The Musketeers 2014

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This fresh 10-part adaptation of Dumas‚ masterpiece tells the story of an elite group of soldiers who protect their Royal Masters at any cost. Starring Luke Pasqualino (Skins, The Borgias) as D‚Artagnan, Tom Burke (Great Expectations, The Hour) as Athos, Santiago Cabrera (Merlin, Heroes) as Aramis and Howard Charles (Black Forest) as Porthos, the brothers in arms fight for what is just, tackling the evil machinations of Cardinal Richelieu ‚ played by Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who, The Thick Of It). As they are propelled across seas and battlefields from masquerade balls to a remote convent, the Musketeers defend the honour of the Queen and the life of Constance Bonacieux, d'Artagnan's true love ‚ played by Tamla Kari (The Inbetweeners Movie).

Starring:
Peter Capaldi, Howard Charles
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Musketeers, The - Disc 1 ages_12_and_over
  • Musketeers, The - Disc 2 ages_12_and_over
  • Musketeers, The - Disc 3 ages_12_and_over
  • Musketeers, The - Disc 4 ages_12_and_over
Runtime 9 hours 10 minutes
Starring Peter Capaldi, Howard Charles, Luke Pasqualino, Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Tamla Kari
Director Saul Metzstein, Toby Haynes
Studio 2 ENTERTAIN
Rental release 31 March 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Musketeers, The - Blu-ray - Disc 1 ages_12_and_over
  • Musketeers, The - Blu-ray - Disc 2 ages_12_and_over
  • Musketeers, The - Blu-ray - Disc 3 ages_12_and_over
Runtime 9 hours 10 minutes
Starring Peter Capaldi, Howard Charles, Luke Pasqualino, Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Tamla Kari
Director Saul Metzstein, Toby Haynes
Studio 2 ENTERTAIN
Rental release 31 March 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

82 of 95 people found the following review helpful By eva ciechonska on 7 Mar. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Fabulous drama, perfectly cast and set. Locations are very atmospheric and the costumes are beautiful. It is a great escapist romp. So pleased the BBC have announced a second series........cannot wait!!

Would like to correct M. Evans who seems to have ethnic issues of his own. Firstly the actor who plays D'Artagnan is not of Asian origin but British born of Italian parents and secondly I am sure Alexandre Dumas (pere) would have applauded the choice of a mixed race actor playing Porthos. After all his own father, Thomas-Alexander Dumas, was mixed race (French father Haitian mother) and a highly decorated general in the French Army. Could be the BBC are paying homage to that......and why not!
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This wasn't bought for me, but the recipient was very pleased with it. It isn't the musketeers as invented in an earlier book of course, but this set get up to all sorts of adventures and into a number of romantic entanglements too.

You need to engage your "suspend disbelief" button now and again, but then - after all, it's a fictional development of a work of fiction! If you keep that in mind and just accept it as it is, it's an enjoyable romp through history, I think.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By C.D.M. on 20 Feb. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
I enjoy most of the dramas which the BBC shows like these, Robin Hood, Merlin, Atlantis, they were/are all good..but this one i think is going to be my favourite so far, 4 episodes in and i am hooked.
The casting is fantastic, they have got four really contrasting yet complimentary actors in the main roles, ( i love Aramis/Santiago the best!) and the episodes are fast, fun and feel like a mini movie each week.
Well worth a watch i say!
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By T. Cosens TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 3 April 2014
Format: Blu-ray
The BBC take on a classic story and give it a neat spruce up. The Musketeers may not be historically accurate or totally true to the original book but it is gloriously good fun.

This interpretation has action by the bucket load and a smattering of mystery to hook you to the end. In fact this is exactly what a dull Sunday evening line up needed. An injection of fun.

It's not particularly clever or ground breaking but it does entertain which on a basic level is all a program like this should do. The actors are game and with a few well known cameos littered throughout there is plenty here to like.

It also doesn't follow the same rigid formula the BBC likes to settle into with the likes of Robin Hood, Merlin and to some extent Doctor Who. Each episode offers something new.

The Musketeers offers plenty of bang for its buck and if it isn't as finely crafted as some of the aforementioned shows it certainly has potential to grow. Another series would be most welcome.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Hillsman on 20 Mar. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
It may be a bit CSI / NCIS at times with the Musketeers having to solve some sort of mystery (often involving murder), but BBC's Musketeers is a tremendous amount of fun. I always end up smiling at the end of each episode. The plots can be a bit daft, but for me, this is light entertainment - turn the brain off and enjoy. It's well made and the casting is simply perfect - all 4 leads are likable and love the sense of friendship and camaraderie between them - ironically, the show actually does suffer a little from a lack of shared screen time with all 4 Musketeers together; hopefully this will be addressed in the next series.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sc Richards on 9 April 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Forget what all the critics say about this series. It does what it says, sword-fights, damsels, villains, shootouts. The casting is excellent and Capaldi is a great Cardinal (hopefully he comes back for 2). The sets and set pieces are fantastic and this is an hour of just putting your brain in comfort mode and just enjoy a bit of swashbuckling! Looking forward to Series 2 and I'm looking forward to some more guest villains like Vinny Jones and Sean Pertwee who obviously had a lot of fun doing it. What about Sean Bean as a guest villain? Now theres a thought and of course we haven't seen Comte de Rochefort yet.
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By Renka18 on 6 April 2015
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My favourite tv show and now I can watch it whenever I like! Great cast and fantastic story lines.
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One of the best things the BBC have ever done and a great take on the story of the Musketeers
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