The Man In The Iron Mask (1977)

AUD$24.95

Number of Discs

1

Rating

G

Release Date

6th April, 2022

Runtime (in minutes)

100

Product Code VVE2976

The 1977 film starring Richard Chamberlain as twins King Louis XIV and Philippe!

The acclaimed film of Alexandre Dumas’ classic story, about good and evil twin brothers – one is the imprisoned man in the hideous iron mask, the other is his foppish, elegant twin, King Louis XIV of France.

The man trapped by his brother, King Louis XIV of France, in a brutal iron mask is Philippe (Richard Chamberlain – The Count of Monte Cristo). He is the assumed dead twin to the King who, though the rightful heir to the throne, was spirited into obscurity from birth for political motives and is ignorant of his true identity. His destiny: to assume the throne in place of his brother, Louis, who is manipulated by Fouquet (Patrick McGoohan – The Prisoner). Both the captain of the Musketeers, D’Artagnan (Louis Jourdan – Dracula), and Colbert (Sir Ralph Richardson – The Four Feathers), the King’s Minister for Home Affairs, are determined that France has her real King, and plan to restore the wilting fortunes of the throne by substituting Philippe for the King…

Directed with style and verve by Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), this double Emmy-nominated adaptation of Dumas’ perennial favourite features strong performances from both Chamberlain (in a dual role) and McGoohan as the scheming Fouquet.