I have been waiting for this to go down in price ever since i first caught it on TV over a year ago. It usually retails for £30+. Now it's down to £17.99 at Lovefilm. Its a masterpiece of a series and chronicles the life of Napoleon in epic proportions.
Based on the best selling historical novel by Max Gallo 'Napoleon' is scripted by the successful adapter of such classics as the 'Count of Monte Cristo' and 'Les Miserables'. This adaptation of one of the most influential men in history concentrates as much on the man as on his military and political conquests. How at root he was a man with human needs and desires, strengths and weakness and a man who even though seemingly had the ability to raise himself above the power of a mortal, also had his own infallibilities.
'Napolen' provides the historical conquests in the warmongering fashion they deserve but also probes deep into the psyche of the man himself. $40m budget. 9 months in the making. 100 locations in 6 countries. 3,000 costumes. 20,000 extras. 6 hours in length. An epic in every sense of the word!