Good old Clint Eastwood, the only man that can have a mere
two characters in his acting arsenal, Blondie and Dirty Harry. Only recently
had I noticed that Eastwood only seemed to get parts as cowboys or cops, but
he’s good at it.
In Blood Work Eastwood plays an ex FBI agent whose case has
been reopened. The case he left behind was a high profile serial killer
investigation; he was the lead investigator in this case, Eastwood was left
for dead after he suffered a major heart problem.
Now retired, Eastwood lives on his boat moored indefinitely
at a nearby marina. Eastwood now in receivership of a new heart learns that
it is that from a murder victim, this wouldn’t usually be such a big thing,
though Eastwood’s blood type was one in 50,000, giving Eastwood a motive.
The victim’s sister finds Eastwood and upon learning of his
past she asks him to find the killer of her sister. Calling in some favors at
the local police station Eastwood is hot on the trail of the killer.
The story has many twists and turns and is defiantly a good
watch, you would think that Eastwood being a previous FBI profiler, he would
be able to decode the messages left by the serial killer, but alas it takes
the efforts of the young victim’s son to point Eastwood in the right
direction. Being a civilian now, you would think Eastwood would be arrested
on sight for totting around shot guns and firing them at unsuspecting cars, a
little unrealistic. He many have friends on the force but that doesn’t give
him the right to shoot at anyone he pleases. The movie also stars Jeff
Daniels, he may be dumb or dumber but in this film he’s a drunken no hoper
that lives in the same marina as Eastwood, you will find that Jeff Daniels
acting skills really come out in this film and in no way will you ever see him
as a third rate comedy actor ever again.
DVD quality is clear and the sound effects, especially the
gun shots are very realistic. Also the sound clarity is perfect, with no high
pitch noises or picture interference. Extras include theatrical and teaser
trailer, the making of Bloodwork, it also includes a conversation with
Eastwood, Wanda De Jesus and Paul Rodriguez, but unfortunately it’s in
Spanish, not much good to us English speaking folk (*Eds Note - This is
correct for the most part however skip through the interview when Clint shows
up and it's in English*). Menus aren’t really
exciting with little motion they a purely a cut between two screens.
Great film, if you’re an Eastwood fan its not one to miss,
the story will take you further than the acting, suspense and intrigue will
keep you interested until the end.
- Cast & Crew
- Making Blood Work
- A conversation in Spanish with Clint Eastwood, Wanda De Jesus and Paul
- Teaser Trailer
- Theatrical Trailer