There Will Be Blood [Blu-ray] [2007]

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  • Release Date: 09/12/2017
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Overall Customer Rating:
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (123 out of 134)

Synopsis


There Will Be Blood
Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson steps outside his contemporary world of dysfunctional Angelenos to explore a very different dysfunctional man -- an oil pioneer whose trailblazing spirit is equaled only by his murderous ambition. There Will Be Blood is Anderson's loose adaptation of the novel Oil! by Upton Sinclair, and it focuses its attentions on Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), a miner who happens upon black gold during a disastrous excavation that ends in a broken leg. Pulling himself up from the bowels of the earth, both literally and metaphorically, Plainview embarks on a systematic and steadfast approach to mastering the oil business. Using plain-spoken and straightforward language, Plainview launches a campaign to convince small-town property owners they should let him drill their land. Without him, they won't have the equipment to access the profit beneath their feet. He builds an empire this way -- and gradually becomes obsessed with the intrinsic value of power, growing increasingly irascible and paranoid in the process. Plainview meets his match in Eli Sunday (Paul Dano), a teenage preacher in the small California town of Little Boston, whose brother tipped Plainview off to the town's plentiful supply of untapped oil. To fully reap the benefits of the land, Plainview must suffer the opposing whims of this "prophet," whose legitimacy is questionable at best. And it's unclear if either man is prepared to pay the humiliating price the other wants to exact. There Will Be Blood features an anachronistic soundtrack by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, and it was shot in the same town where the James Dean epic Giant was filmed. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Daniel Day-Lewis
    Daniel Day-Lewis - Daniel Plainview
  • Paul Dano
    Paul Dano - Eli Sunday
  • Kevin J. O'Connor
    Kevin J. O'Connor - Henry
  • Ciarán Hinds
    Ciarán Hinds - Fletcher
  • Dillon Freasier
    Dillon Freasier - H.W. Plainview



Customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Greatest Film of 2007

    Posted
    kfall

    There Will Be Blood is the most gripping, risky, and thoroughly enthralling film I've seen in years. YEARS. It has renewed my faith in the true spirit of American cinema--the experimental, artistic magic of film making. No matter who you are or what your tastes may be, if you are willing to lose yourself in a fantastic story of bold characters and conflicting ideologies, then you will not be disappointed. PLOT: At first glance, a century-old tale of a ruthless oil baron doing whatever he can to make his millions might not seem like a rousing film. However, the conflicts are so intense and deeply rooted, escalating and escalating until the shocking conclusion, that the film transcends casual viewing--it becomes an experience. CHARACTERS: It's well-known by now..Daniel Day-Lewis is mesmerizing as the greedy and powerful Daniel Plainview. He commands your attention in each and every scene, creating the most memorable portrait of a tragic protagonist since Ryan Gosling in Half Nelson. People have criticized him with overacting in this role, but that term is thrown around so casually that it has lost its meaning. There is a difference between playing a bold and imposing character and overacting. Overacting is going overboard when the situation does not require it. Not once did I see Day-Lewis going overboard and losing hold of the character. Daniel Plainview was always there, in all his intricate nuance. Paul Dano broke through any preconceptions I ever held over him as the equally forceful and ambitious Eli Sunday. Given Dano's history of supporting roles, I never would have thought he would be able to stand up to the acting caliber of Day-Lewis (especially in this role) but he went blow-for-blow through the entire film. EXTRAS: There are a few deleted scenes and a nice making-of featurette. There is also a great silent film on the history of the oil business through the 1920s. Part of me would have loved to have a commentary track, but knowing Paul Thomas Anderson's hatred for doing commentaries, I was not expecting it. Plus, I think the movie should speak for itself in this case. So, if you like your movies with deep subtext and curious ambiguity, playing out like a classic novel on film, then this is definitely for you. It is a film that you can actually discuss with your friends and interpret in your own way, instead of having an "it was cool when..." conversation. Not to mention that the score from Jonny Greenwood is fantastically eerie yet directly on target. I will never forget seeing this film in theaters and sitting with my mouth open through the credit sequence. I could not shake this film's effect on me for days after viewing it, and hopefully it will do the same thing to everyone else. I could never recommend it enough. Enjoy the experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent, but kind of overrated

    Posted
    Evette

    "There Will Be Blood" is an interesting and rather Kubrik-esque toned film about an oil man and his son in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It seems to be historically accurate with regards to clothing, attitude towards workers, etc. The main character starts out small in the business, and works his way to wealth and relative power. He also happens to be a psychopath, in the clinical sense. He can't stand to see others succeed, and doesn't really seem to view them as people, but rather as either subservient helpers or obstacles o be crushed. However, unlike other movies about psychopaths, such as American Psycho, or Natural Born Killers, we don't really get many glimpses inside his head. The consequence is that neither he or any of the other characters feel very personal or real. In American Psycho, we hear the distorted inner monologue, and see through the eyes of the killer. In Natural Born Killers, We get visual representations of their memories, thoughts, and desires. When one watches through the lense of the psycho, they become more relatable and interesting. But in There Will Be Blood, we have a character that would already be difficult to relate to as the protagonist, and get very few glimpses into his head. This lack of insight kept the movie from ever really drawing me in. So, to recap, it had strong directing and acting, but no sense of intimacy with the characters, and therefore left one standing outside looking in, rather than feeling like you're in the action.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easily One of the Best Films Ever Made

    Posted
    moviehulk

    **** of **** This movie is simply outstanding in ever respect.Ranging from the performances to the direction to the story etc... The movie is basically a character study of Daniel Plainview ( played to perfection by Daniel Day-Lewis), a devilishly competitive oil man solely in the business for himself. Once settled in the town he encounters a local preacher named Eli Sunday played terrifically by Paul Dano. Plainview detects a furtiveness lurking in Sunday which induces only hate in Plainview. This movie is not for the weak and weary because it pushes you around, it throws you from scene to scene. It is a dark film and rightly so. You will no get bored by it's length which is only 2:38 min. Most of all it is a compelling, stimulating, and mesmerizing piece of art. If you embrace this film I promise you will not be dissapointed.ENJOY In a review I prefer not to disect every aspect or detail in a movie but merely enough to give the reader a feel of the texture of the film. Often revealing too much can damage one's viewing of the film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    P.T. ANDERSON'S MASTERPIECE

    Posted
    Jory

    P.T. Anderson is destined to be the next Stanley Kubrick. He has a way with film, even if it is inspired by some of the greatest directors of all time, he still has it. Every great artist found inspiration from another great artist, it's the cycle of humanity. This is an absolute masterpiece, what a magical film this is. The score makes you feel uneasy throughout. I loved it. It looks fabulous on Blu-ray and sounds just as good and let's face it, the dvd packaging is an automatic DVD shredder. Get the blu ray if you've got the equiptment. I liked the idea of the DVD packaging but my DVD is scratched within two views after taking it out of the cardboard case, it is a really tight squeeze; pulling it automatically scratches it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just An Awesome Movie

    Posted
    CameronP
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    If you just want the movie, with no features, this is your best bet. It does not have a standard case so it breaks a little easier. That being said, for the price, it's awesome. If you're wondering about the movie, it is not for everyone. But for some people, it's one of the greatest masterpieces of all cinema history. I am the latter. Paul Thomas Anderson takes you into a different time and presents an honest portrait of a man just trying to live the American dream: $$$$. It's based on the book "Oil!" by Upton Sinclair and takes you through the turbulent rise of an "Oil Man". If you are a happy-go-lucky, dreams come true kind of person, this film is NOT for you. If you want life delivered through art with no filter... this film is for you. Enjoy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfection in Modern Cinema

    Posted
    WillC6886
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    Films like Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood" are rarities that come in a flash. There is nothing about this film from the minuscule attention to detail to Robert Elswit's haunting cinematography that isn't genuinely perfect. And then there is Daniel Day-Lewis's performance, a true masterclass of acting. I don't like to use hyperbole to describe a film, but this one genuinely is a masterpiece. The Blu-ray's video and TruHD audio quality is top tier, as are the small collection of bonus features that take you deep into the real world of oil drilling. A true MUST OWN for your Blu-ray collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very bizarre film!

    Posted
    redandblack6s

    This movie was hilarious, my wife and I thought it was great! We were under the impression this was an action/ drama, but we realized about 30 min. in, that it was a comedy. It did drag on a bit, they could've made it a little shorter. The music in this film was very strange and didn't really fit any of the scenes. The movie was filled with odd characters and bizarre events. Like I said, I think this was more of a comedy, my wife and I were in tears from laughter by the end of the film. The final scene is the best part of the movie, hilarious! I recommend this film, but as a comedy, not a drama! Also, if you like this, you may want to check out Ravenous.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Masterpiece

    Posted
    Rebin

    I'll skip the synopsis and get right on to why I love this movie. This movie is why I love movies. Daniel Day Lewis gives a performance unmatched by anyone in the last decade, except perhaps Adrien Brody in "The Pianist". He is gut-wrenchingly raw in his portrayal of the embodiment of greed, power and lust. His speech, posture and subtle behaviors are nothing short of brilliant. This is the film that puts Paul Thomas Anderson among the elite of directors. It is an absolute work of art, that is naturalistic and flawless from beginning to end. The movie leaves you pondering for days to come. "I'm finished!" -Daniel Plainview, There Will Be Blood

    I would recommend this to a friend




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