- Actors: Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Michael York, Frank Finlay
- Directors: Richard Lester
- Writers: Alexandre Dumas père, George MacDonald Fraser
- Producers: Alexander Salkind, Ilya Salkind, Wolfdieter von Stein
- Format: PAL, Widescreen, Dolby, Digital Sound
- Language: English, German, Spanish, Italian
- Subtitles: German, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: U
- Studio: Momentum Pictures
- DVD Release Date: 17 Mar. 2003
- Run Time: 103 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B000087I1Z
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,435 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
The Three Musketeers [DVD] (1973)
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A star-studded adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel. 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. Cardinal Richelieu (Charlton Heston) tries to embarrass the Queen of France, but D'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers come to her rescue. Shot back-to-back with 'The Four Musketeers', which was released the following year.
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Top Customer Reviews
I have no words to convey how much I love this movie and the follow-up, The Four Musketeers. Filmed back-to-back, they are perhaps the last great big-budget, super-cast adventure movies of the 20th Century. They portray 17th-Century France (and England) in terms far more realistic than Gene Kelly's 1948 production, if not entirely true to Dumas's novel.
Michael York is excellent as the young d'Artagnan, newly arrived in Paris with the expectation of following in his father's footsteps as a King's Musketeer. Along the way he encounters the villainous Comte de Rochefort (Christopher Lee), the musketeers Athos (Oliver Reed in possibly his best role), Porthos (the excellent Frank Finlay) and Aramis (a superbly tongue-in-cheek Richard Chamberlain) and most notably the manipulative Cardinal Richelieu (Charlton Heston) and finds himself emroiled in a plot to disgrace the Queen of France involving the Cardinal's agent, Milady de Winter (Faye Dunaway).
With the assistance of his friends and allies, including his loyal and long-suffering servant, Planchet (the late Roy Kinnear) and mistress Constance (Raquel Welch in a perceptive comedic role), d'Artagnan embarks on a mission to retrieve the diamond studs from the Queen's lover, the Duke of Buckingham, and save the Queen's honour and that of France.
The resulting story by George MacDonald Fraser is, quite simply, a rollicking adventure (never thought I'd use that expression) that no-one should miss.Read more ›
The stars of the film evoke their characters perfectly, from Faye Dunaway as the duplicitous Milady to Oliver Reed as the tortured Athos (a signature role for Reed). Michael York is perhaps a little old for D'Artangnan, but he carries the passionate naivety wonderfully.
The film is a fabulous blend of comedy and darkness, the two complementing and highlighting each other. It is a perfect adventure film and you should buy it now!
and the characters had very little credibility. Not really worth watching at all !
It's release to DVD though is not so worthy. You do have a choice of languages and subtitles, but apart from the trailer, there are no extras. Sound is mono only, which although disappointing isn't quite that bad (it was originally made in mono after all). Image quality is fair; you do have an anamorphic wide-screen transfer, and the raw image appears to have good detail, contrast and colour, but it is unfortunately hiding beneath an unpleasant veil of grain and noise. I've no doubt that with a small amount of work the image could be spectacular - here's hoping for a BRD release sometime soon.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this book at the age of 10 and fell in love with its characters, made all the more alive by the basis in fact of the story. Read morePublished 12 months ago by EMac
Went to the cinema when this first came out 4 times, once for each musketeer. The soundtrack is awesome, the sword stunts & fight scenes are terrific! Great cast!Published 12 months ago by Diana Stuve
A must-see teen classic! This Oliver Reed version is by far the best!Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
This, for me, is the best adaptation of the story of the Three Musketeers. What is not to like about a stellar cast such as Olver Reed, the recently late Frank Finlay, Charleton... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Devere Wolfe
Fairly good picture & sound. This is still the best version of this story.Published 16 months ago by Mr. A. Smith