• Erik the Conqueror (Gli invasori, 1961)

    On the whole, I’m not a fan of sword and shield pictures.  I find the clashing of metal against metal to be fairly tiresome, I have trouble following the rather arbitrary distribution of royal titles, and a flaming arrow leaves me cold.  Yet, I loved Erik the Conqueror (1961)....
  • The Four Musketeers (1974)

    The Four Musketeers is the second half of Richard Lester’s adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ Les Trois Mousquetaires, and was filmed at the same time as The Three Musketeers (1973).  If you haven’t seen the earlier movie or read my previous review, I suggest you do so now.  It will save me...
  • The Three Musketeers (1973)

    There have been literally dozens of film and television adaptations of Alexandre Dumas’ novel Les Trois Mousquetaires; but once you’ve seen director Richard Lester’s one-two punch of The Three Musketeers (1973) and The Four Musketeers (1974), all other adaptations are superfluous.  Lester’s swashbuckling films are rousing adventures, with near-perfect casting, beautiful...
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