Sharpe’s – Rifles and Eagles [DVD] [1993]

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Based on the novels by Bernard Cornwell, Sharpe (1993-7) ran to 14 full-length television films that follow the adventures of the titular soldier through the later years of the Napoleonic Wars, The pr..read more

Based on the novels by Bernard Cornwell, Sharpe (1993-7) ran to 14 full-length television films that follow the adventures of the titular soldier through the later years of the Napoleonic Wars,
The programmes are an outstanding achievement for the small screen, dominated by Sean Bean’s central performance as the heroic, troubled outsider who turns out to be a resourceful and loyal leader,
Bolstered by a strong supporting cast, particularly Daragh O’Malley as Harper and (in later episodes) Abigail Cruttenden as Jane, Sharpe is often visually striking, the action tense and gripping,
Consistency is maintained by all 14 episodes being directed by Tom Clegg,

On the DVD : Sharpe on DVD contains a photo gallery and several screens of background text,
The sound is full-bodied stereo while the very “sharp” picture has been transferred slightly letterboxed at 14 : 9,
Though looking much better than the original TV transmissions the occasionally cropped framing makes it apparent the films were shot in 16 : 9 widescreen, so it is regrettable they have not been transferred to DVD in that format,
Otherwise these are first-rate releases,
Gary S Dalkin

  • Actor:Sean Bean
  • Actor:Assumpta Serna
  • Actor:Brian Cox
  • Actor:Daragh O’Malley
  • Actor:David Troughton
  • AspectRatio:4:3 – 1.33:1
  • AudienceRating:Suitable for 15 years and over
  • Binding:DVD
  • Creator:Sean Bean
  • Creator:Assumpta Serna
  • Creator:Ivan Strasburg
  • Creator:Malcolm Craddock
  • Creator:Muir Sutherland
  • Creator:Neville C. Thompson
  • Creator:Ted Childs
  • Creator:Bernard Cornwell
  • Creator:Eoghan Harris
  • Director:Tom Clegg
  • EAN:5037115025333
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  • Format:PAL
  • Label:ITV Studios
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  • Manufacturer:ITV Studios
  • NumberOfDiscs:2
  • NumberOfItems:2
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  • ProductGroup:DVD
  • ProductTypeName:ABIS_DVD
  • Publisher:ITV Studios
  • RegionCode:2
  • ReleaseDate:2002-04-29
  • SKU:2046257 5037115025333
  • Studio:ITV Studios
  • Title:Sharpe’s – Rifles and Eagles [DVD] [1993]
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