Blood Work

July 1st, 2003 DVD Reviews, Film, Filmink

The Film

Director/star Clint Eastwood returns to familiar territory — the detective story — but gives it a mature heart (in more ways than one).

The Sight & Sound

For a film without any large-scale effects or sound design, the DVD transfer is more than adequate.

The Extras

The DVD format was tailor-made for the Star Wars’s and Matrix’s of the world with so many extra features to pack into them.

In the DVD for a film like Bloodwork — unlikely to have a cult following among special effects fans — don’t except too much other than a few interviews.

There’s a ‘making of’ documentary with the cast and crew chatting about their parts and the film — Clint has some particularly interesting things to say about his past and future if you’re a fan of his. But a strong word of warning; don’t watch the making of before the film itself because some genius thought to include an interview and clip from the movie that blows the surprise ending.

The only other extra is a bizarre half hour sit-in with Clint and co stars Wanda De Jesus and Paul Rodriguez, all three talking about the movie… in Spanish.

The Worth

A brooding thriller that’s becoming Eastwood’s acting and directing style, the value is in the film itself and not the extras.

3 out of 5


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