Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Arrow Video Blu-ray Review: Bloodstone

Reviewed By Jason Lockard

In the 80's audience were hungry for those exotic adventure films. It seemed people couldn't get enough of them. So producers were churning them out like butter and one of those adventure films was 1988's Bloodstone.

Arrow Video is known for giving cult films a deluxe Blu-ray release. Now they are givig this Indian-American action-adventure film it's chance to shine on Blu-ray.  

The film follows a newlywed American couple
Sandy and Stephanie McVey (Brett Stimely and Anna Nicholas) that go to India on their honeymoon. Sounds like the perfect honeymoon, but soon they will find themselves in an adventure of their life time. When an ancient Indian Maharajas' ruby is stolen and placed in their backpack. When evil men realize what happened to the ruby, they kidnap the Stephanie and now Sandy and his Indian friend Shyam Sabu (Rajinikanth) must go out to save his wife.

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Bloodstone is an interesting and somewhat exciting film. The story is a good one it's just sometime it feels like it gets a bit lost along the way. In my opinion where the film really falters is in the dialogue. I don't think Richard Burton have delivered this dialogue and make it believable. Now the locations are gorgeous and the action is 80's personified. Bloodstone is the epitome of cult classic.

Now Arrow Video as always packs the Blu-ray with so much bonus features it will keep fans of this movie entertained for a good while. Take a look at what is included on this Blu-ray. It truly is a gem!

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  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original 2.0 Stereo PCM Uncompressed audio and 5.1 Surround audio options
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Optional Greek subtitles
  • Brand new audio commentary by Bryan Reesman
  • Keeping it to Myself brand new interview with producer and co-writer Nico Mastorakis
  • Brand new video essay on Bloodstone's star Rajinikanth by Indian cinema expert Josh Hurtado
  • Trailers
  • Image gallery
  • Original screenplay [BD-ROM content]
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mark Cunliffe.

    Now Arrow Video here has restored Bloodstone in 4K from the original negative. This film looks better than it ever looked on DVD I would imagine. The picture is sharp and there is no signs of damage to this print. As for the audio it is a clear and crisp. Bloodstone looks really nice in High Definition.

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    Bloodstone is not Raiders of the Lost Ark. It is B-Movie action. It's a film that doesn't take itself too seriously and just has fun with it's premise. So if you love the cheesy dialogue of those 80's B-Movies. Bloodstone is going to be a must own. And with a really good amount of extras features. B-Movie fans will be rejoicing for this release no doubt.

    Bloodstone is rated PG-13 and there is some adult themes, violence, language and sexual situation as well as some brief nudity. So this is not one for the whole family.

    So if you love 80's B movie action! Bloodstone is a must add to your collection. Head over to or and get your copy today.

    Out of 4 Film Reels we would score the Arrow Videos Blu-ray release of Blood Stone.

    Only because of the B-movie that it is. The bonus features are where it at on this release.


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