Black Death + Digital Copy [Blu-ray]
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I won't reveal certain twists and I won't give away any more of the plot than I already have. What I will say is that this is one good "tale". The kind The Brothers Grimm would be impressed with; and that any who watch it would do well to remember that a really good tale is neither about leaving, arrival or SPECIAL EFFECTS, it is about the journey. How men are changed by their journeys and about how not all of those changes are honorable or even life-affirming.
The Black Death, The Little Ice Age and The Inquisition were known as the dark ages and there is a reason for that name. This is a movie that is dark, cold, bleak and disturbing... just as it should be.
It is also well shot, well acted, well scripted, costumed and lit. Furthermore, it does not pander to the audience nor assume that we are, or are not, historians. In the end; it's just a well put-together film, one that is well worth seeing.
Here's the scoop. A young monk on the religious fence agrees to guide some of the Bishop's soldiers to a remote village which has somehow managed to avoid being effected by the plague. His real reason for guiding the soldiers is to visit his girlfriend and see what side of the fence he will come down on. The soldiers are sure of what they will find and have weapons and instruments of torture to make things right. Of course, things go awry and it makes for a great ride.
Some great decisions were made in this movie. It has a good look and feel. This might be the only movie I've seen that gave me a genuine sense of what life might have been like back then. The costuming, buildings, ubiquitous death and despair were all present. It was shot well. Sometimes the camera was steady and sometimes it moved and the blend was good. I was drawn into the scenes. The casting was good. The band of soldiers was a group of individuals. They didn't run together. The casting agent made sure they didn't all look alike so you could pick each one out in a given scene, and they were all allotted as much personality as possible given the circumstances.
The story worked well too. Certain things happened sooner than I expected so it made me wonder where the proceedings would go from there. The Catholic Church has garnered a bad reputation in regard to that period of history and this movie doesn't shy away from showing them in a less than favorable light. These soldiers of God are on a mission and they are going to do what they are going to do no matter what they find.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not going to lie. I almost turned this off 20 mins in because it was soooooo slow. But I'm glad I didn't. Great movie!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Dark and twisted with a great story that has layers....cool!!Published 3 months ago by Jan Marie burns
Too much attention to hairstyles & not enough attention to Rattus rattus...Published 3 months ago by Ken Hassen
I had a hard time staying into this one. It was a decent movie just didn't seem to captivate me.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
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