I have BLUE BLOOD on VHS. The last time I checked, it hadn't been issued in any more up to date home video format. Can't imagine why...
A friend converted it to a DVD-R a year or two ago and I should re-watch. My memory is a blur of trippy paintings, Derek Jacobi in some outrageous psych-bohemian get-ups, a sultry, sulky Ollie with a massive moustache, an ingenue "heroine" who had all the charm of a wide space in the road, and periodic appearances by the fab Fiona Lewis who instantly annihilated all else with her wit and classic Brit beauty.
As a gay male, I did wonder how many times Derek and Fiona had to rehearse their sex scene without getting the giggles. No doubt they concentrated firmly on their respective paychecks.
I doubt it is of interest to anyone here, but Simon Raven mercilessly lampooned the fun fair at Longleat under the name of "Cant-fun" in his Alms to Oblivion novel sequence and the sequel, "First Born of Egypt" (which I find to be great fun and full of weird esoteric crap that has me turning the pages rapidly when I'm reading on the bus--critics gripe that it's "not as good" as the earlier books--because critics, apparently, DON'T LIKE TO HAVE FUN).
Post by franklinmarsh on Jul 25, 2016 15:06:17 GMT
It's certainly on Region 2 DVD, Hel. The Mrs looked up at the start and saw Derek Jacobi arsing about in a mustard checked tail coat in front of that stately home and must have thought it was set in the 18th Century because she had apoplexy when she next looked up and saw a Space Hopper in the children's nursery. The more I think about this film the more I'm getting to like it.
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.