Captain James Cook (1987) A 4-PART TV Mini-Series, Starring Keith Michell (400 MINUTES)
Actors: Keith Michell, Carol Drinkwater, Erich Hallhuber, Fernando Rey, Jim Holt, John Allen
NOTE:recording taken from the original TV Release, No Ads. Never had an official dvd release.
Peter Yeldham's "Captain James Cook" is notable in it's historical accuracy, beautiful cinematography and music. Keith Michell is well cast in the title role and portrays Cook as the humane and progressive British explorer that he was. While some dramatic license is taken in the interest of compressing the story for television, it is generally a faithful representation of Cook 's story. The supporting cast members portray actual historical figures and do so eloquently. John Gregg and Xabier Elorriaga are especially good in the roles of Joseph Banks and Lord Sandwich, respectively. This is one of TNT's better mini-series.
Based on Captain James Cook's three voyages.
It was on his first voyage, in 1770 (while in the South Pacific region to observe the transit of Venus), that Captain Cook discovered the east coast of Australia. He later recommended Australia as a future British colony.
Format: NTSC on DVD-R
Region Code: multi-region '0'(free) so will play worldwide.
Quality: 8/10 (vhs quality)
Run Time: 400 minutes (approx)
Presentation: full size DOUBLE dvd case with case cover and printed discs.