Innocent Blood

Innocent Blood

Director: John Landis

Cast: Anne Parillaud, Robert Loggia, Anthony LaPaglia

     
 

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John Landis' female vampire film Innocent Blood comes to DVD with a disappointing standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials are limited to productionSee more details below

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John Landis' female vampire film Innocent Blood comes to DVD with a disappointing standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials are limited to production notes. This Warner Bros. release has great sound quality, but the lack of a widescreen image makes it difficult to recommend. The inexpensive list price probably makes it worthwhile for genre enthusiasts.

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Some directors don't aspire to anything other than to be good showmen. John Landis, his films crammed with references to his idols and powered by an energy that seeks to entertain above all else, is one of Hollywood's most infectious storytellers. Innocent Blood combines two of his greatest strengths, horror and comedy, with a dash of a mob spoof thrown in (the cast contains many future The Sopranos players). Against a Pittsburgh backdrop, it features cameos by Dario Argento and Sam Raimi (George Romero was sick on his cameo-shooting day), Don Rickles melting, and a charming French vampiress (Anne Parillaud) who bites Chazz Palminteri because "he annoyed me." The cast is game, the story is pleasingly modest, and the script is loaded with entertaining one-liners; and the entire production has fun playing with the idea of a mob inundated with the undead. Landis has called this film his "guilty pleasure." It's nowhere near as accomplished as Ghostbusters and Men in Black as far as comedy thrillers go, but with a guiding principal that's more goofy than scary, it's nonetheless a thoroughly enjoyable popcorn movie.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/30/1999
UPC:
0085391257028
Original Release:
1992
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Pan & Scan]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:52:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anne Parillaud Marie
Robert Loggia Sal "The Shark" Macelli
Anthony LaPaglia Joe Gennaro
David Proval Lenny
Don Rickels Actor
Don Rickles Emmanuel Bergman
Chazz Palminteri Tony
Rocco Sisto Gilly
Kim Coates Ray
Gilbert Cates Dog Boy
Peter Cushing Van Helsing
Harry Gions Orderly
Sharon Howard-Field Actor
Ike German Shepherd
Christopher Lee Count Dracula
Bela Lugosi Count Dracula
Dan Quayle Vice President of the United States
Robert Walker Bruno
Tony Sirico Jacko
Tony Lip Frank
Marshall Bell Marsh
Rohn Thomas Coroner
Angela Bassett US Attorney Sinclair
Luis Guzman Morales
Tom Savini News Photographer
Charlie Gomorra Gorilla
Lamont Arnold Morgue Desk Man
Yancey Arias Coroner's Assistant
Frank Oz Pathologist
Pitty Jennings Reporter
David Earle Reporter
Forrest J. Ackerman Stolen Car Man
Elaine Kagan Frannie Bergman
Michael Ritchie Night Watchman
Bernard Hocke Motel Clerk
Sam Raimi Roma Meats Man
Dario Argento Paramedic
Marina Durrell Nurse
Steve Johnson Orderly
Linnea Quigley Nurse
Michael Wolk Surgeon
Russ Cochran Panhandler
Teri Weigel Melody Lounge Dancer
Lisa Ann Baker Melody Lounge Dancer
Christina Jimenez Melody Lounge Dancer
Christina Bowers Melody Lounge Dancer
Kim Currow Melody Lounge Dancer
Christina Diaz Melody Lounge Dancer
Kim Melton Melody Lounge Dancer
Robin Place Melody Lounge Dancer
Regina Poole Melody Lounge Dancer
Tracy Rolen Meloday Lounge Dancer
Tammy Ulm Melody Lounge Dancer
Katrina Witt Melody Lounge Dancer
Maribe Zolli Melody Lounge Dancer
Ron Roth Gus
Vic Noto Tommy
Jerry Lyden Vinnie
Rick Avery Cab Driver
Bob Minor Bus Driver
Leo Burmeister Flinton

Technical Credits
John Landis Director
Mac Ahlberg Cinematographer
Brian Avery Stunts
Joni Avery Stunts
Dale Beldin Editor
Leslie Belzberg Producer
Ron Berkeley Makeup
Clay Boss Stunts
Troy Brown Stunts
Kurt Bryant Stunts
Jeff Cadiente Stunts
Monty Cox Stunts
Charlie Croughwell Stunts
Peg Cummings Set Decoration/Design
Syd Dutton Special Effects
Tom Elliott Stunts
Richard Epper Stunts
Jeannie Epper Stunts
Glory Fioramonti Stunts
Andy Gill Stunts
Sharon Howard-Field Casting
Steve Hulin Stunts
Steve Johnson Makeup
Buck McDancer Stunts
Bill McIntosh Stunts
Deborah Nadoolman Costumes/Costume Designer
Ira Newborn Score Composer
Brad Orrison Stunts
Don Pulford Stunts
Spiro Razatos Stunts
Lee Rich Producer
Branscombe Richmond Stunts
Richard Sawyer Production Designer
Jonathan Sheinberg Executive Producer
Gregg Smrz Stunts
Bill Taylor Special Effects
Michael Wolk Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Merritt Yohnka Stunts

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Jump to a Scene
1. Credits (Night) [2:50]
2. "What about Italian?" [1:21]
3. Meeting Sal the Shark [7:50]
4. Joe blows his cool [1:19]
5. "Never play with the food" [1:02]
6. The perfect guy (That Old Black Magic) [3:51]
7. Finishing the food; headline news [4:15]
8. Marie gets a ride [3:22]
9. Sal's hideaway (I've Got You Under My Skin) [3:14]
10. Bathroom bloodletting [2:57]
11. Trail of "the perp" [5:13]
12. Searches in churches; "You are under arrest!" [6:26]
13. Lively at the morgue [4:33]
14. Speeding to Shadyside [1:33]
15. Manny's unexpected guest [2:52]
16. "What in hell are you?" [4:47]
17. "Don't murder a cop on my lawn" [3:11]
18. The bite on Manny [5:12]
19. The squeeze on Joe [2:47]
20. After Macelli; "You're not my type" [3:23]
21. A rump roast for a pillow [2:02]
22. The Amore Motel [3:58]
23. Manny sees the light [2:07]
24. "Maybe you bite" [7:02]
25. "Look at the man;" lucky Lenny [3:42]
26. Welcome to the family [5:37]
27. The law meets the fang pack [5:13]
28. Rampage on the roof [1:41]
29. Heavy traffic [1:04]
30. "I am the light!" [2:06]
31. Feling alive; End Credits (I Wanna Make Love to You) [6:02]

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