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
This was a really good movie. From the plot to the acting it was a very well rounded movie. It made me want to watch more movies related to the black plague.Published 6 days ago by KLICK
I picked up Black Death recently on BR for $5 and thought it sounded right up my alley. Unfortunately try as I might I just couldn't really get into it with the movie feeling like... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Adamo
This is a terrific movie. It's grim & gritty & brutal (though not especially gory). But the acting is fantastic across the board, the script is inventive & feels true. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Christian
Incredibly great story. Really tells the story of "God's soldiers" and what they believed was right to bring people back to God, even though the Bible does say we have... Read morePublished 1 month ago by The Mommy Lady
Superstitions, local traditions, witchcrafts, Pagan traditions, the misinterpreted Christianity by the people plus the plague created hell on Earth in this movie.Published 2 months ago by Stacy
A realistic movie with costumes/armor definitely out of that dark period of European history. Disease and the early Church at their horrifying best. Read morePublished 2 months ago by markparisi
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