The film was initially entitled "Blood in Blood Out" but was retitled "Bound by Honor" before the film's release. Blood in blood out refers to the initiation ritual of having to kill someone to enter a gang and, on the reverse end, not being able to leave the gang unless killed. This is a common initiation in many gangs, including prison gangs, and is also the motto of La Onda in the film. insisted on the name change as the studio felt that it would incite violence in East Los Angeles. In addition, executives at Hollywood Pictures, a subsidiary of , were cautious about the potential effect the film would have following the 1992 LA Riots and the attribution given to Boyz N Da Hood as a partial cause/inspiration of the riots. Director Taylor Hackford has stated that he was very unhappy with this decision as the film's message was the exact opposite of the one that the studio feared would be transmitted.
Now this is what im talkin about, Blood in Blood out! This is without a doubt my favorite movie ever. I love the characters, the background of eachone, and the story their trying to tell. It goes to show you that gangs can corrupt your mind and make you turn against your own blood. It also shows that we all walk a different path in life and that u cannot change the past but you can change the future. Great movie. Vatos Loco's 4 life! Lol
I must agree with the review. The first 4 songs are very good thrash songs because they are not very long and are very memorable. The other songs are 6 minutes + and have too many unmemorable riffs and solos throwed in there. I must say I am dissapointed in this album after hearing the crushing duo of Salt The Wound and Blood in Blood Out.
"Blood In Blood Out" (also known as 1993's "Bound by Honor") was an interesting attempt to make an epic Chicano gangster story set in Los Angeles. In the northeast, the gangster stories are always about Italians, Jews or Irish. The whole process of dealing with Mexican-Americans is the right thing because that's the criminal group that grew out of the L.A. area. Jeffrey Katzenberg wanted me to make it. It's the last film you would expect to make. Sure enough, while I was in post, the L.A. riots happened. When I finished, basically didn't want to release it: "I've got a multi-billion dollar corporation. I don't want to risk opening a film that would create any kind of flashpoint for gang warfare." That was the antithesis of what it was about. I was making a film against that ethos. It never got a proper release. Anywhere in the Southwest states of California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado, where there's large Latin populations, try to go rent that film. It will always be checked out. It's a favorite in that community, and that pleases me a lot.
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Join Date: Aug 2011
Re: Better Movie: "American Me" or "Blood In, Blood Out (Bound by Honor)"?
I liked blood in blood out cause it was longer