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A brilliant rendition of a great story. Filmed at the same time, but released a year apart (just like Lord of the Rings)this two film set is a must have for any serious collector of great re-watcheable films. The action is athletic, but realistic, and at times entertainingly comedic. I do not think this is as 'tongue in cheek' as is made out, on rereading the book for the fourth or fifth time I find it humerous, satirical, and that it doesn't take itself too seriously. The film does accentuate the lighter side, but suitably portrays the darker sides just as well. An all round rollicking good yarn!
I consider this tongue-in-cheek version of Dumas's "Three Musketeers" to be by far the best that is out there. While most of the actors are unknown by today's younger audience members, their performances shine through even so.
In a strange way even the sword fighting seems to come right off the pages of Dumas' book. The fighter's get tired, make mistakes, kick and punch at each other in a way that makes something that is very serious still have its amusing moments.
The cast is superb;
Charlton Heston as the Cardinal Richelieu
Michael York as D'Artagnan
Oliver Reed as Athos
Richard Chamberlain as Aramis
Raquel Welch as Constance
Faye Dunaway as Milady.
Truly one of the greatest classics ever filmed. A true domstration of acting ability with Drama, and action, with comedy that keeps you always laughing.
A unique blend of talents makes the Three Musketeers and Four Musketeers my personal favorites.
Originally filmed to be one movie it was broken up to be 2 parts because of the extensive footage involved. A great cast & story line that is sure to be watched over & over!!! This movie was mixed with lots of stunts & filled with so much swashbuckling scenes. It makes the Disney's version look like small potatoes!!! I only wish someone would re master the "Musketeers Return" as there was a 3rd movie. No doubt these movies are the coolest versions made! Michael York, Oliver Reed, & Christopher Lee as you've never seen them before. accompanied with the talents of Charleston Heston's experienced acting & Raquel Welch's sexy & comedic gestures.
Being a fan of movies in the swashbuckling genre, I couldn't pass up movies with the cast and crew of these two. Top notch actors delivering performances truly worthy of the Musketeer story. Truly enjoyable movies with action, romance, and humor. All the characters are portrayed as real human beings with all their flaws and virtues. I feel these are the best of the Musketeer movies, that they were originally filmed as one only helps the continuity in the story.
The all star cast...the incredible scenary...the hilarious fight scenes...the wonderful tale "All for One" and "One for All"...what else can i say...The three and four musketeers movies are perfect for your collection.
IF YOU LOVE PERIOD MOVIES THAT ARE FUN AND ACTION PACKED THIS IS A GREAT SET, SUPER ACTORS INCLUDE MICHAEL YORK, RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN, RAQUEL WELCH, FAYE DUNAWAY AND MANY MORE. I LOVED THEM WHEN THEY CAME OUT IN THE 70'S AND I STILL LOVE THEM.
One of my all time favorite movie compilations. In my opinion, the best of all Three Musketeer movies.
Great movie!! The dvd was in perfect conditon. It was quite faithful to the novel. The sets,costumes and acting will all superb. /R Stein
This is one of my favorite movies. The characters are larger than life, but have very human qualities. The comedy is almost slapstick at times and there is tragedy. Raquel Welch plays a role unlike any she had ever done and she performed it well. I liked the blend of American and European actors. Some were unfamiliar to me, but I would like to see more of there work. There have been many versions of this film, but this is the best.