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Horatio Hornblower the new adventures : Loyalty
Gruffudd, Ioan, actor.
Uniform Title:
Hornblower (Television program)
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
New York : A&E, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Widescreen ed.

Based on the novel Hornblower and the hotspur by C.S. Forester.

Special features include: Commentary with director Andrew Grieve and producer Andrew Benson ; cast and crew biographies ; photo gallery.

For specific features see interactive menu.

733961710700 (set)

Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
PR6011.O56 H546 2003V Adult DVD Central Library
DVD 7503 Adult DVD Miniseries

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Loyalty finds Horatio marooned in peacetime Portsmouth, living off his superb card playing skills. But with the winds of war stirring, Hornblower is given command of the sloop Hotspur. Duty sees Horatio jumping into wedded bliss, and then returning to his command to face a French fleet that is preparing for invasion aided by an old nemesis.


Contains 2 films: Duty and Loyalty. The Emmy-winning miniseries continues with more classic swashbuckling action as Ioan Gruffudd stars in two brand new feature-length films based on C.S. Forester's timeless novels.

Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

A&E hits the mark again with two new installments following up the popular original four-part series (Video Reviews, LJ 8/99). Welsh actor Ioan Griffudd reprises his role as Horatio Hornblower, as do Robert Lindsay (Admiral Pellew) and several other familiar faces from the first series. As Loyalty begins, we find that peace with France has forced Horatio to earn his living at the card tables of Portsmouth, where he also begins a rather tentative romance with his landlady's daughter, Maria. It doesn't take long for Admiral Pellew to enlist our hero for an undercover mission to France, for which he receives his first official command as the captain of the HMS Hotspur. After several adventures, betrayals, and an imprisonment in a French prison, Horatio saves the day for the British. In Duty, Horatio marries Maria, but his honeymoon is short-lived as Pellew sends him in search of the missing sloop Grasshopper, captained by their old friend Henry Bracegirdle. Along the way they rescue two strangers caught in a storm who aren't exactly who they claim to be. As usual, the acting and production values in this series are top-notch. There is plenty of drama and impressively staged land and sea battles. With the increased interest in seafaring adventures such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Master and Commander, these discs should prove very popular with new audiences as well as fans of the original series. Recommended for all collections.-Tom Budlong, Atlanta (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.