The History Film Collection [9 Discs] [DVD]

This box set brings into a single collection six major telefilms, all lavish historical dramas originally broadcast on the Arts & Entertainment cable network, and featuring all-star casts. Contents include: Shackleton (2002), with Kenneth Branagh as the famed Arctic explorer; Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor, with Aidan Quinn as the Revolutionary War's most infamous and controversial traitor and Kelsey Grammer as George Washington; Napoleon (2002), starring Christian Clavier as the power-hungry French general; Longitude (2000), which juxtaposes the stories of 18th Century clockmaker John Harrison (Michael Gambon) and WWI-era longitudinal clock implementer Rupert Gould (Jeremy Irons); and The Lost Battalion (2002), starring Rick Schroder as an American major who leads a bunch of cadets on a mission to capture a stronghold in Charlvaux during World War I.
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Special Features

  • Additional programs:
  • "Benedict Arnold: Triumph and Treason" episode of biography
  • Dear home: letters from World War I
  • Behind-the-scenes featurettes for The Crossing, Longitude and Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor
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