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    Unique ID Code: 0000031573
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 13/3/2002 07:32
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    Musketeer, The (US)

    6 / 10
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    As You`ve Never Seen It!
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 105 mins
    Retail Price: $26.98
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    High-flying martial arts and gravity-defying stunts come alive in this epic adventure splendidly choreographed by the legendary Xi-Xin Xiong in the style of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and The Matrix. With nonstop action and dazzling effects, The Washington Post exclaims, "The Musketeer rollicks and rolls!"

    In a world threatened by war, one young man comes of age and decides to avenge the brutal murder of his parents. An impressive master of combat skills, he reunites the infamous Musketeers and returns them to their previous glory. All for one and one for all, they take off, armed with righteousness, ready to defend true justice.

    With extraordinary performances by Catherine Deneuve, Mena Suvari and Tim Roth, it`s the action-adventure as you`ve never seen it before!

    Special Features:
    Casting Justin Chambers
    The Stunts
    Theatrical Trailer
    Production Notes
    Cast & Filmmaker Bios & Film Highlights
    DVD-ROM Features

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French
    DTS 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Peter Hyams

    Written By:

    Steven Spiers
    Nick Moran
    Daniel Mesguich
    Mena Suvari
    Justin Chambers
    Catherine Deneuve

    Soundtrack By:
    David Arnold

    Director of Photography:
    Peter Hyams

    Terry Rawlings

    Costume Designer:
    Raymond Hughes

    Production Designer:
    Philip Harrison

    Tom Reeve
    Jan Fantl
    Moshe Diamant
    Limor Diamant
    Rudy Cohen

    Executive Producer:
    Romain Schroeder
    Steven Paul
    Frank Hübner
    Mark Damon

    Universal Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    6 / 10
    A truly terrible movie with a boring script, pitiful scenes and a dreadful cast.
    The video transfer is not good. There are quite a few compression signs in several scenes and grain is evident in various dark scenes.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is ok. The surrounds are used during the fight scenes, but the soundtrack isn`t as explosive as you`d expect.
    The menus are partially animated with sound.
    The extras include a short behind the scenes look, some production notes and some DVD-ROM features I couldn`t access.
    Bottom line - a really bad movie and not a good disk as well. Avoid.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 13/3/2002 09:28
    5 / 10
    This movie is just so dull. The fight scenes are way overated and are mediocre at best. The script is dull but even so, things could have been more interesting had the acting been even marginally good. The actors just plain sucked. I dont even know how this movie got made. There is nothing remotely good about it and there are plenty of other better ways to kill a couple of hours.
    There are many dark scenes and there is a distinct lack of sharpness and clarity in these scenes. Overall the picture quality is decent with some good outside scenes with good detail. The sound is mediocre and nothing special. There are a few decent features but because the movie is so dull, you wont wanna waste time with these. A modern day remake of Alexander Dumas` classic novel has so much potential and could be very great. This however was a huge dissapointment. Dont waste your time with this.
    posted by dicanio on 27/4/2003 18:47