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Flesh+Blood (1985)

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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Arnolfini (as Fernando Hillbeck)
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Polly
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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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Betrayed by power. Corrupted by love. Bound by honor. See more »


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$6,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This motion picture's opening title card reads: "Western Europe 1501". See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, a flaming ceiling beam falls and bounces in a way that belies its ostensible weight. See more »

Quotes

Steven: My Father's half-dead. My bride has been captured. And you're babbling on about seedlings?
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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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