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This review is from: Captain Horatio Hornblower (El Hidalgo De Los Mares) Spanish import (DVD)
I had some doubts about the fact that the product came from outside the UK, but the DVD arrived in good time and the quality was very good. It offered the opportunity to choose the language used, though I did not try out any other language! Given that the film was made over 50 years ago, the quality was very good indeed.
The film itself is a conflation of three C.S.Forester's novels, "The Happy Return", "A Ship of the Line" and "Flying Colours", and the makers have done a great job of creating a fast moving adventure story with a touch of romance. It does not pretend to be a work of art, but provides excellent if rather old fashioned entertainment, particularly for anyone interested in history or the sea.