The Complete Musketeers (The Three Musketeers / The Four Musketeers)
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- "The Saga of the Musketeers" (both parts)
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Originally planned as one long epic movie (including a then standard intermission in the middle) the decision was made at some point during the production of THE THREE MUSKETEERS that they would either have one four hour movie or two separate movies. Rather than cut out some of the fantastic scenes that had been shot to make the movie more manageable the production company made the more sensible decision to cut the production in two releasing THE THREE MUSKETEER' one year and then THE FOUR MUSKETEERS shortly after.
Not everyone involved in the production of the movie was happy about the decision. Actress Faye Dunaway publicly stated that (had she known about the splitting of the movie into two) she would have refused to do it since her role in the first was so small. The move led to some litigation and was eventually settled but today movie contracts include what is termed "The Salkind Clause" (named after the Salkind's who produced the MUSKETEER movies) to protect actors from such moves.
It is perhaps for this reason that Faye Dunaway is one of the only still living members of the main cast who does not appear on camera for the excellent hour-long documentary THE SAGA OF THE MUSLETEERS that Anchor Bay has put together for this release.
Perhaps a deliberate reflection of the movie (or perhaps simply due to limited space on the DVDs) the documentary is split into two half-hour parts on each disc.Read more ›
So this is the set to get if you're looking to purchase these movies.
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My only caveat with Lester's vision: the fencing almost always devolves into a fight with fists, furniture, and laundry. I wish he'd stuck to the classic Fred Cavan's-style dueling. Still, that's a minor quibble with an otherwise splendid pair of films.
These are perhaps the last true swashbucklers put on film, throwbacks in many ways to a vanished era.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The colors are very washed-out- my DVD version has better color. I expected better image quality. And there are no extras.Published 13 days ago by C. Truog
This classic duo of films brings the actual literary work to life. Forget those other iterations, this is the one that strikes true to the original book. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Es Monroe
Of all the film versions I've seen, this one most closely follows the story line of the novel. Yes there are cuts, but there needs to be; there are sections of the book that are... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sarah Marie Harding
A classic from my childhood that I always used to love to watch. Swordplay never ages!Published 2 months ago by Scott Jones
The title is not quite accurate. There was a third movie called "The Return of the Musketeers" which is not included in this set. Read morePublished 3 months ago by mlcgrace
As fun as I remember it when it first came out - and when we were all so young.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Awesome service ! Quick service ! Great movie , great quality .Published 4 months ago by Timothy Taylor
There have been a lot of versions of The Three Musketeers, but this one tops them all. From the opening scene with a fantastic bit of sword play, to the unexpected and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by CJ
I keep adding to my collection of comedic Dumas films.Published 5 months ago by Michael L. Costello
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