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Three Musketeers, The (1973)R1

    I seem to have been reviewing a lot of films lately where the US Region 1 equivalent was released by Anchor Bay, and this is no exception. The film was released on a two disc set with The Four Musketeers. Judging by the reviews of this release, the transfer quality is the same as the Region 4. However, there are a few extras on The Three Musketeers which Region 4 misses out on:

  • Making of Featurette
  • Production Documentary
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Photo Gallery
  • Poster Gallery
  • Cast and Crew Biographies

    The production documentary includes interviews with surviving cast members, and is spread across the two films (and discs). The film also features subtitles, and there is a 1.33:1 transfer on the reverse side of the disc.

    The UK Region 2 release appears to be the same as the Region 4, except that it also includes a trailer.

    Based on the extensive extras and presence of subtitles, I conclude that the Region 1 is the most desirable release, particularly as it comes with the second film. If you are on a budget though, the Region 4 makes a nice consolation prize.