Sharpes Collection

#1
I'm Collecting all the 'Sharpe's' videos/movies I can find. I have nine so far. I've been told there are 14 total. Is that correct? (I get them through Netflick.)

I love the characters and plots in this series! :wink:

Of course, one of my favorites besides Sharpe is SGT. Harper!

I'm pretty sure there must be a load of others here on ARRSE that are fans of the Sharpe's series and (Sean Bean.)
 
#3
14 in the original series created by Central TV.

However added a 15th called Sharpes Challenge where he returns to India to discover the fate of his mucker Harper.

Try Ebay for the odd one or complete boxset, but dont pay over about £35 for the lot as they are going for no more than that.

570
 
#4
agreed, the books are fantastic,the way Cornwell writes will leave you hungry for more, so my advice would be to read them in order if you can.

some of his other stuff is good read also
 
#5
570mils said:
14 in the original series created by Central TV.

However added a 15th called Sharpes Challenge where he returns to India to discover the fate of his mucker Harper.

Try Ebay for the odd one or complete boxset, but dont pay over about £35 for the lot as they are going for no more than that.

570
I have the video/movie of this one (One of my Nine)

I have no doubt, that the books are better; (They usually are.) however, at this point I'm collecting the Video/movies.

Thanks Guys for all the info! :wink:
 
#8
also Amazon, if you like historical fiction then try Simon Scarrow's "Eagle" series, on line with Sharpe but set in the Roman era - never thought I would say this but I rate him as high as Cornwell,
 
#9
Sharpes Challenge is a rehash of a couple of 'prequels' that Bernard Cornwell wrote about Sharpe's time in India (e.g. Sharpes Tiger), which was before the books on the Peninsular War. Unfortunately, time has not been kind to Darragh O'Malley and to include him in the story, it had to be set after the Battle of Waterloo!
 
#11
In googling around the 'net, I found these two websites that had the info I needed plus!

links:

http://seanbean.many-paths.net/sharpe/index.htm

http://www.southessex.co.uk/

Videos:

Sharpe's Rifles
Sharpe's Eagle
Sharpe's Company
Sharpe's Enemy
Sharpe's Honour
Sharpe's Gold
Sharpe's Battle
Sharpe's Sword
Sharpe's Regiment
Sharpe's Siege
Sharpe's Mission
Sharpe's Revenge
Sharpe's Justice
Sharpe's Waterloo

Books, not made into Videos:

Sharpe's Devil
Sharpe's Tiger
Sharpe's Triumph
Sharpe's Fortress
Sharpe's Trafalgar
Sharpe's Prey
Sharpe's Havoc
 
#12
I liked the books. I found TV's recreation of battles with 25 extras a side trying to look like several divisions spoilt the TV series.
 
#13
Thought the 3 India "prequels" were the best of the series.
Oh and Sharpes Rifles was excellent as well.(The first Cornwell wrote i believe?)
 

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#14
flamingo said:
I liked the books. I found TV's recreation of battles with 25 extras a side trying to look like several divisions spoilt the TV series.
yeah, that does detract along with one side or another always wiping the other out to a man with casualties completely in one favour or the other...
 
#15
I have been able to collect so far 14 Episodes of the videos that are on DVRs. I'll be getting the last one Sharpe's Regiment soon which, as far as I know will complete the the video series. (15)

I really enjoyed the series and of course liked Sean Bean! He is sort of like the UK equivalent to John Wayne to me!

I wish there were more films or video like this around! I thought they were excellent! :wink:
 
#17
purple_foot:

Sean Bean was a 'War Dodger'? Which war?

As far as I recall John Wayne, failed to pass the required Physical examination required for active service in the military.

Quote:

http://www.jwplace.com/biography.html

"When war broke out, John Wayne tried to enlist but was rejected because of an old football injury to his shoulder, his age (34), and his status as a married father of four. He flew to Washington to plead that he be allowed to join the Navy but was turned down.

So he poured himself into the war effort by making inspirational war films - among them The Fighting Seabees, Back to Bataan and They Were Expendable. To those back home and others around the world he became a symbol of the determined American fighting man.
 
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