The Man in the Iron Mask

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Overview

Oscar-nominated Randall Wallace Braveheart made his directorial debut with this adaptation of the 1848 classic by Alexandre Dumas 1802-70, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio in a dual role. Years have passed since the Three Musketeers, Aramis Jeremy Irons, Athos John Malkovich, and Porthos Gerard Depardieu fought together with their friend D'Artagnan Gabriel Byrne. The arrogant, tyrannical King Louis XIV Leonardo DiCaprio desires the beautiful Christine Judith Godreche, so he orders her suitor Raoul Peter Sarsgaard, the...
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Overview

Oscar-nominated Randall Wallace Braveheart made his directorial debut with this adaptation of the 1848 classic by Alexandre Dumas 1802-70, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio in a dual role. Years have passed since the Three Musketeers, Aramis Jeremy Irons, Athos John Malkovich, and Porthos Gerard Depardieu fought together with their friend D'Artagnan Gabriel Byrne. The arrogant, tyrannical King Louis XIV Leonardo DiCaprio desires the beautiful Christine Judith Godreche, so he orders her suitor Raoul Peter Sarsgaard, the son of Athos, off to face death at the front. He also sends Aramis to kill the leader of a Jesuit rebellion. Louis is unaware that his loyal protector and informant, D'Artagnan, is the secret lover of his mother, Queen Anne Anne Parillaud. Louis' younger twin brother, Philippe also DiCaprio is the man in the iron mask, imprisoned for the past six years. Arthos and Porthos plan to free Philippe, abduct Louis and replace him by putting Philippe on the throne. French location scenes include the Chateau de Fontainbleau. Previous adaptations: Allan Dwan's The Iron Mask 1929 with Douglas Fairbanks, the 1939 James Whale version with Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina in Lady in the Iron Mask 1952, Henri Decoin's Le Masque de Fer 1962, Mike Newell's 1976 TV movie with Richard Chamberlain, and Ken Annakin's The Fifth Musketeer 1978, aka Behind the Iron Mask with Beau Bridges, Lloyd Bridges, Sylvia Kristel, Ursula Andress, Cornel Wilde, Jose Ferrer, Rex Harrison, and Olivia de Havilland. A second film titled The Man in the Iron Mask was released in 1998, a low-budget effort from director William Richert.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2012
  • UPC: 883904241102
  • Original Release: 1998
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  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 24,909

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leonardo DiCaprio Louis XIV, Philippe
Jeremy Irons Aramis
John Malkovich Athos
Gérard Depardieu Porthos
Gabriel Byrne d'Artagnan
Anne Parillaud Queen Anne
Judith Godrèche Christine
Edward Atterton Lieutenant Andre
Peter Sarsgaard Raoul
Laura Fraser Bedroom Beauty
Hugh Laurie King's Advisor
David Lowe King's Advisor
Technical Credits
Randall Wallace Director, Producer, Screenwriter
James Acheson Costumes/Costume Designer
Frédéric Auburtin Asst. Director
Francois de Lamothe Art Director
Rene Dupont Co-producer
Nick Glennie-Smith Score Composer
Paul Hitchcock Co-producer
William Hoy Editor
Alan Ladd Jr. Executive Producer
Amanda Mackey-Johnson Casting
Anthony Pratt Production Designer
Albert Rajau Art Director
Cathy Sandrich Casting
Russ Smith Producer
David A. Stephenson Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Suschitzky Cinematographer
David Tomblin Asst. Director
Philippe Turlure Set Decoration/Design
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great!

    I am a big fan of Leonardo DiCaprio and I have watched many of his movies. This does not disappoint. I did not read the book but i thought this movie was great! All the characters were very believable! Everything you would want in a period piece is here. I will be very excited to add this to my collection!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An Absolute Great Movie

    If you want to escape from reality, this movie is the way to go! The actors play their roles beautifully. An overall great story and well performed. I especially love Gabriel Byrne in this movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    If you want Man in the Iron Mask, read the book! The people who made this movie COMPLETELY changed and warped the characters, the plot, and the ending!!! I can't believe they even called it Man in the Iron mask! The saddest part is that they did this to a dead guy's book, because if they did that to a book whose auther was still alive, he would have been outraged at the way they distroyed such an intricate and powerful plot and altogether changed the entire book!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not the book but still good

    I cant say that if you are a book enutist that you will love this moive. Nothing like it realy. Overal its enjoyable to watch and does a decent job with Dumas's sence of humor. Athos has way differnt way of life in the book though. The ending is happier than in the book though still not a Disney movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing!

    If you've read the book than you must watch this movie! Not only does it have a hot Leonardo Dicaprio but ti's filled with action, love, backstabbing, and adventure! All the msut haves in a movie rolled into this one! Must watch it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a great masterpeice

    This was a very outstanding movie and would deserve 5 stars if the ending wasnt so confusing. the cast was outstanding and did a magnificent job playing their roles in the 1860s.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT MOVIE

    Sword fighting, drama, revenge, action, sex, it has it all

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