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Sharpes - Rifles Collection Set (2005)

Sean Bean , Assumpta Serna , Tom Clegg  |  NR |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Sean Bean, Assumpta Serna, Brian Cox, Daragh O'Malley, David Troughton
  • Directors: Tom Clegg
  • Writers: Bernard Cornwell, Eoghan Harris
  • Producers: Malcolm Craddock, Muir Sutherland, Neville C. Thompson, Ted Childs
  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Bfs Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: November 1, 2005
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000BF0DD8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,245 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Sharpes - Rifles Collection Set" on IMDb

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"Compelling viewing for adventure lovers." - The Daily Mail

Acclaimed actor Sean Bean (The Island, The Lord of the Rings) stars in this action-packed series set in the midst of the desperate missions and battles of the Napoleonic Wars. Adapted from Bernard Cornwell's bestselling novels, Bean portrays maverick British officer Richard Sharpe who rises through the ranks of Wellington's army by his own daring deeds and ambition. Fast-moving, hard-hitting adventure, Sharpe brings to the screen all the danger, romance and sheer spectacle of one of the bloodiest periods in English warfare.

Includes: Sharpe's Rifles / Sharpe's Eagle / Sharpe's Company / Sharpe's Enemy / Sharpe's Honour approx. 8 hrs. col.

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazon: Get a new supplier for this March 10, 2010
I just bought the complete collection at Sams Club for 5 x $24.88. Five, three-disk sets that include all 14 episodes and the finale special. I had this on my wish list since I saw part of the series on A&E on cable and am delighted to have the full set now. Please make this available to Amazon customers at a more affordable price, less than half the price of your listing for the full set.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Picture Quality lost during PAL to NTSC transfer February 1, 2009
My wife and I are Sharpe fans. Collected (and read) all the books so we decided to buy all the DVDs based on the reviews (many 5 stars).

I was extremely disappointed with the picture quality. I have an upconverting DVD player with Faroudja chipset and a PS3 with great upconverting capabilities. All my other DVDs look good (especially my superbit collections) but this looks terrible. It's almost as if the entire series was shot in very soft focus because it appears grainy and the upconverting doesn't work well with it.

Another thing I was slightly disappointed with was the DVDs plots/action do not really follow the books very well. Obviously it would be difficult to portray everything from the books but I felt that the writers could have included more.

For $240 (all 3 5 disk boxes) I feel a bit cheated due to the quality of the picture and sound but we are enjoying them very much (sometimes it's hard to get used to the picture but the series does a decent job of drawing one in) so I'd probably buy again. Hence the 3 star review.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long Live Major Sharpe! March 26, 2007
I enjoyed the Sharpe series as shown on PBS a few years ago on their "Masterpiece Theatre", but they only televised 4 episodes. Until recently, I hadn't realized how many episodes of "Sharpe" there were, but I was unable to afford the entire collection at USA prices. I went shopping in the UK, and discovered they had a complete collection at a fraction of the cost, and since I had purchased a region free DVD player, I knew I could buy the set from Amazon UK and enjoy the whole Sharpe saga.

The entire cast is magnificent! The amount of sword play, battle scenes, rugged terrain must have meant many hard filming days and nights, and an awesome stunt crew. The costumes as far as I can tell are spot on. Familiar faces appear in many episodes. Pete Postlethwaite as Obadiah Hakeswill is sooo evil. Daragh O'Malley is perfect as Harper. John Tams (who also wrote the music), Jason Salkey, Michael Mears & Lyndon Davies as the Chosen Men. Assumpta Serna, Elizabeth Hurley, Alice Krige, and others, all excellent!

Sticklers for historical accuracy may not enjoy the series. I on the other hand had a fabulous time watching them. And I am positive you will also!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sharpes Rifles Set January 4, 2007
By Harry L
I became a recent fan of the book series and am working my way through them as I find the next in line in my local bookstores. I purchased the DVD set fully expecting to be dissapointed as it was hard to imagine how the many battle scenes described in such graphic detail in the books could be succesfully depicted with what I'm sure was a limited BBC budget. Having now viewed all of the DVD's in this collection, and now part way through the subsequent 'Sword' set, I am far from dissapointed. The episodes are exceptionally well made and when based on a book manage to retain a remarkable amount of details from the written version. The lack of massed armies on battlefields is very skillfully handled by the producers and very rarely is there any feeling of watching a budget movie, which is what the episiodes essentially are. In fact in many respects I find the scaled down action sequences to be a positive aspect as they can get a little tiresome in the books. The acting is terrific from the entire caste, with some of the minor charactors often stealing the show.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't miss it, great! January 10, 2012
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This is a great series, This a story about a common english soldier who rose from the ranks who was not treated as a real officer, one who did not buy his commisson. I couldn't stop watching it, I have bought all of the Sharpe series, this one shown here is not as complete as buying the sets. This part was made for Sean Bean, I wish there would be a finale as to his daughter. Assumpta Serna was terrific also as well as Daragh O'Mally and all the fine actors " The Chosen Men" all well cast in their parts. War, some humor, love and the trust of his men. I enjoyed the history. I seldom like movies with war but this is a series not to miss. Sean Bean also starred in "Game of Thrones" season one on HBO. You're better off buying the sets such as those listed below, more programs on these. Also the last two are Sharpe's Peril and Sharpe's challege sold individually at present. Tho some reviews say the history has its errors,as well as USA series. I didn't mind, I loved the entire series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting series all 15 DVDS great
To all Amazon viewers this series of Sharpes is great
(1)complete Set called- SHARPES RIFLES COLLECTION
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Published 4 months ago by chfancier
5.0 out of 5 stars sharpes rifles
one of my favorite series ever. Sean Bean is an excellent actor. I have never seen him in a bad show.
Published 5 months ago by Jovita Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars If you love the books, don't miss the DVD's!
If you are a fan of the books, get the DVD's!! You will not be disappointed! Sean Bean & his supporting cast bring the characters you love to life.
Published 10 months ago by mat-naples
5.0 out of 5 stars A great series with great actors.
It's a great series with great actors.
I have all of the episodes and they are all excellent.
Sean Bean does a good job.
Published 10 months ago by dallas
2.0 out of 5 stars Sharpe and Cornwell deserve better treatment.
I am a fan of Bernard Cornwell and Richard Sharpe, thus I was very disappointed. The first two discs were very poorly adapted from the novels. Just plain bad writing. Read more
Published 10 months ago by clarence ellis
5.0 out of 5 stars Sean Bean shines in this series
...although the accents can be a bit difficult at times this is a worth watching series...we saw it first on tv and didnt realize there are several seasons available... Read more
Published 14 months ago by LadyLuise
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes
I bought this movie set for my dad because he really likes these type of movies. He can't seem to get enough of them.
Published 15 months ago by Kerry Ryan Maloney
5.0 out of 5 stars Good fun for the whole family
We are watching these when we have friends over and everyone wants more Sharpe. I am going to order the next two collections.
Published 15 months ago by R. W. Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Sharpe's Rifles
What great fun. Sharpe's Rifles, starring Sean Bean, is full of adventure, suspense, action, and a little romance centered around the Napoleonic Wars during the early part of the... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Mariam
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend
My dad loves this series. I originally bought the series for him on VHS 15 years ago. He wore them out, so I was so happy to find them in DVD format. Read more
Published 16 months ago by RKPurvis
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Are these Sharpe sets digitally remastered or widescreened?
Does this product (Sharpe's series) have CC or Subtitles or SHD?
Dec 8, 2009 by Mocha's Mom |  See all 3 posts
Closed Captioning on Sharpe's series
I thought all DVDs were " CC ", I feel cheated even though the show looked very promising , I won't buy any more.

Jun 19, 2010 by Michael N. Smyth |  See all 3 posts
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