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The Man in the Iron Mask
ID:
1998
Comments:
Director: Randall Wallace
Screenplay: Alexandre Dumas père
Producer: Russell Smith
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Gérard Depardieu, Gabriel Byrne
Genre: Action & Adventure

Running Time: 132
Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1 (NTSC Anamorphic Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Features:
Studio:  MGM (Video & DVD) DVD Region:  1 PG-13
DVD Release:  Aug 1998 Discs:  1 (DVD) [$14.98]
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Reviews:  Alexandre Dumas wrote "The Three Musketeers," and "The Count of Monte Cristo" ("The Count..." which I own, part of my top ten collection, and I will write a blog on it too), but he also wrote "The Man in the Iron Mask."

Dumas sets the adventure where the Four Musketeers are quite a bit older than they were in "The Three Musketeers."

Athos (one of the King's musketeers) looses his son only to regain a new one in the brother of the new king, the Man in the Iron Mask. As for myself now, I have two sons, both of which I would die for. What Athos went through was, several years ago, quite beyond me; but now that I have sons, I can get a glimpse of what he's going thru. It is just like God the Father agonizing for His son, Jesus; more so because He is sinless and the pureness of His love is boundless.

The new King of France is starving his people and pursuing an un-godly war. He should have been properly deposed of and a newer King replace him. That is not only the command of the musketeers, but of God in His Word.

Why do the armies of Christ war on each other? I mean, you have Romanists on one side of the fence, and the Protestants on the other. Did it ever occur to talk it out before such bloodshed happened? (I am really foggy on my history here).

I am a Protestant, but are we not struck with the fact that we were born in Christ. We are the same when the Resurrection occurs. Where did you and I go wrong?

The mask, when worn, and stuck up in a prison cell is like wandering in our sin; in a depraved way we ask only to be removed from the prison, but the mask we leave on; either liberals or conservatives, Muslims and, yes, supposed christians, do not realize that it is even on! Oh, the mask we all should wear until we take it off in Jesus' name!

Breathe the fresh air of the gospel, for it leads you back to the Word of God, the Holy Bible. Study the laws, the commandments, discuss them with others, and then make a rule. The mask of making laws as a human, without any recourse to God and His Word, is so reprehensible, so Satanic. We must all have the mask taken off us by the Holy Spirit, to once again see what sinful, human creatures we are, and flee to Christ. He will represent us to God the Father and say, "they are believers because I paid for their sins."


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