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Captain Horatio Hornblower DVD

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In one of his favorite roles, screen legend Gregory Peck plays the valiant Napoleonic Era naval hero in this swashbuckling saga adapted for the screen by Hornblower's creator C.S. Forester. True to the famed source novels, Hornblower outthinks his rivals to outfight them. He's unflinching under fire, modest in victory - and more than a little at sea romantically with Lady Barbara Wellesley (Virginia Mayo).

Director Raoul Walsh (White Heat, High Sierra) guides the broadside-for-broadside action with flourishes befitting sea warfare's most exciting era. Two fully-rigged and three nearly complete ships - from a 38-gun frigate to a 100-gun command ship - are used in the film. Fire when ready, mates!
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 117 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: March 6, 2007
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Subtitles: English, Portuguese
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Vintage Oscar® Nominated Short My Country Tis Of Thee
    Classic Cartoon Captain Hareblower
    Audio-Only Bonus: Radio Show Adaptation with Gregory Peck and Virginia Mayo
    Theatrical Trailer
Reviews
15 Reviews
4.7

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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NoneCaptain Horatio Hornblower DVD
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (13)
  • Engaging characters (11)
  • Great cinematography (11)
  • High production value (4)
  • Original (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (10), Casual viewer (3)

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4.0

Hornblower does not blow

By Marcus Julianus

from San Diego, CA

About Me Casual Viewer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Entertaining
  • Great Cinematography
  • Swashbuckling

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about this product:

    A very creditable telling of 2 Forester books, Beat to Quarters and Ship of the Line. It compresses the 2 books into 1movie and edits out extraneous material to create a wonderful swashbuckler of a story.

     
    5.0

    Peck Masterpiece

    By fmar7272

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Movie Buff

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Great Cinematography

    Cons

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        Comments about this product:

        Peck and Mayo were a great paring for this time piece.

         
        5.0

        I love stories of sea yarns such as this

        By Butch

        from North las vegas

        About Me Movie Buff

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Great Cinematography

        Cons

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          • At Home

          Comments about this product:

          I'm an at home movie watcher

           
          4.0

          Swashbuckling fun

          By LWB Stan

          from Calgary Canada

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          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Great Cinematography
          • High Production Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • At Home

            Comments about this product:

            Spoiler alert: the plot's ending was a little too contrived, with Hornblower's wife meeting her death in childbirth and the Admiral's death freeing Virginia Mayo's character so that the guy gets the gal. But what the heck. Guy gets Virginia Mayo? Girl gets Gregory Peck? It all went down well in my audience. Greatly enjoyed this film, not a dull moment. The bombardment scenes were quite exciting, much better effects that I expected for the time.

             
            5.0

            /excellent Film

            By Joel

            from New York, NY

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            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography
            • High Production Value
            • Original

            Cons

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                Comments about this product:

                Beautifully produced and photographed film

                 
                5.0

                Great Movie

                By Xandor

                from Boonville, Indiana

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Redeeming Value

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • At Home

                Comments about this product:

                A movie like this could not possibly be made today.

                 
                5.0

                Action on the High Seas

                By Mem

                from Salisbury, NC

                About Me Movie Buff

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                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Great Cinematography
                • Non Stop Nautical Action
                • Original

                Cons

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                  • Adult Viewers
                  • At Home
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                  • Travel
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                  Comments about this product:

                  If you love tall ships and Naval action, this movie is for you!

                   
                  5.0

                  Classic Gregory Peck

                  By Denturedude

                  from Amarillo, TX

                  About Me Movie Buff

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                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • Great Cinematography
                  • Inspired Performances

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home
                    • Family movie night
                    • Travel

                    Comments about this product:

                    A masterfully written, filmed and performed adventure on the high seas. Gregory Peck at his dashing best as the title character. Did he ever make a truly bad movie? Very entertaining and worthy of a place in your video collection.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Exciting Sea Action

                    By June Bug

                    from Marietta, GA

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                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Great Cinematography

                    Cons

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                      • At Home

                      Comments about this product:

                      Entertaining and exciting historically placed adventure with a touching love story, by excellent story teller C. S. Forester

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      As good as the book.

                      By N/A

                      from Richmond, VA

                      About Me Casual Viewer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Entertaining
                      • Great Cinematography

                      Cons

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                        • At Home

                        Comments about this product:

                        Great flic

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Adventure on the High Seas!

                        By Snarky Susan

                        from PA

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                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
                        • Great Cinematography
                        • High Production Value
                        • Informative
                        • Original
                        • Romance

                        Cons

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                          • At Home

                          Comments about this product:

                          This is a highly entertaining movie that has been a favorite of mine for many years. It has action, adventure, romance, humor,and more! Gregory Peck as Captain Horatio Hornblower, a British Naval Officer during the Napoleonic wars, gives a rousing performance as the humble yet assertive Hornblower. Virginia Mayo, in the leading lady role, is beautiful and fiery. She once said in an interview that Gregory Peck was the best kisser she had ever encountered in her film career. Knowing that alone would make me want to watch this film!

                           
                          4.0

                          Excellent movie, follows the book closel

                          By Calicojack

                          from North Charleston, SC

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                          Pros

                          • Entertaining

                          Cons

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                            • At Home

                            Comments about this product:

                            I admire the hero and the author.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Gregory Peck at his Best!

                            By CoachCam

                            from Trenton, ON, Canada

                            About Me Movie Buff

                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Entertaining
                            • Great Cinematography
                            • High Production Value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Perfect Gift

                              Comments about this product:

                              As a Book Lover and Movie Buff this adaptation of a classic sea novel is riveting from beginning to end. In a modern world of Computer Graphic movies, I was impressed with the lengths the Producers went to in order to portray the Royal Navy, in the era of the Napoleanic Wars.

                               
                              5.0

                              excellent movie

                              By usmcpop

                              from clifton park new york

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                              Comments about this product:

                              great doing business with you

                               
                              5.0

                              Great movie

                              By Tim

                              from Lancaster,Ca

                              About Me Casual Viewer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Entertaining

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • At Home

                                Comments about this product:

                                Very good classic

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