BN.com Gift Guide

Flesh + Blood

( 5 )

Overview

Say what you will about Paul Verhoeven's body of work, the fact remains that the man is just as entertaining and engaging as any film he's been behind. For years, the controversial director's first English-language film, Flesh + Blood, had been forgotten, relegated to the bottom of the video racks and virtually unseen since its release in 1985. Finally, MGM Home Entertainment has given Verhoeven the chance to not only bring this gem to the digital age, but also to release it in its international cut, reinserting ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (9) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $20.79   
  • Used (8) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$20.79
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(2390)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
027616902184 This item is brand new. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business!

Ships from: ACWORTH, GA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

Say what you will about Paul Verhoeven's body of work, the fact remains that the man is just as entertaining and engaging as any film he's been behind. For years, the controversial director's first English-language film, Flesh + Blood, had been forgotten, relegated to the bottom of the video racks and virtually unseen since its release in 1985. Finally, MGM Home Entertainment has given Verhoeven the chance to not only bring this gem to the digital age, but also to release it in its international cut, reinserting the graphic sexual and violent content for which the director's work is infamous. Thankfully, Verhoeven has also supplied one of his trademark, mile-a-minute commentaries -- a treat that any enthusiast will agree is enough to justify the the purchase of the disc. Here, he spins the sordid tale of the film's history, with praise going toward his leads, especially Jennifer Jason Leigh (whose fearless performance can now truly be realized in this extended cut). While his love for the material is rich, it doesn't stop the man from criticising its weaker points -- most notably the budget restraints and multiple accents throughout his cast. Also on the disc is a 15-minute featurette on Basil Poledouris and his score for Flesh + Blood, which is similar in tone and quality to his Conan scores. Poledouris crafted yet another medieval masterpiece for the film, the first in a long working relationship with Verhoeven (something about which only Jerry Goldsmith can equally boast). The inclusion of the original theatrical trailer rounds out the disc, which, along with the brilliant 1.85:1 widescreen picture and Dolby Digital surround track, create a fine package for this long-forgotten brutal film.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Closed Caption; Extended international version; Audio commentary by director Paul Verhoeven; "Composing Flesh + Blood" featurette; Original theatrical trailer
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/3/2004
  • UPC: 027616902184
  • Original Release: 1985
  • Rating:

  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:08:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rutger Hauer Martin
Jennifer Jason Leigh Agnes
Tom Burlinson Steven
Jack Thompson Hawkwood
Susan Tyrrell Celine
Ronald Lacey Cardinal
Brion James Karthans
John Dennis Johnston Summer
Simon Andreu Miel
Bruno Kirby Orbec
Kitty Courbois Anna
Marina Saura Polly
Hans Veerman Father George
Jake Wood Little John
Héctor Alterio Niccolo
Blanca Marsillach Clara
Nancy Cartwright Kathleen
Fernando Hilbeck Arnolfini
Jorge Bosso Sterz
Mario De Barros Herman
Ida Bons Roly Poly
Jaime Segura Lord of the Castle
Siobhan Hayes Child of the Castle
Bettina Brenner Lady of the Castle
Susan Beresford Sturdy Woman
Monica Luccetti Tongueless Girl
Technical Credits
Paul Verhoeven Director, Screenwriter
Yvonne Blake Costumes/Costume Designer
Jan de Bont Cinematographer
Joe di Gaetano III Special Effects
Juan Majan Stunts
Felix Murcia Art Director
Basil Poledouris Score Composer
Ine Schenkkan Editor
Miguel Sese Makeup
Gerard Soeteman Original Story, Screenwriter
Gijs Versluys Producer
Jose S. Vicuna Associate Producer
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title [1:56]
2. 1501 [9:56]
3. Evil Vapors [7:45]
4. Sinners, Saints, Signs [6:00]
5. Sons, Wives, Lovers [10:51]
6. "Ambush!" [6:04]
7. An Angel Bleeds [10:18]
8. St. Martin's Castle [12:45]
9. The King Takes a Queen [2:11]
10. A Willing Captive? [3:29]
11. War Machine [7:15]
12. A Puppet in Evil Hands [2:50]
13. Watery Grave [8:16]
14. "Set Me Free!" [9:06]
15. To the Death! [8:32]
16. Final Choice?/End Credits [6:11]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Audio Commentary by Director Paul Verhoeven On
      Audio Commentary by Director Paul Verhoeven Off
      Composing Flesh & Blood
      Theatrical Trailer
   Subtitles
      English
      French/Français
      Spanish/Español
      None
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 5 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Flesh + Blood: An overlooked masterpiece

    I first saw Flesh + Blood on late night TV just by happenstance. What I saw drew me in and kept my attention till the bitter end. This story is a remarkable mirror of Epic Literature and follows the archetypes to the very letter. The acting is mild for such a rich story, indeed it might have been a hit had they of been able to afford some Class A actors. The visuals are absolutely stunning and paid more than enough attention to. The music flows perfectly with the stories dark themes of the very animalistic nature that man is capable of. The film does possesses relevant humor as long as you understand the cultural background that they reference to. It's a wonderful film for deep thought and allusions to the human condition and how far someone would go for their desires. If human sexaulity and brutality disturbs you then be forewarned you may find this to be uneasy to watch. The one performance that stands out over the rest of the cast is Rutger Hauer's St. Martin who conjures a frighening and realistic Anti-Hero identical to what people may think of Achilles as they read from Homer.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    escapist nonsense¿¿

    This film fails on almost every count. The action scenes are too brief. The love scenes are too shallow. The conflict is senseless. It is full of ugliness and squalor without redeeming value. The sex scenes are uncomfortable because of the unattractiveness of the performers (although in a historical context this may be the most realistic part of the film). If you just must see Jennifer Jason Leigh naked, you might be able to sit through this though she looks like she's about twelve years old in this. On a slow, rainy Sunday afternoon this might be passable viewing if there isn't anything else available.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Medivel at it's best.

    The first time I saw this movie, was when it just came out. I was not yet in my teens and fell in love the movie. I've been waiting to find it on either DVD or VHS. Everyone should see it at least once.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This movie rocks

    This movie is utterly amazing in every way. I wanted for like two years after first seeing to just find it on DVD. Its got medivel glamor and gore, what more can I say.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews