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Using sparse dialogue and stunningly rich black-and-white images, Costa follows two young brothers and a teacher on the run from the boys' malevolent uncle and his gang of vicious criminals.

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Blood belongs to 15 collections
1. Post-1960s black & white photography (public: moderated by djross - 19 stars)
2. They Shoot Pictures' Recommended Viewing (public: moderated by Cinephile - 15 stars)
3. Directorial debut (public: moderated by djross - 11 stars)
4. Brothers (public: moderated by djross - 3 stars)
5. High contrast black and white cinematography (public: moderated by juandr - 1 star)
6. Second Run DVD (public: moderated by hristos)
7. Ultra-high contrast black and white (public: moderated by juandr)
9. To see (private: pcalado)
10. Djross 1989 top ten (private: djross)
11. Films to get (private: Scelsi)
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TCI | Tier | Date Ranked | # Stars (Reviews)
Date User Score
Dec 20, 2017 Systematicer
60T5
Dec 05, 2017 Erenov Erenov
90T9
Oct 25, 2017 banadolu banadolu
76T7
Sep 22, 2017 thirdeye42
67T3
Aug 28, 2017 Gody85 Gody85
68T9
Jul 01, 2017 djross djross
75T9
This is what so-called "neo-noir" could have been: a condensed, semi-expressionistic journey into tragic worlds usually hidden from view. Leaving aside the obvious cinematic virtues (which are, indeed, remarkable for such a small, debut film from 1989), this is also much more successful than most at conveying a believable understanding of the motives and decisions of characters who act against what, for those not dwelling in such worlds, inevitably seems their own self-interest.
Jun 05, 2017 LuxNatalis LuxNatalis
7T1
Mar 28, 2017 maptendoytes maptendoytes
100T7
Mar 06, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
72T9
Feb 25, 2017 mCihhh mCihhh
30T1
Feb 09, 2017 Ruh
48T3
Dec 29, 2016 outlandish outlandish
70T5
Aug 07, 2016 tommy_leazaq
70T8
Aug 05, 2016 creosote
7T6
Jul 26, 2016 tonycodes
0T3
Jun 12, 2016 gavinbennett
4T1
Jun 03, 2016 phil_ii phil-
80T8
May 13, 2016 zoPZ_ii zoPZ!
80T9
A fascinating and enigmatic film that often communicates in a unique symbolic language that feels close to theater. This is a poetic cinema that feels similar in kind to (and which I think we haven't seen since) Cocteau. Again, Costa's cinematographer really steals the show.
May 04, 2016 FarCryss Suture Self
7T7
Told in the shadows, THE BLOOD follows two brothers caught up in a desperate attempt to reorganize their lives after the death of their father. So much is left unsaid it's hard to piece together the specifics of the plot, but the film is so evocative and gorgeously rendered you put up with the confusion regardless. Really promising debut. Some of the best B&W photography I've seen in recent memory.
Apr 25, 2016 Risselada Risselada
52T3
Mar 29, 2016 joachimt joachimt
90T10
Mar 28, 2016 FrancoZero FrancoZero
19T10
Feb 22, 2016 scottmcc scott.mcc
80T9
Feb 07, 2016 randomness
5T3
Jan 28, 2016 RealMacgyver RealMacgyver
80T7
Dec 29, 2015 Biberkopf
100T8
Dec 16, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
41T10
Dec 15, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
73T6
Nov 27, 2015 coroner
70T7
Nov 23, 2015 chineyman chineyman
78T8
Oct 11, 2015 Niska Niska
47T9
Sep 29, 2015 JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
79T8
Damn, talk about a filmmaker evolving backwards...
Sep 18, 2015 fabiovisnadi fabiovisnadi
87T6
Jul 21, 2015 GrimsChild GrimsChild
60T8
Jun 27, 2015 jvg
76T3
Jun 18, 2015 Dumbwill Dumbwill
80T6
Apr 07, 2015 Atmosfear Atmosfear
4T9
Feb 21, 2015 guvolefou guvolefou
82T9
Avrupa sanat sinemasıyla, klasik Hollywood döneminin yaratıcı bir karışımı. Dokunaklı ve bir ilk filme göre oldukça derli toplu.
Feb 15, 2015 gargantua gargantua
83T9
Jan 18, 2015 petcor80
75T5
Jan 06, 2015 coutinho coutinho
85T9
Dec 01, 2014 nmdrodrigues
75T6
Nov 05, 2014 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
69T9
Nov 05, 2014 filmaffinity filmaffinity
69T8
Nov 02, 2014 Toke Za
90T10
Sep 03, 2014 peter_1888
70T5
Jul 27, 2014 Yiannos Yiannos
78T9
The most obviously 'filmic' of all of Costa's features, 'Blood' plays like a strange, dreamlike amalgam of both classic American and European cinema--from Ray to Murnau, to Bresson etc--yet the end result is oddly unique and unlike any other film ever made. While to some extent it mines similar thematic territory to Costa's later films, the focus here is less on capturing 'materiality' than it is about establishing a certain kind of enigmatic mood. Worth a look for its one-of-a-kindness.
May 11, 2014 Communicants Communicants
90T10
Apr 22, 2014 Mr_Mxyzptlk Mr. Mxyzptlk
100T6
Feb 15, 2014 lhm
89T7
Dec 04, 2013 HansLucas Hans_Lucas
76T4
Dec 01, 2013 Marcossilva Marcossilva
83T10
Aug 22, 2013 Barkinson
50T4
May 22, 2013 loc42 loc42
65T5
May 16, 2013 Tiago_Vieira Tiago Vieira
85T8
Apr 13, 2013 LoboLopez Lobo_Lopez
60T4
Dec 12, 2012 matty5190 matty5190
87T8
Jul 29, 2012 B_Side B-Side
80T8
Jul 13, 2012 cinemahell cinema_hell
84T8
Jun 25, 2012 EmeraldGuard EmeraldGuard
50T2
May 25, 2012 ears550 elixir
90T10
May 17, 2012 VHS4LifeDUDE
100T10
May 14, 2012 TartanLlama
70T6
May 10, 2012 Bandy Bandy
80T7
Jan 20, 2012 Magmadiver Magmadiver
87T8
Dec 16, 2011 ailm ailm
63T7
Jul 06, 2011 f-adam
90T10
Apr 07, 2011 VinegarBob VinegarBob
65T5
Apr 06, 2011 gaucho
5T8
Apr 02, 2011 lucas_M lucas M.
90T7
Mar 22, 2011 Danilolopes Danilolopes
89T8
Nov 09, 2010 Dr. Drew
5T3
Sep 15, 2010 patrickped patrickped
80T8
Sep 03, 2010 onetwothree
60T7
Jul 31, 2010 micmac micmac•
85T10
Mar 16, 2010 Beaucine
4T7
Mar 16, 2010 Beau
95T8
Mar 07, 2010 zequalquer ze_qualquer
65T7
Mar 04, 2010 GFD
60T5
Jan 06, 2010 winds winds
5T6
Dec 23, 2009 cinebaixar
81T6
Dec 07, 2009 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
70T8
Dec 04, 2009 crushedy
50T5
Nov 24, 2009 Jackson R
71T3
Oct 29, 2009 NilbogSavant NilbogSavant
89T9
Oct 14, 2009 welike
30T7
Jun 15, 2009 m4th3u5
100T10
Jun 08, 2009 imdb imdb
74T9
Mar 11, 2009 hereslucas lucbapt
89T8
Nov 20, 2008 flowing flowing
32T2
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