A GREAT EPIC BY PAUL VERHOEVEN
“PAUL VERHOEVEN HAS KNOWN TO BRING THIS BAROQUE UNIVERSE TO LIFE WITH A RARE ENERGY.”
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 ranks among 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 morality, where violence and sex reign supreme, anticipating the universe of the series thirty years in advance Game of Thrones . Worn by Rutger Hauer and 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
Blu-ray or DVD edition
SUPPLEMENTS (IN HD*)
. AUDIO COMMENTARY BY PAUL VERHOEVEN (VOSTF)
. MEETING WITH PAUL VERHOEVEN* (22 mins)
In this interview conducted 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 WITH GERARD SOETEMAN (18 mins)
In this interview conducted in 2013, screenwriter Gerard Soeteman presents the initial idea of Flesh and Blood , discusses the historical events behind the script, the violence and its negative impact on the film's cast, and praises actress Jennifer Jason Leigh's bold performance.
. COMPOSE "FLESH AND BLOOD" (13 mins)
The famous composer Basil Poledouris ( Conan the Barbarian , Chasing Red October ) recalls 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
Comics 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING
Original Version / French Version DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 • French Subtitles
Format 2.35 respected • Colors • Duration of the Film: 128 mn
DVD 9 • NEW RESTORED MASTER • PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING
Original Version / French Version Dolby Digital 2.0 • French Subtitles
2.35 format respected • 16/9 compatible 4/3 • Colors • Film length: 123 mins
Released April 19, 2022