In 'The Four Musketeers' 1974 , Milady Faye Dunaway is determined to wreak revenge on the Three Musketeers for foiling her plot to discredit the Queen of France. The young and very naive D'Artagnan Michael York, , heads to Paris where he hopes to join the royal guards. Richard Lester re-used many more British comedy actors from his time with The Goons and from The Beatles' movies A Hard Day's Night and Help! I've not been able to face watching it, knowing that it cost Kinnear his life. However, I found that I could understand all of the dialogue if I listened intently. Michael York has never been less annoying and well cast as an over-enthusiastic, floundering upstart. Also Jean-Pierre Cassel actor Vincent Cassel's dad as the confused French king, appears to be performing in English but sounds more like Richard Briers. Please help to establish notability by citing that are of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention.
Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: Production Co: Este Films Keywords: , , , ,. January 2019 The Three Musketeers Genre Animation, adventure Based on The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas Story by Draper Lewis Directed by Voices of Neil Fitzpatrick Jane Harders John Martin Country of origin Australia United States Original language s English Production Producer s Running time 50 Minutes Production company s Distributor Release Original release November 23, 1973 1973-11-23 The Three Musketeers is a 1973 produced by the Australian division of and a of the 1968 American. Dunaway is at the top of her game, underplaying the villainess Milady. Later he appeared as one of the Three Mesquiteers in several low-budget westerns, but again these were nothing to do with the original story. As the first of these duels is about to begin, Jussac arrives with five additional swordsmen of Cardinal Richelieu's guards. Raquel Welch plays the pivotal role of Constance the Queen's dressmaker as an accident-prone simpleton so well, that I initially thought she was indeed a bimbo.
D'Artagnan finds out they are musketeers and is invited to join them in their efforts to oppose Cardinal Richelieu, who wishes to increase his already considerable power over the king. The musketeers movies were apparently an easier coup, but listening carefully it sounds to me like the American cast didn't return to loop their characters' voices. After clashing with three musketeers, Athos Oliver Reed , Porthos Frank Finlay and Aramis Richard Chamberlain , he joins them in fighting the forces of corrupt Cardinal Richelieu, led by Rochefort Christopher Lee. No less brilliant, the many downbeat moments are worthy of any major historical drama of the time. The director of photography is David Watkin who'd filmed The Devils two years earlier. For more about The Three Musketeers and the The Three Musketeers Blu-ray release, see the published by Dr. Her very next film would be one of her greatest - Polanski's Chinatown.
In Paris, the young man borrows a new sword from an old friend of his father and runs into the half-drunk Athos Oliver Reed, , , who challenges him to a duel. For example, there is a single word inserted into Joss Ackland's dialogue at 3:20, and Jean-Pierre Cassel is entirely dubbed by another actor. Return Policy: If the item has problems such as defectives or damages, we will send a replacement or refund your money! While Three is an outright funny adventure with almost non-stop action, Four has far more dramatic weight. Happily this is not much of an issue, as most of the film is in good light levels. Don't wish to see plot synopses in the future? Together with the astonishing costumes and palaces on display, this definitely deserves its new digitally restored Blu-ray release. The riotous comedy has aged well over the years too.
While there's just as much action, I was initially disappointed at the age of thirteen that it wasn't as funny. Part one ends with some highlights from the second instalment. The film was released on a two disc set with The Four Musketeers. The trio introduces him to the world of court intrigue as they work to protect the Queen Geraldine Chaplin from the schemes of the villainous Richelieu Charlton Heston and his followers, Rochefort Christopher Lee and Milady Faye Dunaway. One starred the Ritz Brothers, pale imitations of the Marx Brothers, and is quite enjoyable though not of any great note.
Good practice, but that didn't protect them both from suffering injuries, Reed even impaling his wrist on a blade. Before his duel with Athos can start, Cardinal Richelieu's guards appear and D'Artagnan fights with the three Musketeers, making them his fast friends. Although the gag is done by a stuntman, it's now no longer funny knowing that Kinnear would die following a horse stunt during the filming of latter day sequel The Return of the Musketeers 1989 , which reunited many of the cast and crew from these two films, and again directed by Lester. The technical presentation is not overly impressive, but this is likely the best treatment the film will see. Richard Chamberlain is distinctive as an effete ladies' man. The film was nominated for the.
I suspect that this was how the film looked in the theatres. Cover has the foreign language text as the picture shows. The Three Musketeers Oliver Reed, Frank Finlay and Richard Chamberlain are in the service of the King of Paris when D'Artagnan Michael York arrives on the scene, creating a stir by single-handedly defeating two soldiers in a magnificent swordfight. Chamberlain's Aramis, in particular, has little in common with the complex character from the novel. The most sever examples are during the majority of the panoramic daylight scenes see screencapture 3 where detail and contrast have clearly been affected.
Double bill featuring two popular comedy movies directed by Richard Lester. During the scuffle D'Artagnan impresses the three musketeers so much that they befriend him. But the shocks and dramatic turns still left a lasting impression. They can only be selected from the menu, and the disc does not allow the film to be resumed from the menu after the subtitle selection has been changed - that is, the film will play again from the beginning. Product Information Details Length 3 hrs.
The dialogue by George Macdonald Fraser has to be listened to carefully, especially some of the pithy comments by minor characters. First he finds himself insulted, knocked out and robbed by the , an agent of , and once in Paris comes into conflict with three musketeers, , , and , each of whom challenges him to a duel for some accidental insult or embarrassment. Christopher Lee and Oliver Reed had previously crossed swords in Hammer Films' pirate and civil war swashbucklers. The audio quality is very good. For the record, Optimum Home Entertainment have provided optional Spanish, Japanese, German, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish subtitles for the main feature. In my opinion this is just about the best version of this story that has been filmed, though I have not seen anywhere near all of them. In 1988 the director, writer and many of the cast members were reunited for a third film called Return of the Musketeers, which sadly did not recapture the magic.
The two films were popular hits perfect for the British summer school holidays of 1974 and 1975. The Duke replaces the two settings, and d'Artagnan races back to Paris. Only d'Artagnan and his servant make it through to Buckingham, where they discover the loss of two of the diamond settings. It has a star-studded cast including Michael York, Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Frank Finlay, Christopher Lee,. Dumas was a prolific author of popular adventure stories like The Man in the Iron Mask, The Black Tulip and The Corsican Brothers, and achieved considerable fame and fortune in 19th century France despite his origins as the grandson of a Haitian slave to be fair, his grandfather was a French nobleman.