Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $1.73
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Blood Money

3.5 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Mar 31, 2009)
"Please retry"
1
$33.25
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial

Editorial Reviews

BLOOD MONEY

Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Actors: Lee Van Cleef, Lieh Lo, Patty Shepard, Femi Benussi, Karen Yeh
  • Directors: Antonio Margheriti
  • Writers: Barth Jules Sussman, Miguel De Echarri
  • Producers: Carlo Ponti, Gustave M. Berne, Run Run Shaw
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: Italian
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Videoasia
  • DVD Release Date: March 31, 2009
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001L2ZSHQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,819 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Blood Money" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Being a fan of both Lee Van Cleef and Red Sun I was quite surprised when I found out a movie such as this existed. I'm not sure why they decided to call it Blood Money though. There's no money and hardly any blood (but plenty of action). It's alternate title "The Stranger and the Gunfighter" would've been more adequate. Still, this movie is pretty darn good (and fun) if you like to mix things up a bit.

The DVD itself has no special features or subtitles. The language is in English though. Amazon states that it's in Italian. The cover includes a nice dust jacket as well. Great film at a great price!!!
Comment 10 of 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I first saw this when I was about 12 at a double feature in our local cinema. I hadn't seen anything like it. Mixing the Kung Fu and Western genres must have started with this movie. The story line is still one of the most original for a western. The director has a brilliant sense of humour as well, using not only one-liners and humorous scenarios, but camera and editing techniques that spice up the story telling.
My favourite character, outside of our heroes, is the religious zealot "Yangtze Hobbit" (sic). Dressed all in black with a long leather duster, gloves, and wide brimmed hat, Yangtze is just as quick to use a gun as quote passages from the bible. He has cool bad guy written all over him.
I would rate this film in my top 5 Spaghetti Westerns, alongside all the Sergio Leone titles. It's primarily a comedy but it's all solid Italian/Spanish Western with all the dirt and grit that makes a Spaghetti Western what it is. I was thrilled when I discovered it had been released on DVD.
For those, like myself, who already own a VHS copy you will notice one scene is missing. There is no "basement distillery" fight. The original scene appears poorly shot in the first place anyway so is no great loss. When you watch the DVD version, and I hope you purchase this gem, you'll see that the "distillery" fight is clearly tacked on. As the titles on the DVD are in Italian and are English on the VHS I take it the tacked on fight has something to do with the American and UK markets at the time. The price for this sharp quality widescreen DVD is also really affordable.
Comment 8 of 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
Here's an example where Euro and American filmmakers were blending successful box office genres to make the ultimate money maker. This joint Italian/Hong Kong co-production merged the newly arrived Kung Fu chop-socky action after the success of Run Run Shaw's 'FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH'-1971 with the failing Spaghetti Western genre by including 'FINGERS' star Lo Lieh teamed with EuroWestern star Lee Van Cleef and produced 'BLOOD MONEY' aka 'THE STRANGER AND THE GUNFIGHTER' aka 'LA, DOVE NON BATTE IL SOLE' or in this print from VideoAsia 'LA BRUTE, LE COLT ET LE KARATE'-1973. The film is an enjoyable romp with a complicated storyline involving a fortune of a deceased Chinese businessman who tattooed the clues of his treasure on the butts of his four mistresses. Van Cleef and Lieh are brought together by chance where they must team up to return the treasure back to China. In between gun battles and martial arts sequences, the women are represented by beauties Erica Blanc, Patty Shepard, Femi Bemussi and Karen Yeh and provide a nice sidelite to the hokum. The film is directed by genre auteur Antonio Margheriti who's first Spaghetti, 'VENGEANCE' aka 'INVOCA DIO...E MUORI'-1968 is a minor masterpiece of the genre. Actually, you can tell where he turns the film over to Shaw's action crew but the photography by Alejandro Ulloa fills the screen with beautiful images and makes it look more expensive then it probably was. The music score by Carlo Savina is not one of his best but keeps the film moving with rapid fire. VideoAsia culled this beautiful 2.Read more ›
Comment 4 of 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
Last night's bargain rack movie was "Blood Money" starring Lee Van Cleef, one of my favorite "heavies" in the western movie genre. Well, this one was billed as a "Spaghetti Western" and it has to be one of the stranger western movies I've ever viewed. I still haven't decided if it was a serious movie or a comedy. Well, if it was serious, the writer/director must have secretly tried to generate a few gut-level laughs, and succeeded. It was a highly convoluted plot involving a gun fighter, Van Cleef, and a Chinese Kung Fu martial arts expert, Lo Lieh, who teamed up to find a hidden treasure with the directions inscribed in tiny Chinese tattoos on about a half-dozen women's hind quarters. They could only be understood by someone who read Chinese (Lo Lieh) and only with a powerful hand lens while the woman was bared. Now, is this a strange plot, or what?

In any case, he story has the gunfighter and the Kung Fu expert going around finding and examining the women in order to solve the problem of the location of a missing fortune, and, of course, it's not an easy task. Van Cleef takes care of the gun fighting, as expected, but Lo Lieh dispatches far more tough guys with his Kung Fu antics. Strange movie! Half wild-west shoot-em-up and half martial arts. In any case, they finally examine enough female buttocks to solve the mystery and they end up back in China.

Well, I just don't know what to make of all of this. It was an enjoyable movie, if somewhat weird. There was a lot of action. It was funny in places. The acting was strictly B-movie level, but I think that was intended. The film was not the best. It had a few hard-to-explain gaps where some of the film might have been cut out. Altogether, I have mixed feelings, but I enjoyed viewing it.

Gary Peterson
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?