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From midshipman to commander, experience the thrilling escapades of the ultimate high-seas hero with the HORATIO HORNBLOWER COLLECTOR'S EDITION, an eight-volume treasure chest of sweeping naval adventure and lavish historical drama.
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
DVD 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; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection
A wonderful series, beautifully done, following the books very carefully.Published 8 days ago by Gary, from Calif.
Best nautical drama i've seen. Clean, Suspenseful, smart, British... love Ion Gruffod (sp?) And can't get enough BBC!!!Published 17 days ago by Carolyn P.
Nice to have the whole series in one set but the sound quality is crap and no closed captioning. I wish they would have remastered the shows. I would have happily paid more. Read morePublished 19 days ago by S. Gigandet
And they have done it again!! how do these British actors and actresses do such a fabulous job.?
This series has captured my attention, all the way from start to end. Read more
Outstanding series covering the Hornblower tales. Really enjoyed reading the books, several of which are combined in these videos. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Richard G. Rawlins
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I doubt it will happen any time soon since we can't even get DVDs released of the series with proper subtitles.
Sep 4, 2010 by SM | See all 4 posts
I have a copy of these in the original sets they were released in, respectively 4, 2 and 2. The "midshipman" set (the one of 4) had english subtitles, while the other 2 sets of 2 were only closed captioned.
Jun 27, 2007 by Eric Pregosin | See all 2 posts
Have you seen the big screen Hornblower made in 1950 with Greg Peck? It is as enjoyable if not more so than the tv version. You can buy it solo or as part of a box set called "Literary Classics" which also includes Billy Budd (1962), Madame Bovary (1949), The Three Musketeers (1948:... Read More
Nov 11, 2009 by Eric Pregosin | See all 3 posts
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