Favorite Historical/Sword and Sandal  films.

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Gladiator (3 Disc Extended Special Edition) [DVD]
1.  Gladiator (3 Disc Extended Special Edition) [DVD] DVD ~ Russell Crowe
The list author says:
  "The film that re-launched the 'epic' and nearly 10 years later is still a cut above the others. An action filled film that although distinctly 'Hollywood' is still a cracking film."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (604 customer reviews) | 15 customer discussions

Spartacus [DVD]
2.  Spartacus [DVD] DVD ~ Goran Visnjic
The list author says:
  "I prefer this version to the original despite the difference in budgets and class of actors. This was a well researched film that seemed more realistic to the story of the famous slave revolt."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

The 13th Warrior [DVD] [1999]
3.  The 13th Warrior [DVD] [1999] DVD ~ Antonio Banderas
The list author says:
  "an underated entertaining Viking romp. I still do not understand why this was slated so much by the critics. This is a very atmospheric, stylish film. A must for all."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

A Knight's Tale [DVD] [2001]
4.  A Knight's Tale [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Heath Ledger
The list author says:
  "Alright not exactly historical (Queen songs, Nike signs anyone!!) but a thrilling, fun film all the same. Great chemistry between the characters and worth buying for Paul Bettany's 'Chaucer' alone!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Kingdom Of Heaven (2 Disc Special Edition) [2005] [DVD]
5.  Kingdom Of Heaven (2 Disc Special Edition) [2005] [DVD] DVD ~ Martin Hancock
The list author says:
  "Although miscast in the lead this is still a labour of love from the director that delivers in many ways. Atmosphre. action. score all take a part in contributing to an excellent film."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (309 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Henry VIII [DVD] [2003]
6.  Henry VIII [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Ray Winstone
The list author says:
  "A 'cockney' Henry VIII whatever next!! Not entirely accurate, but this is very good though with excellent supporting cast  Sean Bean, David Suchet and Helene Bonhem Carter."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

King Arthur (Director's Cut) [DVD] [2004]
7.  King Arthur (Director's Cut) [DVD] [2004] DVD ~ Clive Owen
The list author says:
  "Alright this 'ruins' peoples fantasies on the Arthur legends yet it is still a cracking action filled adventure film (despite Keira Knightly!!). I was thoughly entertained throughout."
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3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (197 customer reviews)

Glory [DVD] [2000]
8.  Glory [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ Matthew Broderick
The list author says:
  "Moving film on the American Civil war. Standout acting performances all round which have me blubbering every time at the climax (despite having a strong dislike for over 'Americanness'!)"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Four Feathers [DVD] [2003]
9.  Four Feathers [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Heath Ledger|Kate Hudson|Wes Bentley
The list author says:
  "Another underated film not given its due. Great atmosphere and action with good performances from Djimon Hounsou and Heath Ledger (despite his accent!!)"
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Zulu [1964] [DVD]
10.  Zulu [1964] [DVD] DVD ~ Stanley Baker
The list author says:
  "Stunning film that has lost none of its punch depite all the bank holiday showings. great depictions of respect and valour on both sides ending in a stunning climax to the film. Men of Harlach anyone?"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (318 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Jesus of Nazareth [DVD]
11.  Jesus of Nazareth [DVD] DVD ~ Robert Powell
The list author says:
  "Good actor packed version of the greatest story in History. A weak lead but moving story none the less. I would recomend this to all."
24.98   Used & New from: 6.98
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Julius Caesar aka Caesar [2002] [DVD]
12.  Julius Caesar aka Caesar [2002] [DVD] DVD ~ Jeremy Sisto
The list author says:
  "Do not be put of by the 'mini series' tag. This is a good attempt to portray the life of Julius Caesar one of histories greatest heroic/tyranical figures, depending on your view."
Used & New from: 6.34
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Single Disc Edition) [DVD] [2003]
13.  Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Single Disc Edition) [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Russell Crowe
The list author says:
  "this is another often overlooked film. Very accurate to life on a British War ship of the era with an excellent chemistry between the leads Crowe and Bettany."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Sharpe: The Complete Series (Collector's Edition) [DVD] [1993]
14.  Sharpe: The Complete Series (Collector's Edition) [DVD] [1993] DVD ~ Sean Bean
The list author says:
  "Despite its budgetry limits this is great series with a great leading performance by Sean Bean. Who has not wanted to be as heroic or dashing as Sharpe? No? I dont believe you!"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Hornblower - The Complete Collection [DVD]
15.  Hornblower - The Complete Collection [DVD] DVD ~ Ioan Gruffudd
The list author says:
  "I did not want anything to replace my sharpe films but these are brilliant!They are very well acted with some wonderful relationships and stories. A must for all collections."
29.99   Used & New from: 6.73
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

Attila The Hun [DVD]
16.  Attila The Hun [DVD] DVD ~ Gerard Butler
The list author says:
  "how could anyone make a despot like Attilla look heroic, noble and even good!Yet this film somehow manages it. Although long it is still well worth a watch."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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300 (2 Disc Special Edition) [2007] [DVD]
17.  300 (2 Disc Special Edition) [2007] [DVD] DVD ~ Gerard Butler
The list author says:
  "Not even remotely accurate (Satyrs, orcs anyone!!) but an absolute adrenaline filled film. Very visceral, violent and bloody yet a thrilling ride none the less."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (495 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Last Of The Mohicans [1992] [DVD]
18.  The Last Of The Mohicans [1992] [DVD] DVD ~ Daniel Day-Lewis
The list author says:
  "A  film that was made by its glorious scenary, thrilling score  brutal battle scenes. I have seen it countless times and never get tired of it, Madeline Stowe may have something to do with that!"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (222 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Hornblower - Blu Ray Transfer? 12 10 Jun 2014
what a mess these reviews are Jesus of Nazareth 0 21 Mar 2014
is it worth buying ? 2 28 Jan 2014
which region this blu-ray is? B? 4 21 Jan 2014
Length of feature 1 28 May 2013
Run time listed as 111 mins, where is the missing 5 mins compared with single disc version? 1 28 May 2013
Subtitles on DVD? 3 14 Jul 2012
Subtitles 0 21 May 2012
After Hornblower? 2 5 Apr 2012
Does it still ship with a slip 1 5 Mar 2012
Gladiator remaster ? 2 6 Feb 2012
Subtitles 3 25 Jan 2012
 
   

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