Watch: River Phoenix's Final Film 'Dark Blood' Entirely on YouTube

September 13, 2013
Source: LA Times

Dark Blood

Back in October of 2011, news surfaced that Director George Sluizer was hoping to finish Dark Blood, a film that was in production in 1993 featuring the final performance of River Phoenix before he died of a drug overdose that same year. Though Phoenix's family was not supporting the move to finish and release the film, Sluzier took the drama to the Netherlands Film Festival last September, the Berlin Film Festival in February and Miami Film Festival in March. The film didn't snag any buyers for theatrical distribution, but now you can watch it on YouTube (update: pulled), complete with an introduction from the director himself.

George Sluzier's Dark Blood in full was pulled from YouTube (via LA Times) for now, so here's a trailer:

Sluzier compared the film to a two-legged chair which he hoped would make stand upright adding, "The fourth leg will always be missing but with three legs the chair will stand upright. Please take pleasure in the unfinished film Dark Blood." Written by Jim Barton, Dark Blood stars Phoenix as Boy "a youthful widower who lives as a hermit on a nuclear testing site, waiting for the end of the world while making dolls that he believes have magical powers. He comes to the aid of a couple (played by Jonathan Pryce and Judy Davis) when their car breaks down as they are traveling through the desert." Will you still be seeing the film?

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments


Looks like the 90's.

Carpola on Sep 13, 2013


Sounds interesting, ive been waiting for this

james faulk on Sep 13, 2013


Note, it's only part 1.

Chris R. on Sep 14, 2013


I'd watch it. Damn shame to lose River all those years ago.

cobrazombie on Sep 15, 2013


it's no longer available

Maria Eleonora on Sep 18, 2013


You can still find it on torrent sites (like Piratebay - was I allowed to say that?).....

MovieLuvr on Sep 29, 2013

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