Blades Of Blood (2010/Lionsgate DVD)
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