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Ironclad: Battle For Blood (2014/Xlrator Media Blu-ray)


Picture: B Sound: C+ Extras: C Film: B+



In the Medieval Age, English noble families had castles all over the Europe, but must provide their own men and soldiers to defend against all the invaders. In a past age long ago where might makes right, while the noblemen fought for honor and power, the soldiers and serfs fight for blood and money. In the end, honor and spoils of war is defined by whoever is victor in Jonathan English's Ironclad: Battle For Blood (2014), a very loose sequel to the 2011 film Ironclad.


Rochester Castle is under siege by the Scottish clans. After the Lord of the castle is gravely wounded, he sends for his nephew and his mercenaries to help defend the keep. The defenders of the castle goal is to stop the invaders by anticipating their attacks and counter attacking. The attackers try weaken the castle fortifications with various charges, feints, tactics and surprise attacks. As the siege prolongs and continues, men are lost on both sides and the castle defenses begin falling one by one. And the question is who will have enough men to survive to the end?


This sort-of sequel to a film few have seen or heard of tells the tale of a castle between the English and Scottish lands, caught in a blood feud the Scottish clans is bent on revenge for all the rape and murder when England came and took their lands. The characters (played by a cast that includes David Rintoul, Michelle Fairley and Tom Austen) and story were very realistic (along with nudity and sex scenes), however at times, the camera was uneven and bumpy filming, holding back the 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image and the lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 mix is overly loud to the point of bring a bit annoying. Extras include making of the film and trailers.



- Ricky Chiang


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