There Will Be Blood (Special Collector’s Edition)

Posted in: Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on April 9th, 2008

(out of 5)

Gino Sassani

Gino Sassani is a member of the Southeastern Film Critic's Association (SEFCA) and The Critics Association of Central Florida (CACF). He is a film and television critic based in Tampa, Florida. He's also the Senior Editor here at Upcomingdiscs. Gino started reviewing films in the early 1990's as a segment of his local television show Focus. He's an award-winning recording artist for Omega Records. Gino is currently working on his 8th album Merchants & Mercenaries. Gino took over Upcomingdiscs Dec 1, 2008. He works out of a home theater he calls The Reel World. Favorite films: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Body Snatcher (Val Lewton film with Karloff and Lugosi, not the pod people film), Unforgiven, Gladiator, The Lion King, Jaws, Son Of Frankenstein, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, and Monsters, Inc.


  1. Sean
    04/09/2008 @ 2:40 pm

    Well written review, and well thought out, but I have to disagree with your complaints about the film. I found it to be one of the best movies of the decade. Plainview goes after Ely because he sees himself in Ely… a scam-artist. I agree that the film ends awkwardly, but then again, PTA has never been a director to wrap up loose ends and tie everything in a nice bow. Boogie Nights ended with Dirk Diggler’s cock and Magnolia ended in a rain of frogs. I think TWBB requires repeated viewings like The Godfather to really get a hold on everything that is happening on screen. I am disappointed to see that the special features are rather weak though. Anyway, keep up the good work.

  2. Gino Sassani
    04/09/2008 @ 3:31 pm

    Hey Sean,
    That’s a pretty sharp observation about Ely. I’m sorry to say I missed it at first.
    I think you are 100% correct that multiple viewings would offer much more insight. A commentary track would really have been nice here. Thanks for the input. Well said.

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