- Number of Discs: 8
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 13 hours, 20 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: September 23, 2008
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: A&E Home Video
8-Disc Set -Digistak
Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary - Filmmaker Commentary on "Loyalty" and "Duty"
- Behind the Scenes - The Making of Horatio Hornblower
- Interview - Exclusive Interview with Ioan Gruffudd
- "England's Royal Warships"
- "Sail 2000: Aboard the Eagle"
- Interactive Game - Interactive 3D Naval Cannon
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Selection
- About C.S. Forester
- Nautical Terms and Definitions
- Guide to Royal Warships
- C.S. Forester Biography
- Cast and Crew Biographies
DISC 1: "The Duel"
DISC 2: "The Fire Ships"
DISC 3: "The Duchess and the Devil"
DISC 4: "The Wrong War"
DISC 5: "The Mutiny"
DISC 6: "Retribution"
DISC 7: "Loyalty"
DISC 8: "Duty"
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Eight tales featuring the legendary HORATIO HORNBLOWER are collected here. The titles included are: THE DUEL, THE FIRE SHIPS, THE DUCHESS AND THE DEVIL, THE WRONG WAR, THE MUTINY, RETRIBUTION, LOYALTY, and DUTY. See individual titles for synopsis information.
Description by New Video Group :
From midshipman to commander, experience the thrilling escapades of the ultimate high-seas hero with the HORATIO HORNBLOWER COLLECTOR'S EDITION, an eight-volume treasure chest of sweeping naval adventure and lavish historical drama.
Joining the British Royal Navy at the outset of the Napoleonic Wars, the enterprising Horatio Hornblower rises quickly from raw recruit to seasoned sailor, charting a course from the West Indies to the coast of Africa in the name of the Crown. Along the way he encounters roiling sea battles, mutiny, plague and love, but always proves himself equal to the task. Gorgeously filmed and richly produced, A&E's Emmy®-winning adaptations of C.S. Forester's classic novels star Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four, Black Hawk Down) and a stellar supporting cast that includes Robert Lindsay (Wimbledon), Jamie Bamber (Band of Brothers) and Paul Copley (Queer as Folk).
The HORATIO HORNBLOWER COLLECTOR'S EDITION contains all eight feature-length Hornblower films (with many a bonus material below deck):
The Fire Ships
The Duchess and the Devil
The Wrong War