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post #101 of 119

I'd love to see those adapted, too. 

post #102 of 119
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I was just going to swoop in here and mention Horatio Hornblower!

 

It's too bad we never got any more of those; I really enjoyed them.

 

Another good example would be the SHARPE'S movies with Sean Bean.  They did a good job on a smaller budget.

post #103 of 119

Budget crippled Hornblower though. That and Gryffddddyddyd wasn't a good fit for the character. Robert Lindsay was the MVP.

post #104 of 119
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I'd love to see those adapted, too. 

 

Those were adapted, and adapted quite well.

https://www.amazon.com/Horatio-Hornblower-Adventures-Ioan-Gruffudd/dp/B00006FD8S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1511880914&sr=8-2&keywords=horatio+hornblower+dvd+complete+set

post #105 of 119
Sharpe is so good as well. My Dad loves the HH and Sharpe series.
post #106 of 119
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Budget crippled Hornblower though. That and Gryffddddyddyd wasn't a good fit for the character. Robert Lindsay was the MVP.

 

I liked Gruffud myself.  

post #107 of 119
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Sharpe is so good as well. My Dad loves the HH and Sharpe series.

 

The lower budget cripples some of the SHARPE'S movies, but the acting is top notch.  Pete Postlethwaite kills it as a recurring villain for several of the movies, and Sean Bean is rock solid throughout.

 

I still need to see the movies set in India that came out after the original series.  I've heard good things about them but haven't gotten around to seeing them.

post #108 of 119
The thing about the Sharpe DVDs is that they are all region B only.
post #109 of 119

 

Adapted again, I mean. 

post #110 of 119
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I liked Gruffud myself.  

I may be prejudiced. I find the Hornblower books lightweight after reading O'Brien and that may colour my perception of the series and Gruffalo.
post #111 of 119
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The thing about the Sharpe DVDs is that they are all region B only.

 

No, you can get them Region 1.  They're expensive now, though...wow.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Sharpes-Rifles-Collection-Sean-Bean/dp/B000BF0DD8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1511882821&sr=8-4&keywords=sharpes+rifles+dvd

 

That set collects the first 5 films.  It used to be that you could get it pretty cheaply...not anymore.

post #112 of 119
Hey I contributed to Master and Commander's BO take! It was a depressingly empty theater but we all loved it. I think our words upon leaving the theater were "fuck Pirates of the Caribbean." Or something to that effect..
post #113 of 119

We saw it theatrically as well.  We were awed by it.

post #114 of 119

I'm embarrassed to say I didn't watch this until it arrived on home video, was blown away, and I'm pretty sure I've seen it a dozen times. Far and away my favorite Russell Crowe performance. In a perfect world, this would have been Peter Weir's blockbuster franchise, and the internet would be full of thinkpieces like "Do We Really Need A Seventh Master and Commander Movie?"

post #115 of 119
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"Do We Really Need A Seventh Master and Commander Movie?"

 

To which the answer would hopefully be YES YES YES YES YES.

post #116 of 119

It's a terrible tease in another way too.  Weir is kinda one of those guys who directs a movie when he feels like it (or probably more accurately:  all the movies he wants to direct are ones no one wants to finance, even with him doing it).

So there probably was some question when he made this.  Even I was a little unsure what to expect as he's not the first name in action cinema or anything.  So can he do it?  Turns out: resounding Yes.

And then he just wanders off back into the wilderness again,  not only not directing any more of these but not elevating some other mainstream-ish material either (not saying comic book but just anything!). Such is life I suppose.

post #117 of 119

He did The Way Back, which I haven't seen and always confuse with the Martin Sheen pilgrimage movie, The Way (which is actually pretty good).

 

I saw Master and Commander in the cinema, bought the two disc DVD, have it on Blu, and have killed off more bottles of gutsy red whilst watching it past my bedtime than my liver cares to remember. A desert island film if ever there was one. 


Edited by jhp1608 - 11/28/17 at 12:47pm
post #118 of 119

I'm sure I've told this story before, but when I was at NYU, there was a closed circuit cable channel that showed recently released movies before they came out on video. One weekend, they played Kill Bill Vol. 1, Master and Commander, and Big Fish in rotation. Just those three movies, all weekend.

 

I don't think my tv went off that channel for a majority of those 48 hours. 

post #119 of 119

If you like the film, I can't recommend the books enough. O'Brien's iconoclastic humour, intelligence, and depth of research, as well as his writing skill, pushes them past being Mills and Boone for middle aged men. The descriptive passages start to become a tad repetitive by about the halfway point, but he keeps things evolving at a sufficiently decent pace from book to book that things don't ever feel stale. They aren't just salt and tar adventures either. He does a nice line in Austen and Dickens pastiche, and even works in an 18th century Bond angle complete with M.

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