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Blood and Chocolate
     

Blood and Chocolate

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Director: Katja von Garnier

Cast: Agnes Bruckner, Olivier Martinez, Hugh Dancy

 

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Iron Jawed Angels director Katja von Garnier and the producers of Underworld team to adapt author Annette Curtis Klause's tale of a teenage werewolf who must choose between love and loyalty to the pack when she falls for a handsome young human. Vivian

Overview

Iron Jawed Angels director Katja von Garnier and the producers of Underworld team to adapt author Annette Curtis Klause's tale of a teenage werewolf who must choose between love and loyalty to the pack when she falls for a handsome young human. Vivian Gandillon (Agnes Bruckner) is a 19-year-old girl living in modern-day Bucharest. After spending her entire life running from the truth, Vivian is forced to come to terms with her lycanthropic origins when her growing affections for a visiting American artist threaten to reveal her family's dark secret. For centuries, Vivian's family has been involved with an ancient secret society. Now, in order to be with the one she loves, Vivian will be forced to betray an age-old vow that could bring about the downfall of her entire race.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/09/2012
UPC:
0883904283850
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
ABC
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:38:00
Sales rank:
38,509

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Agnes Bruckner Vivian Gandillon
Olivier Martinez Gabriel
Hugh Dancy Aiden Galvin
Bryan Dick Rafe
Katja Riemann Astrid
Chris Geere Actor
Tom Harper Actor
John Kerr Actor
Kata Dobo Actor

Technical Credits
Katja von Garnier Director
Robert Bernacchi Executive Producer
Andrei Boncea Co-producer
Lesley Dyer Associate Producer
Wolfgang Esenwein Executive Producer
Brendan Galvin Cinematographer
David Gamble Editor
Caroline Harris Costumes/Costume Designer
Reinhold Heil Score Composer
Emma Hickcox Editor
Johnny Klimek Score Composer
Hawk Koch Producer
Ehren Kruger Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Christopher Landon Screenwriter
Gary Lucchesi Producer
Mervyn Moore Sound/Sound Designer
Nancy Nayor Casting
Kevin Phipps Production Designer
Sarah J. Platt Associate Producer
Peter Rogers Co-producer
Tom Rosenberg Producer
Charles Rotherham Asst. Director
Gudrun Anja Stadelmann Co-producer
Martin Walsh Editor
Richard S. Wright Producer
Jeremy Zimmerman Casting

Scene Index

Deleted Scenes; Commentary with Director Katja Von Garnier and Olivier Martinez

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Blood and Chocolate 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
Mandalee More than 1 year ago
if you have read the book version of this movie, then DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE. YOU WILL BE VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!!!! i HATED this movie. i was SOO excited when i heard that they were making a moving out of my favorite book in high school, but when i actually got to watch the movie, i was VERY VERY VERY disappointed. the ONLY thing that they kept the same in the movie as in the book, is the characters names. HELLO, Gabe was a mechanic, NOT a absenth maker, and Astrid was a MAJOR B***H and didn't raise Vivian.
Courtney6 More than 1 year ago
I really liked this movie! I had read the book about a month ago, and then realized that it was a movie. I was kind of disappinted about the fact that the movie doesn't follow the book by much. Very few things are actually the same. But either way, this movie was really good, and I really enjoyed it. I definately recommend this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was actually, despite the other reviews, really good. The reason it didn't make it very big was because it "wasn't like the book," but in truth, if you just went into it not expecting it to be like the book or having not read the book, it was a really really good movie. The characters are very well portrayed, and the whole good-vs.-evil ends up with a twist. The overall plot is about a 19-year-old girl named Vivian who lives in Bucharest, Romania. Her family was killed 10 years ago, and now she lives with her aunt, and works at a chocolate shop. Throw in an American artist, and .... well, you can probably guess what happens. Anyway, Vivian is trying desperately to keep her secret "society" away from Aiden, who the loup garoux "her "cult" of werewolves" are becoming very wary of. The movie starts a little slow, but otherwise, it is really really good movie. Even if it supposed to be classified as horror, it isn't extremely scary--more action/adventure.
Vampires-and-Spongebob More than 1 year ago
Yes, I have seen the movie and the book. I first saw the movie and thought it was great. I found out that it was based on a book and read it. After I read the book I was a little mad because the only thing that was the same between the book and movie are the character's names. Even they're personalitys were completley different. Aiden in the book is a hippie intrested in the unknown.He has a mom, dad, and sister. In the movie he's a teenage runaway artist with a an abusive father. Vivian in the book is very outgoing, werewolf/artist. Her father died in a fire and her mother became a horrible mom. In the movie she's more of a shy girl/werewolf. Her whole family was killed by hunters. And this is just a brief discription of only the main characters. There are MILLIONS of more differences that I could tell you but, there isn't enough time or space to put them all on. Plus, it will ruin the book and movie.
Anyway, to get to the point the movie rocked even though it was completely different from the book. I suggest watching the movie AND reading the book. They both ROCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is based on one of my fave. books about werewolves/ shape shifters, and when I heard they made a movie I was so excited I basically sat out by the mail box waiting for it. When it came I of course watched it and was severely disappointed, the characters looked nothing like they were described in the book. And they left out so many important/great scenes from the book
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It's been a while since I have read the book but I do remember that it was different in many ways. If you like the book then I am sure you will like this, just think of it as a different love story with the same title and a very similar story line.
Guest More than 1 year ago
IT was just terrible. It was nothing like the book AT ALL. "Let's kill all the characters that were supposed to be alive in the book!" I was really not satisfied with it. If I had not read the book, I still would've hated the movie. The characters weren't deep enough.
blue_moon8907 More than 1 year ago
the movie was good and all but it's practically completely different then the book. the book has a better story line and should of been keep. even though it was a we bit confusing at first because of character changes it was still a good movie!!!!!!! I recomened the book more then and the movie still!!! :D
Guest More than 1 year ago
When first I read the book I didn't like it as much but didn't hate it either, and don't remember much of what had happened for instance the ending. Then its announced that the movie was coming out and I watched the trailer and thought eh this looks okay. I decided to wait for this on dvd and glad I did. I heard reviews that the movie wasn't that good but the book was better and that people laughed at the trailer where I heard one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands. Anyway when you know they'll make something based on the book maybe you should think about either reading the book again, go see the movie or don't do either at all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well, it is absoultely NOTHING like the book. All they had to do was change the names of the characters and the title and you would have never known it had anything to do with the book. Though, it is still a pretty good movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
but it certainly LOOKS good. but it BETTER be different from the book. i hate gabriel anyway. i hear he isn't the one who vivian ends up with. GOOD! go adrian!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read the book long time ago and honestly didn't like it, then years later heard there was going to be a movie and so decided to look back upon the book. Then when the movie came out I kept reading that, "not as good as the book and or should of followed the book and mainly the title. There have been many movie adaptations based off of a book and sometimes using the name like the lord of the rings "awesome movie I read he book afterwards", the other Boleyn girl "coming soon and going to read it". So what's wrong with this one out of the many ones with the same title as the book of a movie its based on? Anyway basically from what i can remember the story was little familiar and little different. After watching it, I didn't hate it or liked it more like in between. You should at least give the movie a chance before you start complaining comparing to the book or something. After you watch it then you can say whatever you want. In conclusion the movie wasn't as bad as i heard it to me but in a way maybe they should of done something a little different with the movie. Plus i always wondered what if what happened in the movie happened in the book and the book in the movie where you'd have different results, though just a thought. Maybe you wondered the same thing, plus when i first saw the cover i thought Vivian looked more like Emily Perkins from the Ginger Snaps movies to be honest. What's happened happened at least now we know what happens if you try to do a movie from a book and making some "changes" to it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I did not like it because they didn't even get the story line right. the only part that they got right from the book is a couple of the names and that is it Gabriel never had a kid and never got married. Also Vivian's mom was alive. The place that they filmed it was wrong to it should of been in the U.S. and in a small town. I did not enjow it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked the movie.It was differnt form the book but its still a good movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this movie had a very nice Romeo & Juliet style. I think as a movie itself, it had great potential and overall was really good. As an adaptation of the book, it was horrible. I think the actors & actresses were really great. Although Gabriel was a jerk, Rafe showed a softer side, and Vivian had a similar attitude to Selene's from Underworld. Personally, I love Katja Riemann's "school-girl giddy for Gabriel" attitude as Astrid. Also, it was nice not to see werewolves turn into horrid monsters but instead turn into beautiful animals. Great movie to see with your friends, especially if you are into this type of genre. I recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I rented this movie and watched it the next day. The movie was kind of sad because of all the betrayal she had to go through. The movie was NOT scary, and was kinda bloody. The book was better than the movie and the company could have made it better. SO if u lik the book you should watch the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw the film in theatres. It's a good movie all in all, but there were a lot of discrepancies between the movie and the novel. If you loved the novel, you probably won't like the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie was good, but I absolutly loved the book and it was way different then the movie. I pictured gabriel as a really hot buff guy and the guy they picked for the movie was all wrong, but still it was a good movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVED!! this movie. I loved the book. So many people say that they hate the movie because it's so different from the book- well, I will admit they changed a lot, but I thought that by doing that, it made it more interesting (not that the book wasn't!!!) especially the ending- I hated the end in the book because I didn't like Gabrielle. (spelling?!) So, people, please, give this movie a chance! I promise you'll like it, if not even love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE (a misnomer at best!) is another in the seemingly endless appetite-for-horror-flicks appeasers. Freely adapted from the Annette Curtis Klause's novel by screenwriters Ehren Kruger and Christopher Landon and directed by Katja von Garnier, this version of the loup-garou legend takes place in Bucharest, Romania and while the corps group of 'night creatures' carrying the mantle of the clan appears small, the group seems more updated in its views of survival in the world of 'normal man' than most: the werewolves are a normal appearing bunch who change into rather elegant wolves through computer generated magic in a manner that removes much of the gruesome element form the film. It helps. Loup-garou child Vivian (Agnes Bruckner) witnessed the death of her parents at the hands of men in Colorado and escaped to Bucharest where 10 years later she is the next in line to be the 'bride' of pack leader Gabriel (a gaunt appearing Olivier Martinez). Her aunt Astrid (Katja Riemann) with whom she lives had been the first love of Gabriel and a tension is set early in the film about the plight of the pack versus the desire to be a normal human, a tension that will help the resolution of the film's love story. The mysterious, questioning Vivian meets young artist Aiden (Hugh Dancy) who himself has escaped America and his own demons. An obvious infatuation cum attraction occurs and though Vivian admits to warm feelings for Aiden, she knows her affair is doomed: her cousin Rafe (Bryan Dick) and his pack of five discover her tragic near crossover the line of human desire, and the crisis of the story proceeds along the lines of victim and pursuer. The unfortunate title for the film is clumsily drawn from the negligently important job Vivian has working in a chocolate factory, hardly a comparison for the importance blood plays in the hunt and kill formula that the title supposedly represents. But then it does set up the dichotomy of choice Vivian must make, whether to obey her loup-garou destiny or enter the realm of normal human motivations and desires. Yes, it all gets pretty corny, but in many ways this 'netherworld of monster types' film rises above others in its management of the transformation scenes (actually quite beautiful) and in the acting of Hugh Dancy. In the end it is the chance to see how truly Bucharest as a city really is that makes the movie worth watching. The cast does the best it can with the weak material. Grady Harp