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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Horatio Hornblower

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I like movies and there are even a bit out there that I can watch over and over again. But there are only a few flicks that can make me get just as excited as the first time I saw them; and if you have seen the Horatio Hornblower movies, then you understand.

A&E several years ago filmed a made-for-tv series of the novels written by C.S. Forester, and well, they are just amazing. Besides being filled with adventure, honor, and passion.... Horatio is simply... well, yummy! :) There is nothing like sitting down after a long day, curling up with some popcorn and watching hours of a dreamy lookin' guy fighting for honor and bravery. He is the best of what good men should be and everything you like to see in a human.

These movies tell the adventures and life of Horatio Hornblower, who is a sweet humble guy that is out to work hard and always ready to prove himself. The story takes place the early 1800's right around Napoleon's time. The British and french are constantly fighting and they are either trying to stop Napoleon or help end the french revolution.

We have introduce these movies to several families and we have all loved them. Not many people have seen these, but there is a strong following. A&E has been selling the complete box set for a little while now. I have seen them on Amazon for around $37 and the A&E website for $39. But if these are a little too pricey for you, you can rent them from Netflicks, they have all 8 of the discs.

So if you are ready for a good fella that loves sailing the high seas and can make McDreamy look dreary... then check out Horatio Hornblower, you wont be disappointed.
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And p.s. .... the hubby will love it too... well, hopefully not for the same reason we women do :)

33 comments:

  1. We love Horatio around here too. We have introduced him to a number of friends and they too have all enjoyed these movies. Great movies for the ladies as well as the men.

    I was so sad when I heard they weren't making any more. Especially leaving us with the ending that they did. Make us believe there would more and then leave us high and dry. Oh well.... it just made me read the books and they are wonderful too. I would never have learned so much about frigates and sailing with the British Navy if I hadn't read this series or watched these films.

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  2. I have never see this! But anyone who can make McDreamy look bad well I just gotta judge for myself!!!

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  3. thanks for the tip!

    nothing like finding movies that both the hubby and i can enjoy :)

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  4. I may have to check these out since all my shows are on hiatus for the summer. I've never heard of them before now?

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  5. My dad's obsessed with HH.
    We bought this series for him a few years ago from A&E, but I have to admit it never occurred to me to watch them myself. =)

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  6. What age kids do you think they'd be good for? I'd love a good series like this but it would need to be good for the kiddos too. . .

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  7. I own these movies (well, they were a gift for my husband), yet I've never watched them. Maybe it's time I do!

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  8. Cool - grownup movies! We rented the 5th Harry Potter last week. I'm wondering if they even have this one, but we'll definitely check. We're trying to find time (and babysitting) to go see Indiana Jones.

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  9. Horatio Hornblower...who knew?

    a good movie with eye candy...count me in!

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  10. Perfect timing now that all my regular shows are ending. Thanks for the tip :)

    Heidi

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  11. McDreamy just doesn't do it for me . . . I guess I'm weird.

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  12. I will check them out. Sounds like our kind of movie! Thank you!

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  13. Thanks for the suggestion. I have another surgery in August and it will be great for the recup time.

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  14. Thank you for your comment!
    How did you find my blog? :)

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  15. I've never seen them, but after reading your post I'm thinking"sign me up". And i thought your comment about the hubbie liking the movies was funny too!!!

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  16. These are really good. There are some colorful words in them but if you have a cuss box , then you are good to go. Our public library carries some of these and we have watched them over and over and over.

    Good Post!!
    Horatio Rules!

    robin@heartofwisdom.com
    http://www.heartofwisdom.com/heartathome/

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  17. You sold me on that last picture! I just updated my Netflix queue- Juno will have to wait.

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  18. I'll have to check Netflix for this one :)

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  19. I'll add this one to my list of movies to watch over the summer. I just watched P.S. I love you last night and I said YUMMY to Gerard Butler!

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  20. this has nothing to do with your post...I just want you to know that I love and miss you...and WOW you have quite the blog going. I am so proud.

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  21. I'm getting on Netflix NOW! Thanks for the hot tip!

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  22. Can't turn away from Ioan Gruffudd . . . yum.

    These are fantastic films!

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  23. Your ideas are always right up my alley, why have we never met?

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  24. I have tagged you for a blog game. Check out my blog. Have Fun!

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  25. also, your husband, Venezuela? please pump for information - we know next to NOTHING about it - not a lot out there either in the way of helpful travel tips - apparently it is not exactly a popular tourist destination these days...go figure?

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  26. I have never seen Horatio, maybe it is something that I should be looking into. My fav thing to watch again and again is House, it always makes me laugh even though I know the storyline backwards! We have season 4 on TV at the moment which is very exciting for me - how sad!!!

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  27. This looks so awesome! I have never heard of it, so thank you. With three boys, I think we will all really like this. And even if they don't, it sounds like I will. ha ha

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  28. Great recommendation! I love the movie review posts. We are quite the late night popcorn and movie family, so this one goes on the top of the cache.

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  29. Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll still be reading blogs, just not posting for a while. I will check out the movies and I saw cup cake bites...yummmmm.....wish I could just order some from you!! Hugs!

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  30. I liked ol' HH a lot better before acccidentally stumbling across a compromising photo of Mr. Hornblower. Not pretty.

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  31. For a great aggregation of Horatio Hornblower books and video visit the ebay store at horatiohorblower.onlinenichestores.com.
    You can be entertained by all of the various things that are available!!

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  32. I actually found the books before the movies, but now love them both. I was never quite able to decide however which book liked best. UnSpun by Amazon just launched a list for people to vote on asking exactly that question though. I hope that whatever answer is arrived at there helps me make a decision.

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