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4.0 out of 5 stars Blood Money
This film allows Lee Van Cleef to virtually sleepwalk through it, not a bad thing as the story is a simple one of Chinese honour and western immorality in the search for missing cash owed to a Chinese imperialist. The paper chase involves looking for clues, wait for it, tattooed on the backsides of various ladies. It is an amusing romp that does not demand too much from...
Published on 19 Feb. 2010 by Geoffrey Noble

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3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining Film, Poor Quality Picture
A thief teams up with a master of Kung-Fu to search for a Chinese man's hidden fortune. Four ladies with tattoos on their bums provide the clues to the location of the fortune. Unfortunately though, a crazy, black-clad, gun-toting preacher, who rides around in a horse-drawn church, is also on the trail of the loot.

This lively 1974 film, directed by Antonio...
Published on 14 Oct. 2010 by Jeremy W. Newbould


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3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining Film, Poor Quality Picture, 14 Oct. 2010
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This review is from: Blood Money [1976] [DVD] (DVD)
A thief teams up with a master of Kung-Fu to search for a Chinese man's hidden fortune. Four ladies with tattoos on their bums provide the clues to the location of the fortune. Unfortunately though, a crazy, black-clad, gun-toting preacher, who rides around in a horse-drawn church, is also on the trail of the loot.

This lively 1974 film, directed by Antonio Margheriti, mixes martial arts and spaghetti western action and although this is generally a fun sort of movie it still contains a fair amount of violence. The cast is pretty good and features Lee Van Cleef, Lo Lieh and Erika Blanc but it is the Spanish actor Julián Ugarte who steals the show as the preacher who likes to quote The Bible as he guns people down. Could this character have been the inspiration for Samuel L. Jackson's character Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction? I wonder....

The worst thing about this film is the poor picture quality throughout. This DVD looks like it has been mastered from a bad quality VHS tape. To make matters worse, the film is presented in full screen rather than its correct 2.35:1 ratio but, strangely enough, the picture switches between a compromised wide screen ratio and full screen during the opening credits! Don't expect much in the way of extras either because basically there aren't any apart from scene selection! Still, despite the shortcomings of this particular DVD version, you may find that Blood Money is a fairly entertaining film especially if you like martial arts movies or westerns.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Blood Money, 19 Feb. 2010
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This review is from: Blood Money [1976] [DVD] (DVD)
This film allows Lee Van Cleef to virtually sleepwalk through it, not a bad thing as the story is a simple one of Chinese honour and western immorality in the search for missing cash owed to a Chinese imperialist. The paper chase involves looking for clues, wait for it, tattooed on the backsides of various ladies. It is an amusing romp that does not demand too much from the viewer. The DVD transfer shows up the fact that this movie was not shot on best film stock but it's not too bad.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Blood Money, 26 Aug. 2010
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I was hugely disapointed with this movie due to it stars my favourite Spaghetti Western actor (Lee Van Cleef) and my Favourite Shaws brother Actor (Lo Lieh), even though I enjoyed both of them in their roles the overall film is poorly written and slopply directed by the usually capable Antonio Marghetti.

The best parts of the movie comes at the very end were Van Cleef takes out all the villians with a gatling gun and were Lo Lieh rips out the henchmans heart. If you like the idea of East Meets West films then checkout the far superior Spaghetti Western called Shanghai Joe.

The DVD has poor quality and the transfer seems to have parts of the film missing from either side.
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