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Based on a series of books by Patrick O'Brian, and directed by Peter Weir, MASTER AND COMMANDER plunges viewers deep into the story of a British Navy ship at sea during the Napoleonic war. Russell Crowe stars as Aubrey, the charismatic captain who wrestles with issues like honour, pride, duty, sacrifice and loyalty while using ingenious tactics to engage his prey a much larger and better-equipped French Man o' War. Paul Bettany plays his friend, the ship's doctor, who cautions Aubrey about letting revenge cloud his judgement after the French Man o' War almost sinks them in an early battle. Before the incredibly intense final skirmish the men battle a raging storm, launch an excursion to the Galapagos Islands, find time for grog-enhanced merriment, and endure some primitive surgery. Weir fills the film with a rich wealth of period detail, convincing dialogue and the same haunting, dreamlike mood that has informed his best films, like PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK, THE LAST WAVE and THE TRUMAN SHOW. The wealth of sounds and sights on display are so evocative one can practically smell the salt air and feel the heave of the ocean beneath their seats. Russell is intense and inspiring as Aubrey and Bettany proves a worthy match. MASTER AND COMMANDER is another triumph for Weir, and further evidence of his ability to fuse poetic realism with rousing entertainment.
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#1
Voted hot- watched this and pleasently suprised, good price
#2
Really enjoyed this film.

Some cracking quotes in there.

England is under threat of invasion, and though we be on the far side of the world, this ship is our home. This ship *is* England. :w00t:
#3
Nice spot.... not seen this yet, so worth a punt for less than 3 quid!!!
#4
They're also doing 2 for 10 on cd's at the mo.
#5
Amazing film! I'd buy immediately if I didn' t own it already. HOT!
#6
I've got the first release of this disk and it's excellent. Great sound and very good extras - the extras are better than those on the recent blu-ray edition.
#7
This was highly disappointing for me.
But that was mainly because I got it mixed up with "Slave & Master"

Anyway, hot deal.

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