DVD Review: Blooded


A film about pro/anti hunting is always going to get tongues wagging. However BLOODED adds a nice, if not a touch cliched, spin on things. Based on actual events (in a fictional world) Four friends, one of whom is a spokesman for hunting, go to a very remote part of Scotland to lay low from animal rights activists. Then, wait for it, they become the hunted. That’s it, that is exactly what this film is, a hunter becoming the hunted. 


We’ve been here before, this story line will keep churning out sub par films time immemorial, however BLOODED adds a touch of the moral heebie-jeebies and this becomes one of BLOODEDs saving grace. The film is interspersed the interviews of the ‘survivors’ adding a documentary feel to the crime watch like reenactments, this cleverly adds emotion and depth to a pretty shallow story and helps keep things belting along at a fair old pace. At points you find yourself rooting for the wrong team, and I flip flopped between the two. 


Now I’m not saying that this is an epic and should be put up there with the greats, but any film that poses a real question and leads a debate should be given credit. Anther saving grace is that BLOODED didn’t play to stereotype. At no point did the tension give in and it turn into a bloodbath, although I was bellowing at the telly for one of the victims to grab a shot gun, scream the words “VENGEANCE” and throw down in full unbridled technicolor. BLOODED, with it’s very slight flaws, deserves a watch and a much better DVD cover.



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Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC.  Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.

2 COMMENTS
  • Madgestic 6th May 2011

    Sadly, I was left a little cold by the politics (I was hoping for something a little more complex, like the lovely drama ‘Heart of Darkness’) but I really, really liked the documentary style of the fake interviews and doctored web footage.

    So nice to see that someone else has seen this film!

  • Anonymous 6th May 2011

    i quite enjoyed it!

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