The Three Musketeers 3D

Director Paul W.S. Anderson isn't what you would call an A-list talent and he stoops to an all-time low with The Three Musketeers. The classic novel from Alexandre Dumas is butchered beyond believe with horrendous dialog, wooden acting, and some of the most mind-numbing suspension of belief ever witnessed in cinema (a 17th century airship battle—really?). While the 3D is a serviceable effort, the 2D encode is so good you'll want to put the glasses away and relish some of the most amazing detail you've ever seen from a Blu-ray. Not to be outshined is the outstanding DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack that features pinpoint discrete effects and jaw-dropping imaging. If you're looking for some eye and ear candy to demo your system then this would be a great addition to your library.

DaVinci's vault

  • Chapter 2, 00:06:19
  • Detail
  • Wow! Check out the amazing set design and meticulous attention to detail as our heroes walk through the vault.


  • Chapter 7, 00:37:43
  • Detail, color saturation
  • When the Musketeers are summoned to the palace by the King, relish the detail in the exterior shot and how the cardinal red in the tapestries burst off the screen.


  • Chapter 16, 1:27:43
  • Imaging, frequency response
  • As the ship flies through the soundstage, listen as it travels from the back of the room towards the front. Also, when the cannons fire, you can feel the LFE rumble through the room with every shot.

Release Date: March 13, 2012
Studio: Summit