BloodRayne

BloodRayne

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Director: Uwe Boll, Kristanna Loken, Michelle Rodriguez, Ben Kingsley

Cast: Uwe Boll, Kristanna Loken, Michelle Rodriguez, Ben Kingsley

     
 

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The war against the forces of darkness becomes a family affair in this cinematic prequel to the popular video game Bloodrayne. In 16th century Europe, Lord Kagan (Ben Kingsley) is an evil ruler who holds more power than any man alive, but he still dreams of having more, and when he's told of three magic talismans who, when united, will give him intense supernatural

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The war against the forces of darkness becomes a family affair in this cinematic prequel to the popular video game Bloodrayne. In 16th century Europe, Lord Kagan (Ben Kingsley) is an evil ruler who holds more power than any man alive, but he still dreams of having more, and when he's told of three magic talismans who, when united, will give him intense supernatural strength and the gift of immortality, he will stop at nothing to attain them. However, three warriors who have learned how to battle the forces of darkness -- Vladimir (Michael Madsen), Katarin (Michelle Rodriguez), and Sebastian (Matt Davis) -- have formed the Brimstone Society, with the goal of stripping Kagan of his power and restoring justice to their land. They can't accomplish this on their own, though, so they enlist the aid of Rayne (Kristanna Loken), a half-human, half-vampire who can approach Kagan's sinister gifts while having a desire to do good. However, Rayne is torn about signing on with the Brimstone Society, and for a good reason -- Kagan is her father. Scripted by actress, screenwriter, and video-game enthusiast Guinevere Turner, BloodRayne also stars Geraldine Chaplin, Udo Kier, Billy Zane, Michael Paré, and Meat Loaf Aday.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Schlock master Uwe Boll strikes again with another hunk of junk video game adaptation in BloodRayne, a flick so steeped in no-budget sword and sorcery land that it might as well be a Deathstalker film. This time out, the famously maligned filmmaker managed to gather up actual actors to make a fool of themselves, with such talent as Sir Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, and Billy Zane offering up the most downright asinine performances of their careers (Titanic and A Sound of Thunder excluded!). In the title role is T3's Kristanna Loken, who proves here that she's better as a robot mute than as a raspy half-human vampire minx. The men in the audience will no doubt appreciate how committed she was to showing how -- err -- passionate vampires can be, though it's highly unlikely that anyone will be impressed by her lackadaisical fighting style and laughable accent. In fact, were it not for the gore, the flick would basically devolve into a comedy George Lucas-style of who can read their lines worse than the rest of the cast. With obvious nods to Raiders of the Lost Ark along with the Castlevania games, Bloodrayne has a definite "been there, done that" kind of feel to it that only makes Uwe Boll seem like even more of a hack than he was before. Video game devotees won't find much to crow about here, as the character's story line has been severely changed to more resemble a medieval prequel rather than a WWII Nazi bloodsucking adventure. The uncut version features wall-to-wall gore and an amazing gore montage recap at the end of the flick that will leave whomever is brave enough to watch it in punishing stitches.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/23/2006
UPC:
0855280001373
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
R
Source:
Uwe Boll Productions
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:34:00
Sales rank:
44,219

Special Features

Disc 1:; Film and special features:; CGI making of film; Story boards; Dinner with Uwe; Director's commentary; Theatrical trailer; ; Disc 2:; Bonus Bloodrayne 2 video game DVD; The complete BloodRayne 2 pc video game on DVD - (Instruction manual available on www.bloodrayne2.com)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kristanna Loken BloodRayne
Michelle Rodriguez Katarin
Ben Kingsley Kagan
Michael Madsen Vladimir
Matthew Davis Sebastian
Billy Zane Elrich
Will Sanderson Domastir
Udo Kier Regal Monk
Meat Loaf Leonid
Michael Paré Iancu
Geraldine Chaplin Fortune Teller

Technical Credits
Uwe Boll Director,Executive Producer
Carla Baer Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Bartylak Associate Producer
Daniel Clarke Producer
Cristian Corvin Art Director
Wolfgang Herold Executive Producer
Bryan C. Knight Asst. Director
Henning Lohner Score Composer
Mathias Neumann Cinematographer
David Richardson Editor
Michael Roesch Associate Producer
Daniel Sales Producer
Peter Scheerer Associate Producer
Jonathan Shore Associate Producer
Jim Steuart Production Designer
Guinevere Turner Screenwriter
Vieru Vlad Art Director
Sandy Walker Set Decoration/Design
Maureen Webb Casting
Shawn Williamson Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bloodrayne
1. Sherban Carnival [7:20]
2. Kagan's Castle [11:32]
3. The Fortune Teller [6:46]
4. Key to the Eye [11:18]
5. Leonid's Lair [5:48]
6. Journey to Brimstone [9:44]
7. Rayne's Seduction [9:56]
8. Arrival of Domastir [5:10]
9. Death Upon Brimstone [4:28]
10. The Arrival [1:21]
11. Ceremony Ritual [3:05]
12. Rayne's Revenge [5:42]

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BloodRayne 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay, I didn't have a lot of hope for this movie, but I knew Ben Kingsley was in it, so I thought I'd give it a chance: bad choice. The acting was pitiful, although in the actor's defense the lines they were given can only be described as hokey. There was more gratuitous use of spraying fake blood than I have ever seen: to include a 5 minute recap at the of the movie that served no particular purpose whatsoever. The injuries and "special effects" weren't even that good (I've taken trauma classes with better moulage!) There was zero, zip, nada in the way of character development and waaaaaaaaaaay too many (repeated!) flashbacks. The only reason I didn't turn it off was because I was trying to stay awake to prepare for a night shift. If you really feel the need to see this movie: rent it! You'll get a better return on your $25 throwing it on a fire. Thank God I rented it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of vampire movies, so I went into this one with an open mind. It didn't take long for me to come to the conclusion that this movie was terrible. Bad script, bad acting, bad effects, well, pretty much bad everything. They overdid the spraying blood most of the time. Did I mention the bad acting? This movie couldn't even be saved by the gratuitous nudity. I was glad I got this movie from Netflix, so it only cost me about $1 to see it. Come to think of it, even that may have been too much.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Uwe Ball hits another home run with this break-neck action thriller. I don't think most people were ready for a plot this deep. When the Terminator starts using her swords to kill the dwarfs and smurfs that invaded her home land...classic. I was a little disappointed when they voted Michael Madsen head of the trenchcoat gang but I guess he made up for it at the end when he rides the Gryffin right into the heart of the Wizard's teepee. If I were a Bloodrayne I would definatley just try to keep a low profile because in this movie you can get killed with one knife stab to the shoulder or hard punch to the face.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Kristanna Loken, But this movie was not her best. I believe it had a good story line but it needed more action, drama and realism. I thought the begginning was good but as it developed it lost it's story, it's value, it lost itself. It could've been a hit if it was somewhat stronger.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bloodrayne is the best of Uwe Ball because I love action and even though it had some bad scenes. It was cool!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago