Horatio Hornblower / [produced by Andrew Benson ; directed by Andrew Grieve ; series developed by Celtic/Picture Palace for Meridian ; United Productions in association with A & E Networks].
- Standardized Title:
- Hornblower (Television program)
- Other Title:
- Collector's ed.
- [United States] : A & E : Distributed by New Video, ©2008.
8 videodiscs (approximately 800 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
- Forester, C. S. (Cecil Scott), 1899-1966 -- Television adaptations.
Hornblower, Horatio (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
England and Wales. Royal Navy -- 19th century -- Drama.
Sailors -- Great Britain -- 19th century -- Drama.
Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 19th century -- Drama.
England and Wales. Royal Navy.
Hornblower, Horatio (Fictitious character)
- Action and adventure television programs.
Historical television programs.
War television programs.
Action and adventure television programs.
- Optional subtitles in English.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
- System Details:
- DVD, NTSC, Region 1; full screen (1.33:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
digital optical stereo Dolby Digital
full screen (1.33:1)
video file DVD video region 1
- 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.
- Disc 1. The duel / screenplay by Russell Lewis (c1998)
disc 2. The fire ships / screenplay by Mike Cullen (c1998)
disc 3. The duchess and the devil / screenplay by Patrick Harbinson (c1999)
disc 4. The wrong war / screenplay by Chris Ould (c1998)
disc 5. The mutiny / screenplay by T.R. Bowen (c2000)
disc 6. Retribution / screenplay by Ben Rostul (c2000)
disc 7. Loyalty / screenplay by Niall Leonard (c2002)
disc 8. Duty / screenplay by Stephen Churchett (c2002).
- Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Dorian Healy, Michael Byrne, Robert Bathurst, Denis Lawson, Ian McNeice, Andrew Tiernan, Cherie Lunghi, Christopher Fulford, Ronald Pickup, Antony Sher, Samuel West, John Shrapnel, Peter Vaughn, David Warner, Nicholas Jones, Philip Glenister, Jamie Bamber, David Rintoul, Paul Copley, Sean Gilder, Paul McGann, Lorcan Cranitch, Tony Haygarth, Julia Sawalha, Barbara Flynn, Greg Wise, Jim Carter, Ron Cook.
- Costume designer, John Mollo ; music composed by John Keane ; production designer, Andrew Mollo, Rob Harris ; film editor, Keith Palmer.
- Title from container.
Based on the books by C.S. Forester.
Video release of the television series originally broadcast by ITV and ITV1, 1998-2003.
Special features: Disc 1. About C.S. Forester; Disc 2. Nautical terms; Disc 3. Horatio Hornblower : an epic in the making; Disc 4. England's royal warships; Disc 5. 3D cannon; Sail 2000; Disc 6. C.S. Forester; Classes of ships; Disc 7. Optional commentary by Andrew Grieve and Andrew Benson; Biographies for Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Andrew Grieve, Andrew Benson, John Mollo; Photo gallery; Disc 8. Optional commentary by Andrew Grieve, Andrew Benson, John Mollo; Horatio on Horatio : an interview with Ioan Gruffudd; Photo gallery.
- Benson, Andrew, producer.
Grieve, Andrew, director.
Gruffudd, Ioan, actor.
Lindsay, Robert, 1949- actor.
Healy, Dorian, actor.
Byrne, Michael, 1943- actor.
Bathurst, Robert, 1957- actor.
Lawson, Denis, actor.
McNeice, Ian, actor.
Tiernan, Andrew, 1965- actor.
Lunghi, Cherie, 1952- actor.
Fulford, Christopher, actor.
Pickup, Ronald, actor.
Sher, Antony, 1949- actor.
West, Samuel, 1966- actor.
Shrapnel, John, actor.
Vaughan, Peter, 1923-2016, actor.
Warner, David, 1941- actor.
Jones, Nicholas, 1946- actor.
Glenister, Philip, actor.
Bamber, Jamie, 1973- actor.
Rintoul, David, 1948- actor.
Copley, Paul, 1944- actor.
Gilder, Sean, 1964- actor.
McGann, Paul, actor.
Cranitch, Lorcan, 1959- actor.
Haygarth, Tony, 1945- actor.
Sawalha, Julia, 1968- actor.
Flynn, Barbara, 1948- actor.
Wise, Greg, 1966- actor.
Carter, Jim, 1948- actor.
Cook, Ron, 1948- actor.
Mollo, John, costume designer.
Keane, John (John E.), composer (expression)
Mollo, Andrew, production designer.
Palmer, Keith, producer of moving image work.
Forester, C. S. (Cecil Scott), 1899-1966, author.
Celtic Films, production company.
Picture Palace (Great Britain), production company.
Meridian Broadcasting, production company.
United Film & Television Productions, production company.
Arts and Entertainment Network, presenter, publisher.
New Video Group, distributor.
- Publisher Number:
AAAE116930 A & E
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