I got two screeners from Roadshow Films / Roadshow Home Entertainment:
- War And Peace S1 (BBC One; on DVD/blu-ray release on March 9)
- ABC Afghanistan: Inside Australia's War (DVD release March 9)
Please raise your hand to pick up one of the screeners for review )conditions apply). Offer ends: Wednesday, Feb 17 at 0600pm.
War and Peace
Widely regarded as one of the greatest novels ever written, War And Peace is a timeless story of three young people set against the epic backdrop of Russia’s wars with Napoleon.
At the centre of it all stands Pierre Bezukhov (Paul Dano), a hot-headed newcomer in Russian society, brimming with ideas but hopelessly lost as he seeks meaning in his life. His sincere good nature is a comfort to his friend Andrei Bolkonsky (James Norton), a cynical prince who is sick of his stifling marriage and longs for glory on the field of battle.
Both their fates are bound to the beautiful, captivating and kind-hearted Natasha Rostova (Lily James) – only a teenager when the series begins, but desperate to grow up and experience the world.
Over eight years of peace and war that will change Russia and its people forever, we meet a vast cast of unforgettable characters, from peasants and soldiers to society hostesses and even Napoleon himself. But again and again, through marriages and affairs, battlefields and ballrooms, births and deaths, we will keep returning to Pierre, Andrei and Natasha as they confront life’s great questions of love and destiny.
The definitive account of the war in Afghanistan from a uniquely Australian perspective. A forensic, impeccably researched series that in some ways resembles the classic 'Brook Lapping' style of contemporary history; ie. Death of Yugoslavia, Iran and the West, Iraq, etc. Based on exclusive interviews with decision makers, generals, 'grunts' and the Afghans with whom (and sometimes against whom) they fought, this is an ambitious 'first draft of history' of a much debated war.