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Cobra Mission

Review Filmed on location throughout Europe, this "Masterpiece Theatre" favorite stars Sean Bean as maverick British officer Richard Sharpe, the swashbuckling hero of Bernard Cornwell's best-selling novels. Each collection captures the danger and sheer spectacle of the battle against Napoleon's forces in 19th-century Spain. Collection I features Pete Postlethwaite as Sgt. Obediah Hakeswill in "Sharpe's Rifles," "Sharpe's Company," "Sharpe's Enemy," and "Sharpe's Eagles." Collection II co-stars Alice Krige and includes "Sharpe's Gold," "Sharpe's Honour," "Sharpe's Battle," and "Sharpe's Sword." Collection III finds Sharpe eluding assassination in "Sharpe's Regiment," rescuing his new wife in "Sharpe's Siege," and traveling behind enemy lines in "Sharpe's Mission." In Collection IV Sharpe is set up by a longtime enemy in "Sharpe's Filmed on location throughout Europe, this "Masterpiece Theatre" favorite stars Sean Bean as maverick British officer Richard Sharpe, the swashbuckling hero of Bernard Cornwell's best-selling novels. Each collection captures the danger and sheer spectacle of the battle against Napoleon's forces in 19th-century Spain. In Collection IV Sharpe is set up by a longtime enemy in "Sharpe's Revenge," commands a troubled militia in "Sharpe's Justice," and plays a key role in "Sharpe's Waterloo." Collection IV is 5 hours on 3 cassettes or 3 DVDs.
King Arthur - The Young Warlord

Review An alien travels to Earth on a meteorite and mates with humans to preserve its species and destroy humanity.
William Kelly's War

Review Imagine taking an entire year to travel around the world, experiencing its most spectacular places, each at the ideal time of year. Luxuriant coastlines, glowing deserts, wild and untamed places, and vibrant, sophisticated cities await you in a global odyssey as thrilling, thought provoking and wondrous as the world itself. These three magnificent programs make up this DVD: Africa and Asia: Africas wildebeest migration; Kenyas wild savannah, and Victoria Falls tumbling waters; A steam train ride up Indias Nilgiris Mountains; A close encounter with the rare Bengal tiger in the hot deserts of Rajasthan; The Buddhist festival at Gasa Dzong deep in the Himalayas; Chinas Great Wall and Beijing. Europe and the Middle East: New Years Eve in Paris; Laplands stunning Northern Lights; Carnival in Venice; Egypts awe-inspiring tombs; Easter morning in Jerusalem; The Lost City of Petras archaeological splendors. Australia to the Americas: The Great Barrier Reef in Australia; Hawaiis volcanoes; The Grand Canyon by mule and the Colorado River by white water raft; The savage and untamed Andes; New Englands autumn display; Christmas in New York.
476 A.D. Chapter One: The Last Light of Aries

Review Rich Hungarian-born orphan Katya Davidov commissions Jordan Kirkland to research her past starting from a photograph, showing her as a child next to an elusive Fabergé music box. Luckily experienced Yankee-Hungarian treasure hunter and womanizer Nick Rostov gently forces his help upon her, although Jordan stubbornly risks dealing with his dodgy competitor Gudrun Kuper and her ruthless employer, count Borodin.
Fire & Ice

Review Filmed on location throughout Europe, this "Masterpiece Theatre" favorite stars Sean Bean as maverick British officer Richard Sharpe, the swashbuckling hero of Bernard Cornwell's best-selling novels. Each collection captures the danger and sheer spectacle of the battle against Napoleon's forces in 19th-century Spain. Collection I features Pete Postlethwaite as Sgt. Obediah Hakeswill in "Sharpe's Rifles," "Sharpe's Company," "Sharpe's Enemy," and "Sharpe's Eagles." Collection II co-stars Alice Krige and includes "Sharpe's Gold," "Sharpe's Honour," "Sharpe's Battle," and "Sharpe's Sword." Collection III finds Sharpe eluding assassination in "Sharpe's Regiment," rescuing his new wife in "Sharpe's Siege," and traveling behind enemy lines in "Sharpe's Mission." In Collection IV Sharpe is set up by a longtime enemy in "Sharpe's Filmed on location throughout Europe, this "Masterpiece Theatre" favorite stars Sean Bean as maverick British officer Richard Sharpe, the swashbuckling hero of Bernard Cornwell's best-selling novels. Each collection captures the danger and sheer spectacle of the battle against Napoleon's forces in 19th-century Spain. In Collection IV Sharpe is set up by a longtime enemy in "Sharpe's Revenge," commands a troubled militia in "Sharpe's Justice," and plays a key role in "Sharpe's Waterloo." Collection IV is 5 hours on 3 cassettes or 3 DVDs.
Vikings: Journey to the New World

Review An alien travels to Earth on a meteorite and mates with humans to preserve its species and destroy humanity.
Arrowhead

Review Imagine taking an entire year to travel around the world, experiencing its most spectacular places, each at the ideal time of year. Luxuriant coastlines, glowing deserts, wild and untamed places, and vibrant, sophisticated cities await you in a global odyssey as thrilling, thought provoking and wondrous as the world itself. These three magnificent programs make up this DVD: Africa and Asia: Africas wildebeest migration; Kenyas wild savannah, and Victoria Falls tumbling waters; A steam train ride up Indias Nilgiris Mountains; A close encounter with the rare Bengal tiger in the hot deserts of Rajasthan; The Buddhist festival at Gasa Dzong deep in the Himalayas; Chinas Great Wall and Beijing. Europe and the Middle East: New Years Eve in Paris; Laplands stunning Northern Lights; Carnival in Venice; Egypts awe-inspiring tombs; Easter morning in Jerusalem; The Lost City of Petras archaeological splendors. Australia to the Americas: The Great Barrier Reef in Australia; Hawaiis volcanoes; The Grand Canyon by mule and the Colorado River by white water raft; The savage and untamed Andes; New Englands autumn display; Christmas in New York.
The Perfect Weapon

Review Rich Hungarian-born orphan Katya Davidov commissions Jordan Kirkland to research her past starting from a photograph, showing her as a child next to an elusive Fabergé music box. Luckily experienced Yankee-Hungarian treasure hunter and womanizer Nick Rostov gently forces his help upon her, although Jordan stubbornly risks dealing with his dodgy competitor Gudrun Kuper and her ruthless employer, count Borodin.

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