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Review: Blood Cells (Garden Thieves Pictures)

Blood Cells
Blood Cells
3 stars

Starring: Jimmy Akingbola

Directed: Joseph Bull, Luke Seomore

Release Date: August 17, 2015

Run Time: 86 Minutes

Format: DVD Color: Color

English Subtitles: English

Distributor: Garden Thieves Pictures


Adam has lived a rootless existence since his family’s farm was destroyed by the Foot & Mouth epidemic of 2001. His life imploded and he abandoned his family after a single devastating incident. He has spent the years since on the nomadic fringes of British society, cycling through transitory jobs and transitory relationships, adrift from his family and past.

When his younger brother Aiden reaches out to him to announce the birth of his first child—Adam is about to become an uncle—there is an ultimatum attached: come home now, or never come home again. Adam embarks on a journey home that is at once tortured and exhilarating, a panoramic tour through the broken and beautiful margins of Britain. As eruptions from his secret past begin to emerge, Adam struggles to break free from an exile that must now end before it swallows him for good. – Garden Thieves Pictures



Audio Language: English
Subtitles: English

The Sound Quality is OK nothing crazy sounding but does sound a little flat. I Haven’t heard any distortions with my setup so over all its OK for DVD

Rating: 2.5 stars


Picture Quality

Disc Format: DVD

The Picture quality is Is Good for DVD, Mostly dark in tone with a greyish tint so not many bright colors. They do pop just not as much as HD and its a tad faded looking. The PQ is sharp, not Pore sharp as its DVD and distant shots are more soft.

Rating: 3 stars

Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: June 27, 2014 (UK) But Viewed on September 2014 at Venice Film Festival
DVD Disc release Date: August 17, 2015 (USA)
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My Thoughts

Blood Cells Is a dark Trek of a Man Who has left home some time ago and has last his way in Life due to the past. His Father who Owned a farm had to Put down all his cows due to Foot and Mouth Disease and pretty much deteriorated the family due to upcoming events. Now all this is pieced together through watching the film which has flashbacks that slowly piece together what happen that has Adam so Messed up. Mostly you are watching a Guy named Adam live his life after a Haunting incident that has him feeling low but he trying to find his way on his own. Away from his family looking for Jobs and partying at clubs, most of the times its him, just by himself at those clubs. Along the way on his journey he has his ups and downs with relationships, keeping jobs and struggling to let go of what he has seen on his family’s farm which would crush all of us.

The film is darker in tone, depressing, with know way of getting any brighter. Now Depending on your mood you will enjoy the film like I did granted it’s not great, but its OK and More than Mediocre in my eyes. Acting was good and the lead held the screen as he was on it the entire time. Not a ton Of dialogue with a score that is gloomy sounding to help you feel the mood and try to feel what Adam is feeling. By The end of the film it remains dark and stay that way in the end. Once you find out what happens and what Adam did your mind is kind of blown. It makes sense but I know some who would view his actions as murderous. What would you do in that situation at that time, This is what I ask my self after the film.

Overall the movie was a good watch, just don’t go in looking for action, happiness, or even be in a good mood when your done watching. Its life, it gets dark and hard as showcased in this film. With that said I give the film a 3 out of 5 and feel some of you Ninjas may like it as well depending on your taste on film. Give it a shot at least once.

Side Note: The Disc is DVD-R and also there are no chapters so if you skip on chapter it will go to the end.


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This Film was Played on the listed Equipment below

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Samsung (UN46C6900) 46-Inch 1080p LED HDTV

DVD/Blu-Ray Player

OPPO BDP – 103 (Highly Recommended)

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Stereo Receiver

Pioneer VSX-516-K 7.1-Channel

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(1) Center Speaker

Pioneer S-HF 11C

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(2) Front Speaker

KLH 9250B Floor – 350 watts

(4) Surround sound Speakers

KLH 100 watt Bookshelf

(1) Subwoofer

Sony SA-W3000 180 Watt 12″ sub

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Note: I Know my speakers are way outdated. OPPO Blu-Ray Player is one of the best around and used in most home theaters. The Receiver is pretty good but on the line of out dated. Subwoofer is good with tons of bass but not the theater quality from a $400 Sub. Front speakers are fun with tons of power and are good for standalone’s but higher end sound (Hz) is lower quality. Overall I need to update on all speakers granted I do get decent sound out of them just the higher end falls short.


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