Monday, August 14, 2023


Tom Burlinson and Jennifer Jason Leigh in FLESH + BLOOD (1985) 

Has anyone seen this? It was barely released at movie theatres back in the day. Directed by Paul Verhoeven, aka SHOWGIRLS (1995), this movie revels in the gruesomeness of the sordid storyline. Here the two are sitting down where people have been hung. They eventually make love beneath the rotting corpses. And that's just one of the many 'shocking' aspects of this bleak movie. I already reviewed the movie here at the blog so I won't go into details. For those who have seen it, what do you think about it?


Paul said...

I loved this movie. Have it in my collection. It really gave a very bleak view of life in the middle ages. And as for the start of the plague, it brought shivers down my back. Rutger Hauer was good as always.

BloggerJoe said...

I saw it on video release back in the late 80s. I found it disturbing, compelling, and slightly obnoxious. I watched for the lead actors, but the story I found to be unrealistic. I'm glad I watched even though I didn't enjoy it much. Everyone should travel outside their comfort zone once in a while.

ap said...

Nice movie and a great soundtrack by Basil Poledouris