As I’m sure you’ve already guessed, BLOODSTONE is about a giant ruby and not an adaptation of the Judas Priest song (many thanks to Tom for the info there). The film opens in India in 1221 with some onscreen text about a Princess dying in an accident. At her funeral her father points a clear sword at the titular gem in her crown and says, “May your blood bring fortune to those who have good in their hearts. May your blood bring death and destruction to those who have evil in their minds.” This causes a lot of wind, so we know it must be magic.
There is one really odd thing I learned from BLOODSTONE though. It is the second film I’ve seen where Christopher Neame quotes Shakespeare to someone and gets a modern quote thrown back at him.
Christopher Neame: “What’s in a name. William Shakespeare.”
Brett Stimely: “Fuck you. David Mamet.”
A few years later he was the baddie in STREET KNIGHT (1993) and we got this exchange:
Christopher Neame: "Good night, sweet Prince, may flights of angels wing you to thy rest. Shakespeare."
Jeff Speakman (shooting Neame): “Hasta la vista, baby. Schwarzenegger."
That’s about all I got out of BLOODSTONE. Well, that and the fact that Rajinikanth has some mad cigarette-to-mouth catching skills.