Errementari - The Blacksmith and the Devil

Updated: Apr 6, 2019

Available on Netflix as of the date of this post


Rating: TV-MA

Could I have watched this with my Dad? : Maybe, but I'm not sure he would have liked it.

Could I have watched this with my Mom? : Absolutely not.

Language: Yes. I honestly can't remember if they said the f-word or not, but they did say everything up to that.

Sex/Romance: None.

Violence/Gore: Yes. There are fights, torture, hangings, and...oh yeah, LITERAL HELL.

Intense moments? : I don't know, this movie was more of a nice, slow burn for me.

Music: They had some really great music in this movie. I will definitely be buying soon as I have the money to spare.

Did I feel the need to leave the lights off and sit in silence afterwards? : Yes, even though it wasn't dark outside yet. I did sit still and silent through the credits at the end.

Was there a food pairing? : No, it wasn't food time.

Thoughts: This movie's quality was so much higher than what I was expecting from the preview. WOW. When the credits finished rolling I whispered, "What a good movie." The music really did add so much to this already great film. I got about 2 minutes in, and realized the words I was hearing weren't synced with the actor's mouths. I checked, and sure enough the original language was listed as "Basque" (which I think is a Spanish dialect?). I switched over (I prefer to hear movies in their original language but with English subtitles), but before I did I noticed that the English dub and the English subtitles had different wordings. Sometimes pretty significantly different, even. At the very end of the movie, the final line made absolutely no sense in the English subtitles. I went back and listened to it in the English dub and it made sense. If I ever have time to kill, I want to watch the film again with the English dub and English subtitles and really watch the differences. I am very interested in the different nuances given between the two versions.

I did find the movie a bit predictable, but that didn't really matter. I also laughed a couple times when I'm pretty sure I wasn't supposed to be laughing. I didn't mind though. The one thing that niggled at me a little bit, was I felt like there were about four false endings back to back. But it didn't bother me much. By the end of the movie I had cranked the surround sound up to -12 (VERY loud), and the bass at the end rattled the windows in the house. LOVED IT.

Was this a good use of a night with the house to myself? : No, because it was an afternoon, not a night. It was a fantastic use of an afternoon with the house to myself, though!

In the End: 5 out of 5 stars, would watch again in English.

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