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Flesh+Blood (1985)

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A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction... See full summary »

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A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a castle and await their fate. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Paul Verhoeven decided for the first time not to storyboard the entire movie and adopt a more improvisational style of directing; a decision that he quickly regretted, given the enormously complex nature of the production. See more »

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Sir John Hawkwood is depicted as being alive in 1501. However, he died in 1394, 107 years earlier. See more »

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Hawkwood: I didn't see the damn thing!
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Hawkwood: Bless you Martin, your reward is in heaven.
Martin: I'd rather get paid sooner sir if you don't mind.
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A Surprisingly Good Film
17 September 2004 | by (Bead) – See all my reviews

I decided to watch this film after a very heavy three day drinking session and to be honest was not expecting a great deal. However, at the end I deemed it to be the best two hours of my life. What a film!

The Cardinal (Ronald Lacey) was by far the most outrageous and stand out performance. I may be a bit biased from England but over the top acting from Lacey seems to be his forte and he certainly does not disappoint. Rutger puts in a typically strong performance as does Jason-Leigh and the supporting cast.

My favourite scene had to be Soldier Martin standing in front of the upturned carriage with the wheel representing the halo from the statue of Saint Martin. For me this was the icing on the cake.

The only question mark about this film is the contraption that Steven constructs to storm the castle. It definitely is a work of art and for those times would be considered quite an Engineering achievement. Not to mention the time in which it is built in such an effortless manner. However, PV seems to make this fit with the spirit of the film and after a few chuckles it is all forgiven.

Its certainly a film that will not stand up today with modern attitudes and morals but I fully recommend this film. Add it to your collection NOW!


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