Grizzled American private detective in England investigates a complicated case of blackmail turned murder involving a rich but honest elderly general, his two loose socialite daughters, a pornographer and a gangster.
D'Artagnan has become a Musketeer. Protestants hold La Rochelle, and the Queen loves Buckingham, who'll soon send ships to support the rebels. Richelieu enlists Rochefort to kidnap Constance, the Queen's go-between and D'Artagnan's love. The Cardinal uses the wily, amoral Milady de Winter to distract D'Artagnan. But soon, she is D'Artagnan's sworn enemy, and she has an unfortunate history with Athos as well. Milady goes to England to dispatch Buckingham; the Musketeers fight the rebels. Milady, with Rochefort's help, then turns to her personal agenda. Can D'Artagnan save Constance, defeat Rochefort, slip de Winter's ire, and stay free of the Cardinal? All for one, one for all.Written by
Producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind were sued by the actors and actresses who claimed they were tricked into thinking this movie was to be part of The Three Musketeers (1973). They won their case in court, but did not receive as much money as they would have if they were paid separately for both movies. See more »
When the bomb attached to the bread is thrown back at La Rochelle, clearly it is the bread which explodes. If the frame is stopped, the fuse is lit near it top and the bomb is still clearly intact as the bread explodes. See more »
[He has cornered the fleeing Milady after her murder of Constance]
You won't need a horse on the journey you're taking, Madame. I warned you, did I not?
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The version shown on the Encore channel omitted the scene at the end where Milady is executed. D'artagnan kills Rochefort in the church, then the action jumps straight to his meeting with Richelieu, where her death is mentioned(thoroughly confusing the viewer). See more »
FINALLY...a DVD release called 'The Complete Musketeers' that does justice to a proper transfer, in widescreen and looking better than when I saw it in the theater.
Watching 'The Three Musketeers' without seeing the 'The Four...' is like reading the Alexander Dumas novel; and stopping halfway through. It's a shame that it wasn't released as a roadshow 3 and a half hour film because that was the way it was originally meant to be experienced.
Phenomenal DVD package that contains both films...just the way it should be. And some very informative documentaries with the surviving cast.
9 out of 10! (Same as my rating for 'Three Musketeers')
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