- Languages: English
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 13, 2004
- Originally Released: 1979
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
- Dolby Digital Stereo - English
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Pure Adventure Is Back... For The Fun Of It!
High adventure and a galaxy of international stars highlight this rousing, tongue-in-cheek swashbuckler.
King Louis XIV of France (Beau Bridges) has a twin brother Phillippe (also Bridges), who is as brave as the King is scurrilous. To raise money, the monarch plans to wed the Spanish Infanta (Sylvia Kristel), despite his continuing affair with the cunning Madame de la Valliere (Ursula Andress).
In the meantime, D'Artagnan (Cornel Wilde) and the aging Musketeers are teaching Phillippe the ways of chivalry. Soon, Louis has his twin arrested and imprisoned in the Bastille, hidden behind forged head gear. But after the Musketeers free him, Phillippe concocts a daring plot to win the sexy Infanta and make his royal double "The Man in the Iron Mask."
Based on Alexandre Dumas' classic novel THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK, THE FIFTH MUSKETEER is a tale of intrigue and deceit, played out on a grand scale. Set during the reign of King Louis XIV, the story focuses on Dumas' famous musketeers, D'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis. The quartet now wants to replace the reigning ruler with an identical "twin" -- a man who has been locked away his entire life because of his uncanny resemblance to the tyrannical Sun King. Beau Bridges gives a dual performance as both Louis XIV and his twin brother, Philippe.
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- Produced by the Sascha-Wien Company.
- Executive Producer: Heinz Lazek.
- Additional credits: Theo Harisch (art director) and Tony Pueo (costume designer).