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Sharpe's Peril [Blu-ray] [Region Free]

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Sean Bean , Daragh O'Malley    Suitable for 15 years and over   Blu-ray
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2 Entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 6 April 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001UHNXQA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,771 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Sean Bean returns as the swashbuckling soldier Richard Sharpe in this feature-length episode of the ITV drama based on the popular characters created by Bernard Cornwell. Sharpe (Sean Bean) and Sergeant Harper (Daragh O'Malley) are travelling through bandit country on their way to Madras, where they come across a run-down army unit fearful of attack. When the dreaded onslaught finally happens, Sharpe is called on to take control of the situation and lead the survivors to safety.

Synopsis

The award-winning series Sharpe, starring Sean Bean, returns for another action-packed adventure. It's India, 1818 and Lt Col Richard Sharpe and Sergeant Major Patrick Harper are travelling across India, escorting the beautiful Marie-Angelique Bonnet to meet her fiancée. While in bandit-plagued badlands, they come across the very dregs of the Crown's troops; an ill disciplined, rag-tag unit led by boy soldier Beauclare. As Sharpe and company sit down to have dinner with their hosts, the camp comes under attack by the notorious bandit Chitu. As the dust settles, it becomes apparent there have been many casualties and Sharpe realises that he is the only person now capable of getting this wagon train to the safety of the next army garrison. Little does Sharpe know that the adventure has only just begun and that he has inadvertently stumbled across a massive opium trafficking ring...


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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
By Mr. Stephen Kennedy TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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It's the franchise that just won't die! And I for one am glad of it, as even past his sell by date it's still great to have a new Sharpe adventure - it's just so much fun seeing Sean Bean on screen in his signature role, and frankly he is as good if not better in the role as the years go on.
This time, it is back to India, where Sharpe's Challenge left off. Sharpe is en route across India to get home, with Sergeant Major Patrick Harper in tow, but is waylaid into escorting a beautiful but petulant French lady to her fiancé. Of course, the journey goes badly, with dastardly deeds, marauding bandits, old enemies and double crossing companions along the way, leading to an action packed, though plot-wise hardly original couple of hours entertainment.
India means beautiful locations, exotic women and interesting battle scenes.. however, muddling the order of Bernard Cornwell's books around like this leaves for some unaccountably odd plot holes - why are the French so easily tolerated after the bitter war with France? Why is Colonel Simmerson here? What's more, as in Sharpe's Challenge, the Riflemen are sorely missed - having added much character, colour, and pathos to the original series.
Having said that, let's not be unkind - it's still rollicking good fun, and arguably better than Sharpe's Challenge was.
Ok, maybe that 4th star comes partly from the nostalgic glow of being glad to have Sharpe back... but despite its shortcomings, this is still well produced great entertainment and a welcome return for Sharpe on TV.
The DVD is presented in the original two episode format, as well as a trimmed down 100 minute movie version which works well enough, but why bother trimming it down that much? Also includes un-illuminating `making of' and stills.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sharpe Saves the Empire, Again! 11 July 2009
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Sharpe`s Peril is set in India 1818 and follows on from our hero`s previous adventure in "Challenge".Escorting a young French woman across hostile terrain controlled by the infamous bandit Chitu to meet her fiance, Sharpe and his trusty friend Harper quickly find trouble.Forced to take control of a motley company of army troops gone to seed under the nominal command of a boy soldier, their journey reaches crisis point as they find one safe haven after another destroyed by the elusive Chitu. Will Sharpe get them all to safety, lick his troops into shape, defeat the bandits and save the girl? Will `E eck as like. As in Sharpe`s previous Indian adventure, the Blu-ray picture is very impressive, giving clear, sharp detail at all times. Colours are warm, rich and lifelike in tone, taking full advantage of the incredible ambient light. Production values are high, with the extra cash up there on screen for all to see. You get a 100 minute "movie" version, as well the full 137 minute, superior, originally transmitted television version. The lightweight extras include the usual Making of Documentary and a photo gallery. Sharpe`s Peril is another cracking adventure story that`s well up to the series high standards, with a tremendous picture and a larger than usual budget to highly recommend it.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Sharpes Peril blu ray 2008 13 Feb 2011
By PaulC
Format:Blu-ray
Buyers beware - I already own the dvd of Sharpes Peril but bought the blu ray version to get high quality picture and sound. Having received the blu ray I checked the running time I noticed this this is a far shorter version than the original dvd (shorter by 68 mins to be exact) They did exactly the same thing with Sharpes Challenge. I do not know why they made these drastic cuts and until they release a full length blu ray I will stick to my original dvd.
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sharpe is back and as good as ever 11 Nov 2008
Format:DVD
Sharpe returns to action in India where Sharpe's Challenge left off.

From a cinematic point of view this is possibly the best Sharpe ever made, the action scenes are much more realistic and the video is shot in 16:9 on a 35 mm lens for the first time, so you get the feeling of it being more than a series and more of an epic movie.

The battles in this are on a much smaller scale to those of previous Sharpe's. However these skirmishes work to great effect, because there are many more throughout the film.

As an avid Sharpe fan I highly recommend this new instalment to the Sharpe series, and hope there is a few more to follow!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Worth the Money 2 Jun 2013
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Like another reviewer here, the first set that came had 2 DVDs the same and I had to send it back, which is not a good start.
This one is a step too far with a bad story line, acting that is not believable, Sharp who looks so much older than he is supposed to and seemingly unconnected bits of story.
This is only Sharp and Harper and no Riflemen, which is a shame.
This was bought to complete the set, and that is all it does. It is not enjoyable and you are left feeling the people involved needed some money so churned out a very quick version to rake in a bit of cash with no thought of entertaining their customers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent war drama 30 Nov 2010
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Sharpe is simply one of the best war dramas with its excellent storylines, and it features a fine cast of actors including Sean Bean as Sharpe, a British soldier rising through the ranks during the Napoleonic Wars. I bought this DVD as a birthday present for my brother as he already has the others on DVD, so I thought about getting this two-episode story on DVD to help him finish his Sharpe collection. Sharpe's Peril is in my opinion just as good as all the other Sharpe stories produced for TV. The earlier stories filmed in the 1990s were based on the books by Bernard Cornwell, but I don't know for certain whether the last two stories from 2006 and 2008 (including this one) were as well. I still very highly recommend Sharpe to anyone who likes programmes of such a high standard like this, as it puts most of today's programmes to shame.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Value
Very happy with both the quality and delivery of this DVD Love the whole Sharpe series.
Published 22 days ago by Jorg Wheelan
1.0 out of 5 stars A two part set which has two DVDs but despite ...
A two part set which has two DVDs but despite the labels of one and two : DVD Two is DVD one again! This is a replacement DVD set as the first had the same problem!
Published 25 days ago by DT
4.0 out of 5 stars great series
A great series, plenty of action, and historically correct, very well acted, my only criticism would be that because of tight budgets there not enough people in the battle scenes
Published 6 months ago by Dave the Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars Present for my brother
Sean Bean is synonymous with the role of Sharpe as nearly every one knows. He played the part for several years to much acclaim
so that even now the earlier episodes are still... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr. W. Kozlowski
5.0 out of 5 stars Follow-on of a classic TV Series
If you enjoyed the original Sharpe Series - you will enjoy this follow on story of Sharpe's exploits in India. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mr. N. S. Humphrey
5.0 out of 5 stars history in action
full colour hd action war romance deceit history brought to life costumes and customs i think accurate to real history
Published 8 months ago by kevin
3.0 out of 5 stars Sharpes Peril
This film is quite good but not so good as his others. My husband watched it and came to the conclusion as me.
Published 11 months ago by Maureen & Brian Powell
5.0 out of 5 stars Sharpe is told to return to India after his retirement for Wellington
The same high quality found in the previous episodes of the battles in the Peninsula Wars in Spain against Napoleon. Read more
Published 15 months ago by de M family
4.0 out of 5 stars Not such a good story line
Compared to the other sharpe stories this one was not so exciting, mainly because most of the old characters have been killed off
Published 16 months ago by Cee-Jay
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product
I bought this as a christmas present for my husband which he has really enjoyed watching and actually so have I .
Published 17 months ago by diane newbold
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