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FLESH + BLOOD (Eureka Classics) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) – August 6, 2018!

A deliriously violent medieval epic from genre master Paul Verhoeven ( Robocop, Total Recall), Flesh + Blood sees a savage and amoral band of mercenaries take revenge on the noblemen who betrayed them.  In Western Europe, 1501, a small army of mercenaries led by the charismatic and mercurial Martin ( Rutger Hauer; Blade Runner, The Hitcher) reclaim a heavily fortified castle for its owner Arnolfini, who then betrays the band and ejects them from the city by force. Swearing revenge, Martin leads a violent assault on the nobleman and ends up accidentally kidnapping the beautiful Agnes ( Jennifer Jason Leigh The Hateful Eight), the fiancée of Arnolfini s son Steven, who in turn pledges to wipe out the mercenary group once and for all. 

Paul Verhoeven’s irresistibly entertaining medieval epic starring Rutger Hauer and Jennifer Jason Leigh

 

 

With its vision of a brutal and morally bereft Medieval Europe, the film shocked audiences who had become used to the highly romanticised depictions of the era commonly seen on the big screen. Originally censored in the UK due to its extreme amounts of sex and violence, Eureka Classics is proud to present Flesh + Blood fully uncut, and on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK in a special Dual Format edition.

DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase (first print run only)
  • 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray, with a progressive encode on the DVD.
  • Uncompressed LPCM audio (on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Audio commentary by director Paul Verhoeven
  • Paul Verhoeven in the Flesh (21 mins)
  • An extensive interview with director Paul Verhoeven from 2016, covering the entirety of his career up until that point (45 mins)
  • Audio interview with actor Rutger Hauer (24 mins)
  • Interview with screenwriter Gerard Soeteman (17 mins)
  • Interview with composer Basil Poledoris
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • A collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film (first pressing only)

Reviews

“A vivid and muscular, if less than fully startling, account of lust, savagery, revenge, betrayal and assorted other dark doings in the Middle Ages.” –Variety

“The film overflows with pestilence, plague and pillage.” –Time Out

“The rawness of it all fits into Verhoeven’s persistent vision of a world of mass delusion.” –AV Club

 

 

DETAILS:

Label: Eureka!

Title| FLESH + BLOOD [Eureka Classics] Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition
Starring| RUTGER HAUER | JENNIFER JASON LEIGH | TOM BURLINSON
Director| PAUL VERHOEVEN

Dual Format Cat. No.| EKA70306
Dual Format Barcode| 5060000703061
Dual Format RRP| £17.99

Release Date| 6 August 2018
Certificate| 18
Run Time| 128 minutes
OAR| 2.35:1 OAR
Picture| Colour
Genre| Adventure / Drama
Year| 1985
Country| USA / NETHERLANDS / SPAIN
Language| ENGLISH
Subtitles| ENGLISH SDH (Optional)

 

Flesh + Blood is released on Blu-ray/DVD

in the UK on August 6, 2018!

ORDER NOW!

 

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Gerard Iribe is a writer/reviewer for Why So Blu?. He has also reviewed for other sites like DVD Talk, Project-Blu, and CHUD, but Why So Blu? is where the heart is. You can follow his incoherency on Twitter: @giribe

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