Thomas Middleditch presents The Blood of Heroes

The 1989 post-apocalyptic The Blood Of Heroes may technically be a “B-movie,” but Thomas Middleditch gives it a resounding “A.” Life is cheap—especially in the above-ground wastelands—and, for those brave enough to compete, the gladiator-style bloodsport known as “Jugging” is often the only way out. But those are just the minor leagues, and if you’re brave enough—or just plain foolish—you might get a chance to play in an “outreach” game hosted by any of The Nine Cities ruled by the bourgeois elite, notorious for leaving juggs dead or crippled beyond repair on the field. Will our motley crew of Dog Town misfits make it past 100 Stone, or will they simply hope to make it out alive? Featuring familiar faces like Rutger Hauer, Vincent D’Onofrio, Delroy Lindo, and Joan Chen, director David Peoples has concocted a winning mash-up of sports film with Mad Max-style dystopia. Catch this flick, presented by its biggest fan, Thomas Middleditch!

Dir David Peoples, 1989, 35mm, 90 min.

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