Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Black Death

Well apparently there is a new movie out in the UK and in Germany called 'Black Death', which, perhaps not surprisingly, is set during the Black Death. Here's the summary:

In a plague-ridden medieval England, Osmund, a young monk, is charged in leading the fearsome knight Ulrich, and his group of mercenaries to a remote village where the inhabitants are unaffected by the deadly pestilence.

and some of the more entertaining reviews from rottentomatoes

'Though its title must rank as one of the most off-putting in film history, Black Death isn't as bad as you might fear.'

'Released into an era of poverty, pestilence and bad religion, Christopher Smiths historical horror-thriller Black Death fits the new Dark Ages like an bloodied iron gauntlet.'

'Dark and dirty entertainment.'

No information on a US release but you can watch a trailer. Looks like they managed to sneak some flagellants in there.

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