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Master and commander the far side of the world
Master and commander the far side of the world
Uniform Title:
Master and commander : The far side of the world (Motion picture : 2003)
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2004], c2003.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (138 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
DVD format; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital surround, 5.1 DTS.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.

Based upon the novels by Patrick O'Brian.
During the Napoleonic Wars, a British frigate, the HMS Surprise, and the larger French warship, Acheron, stalk each other off of the coast of South America. Lucky Jack, as he is referred to by his crew, is well regarded by his men, who trust him implicitly, even after the first devastating battle and an apparent personal vendetta against the French captain. The ship's surgeon balances the violence of his chosen life with the quiet demeanor of the scientist. He is the captain's friend and confidant, the two frequently playing violin and cello duets together.
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for intense battle sequences, related images, and brief language.