Welcome to the Vinegar Syndrome Staff Picks section, where we highlight our favorite releases from the many other fine labels releasing films on home video. This section, which will be updated semi regularly, features an array of crucial genre films, which no home library should be without.
Betrayed by power. Corrupted by love. Bound by honor. In the battle between good and evil, only the strong survive! From visionary director Paul Verhoeven (Robocop) comes this “vivid and muscular” (Variety) epic adventure of medieval bravery and blood lust starring Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) and Jennifer Jason Leigh (Rush). In the chaotic, morally bankrupt Europe of 1510, a cold-hearted warrior named Martin (Hauer) leads his motley crew of mercenaries into battle to reclaim the castle of an ousted nobleman. But when the despot betrays them, Martin and his band of ruffians strike back by kidnapping the innocent young maiden (Leigh) betrothed to the nobleman’s son – a fearless Renaissance man who must risk life and limb to rescue the woman he loves! The Stellar cast includes Tom Burlinson, Jack Thompson, Susan Tyrrell, Bruno Kirby and Brion James.
- Audio Commentary by Director Paul Verhoeven
- Composing Flesh + Blood Featurette
- Original Theatrical Trailer