeffrey Iorio
"Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success." So read a sign posted by Sir Ernest Shackleton to recruit men for his expedition to the South Pole in 1914. His journey, deftly dramatized in A&E’s Shackleton, is among the all-time great tales of human survival, a harrowing adventure that unfolds amid the harshest physical environment on earth. Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh shines as the doggedly determined Shackleton, evoking the charisma that led the explorer’s 27-man crew to believe they could somehow overcome the elements. When Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, became locked in ice just 85 miles from its destination, he led a crew of five on a 650-mile journey across a tempestuous sea, braving 100-foot waves and plummeting temperatures. Against all odds, he pledged not to lose a man -- a promise he ultimately kept, it would seem, miraculously. Filmed over five weeks in Greenland, Shackleton presents a vision of the bleak, uncharted Antarctic that is forbiddingly beautiful. In addition to VHS, the miniseries is available on a Collector’s Edition DVD that features more than three hours' worth of extra programming, including a behind-the-scenes featurette, the A&E Biography of Ernest Shackleton, and the History Channel’s Antarctica: A Frozen History. For the history buff or the armchair explorer, this is an essential addition to the Shackleton legacy.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/18/2008
UPC:
0733961145519
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Presentation:
[Color]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
28:54:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kenneth Branagh Actor
Aidan Quinn Benedict Arnold
Christian Clavier Napoléon
Ioan Gruffudd Hornblower
Michael Gambon John Harrison
Rick Schroder Major Charles Whittlesey
Isabella Rossellini Joséphine de Beauharnais
Jeremy Irons Rupert Gould
Kelsey Grammer Gen. George Washington
Robert Lindsay Captain Pellew
Flora Montgomery Peggy Shippen
Gérard Depardieu Joseph Fouché
Paul Copley Actor
John Light John Andre
John Malkovich Charles Talleyrand
Sean Gilder Actor
Anouk Aimée Letizia Bonaparte
Tom Murphy Actor

Technical Credits
Andrew Grieve Director
Charles Sturridge Director
Mikael Salomon Director
Russell Mulcahy Director
Yves Simoneau Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Adventure Collection
1. Changing Winds [00:07:31]
2. An Honored Guest [00:06:06]
3. Rations [00:06:59]
4. Finch Takes Ill [00:05:16]
5. A Black Day [00:05:39]
6. Mutinous Talk [00:05:51]
7. The Gauntlet [00:05:47]
8. The Black Death [00:06:07]
9. Quarantine [00:06:10]
10. Second Chance [00:05:32]
11. The Last Meal [00:05:43]
12. Duty Fulfilled [00:04:16]
13. The Dreadnought [00:02:35]
14. The Price of Command [00:04:41]
15. Exam for Commission [00:08:09]
16. The Fire Ship [00:08:44]
17. Memorable Act of Courage [00:03:07]
Disc #2 -- The Adventure Collection
1. Hornblower Climbs Aboard [00:08:11]
2. What Ails Us All [00:05:38]
3. In Good Spirits [00:07:32]
4. East India Convoy [00:06:27]
5. Clayton Stands Proxy [00:07:48]
6. A Mind to Fight [00:01:34]
7. The First Assignment [00:06:05]
8. Fire As They Bear [00:03:50]
9. Bay of Biscay [00:04:56]
10. She's Holed [00:08:30]
11. Feat of Navigation [00:05:38]
12. It's the Indy [00:03:00]
13. Simpson Returns [00:04:33]
14. These Are New Times [00:03:23]
15. Boat Crews Away [00:08:14]
16. A Serious Accusation [00:03:35]
17. The Papillon [00:03:35]
18. Challenge Accepted [00:02:06]
19. The Duel [00:05:10]
Disc #3 -- The Adventure Collection
1. Planned Invasion [00:06:56]
2. We Are at War [00:04:56]
3. Le Roi [00:04:57]
4. Quiberon Bay [00:05:07]
5. Liason [00:04:03]
6. Troops Land [00:05:00]
7. Welcome Home [00:05:02]
8. Le Marquis [00:06:25]
9. Someone Else's War [00:03:31]
10. Mathematics to Defeat [00:06:00]
11. Mademoiselle [00:03:34]
12. Battle Begins [00:04:07]
13. Hidden Enemy [00:04:36]
14. Pellew's Doubt [00:04:05]
15. Becalmed [00:05:21]
16. Taking Command [00:00:00]
17. Retreat [00:06:25]
18. Lost Love [00:07:48]
19. Life of Duty [00:03:41]
Disc #4 -- The Adventure Collection
1. Here to Defeat Them [00:05:25]
2. Dinner With the Duchess [00:08:14]
3. Captain's Orders [00:02:42]
4. All Yours, Hornblower [00:03:44]
5. Alter Course [00:01:57]
6. A Poor Ruse [00:09:13]
7. Spanish Prison [00:05:20]
8. Archie Again [00:04:23]
9. Duty to Escape [00:05:26]
10. Walks With the Duchess [00:06:11]
11. Acting Duchess [00:04:51]
12. A Play About Deceit [00:06:42]
13. Sacrifice of Pride [00:02:26]
14. Insubordination [00:01:16]
15. A Hole in the Earth [00:06:33]
16. God Speed You [00:06:09]
17. Where's Hunter [00:03:37]
18. Commissioned [00:05:24]
19. Set at Liberty [00:07:18]
Disc #5 -- The Adventure Collection
1. Lines of Longitude [00:03:28]
2. "You Can Speak" [00:07:41]
3. William [00:06:09]
4. Toyshop! [00:04:58]
5. Qualifications [00:05:30]
6. Adjustment Of Machine [00:04:11]
7. An Experiment [00:07:22]
8. Battle [00:05:43]
9. Promise [00:01:16]
10. Reading Time [00:02:31]
11. Carpenter's Clock [00:06:25]
12. Distance [00:05:52]
13. Land Ho! [00:04:35]
14. This Is It [00:07:48]
15. Good Advice [00:04:00]
16. Piece Of Work [00:05:03]
17. Achievements [00:04:09]
18. Growing Older [00:06:10]
Disc #6 -- The Adventure Collection
1. A Suggestion [00:05:51]
2. Practical Solution [00:04:57]
3. Trial [00:07:42]
4. To the Public [00:04:35]
5. Welcome Aboard [00:05:38]
6. Struggle To Survive [00:04:47]
7. Questions [00:05:05]
8. Bbc [00:05:41]
9. Mr. Green [00:04:26]
10. Successful Voyage [00:04:07]
11. Compromises [00:06:58]
12. Astronomer Royal [00:08:25]
13. Understanding Life [00:06:57]
14. There's No Watch [00:05:50]
15. Responsibility [00:06:38]
16. Grace [00:07:24]
17. Board Meeting [00:05:06]
18. Awards [00:04:44]
Disc #7 -- The Adventure Collection
1. Ardent Patriot [00:03:27]
2. Plan Of Attack [00:08:05]
3. Casualties Of War [00:05:35]
4. An Act Of Faith [00:07:14]
5. Course Of Action [00:07:37]
6. Affairs In Order [00:07:43]
7. An Officer's Duty [00:06:35]
8. Talk Of Treason [00:04:20]
9. Price Of Loyalty [00:05:54]
10. Point Of No Return [00:05:38]
11. Party To Treachery [00:04:07]
12. Divine Providence [00:03:12]
13. Secrets Revealed [00:07:32]
14. All Is Lost [00:06:09]
15. Changing Colors [00:03:18]
16. Aftermath [00:05:27]
Disc #8 -- The Adventure Collection
1. Orders [00:00:30]
2. New Boys [00:06:49]
3. The Trench [00:08:31]
4. At the Mill [00:08:46]
5. Help From 307 [00:09:16]
6. Holding [00:08:47]
7. Cease Fire [00:04:18]
8. Hostage [00:04:18]
9. Spotted [00:08:05]
10. Message [00:05:54]
11. Fire Fight [00:05:29]
12. Moving Out [00:09:14]
Disc #9 -- The Adventure Collection
1. Drafting a Plan [00:07:37]
2. The Money Hunt [00:09:22]
3. Assembling the Crew [00:10:03]
4. A Final Plea [00:07:20]
5. The Brink Of War [00:06:51]
6. Family Matters [00:07:56]
7. Ship Shape [00:10:12]
8. Setting Sail [00:07:33]
9. Early Warnings [00:12:55]
10. Breakthroughs [00:06:47]
11. Full Stop [00:05:27]
12. A Sealed Fate [00:10:24]
Disc #10 -- The Adventure Collection
1. Growing Concerns [00:08:54]
2. Abandon Ship [00:09:07]
3. Put On Ice [00:06:42]
4. The Way Home [00:07:56]
5. End Of Endurance [00:05:30]
6. Breaking Point [00:12:31]
7. A Test Of Wills [00:06:29]
8. On the Edge [00:09:51]
9. Harsh Reality [00:07:53]
10. Sea Worthy [00:07:40]
11. Peak Performance [00:11:20]
12. All Well [00:08:45]
Disc #12 -- The Adventure Collection
1. Opening Credits [00:02:24]
2. St. Helena Island, 1818 [00:07:28]
3. Napoleon's Appointment [00:07:15]
4. A New Husband [00:07:49]
5. Army On the March [00:09:52]
6. Modest Ambitions [00:04:26]
7. Egypt, 1798 [00:06:40]
8. Die With Happiness [00:08:28]
9. Bonaparte's Return [00:07:23]
10. Coup d'Etat [00:04:05]
11. Long Live Bonaparte [00:04:15]
12. Politics [00:09:46]
13. Christmas Eve [00:09:09]
14. End Credits [00:01:10]
1. Opening Credits [00:02:23]
2. The Providence [00:07:22]
3. A Lynching [00:06:40]
4. Sire [00:05:43]
5. Before God [00:08:44]
6. Boulogne, August 1805 [00:07:57]
7. Love In a Coach [00:04:56]
8. Plateau [00:09:03]
9. Peace [00:08:14]
10. Chess [00:06:36]
11. Iéna, October 1806 [00:07:04]
12. Poland, 1806 [00:07:33]
13. The Countess [00:07:34]
14. End Credits [00:01:01]
Disc #13 -- The Adventure Collection
1. Opening Credits [00:02:23]
2. Eylau [00:04:00]
3. You Can't Reform Everything [00:09:41]
4. Direct Descendant [00:07:41]
5. King Of Spain [00:06:57]
6. The Road To Erfurt [00:08:59]
7. Betrayal [00:08:13]
8. War [00:05:36]
9. Austria [00:10:11]
10. Farewell, Josephine [00:06:26]
11. A Child Is Born [00:07:28]
12. Implore and Defy [00:05:40]
13. Pile Of Ashes [00:06:28]
14. End Credits [00:01:10]
1. Opening Credits [00:02:23]
2. Peace To the World [00:05:41]
3. Mortal Danger [00:07:30]
4. Defending the Capital [00:06:41]
5. Exiled [00:06:16]
6. Love Of Liberty [00:06:01]
7. A Triumphant Return [00:13:27]
8. Preparing For War [00:06:05]
9. Protect and Retreat [00:04:49]
10. A Sacrifice [00:08:27]
11. A Parting Gift [00:08:00]
12. Bad Dreams [00:07:54]
13. 5:49 [00:05:34]
14. End Credits [00:01:00]

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