I watched the Richard Lester Three Musketeers & Four Musketeers movies last night for the first time in many years. I used to love these films as a teenager, as well as the Alexandre Dumas novel, which I think they’re the best adaptation of by a long chalk. The cast is superb (Michael York, Oliver Reed, Christopher Lee, Charlton Heston, among others) and the fights & stunts are great & really haven’t aged at all.
I also recently watched The Princess Bride, another classic I haven’t seen for a long time. I guess these have put me the mood for more good colourful swashbucking movies.
I do love the Pirates of the Caribbean movies too, despite the ropey dialogue & other flaws. + I got to be an extra in the fourth POTC flick when they were filming in London a couple of months ago. 8)
Anyone else got any favourite swashbuckler films?