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This unique collection set contains:
7 Blu-ray Discs (The Complete Sharpe's 1993-1998 Series)
1 DVD Disc (Sharpe the Legend)
Sharpe's Collector's Edition Map of Europe during the Napoleonic Wars
Map Certificate of Authenticity
Sharpe's Eagle Collector's Edition Letter Opener
All conveniently stored in a custom-made, wooden box emblazoned with the Sharpe s logo
Acclaimed actor Sean Bean (North Country, Flightplan, 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.
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated Unrated (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 6.25 x 8.25 x 6.5 inches; 3.22 Pounds
- Item model number : 15667984
- Director : Tom Clegg
- Media Format : Blu-ray, Box set, Collector's Edition, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Widescreen
- Run time : 25 hours
- Release date : April 12, 2011
- Actors : Sean Bean
- Studio : Bfs Entertainment
- ASIN : B004SB6006
- Number of discs : 8
Best Sellers Rank:
#473,507 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
- #13,199 in Action & Adventure Blu-ray Discs
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The screenplay is the culprit here, filled with laughably improbable plot devices and threadbare cliches. It seems a band of Spanish Freedom Fighters are actually a secret religious cult, practising human sacrifice based on Aztec rituals (mysterously imported into Spain hundreds of years before the 1813 setting). This band of merry men has captured some English deserters, and wants to exchange them for modern rifles. Sharpe is chosen for the mission, but upon discovering their true nature is so horrified, he slays them all and dynamites their mountain base.
If you're not bothered by his company routing a far larger number of well-armed and experienced men in a strongly fortified position (all without taking any casualties), then you certainly won't shrug at Lord Wellington's teenage niece coming along for the ride. This lovely, well-bred young lass needed only an intense glance from Sharpe, before she's ready to be plowed by him (Lt. Ayres' words, not mine) whenever and wherever, even next to a pile of freshly sacrificed corpses. Oh, she's also a crack shot ("I only hunted rabbits before Sir!") and assists in the military victories also. That is, before she is captured, given mind-altering drugs, and prepared for sacrifice by having her perky young breasts painted with Aztec symbols. Will Sharpe arrive in time to save her? Such drama!
If you consider your collection incomplete without the entire series, buy this episode. But take my advise-- leave the shrinkwrap intact.
Top reviews from other countries
If you are remotely interested in the subject you must buy this, I missed it when it was on the TV but enjoyed it on DVD so much my only disapointment was closing the box when it was finished.
They just don't make stuff like this anymore, I'd be one of the first to buy if they did and recommend the box set to everyone.