(This post originally appeared in slightly different form on September 13, 2006, exactly 10 years ago. For me, it was an overlooked movie even then. As you can see, I wrote shorter movie posts back in those days.)
Somehow we missed this swashbuckler when it came out back in the Nineties. I've written so many historically-based, soap-opera-like novels that sometimes when I'm watching a movie like this, I get a definite feeling of "been there, wrote that". I liked it anyway. Good scenery, good photography, and some fine sword fights. Between the poor sound recording and the Scottish accents, we had to turn the captions on to keep up with the dialogue, though. (That was the start of us using the captions on almost everything.)
Margaret Whitton, R. I. P.
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