There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood

DVD - 2008
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A down-and-out silver miner raising a son, self-made oilman Daniel Plainview has a voracious appetite for oil, and it turns him into a California tycoon in the early years of the 20th century. Getting the oil from the ground is an intensely physical process that later broadens into Plainview's equally indomitable urge to control land and power. Along the way, Plainview deals with a mighty derrick fire, a visit from a long-lost brother, the ongoing involvement of Plainview's poker-faced adoptive son, and Plainview's rivalry with Eli Sunday, the local preacher.
Publisher: Hollywood, California : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2008]
Edition: Widescreen edition
Copyright Date: ℗2007
ISBN: 9781415738931
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
digital,video,5.1 surround,Dolby digital
1 videodisc (158 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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Feb 05, 2018

Interesting movie about the oil business.

Sep 05, 2017

OK, here goes: I'd bet that this will (some day) come to be considered among the best American movies ever. Astonishingly deep performance by DDL and tremendous cinematic vision & creation by PTA.

Jul 11, 2017

A great actor doesn't guarantee a great movie, but this is a gem. Superb direction, cinematography, script, music, supporting actors, story. It's a long movie, one that demands full attention and so not for those whose idea of entertainment is popcorn, car chases and non-stop background conversation. Essentially it's a character study, reminding me of Man For All Seasons even though Thomas More and Daniel Plainview occupy very different worlds. Both films are close-ups of men driven, obsessed, endlessly stubborn, willing to give up everything for their goals.
The recent news that Day-Lewis is retiring from acting makes viewing this especially poignant. Not all of his movies were as good but his acting was always special and here it has the support it warrants.

Mar 14, 2017

Don't waste your time with this one. 3 hours of pure BORING!!!

Feb 23, 2017

Elmer Gantry & Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood are two characters you want to HATE,another would be the character from Apt Pupil. This movie makes you realize how REAL evil is. This is a GREAT movie although I don't agree 100% that oil is evil but the heart of man for sure is evil.

Nov 07, 2016

That's funny that this movie is listed as #3 on the top 100 movies of XXI century. Because I believe critics proof how amateurish are they. In my opinion - you definitely see how helpless was director to put any ending , which would make sense. That's interesting because plot is awesome and for the most of the movie you think it is wise and interesting to watch and then director is making fool of yourself and of all critics who maybe shut down their profeesionalism (or maybe never had it)

AL_KATI Sep 30, 2016

I think everything about the movie is perfect. The score, the cinematography, and, of course, Daniel Day-Lewis, who embodies the role of Daniel Plainview so completely that you're immersed and unable to look away.

Aug 14, 2016

Some parts very interesting. Movie way too long. Lots of surprises.i don't like violence and cruelty. Some very weird characters. Always interested in the oil boom.

Jul 27, 2016

Loosely based on the Doheny family of early Los Angeles. Read "West of Eden" for the full story upon which this movie is based.

May 07, 2016

The rise and fall of an oil man, told with peculiar intensity -- and I do mean peculiar. If you have romantic ideas about family life and pioneer times, prepare to have them overturned, or pass this film by. Since this is a Paul Thomas Anderson film, There Will Be Blood is a collection of stunning scenes, rather than a smoothly flowing narrative that leads the viewer from A to Z. In fairness to the doubters, I did not give it five stars is because the film neglects the later life of one of its key characters -- it is possible to leave TOO MUCH to the imagination. Naming this as Daniel Day Lewis's greatest performance is like naming the highest star, but he is at the top of his game, as is his nemesis, Paul Dano. TWBB's spare, nerve-plucking score is among the best, if not the best I have ever heard.

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Feb 05, 2018

Plainview: [mumbles] Abandoned my child.

Eli Sunday: Say it louder... say it louder!

Plainview: I've abandoned my child! I've abandoned my child! I've abandoned my boy!

Eli Sunday: Now beg for the blood!

Plainview: [sotto voce] Please, give me the blood, Eli. Let me get out of here.

Plainview: [aloud] Give me the blood, Lord, and let me get away!

aaa5756 Jul 20, 2014

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

Unclose Aug 06, 2013

I drink your milkshake!

Jul 30, 2011

Eli Sunday: Do you think God is going to come down here and save you for being stupid? He doesn't save stupid people, Abel.

Jul 30, 2011

Plainview: Now run along and play, and don't come back.


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Jul 30, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

Jun 18, 2011

Teyfor8Wyoma thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

BrendaT Jun 12, 2009

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Feb 14, 2018

Violence: Some violence.

Jul 30, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Jun 18, 2011

Violence: Beatings and murders


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Jul 30, 2011

A story about family, greed, religion, and oil, centered around a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Jun 18, 2011

A gentleman in the early 1900s works hard, with his son at his side, to become rich off a rich oil supply he uncovers in the desert. His intention is to become as far away from people as he can, possibly including his son. But a fanatical minister of "3rd Revelation" parish begins to get in his way, along with some others.

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