Rent Black Death (2010)

2.9 of 5 from 177 ratings
1h 37min
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Synopsis:
Medieval England has fallen under the shadow of the Black Death. In this apocalyptic world, filled with fear and superstition, a young monk called Osmund is charged with leading a fearsome knight, Ulric (Sean Bean) and his group of mercenaries to a remote marsh. Their quest is to limit down a necromancer - someone who is able to bring the dead back to life. The dangers that they face as they set out are nothing compared to the horror that awaits them at their journey's end...
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Dario Poloni
Studio:
Sony
Genres:
British Films, Action & Adventure, Horror, Thrillers
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/10/2010
Run Time:
97 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • "Bringing Black death to life" featurette
  • Theatrical trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/10/2010
Run Time:
101 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary with director Christopher Smith
  • Deleted scenes
  • Behind the scenes footage
  • "Bringing Black death to life" featurette
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Photo gallery
  • Interviews with cast and crew

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Reviews (1) of Black Death

A devout young monk turns witchfinder... - Black Death review by RP

Spoiler Alert
02/02/2012

I rented this because it was directed by Christopher Smith who also directed 'Creep', the shocker set in the London underground which I enjoyed. Enjoyed? You know what I mean...

Set in 1348, the film is beautifully photographed with a dark, brooding, atmospheric feel. If it's not a historically accurate vision of the 14th Century then it certainly gives a modern day viewer a sense of the squalor, disease, poverty and dirt that must have existed at the time. I haven't seen such a good representation of medieval times since 'The Name Of The Rose'.

As for the content, then it can't really be called a horror film. The fight scenes are well done with much realistic head-bashing and slashing, but apart from a scene near the end that's about the only violence seen, although much is suggested. The film is really about faith and power, and the events that turn a devout young monk into a witchfinder. The characters are of few words, but the acting in the two main roles by Sean Bean and Eddie Redmayne provides a surprising degree of character development.

It's not a cinematic masterpiece, but the dark mood and the slow building tension make this a film that I enjoyed and can recommend.

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