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Blades Of Blood (2010/Lionsgate DVD)

 

Picture: B-†††† Sound: C†††† Extras: C†††† Feature: C+

 

 

In a time of war, Korea was being invaded by the Japanese army, but politicians would nothing but fight among themselves. The 'Grand Alliance' was formed by various factions was to originally protect the country's people from the oncoming army, but there are those within the alliance believe they must first purge themselves of the corrupt government. Soon a rebellion begins, and those who do not join their cause are considered traitors ...and put to death.
 
The son of an illegitimate son finds himself caught up in war, revolution and revenge after the murder of his family for being a 'traitor' to the Grand Alliance. Mong-Hak after killing off the other leaders of Alliance, is the self-proclaimed leader of the Grand Alliance, he rallies the people to revolt against the government. With his rise to power he even plans to become the next emperor. The only thing he didn't count on was a blind swordsman and son of dead man he killed.
 
This was a very beautiful film, it had excellent costuming, scenery, and choreography... but thatís it.  It's about government officials caring more about playing for the Emperor's favor than for its people. The 'Alliance' which was formed to protect the people unfortunately would rather kill off their own government (and its people) than the invading army. Everyone is killing someone, the wrong somebody, ironically only character who is able to see folly of it all is a blind man, that the only really they done was trade one mistake for another. Extras include making of the film, cast interviews and trailers.

 

 

-†† Ricky Chiang


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