Blood (O Sangue) DVD
Drama / Mystery

Blood (O Sangue)

Few filmmakers can boast a body of work as audacious, beautiful or challenging as that of Pedro Costa, and Bloodis one of the most extraordinary debuts of the past twenty years.

Filmed in startling monochrome and demonstrating a love and knowledge of classical Hollywood and European art cinema, Blood is a lushly stylized romantic fable. It explores the plight of two brothers coming to terms with the death of their father and the legacy of violence and debt he has left behind. Languid and unsettling, beautiful and intimate, with echoes of Tourneur, Bresson, Ray and Straub-Huillet, Blood is both elusive and utterly mesmerising.

Production Year: 1989
Region Code: 2
UK Rating: 15
Running Time: 95 minutes
Number of Discs: 1
Language: Portugese
Subtitles: English
Audio: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Colour: Black and white
Director Pedro Costa
Cast Pedro Hestnes
Cast Nuno Ferreira
Cast Inês de Medeiros
  • Presented in a new High-Definition transfer approved by the director.
  • A filmed appreciation with Professor João Bénard da Costa, author and Director of the Portugese Cinematheque
  • New and imrpoved English subtitle translation
  • Booklet featuring essays by author and critic Adrian Martin and journalist Frédéric Bonnaud.
  • Photo galley