There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood

DVD - 2008
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Self-made oilman Daniel Plainview has a voracious appetite for money and power. Working with his "son and partner," 11-year-old H.W., he becomes a California tycoon in the early years of the 20th century. His only challenge comes from a young, ambitious charismatic preacher, Eli Sunday.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, ©2008.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (158 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm.
Alternative Title: Il y aura du sang

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PHAERTE1
May 30, 2018

First 75% of this movie is very good. Last 25% it falls on its face, slowly goes downhill and is hard to watch.

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ThomasJWhiting
May 14, 2018

VERY GOOD historical drama with fine acting, production, etc. Presents an interesting perspective on Western oil drilling becoming wind powered and transported by pipelines reducing dependency on railroads.

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reginator_22
Feb 05, 2018

Interesting movie about the oil business.

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pmaison
Sep 05, 2017

OK, here goes: I'd bet that this will (some day) come to be considered among the best American movies ever. Astonishingly deep performance by DDL and tremendous cinematic vision & creation by PTA.

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howeshound
Jul 11, 2017

A great actor doesn't guarantee a great movie, but this is a gem. Superb direction, cinematography, script, music, supporting actors, story. It's a long movie, one that demands full attention and so not for those whose idea of entertainment is popcorn, car chases and non-stop background conversation. Essentially it's a character study, reminding me of Man For All Seasons even though Thomas More and Daniel Plainview occupy very different worlds. Both films are close-ups of men driven, obsessed, endlessly stubborn, willing to give up everything for their goals.
The recent news that Day-Lewis is retiring from acting makes viewing this especially poignant. Not all of his movies were as good but his acting was always special and here it has the support it warrants.

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ibuy4unow
Mar 14, 2017

Don't waste your time with this one. 3 hours of pure BORING!!!

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klimekk
Nov 07, 2016

That's funny that this movie is listed as #3 on the top 100 movies of XXI century. Because I believe critics proof how amateurish are they. In my opinion - you definitely see how helpless was director to put any ending , which would make sense. That's interesting because plot is awesome and for the most of the movie you think it is wise and interesting to watch and then director is making fool of yourself and of all critics who maybe shut down their profeesionalism (or maybe never had it)

ArapahoeKati Sep 30, 2016

I think everything about the movie is perfect. The score, the cinematography, and, of course, Daniel Day-Lewis, who embodies the role of Daniel Plainview so completely that you're immersed and unable to look away.

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COURIER3
Aug 14, 2016

Some parts very interesting. Movie way too long. Lots of surprises.i don't like violence and cruelty. Some very weird characters. Always interested in the oil boom.

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jswolfmcguire
Jul 27, 2016

Loosely based on the Doheny family of early Los Angeles. Read "West of Eden" for the full story upon which this movie is based.

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reginator_22
Feb 05, 2018

Plainview: [mumbles] Abandoned my child.

Eli Sunday: Say it louder... say it louder!

Plainview: I've abandoned my child! I've abandoned my child! I've abandoned my boy!

Eli Sunday: Now beg for the blood!

Plainview: [sotto voce] Please, give me the blood, Eli. Let me get out of here.

Plainview: [aloud] Give me the blood, Lord, and let me get away!

aaa5756 Jul 20, 2014

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

Unclose Aug 06, 2013

I drink your milkshake!

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

Eli Sunday: Do you think God is going to come down here and save you for being stupid? He doesn't save stupid people, Abel.

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

Plainview: Now run along and play, and don't come back.

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 18, 2011

Teyfor8Wyoma thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

BrendaT Jun 12, 2009

BrendaT thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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reginator_22
Feb 14, 2018

Violence: Some violence.

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 18, 2011

Violence: Beatings and murders

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

A story about family, greed, religion, and oil, centered around a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 18, 2011

A gentleman in the early 1900s works hard, with his son at his side, to become rich off a rich oil supply he uncovers in the desert. His intention is to become as far away from people as he can, possibly including his son. But a fanatical minister of "3rd Revelation" parish begins to get in his way, along with some others.

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