Sharpes Sword Set

Starring: Sean Bean

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Product Overview

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.

"Sharpe's Gold" -- Wellington orders Sharpe to trade rifles for deserters captured by the terrifying Partisan leader, El Casco. Complicating his mission is Wellington's cousin who has arrived in Spain searching for her husband.

"Sharpe's Battle" -- Sharpe must recover stolen supply wagons and lead green troops into battle against a French general whose "chief weapon is horror."

"Sharpe's Sword" -- Under orders to protect Wellington's master spy from the French, Sharpe finds himself in a fight for his life against "Boney's" best swordsman, Leroux.

"Sharpe's Regiment" -- In a race against time to expose corruption in the highest ranks of the British army, Sharpe and Harper fake their own deaths and re-enlist in the South Essex as raw recruits.

"Sharpe's Siege" -- Newlywed Sharpe must leave his sick wife to capture and hold a French castle, while Wellington forces a passage through Napoleon's flank.

Specifications

Studio BFS
SKU 40725364
UPC 066805307362
UPC 14 00066805307362
Format DVD
Release Date 11/1/2005
Keywords
Action
Battles
British
British Television
Series
Editors Note
Note This British TV show was set during the Napoleonic Wars and starred Sean Bean as Major Richard Sharpe, a daring British officer. Five episodes from the show are included here. ^"Sharpe's Gold" - Gold, guns and greed find Major Richard Sharpe once again in mortal danger deep behind enemy lines. While searching for a stash of hidden Aztec gold, Sharpe gets tangled up with some ruthless gun traders, a fierce partisan leader, and a beautiful young Irish girl.^"Sharpe's Battle" - British officer Richard Sharpe is charged with preparing the Royal Irish Company, a largely ceremonial outfit led by Lord Kiely, for their first battle. Sharpe, whose orders are to make their lives miserable, finds an unlikely assistant in Lord Kiely's wife, who asks a personal favor of Sharpe in return. As the troops get ready to take on the French, one of Napoleon's spies infiltrates the ranks and disseminates an incendiary rumor.^"Sharpe's Sword" - Deep behind enemy lines, Sharpe comes up against Colonel Leroux, the best swordsman in the entire French army, handpicked by "Bony" to take down Britain's top spy, El Mirador. Along the way, Sharpe befriends a beautiful mute who becomes an invaluable ally.^"Sharpe's Regiment" - Major Richard Sharpe, busy fighting Napoleon's French army, has problems when his regiment begins to run low on men, so he travels to England for reserve recruits. When he arrives he learns of a conspiracy reaching to the highest levels of government, selling soldiers to the highest bidders. Sharpe goes undercover to learn the truth of the bribery and corruption, while maintaining romances with a pair of beautiful ladies.^"Sharpe's Siege" - Major Richard Sharpe takes time out from fighting Napoleon's French to get married to his new beloved, Jane. But scarcely have the couple been married than Sharpe is ordered to attack a well-defended French fort in the Pyrenees Mountains. While Sharpe's siege continues, his new wife hovers near death from fever. Will Sharpe defeat the French in time to make it back?
Actors
Sean Bean
Cast & Crew
Bernard Cornwell - Based On Novel By
Sean Bean - Actor
Technical Info
Catalog ID 30736D
UPC 00066805307362
Number of Discs 5
Running Time 480 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Sharpe
Label Bfs Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Montreal Gazette Dishy guy, period costumes, battalions of extras, horses, panoramic outdoor settings -- what's not to like?
The Daily Mail Compelling viewing for adventure lovers.
Time Out Grippingly watchable.
TV Guide A thoroughly entertaining tale.
Wall Street Journal Handsomely mounted epic.
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