“PAUL VERHOEVEN HAS KNOWN TO BRING THIS BAROQUE UNIVERSE TO LIFE WITH A RARE ENERGY.” TELERAMA
Western Europe, 1501.A troop of mercenaries led by the charismatic Martin is hired by Lord Arnolfini to help him regain possession of his fief. In exchange, he allows them to take control of his city for twenty-four hours. But Arnolfini does not respect his promise and hunts the gang, who swear revenge. During this time, the lord brings the young Agnes whom he intends for his son Steven. The day of their meeting, the mercenaries attack the convoy. Remained hidden, Agnes finds herself in the hands of the terrible band of Martin...
Paul Verhoeven's first feature film shot in English, Flesh and Blood is one of the best historical adventure films ever made. In reaction to idealized representations of the Middle Ages, the director of Basic Instinct shows a brutal medieval Europe devoid of moral sense, where violence and sex reign supreme, anticipating the universe of the Game of Thrones . Carried by Rutger Hauer and the revelation Jennifer Jason Leigh, Flesh and Blood is a splendid piece of history and cinema to be found in its uncensored international version.
FLESH AND BLOOD by Paul Verhoeven (1985 - Colors - 128 mins) High Definition Masters Original version with subtitles + French version
CUC (ULTRA COLLECTOR BOX) #22
THE BOX CONTAINS
// THE FILM ON BLU-RAY & DVD
// SUPPLEMENTS (IN HD)*
.AUDIO COMMENTARY BY PAUL VERHOEVEN (VOSTF)
. MEETING WITH PAUL VERHOEVEN* (22 mins) In this interview made in 2012, the filmmaker Paul Verhoeven returns to Flesh and Blood , a film of transition, straddling his Dutch and American period. He talks about his interest in history, the pictorial influences of his work, his conception of religion and shares his painful experience of filming, particularly linked to his conflicting relationship with actor Rutger Hauer.
.INTERVIEW WITHGERARD SOETEMAN (18 mins) In this 2013 interview, screenwriter Gerard Soeteman discusses the initial idea for Flesh and Blood , discusses the historical events behind the script, the violence and its negative impact on the film's distribution, and praises the audacious performance by actress Jennifer Jason Leigh.
.COMPOSE "FLESH AND BLOOD" (13 mins) The famous composer Basil Poledouris ( Conan the Barbarian , The Hunt for Red October ) remembers his collaboration with Paul Verhoeven on Flesh and Blood . He talks about the development of the soundtrack of this medieval feature film, talks about his working methods and the chance he had to work with a director who understands the importance of movie soundtrack.
* in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ version
// A 160-PAGE BOOK (INCLUDES 40 ARCHIVE PHOTOS)
"HOW TO SURVIVE" FLESH AND BLOOD BY OLIVIER PERE WITH THE COLLABORATION OF FRANÇOIS COGNARD FOR THE FILMING PHOTOGRAPHS
“Paul Verhoeven's films abolish the boundaries that separate the body from the mind, the real from the imaginary, traversed by personal themes, obsessions and purely visual motifs that are the mark of the great creators of cinema. - Olivier Father
The question of survival is at the very heart of Flesh and Blood : it applies equally to all its heroes, who survive thanks to violence (Martin), seduction (Agnes) or science (Hawkwood, Steven) , than to its director Paul Verhoeven for whom the experience of the film was a lesson in artistic survival. An unpublished work by Olivier Père in collaboration with François Cognard, present on the set of La Flesh et le Sang for Starfix magazine, and accompanied by 40 archive photos.
// AN EXCLUSIVE VISUAL
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