Based on the novels by C.S. Forester, this eight-part epic adaptation stars Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four). With high production values, the series captures Horatio’s rise from lowly midshipman to commander in the British Royal Navy. Set against the Napoleonic Wars, it’s full of sea battles, mutiny, plague and romance.

The set includes commentary tracks, interviews and a featurette about Forester.

Grade: A

Horatio Hornblower Collector’s Edition is currently available.