Black Death

Black Death

Director: Christopher Smith Cast: Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Carice van Houten

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As the Black Death sweeps through Medieval England, young monk Osmund (Eddie Redmayne) sends his girlfriend, Averill (Kimberley Nixon), to the safety of the remote forest while he remains at the monastery to serve God. Shortly thereafter, Ulric (Sean Bean) and his fierce band of Christian crusaders show up seeking a guide to help them locate an isolated village that is said to be untouched by the Black Plague. Convinced that this may be his one opportunity to reunite with Averill and serve a higher power at the same time, Osmund volunteers. Later, as the group departs, Osmund learns that their mission has much darker implications. Rumors persist that within the village dwells a necromancer with the power to bring the dead back to life; their true goal is to take the sorcerer back to the bishop for confession, trial, and execution. Under the leadership of the deeply reverent Ulric, the group forges ever deeper into the blighted countryside, encountering madness, unrest, and unspeakable suffering along the way. Later, when the seekers finally arrive at their remote destination, they quickly find that the fantastical rumors seem rooted in fact -- not a single one of the villagers shows signs of infection, food remains plentiful, and spirits there are high. When mysterious village matriarch Langiva (Carice van Houten) reveals that survival does not come without sacrifice, however, Osmund realizes that his dark journey has only just begun. John Lynch and Tim McInnerny star in this shocking period horror film from director Christopher Smith (Severance, Creep) and writer Dario Poloni (Wilderness).

Product Details

Release Date: 05/10/2011
UPC: 0876964003858
Original Release: 2010
Rating: R
Source: Magnolia
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 45,179

Special Features

Deleted scenes; Bringing Black Death to Life; Interviews with cast and crew; Behind the scenes footage; HDNet: A look at Black Death; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sean Bean Ulric
Eddie Redmayne Osmund
Carice van Houten Langiva
John Lynch Wolfstan
Tim McInnerny Hob
Kimberley Nixon Averill
Andy Nyman Dalywag
Johnny Harris Mold
David Warner Abbot
Emun Elliott Swire
Jamie Ballard Griff
Tygo Gernandt Ivo

Technical Credits
Christopher Smith Director
Axel Arft Sound Mixer
Robert Bernstein Producer
Chris Curling Executive Producer
Sebastian Edschmid Cinematographer
John Frankish Production Designer
Stuart Gazzard Editor
Tim Haslam Executive Producer
Christian Henson Score Composer
Jens Meurer Producer
Jekatarina Oertel Makeup
Dario Poloni Screenwriter
Douglas Rae Producer
Phil Robertson Producer
James Saynor Co-producer
Judy Tossell Executive Producer
Petra Wellenstein Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Woolley Executive Producer
Alison Wright Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Black Death
1. The Year of Our Lord [9:04]
2. Forgive Me Father [14:51]
3. Move [7:45]
4. You're On Watch [9:16]
5. Beyond the Marsh [7:09]
6. Come With Me [4:45]
7. Our Guests [6:27]
8. Do Not Worry [5:36]
9. Keep It Together [8:27]
10. Where Are We Going? [4:51]
11. Why Follow Her? [7:48]
12. End Credits [9:14]

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Black Death 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Interesting to see two actors from game of thrones. Anyway, this had its moments, but the ending was unexpected, sad, dark and very bittersweet. Acting wasn't that bad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An exciting and enjoyable movie for horror lovers! It has all the qualities I want to see in a movie. 4 stars