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Blades of Blood [Import]

 R (Restricted)   DVD

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Product Details

  • Format: AC-3, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • Release Date: Sept. 13 2011
  • ASIN: B0058M0848

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Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars  13 reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A glimpse into the 16th Century Korea Nov. 16 2011
By JYK - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
The movie is set months before Toyotomi Hideyoshi's invasion of the Korean peninsula and portrays two relatively obscure historical figures. Mong-Hak Lee, an illegitimate son of the king, led a rebellion that ended in failure, and Jung-Hak Hwang was one of the top three medical practitioners in the Chosun Dynasty. The plot is simple - a son pursuing his father's killer - but what makes the movie interesting is the historical background. The society was so mired in rigid class system that prevented certain people (e.g. illegitimate children) from rising farther regardless of their abilities, and the ruling class was so bent on party politics that one would automatically oppose the other regardless of the facts (i.e. both parties knew that the Japan invasion was imminent).
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars deserves some props Dec 20 2012
By JP - Published on Amazon.com
This story has its roots in the Joseon era of Korean history, with political upheaval and power struggles between different factions and an impending invasion by the Japanese. The film has received its share of criticism, mostly around the assessment that the plot was aimless and never developed into a solid storyline. It's been about a year since I've seen this film and I was hard pressed to recall what the movie was actually about, so there is probably some merit to this criticism (or I'm just getting old). What I can tell you is that I enjoyed the film when I watched it, and in my list of martial arts movies I've seen, which is up to about 200 entries, this is among 40 films that I've flagged to watch again.

One character in particular that I enjoyed was Hwang Jeong-hak, a unassuming blind swordsman. He is the most colorful and three dimensional character in the film - a mix of humor, humility, wisdom and bad-to-the-bone fighting skills. As in the Zatoichi series, there is the play of other characters underestimating his abilities and the ensuing melee which is always great fun.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Story March 13 2012
By Trinity - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
There's a Zatoichi type blind teacher in this who is comical and fun. Sure it's a mild twist on the story of getting revenge for one's fallen teacher, but it's entertaining.

The head wear in this movie is a trip to see. The work they put into the costumes was nice. It's good entertainment and a high quality visual experience.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blades of Blood Sept. 6 2013
By Cristian - Published on Amazon.com
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Very good story, very well written, and a good action movie. I recommend this movie for anyone that's loves funny action revengeful movie.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL PERIOD DRAMA Dec 15 2010
By sabu - Published on Amazon.com
2 FRIENDS ARE TRYING TO FORM A "GRAND ALLIANCE" BETWEEN EASTERN + WESTERN FACTIONS FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THEIR COUNTRY AS THE JAPANESE ARE STARTING AN INVASION. HOWEVER, ONE OF THEM BECOMES OBSESSIVELY POWER HUNGRY AND TO FULFILL HIS DREAM OF BECOMING KING HE SLAUGHTERS MANY ON BOTH SIDES HE FEELS IS STANDING IN HIS WAY. THIS IS A VERY INTENSE AND MOVING DRAMA WITH TIMELY ACTION SCENES.

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