BloodRayne

January 6th, 2006







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Plot
In the Eighteenth Century, Rayne is the half-human half-vampire Dhampir and the lead attraction in a carnival's freak-show in Romania...

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 2.8/10 (23,354 voted)

Critic's Score: 18/100

Director: Uwe Boll

Stars: Kristanna Loken, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Rodriguez

Storyline
In the Eighteenth Century, Rayne is the half-human half-vampire Dhampir and the lead attraction in a carnival's freak-show in Romania. When she escapes, she meets a fortuneteller that tells that her mother was raped by the king of the vampires Kagan and she decides to destroy her father. In her journey for revenge, she meets Vladimir and Sebastian, the leaders of the fortress of vampire hunters Brimstone, and she joins their society. She seeks for powerful talismans to defeat Kagan, while the skilled warriors Vladimir and Sebastian train her to face the forces of Kagan and her human side falls in love with Sebastian.

Cast:
Kristanna Loken - Rayne
Michael Madsen - Vladimir
Matthew Davis - Sebastian (as Matt Davis)
Will Sanderson - Domastir
Geraldine Chaplin - Fortune Teller
Udo Kier - Regal Monk
Meat Loaf - Leonid (as Meat Loaf Aday)
Michael Paré - Iancu
Billy Zane - Elrich
Michelle Rodriguez - Katarin
Ben Kingsley - Kagan
Darren Shahlavi - Priest
Esteban Cueto - Rok
Madalina Constantin - Amanda
Daniela Nane - Rayne's Mother

Taglines: She's one Hell of a heroine...literally!

Release Date: 6 January 2006

Filming Locations: Bran Castle, Bran, Brasov, Romania

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $1,550,000 (USA) (8 January 2006) (985 Screens)

Gross: $3,621,531 (Worldwide) (18 June 2006)



Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Philippines: (cut)



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jessica Alba was originally scheduled to play Katarin, but passed on it because it was too brutal.

Goofs:
Anachronisms: Rayne is clearly sporting a modern tattoo on her lower back.

Quotes:
Domastir: Kagan's gratitude or Kagan's wrath. Where is Brimstone?
Elrich: You honestly expect me to betray my daughter?
Domastir: That's funny, you never struck me as the paternal type. Give me the map.
Elrich: Give us our destiny.



User Review

As one of the (un)lucky ones to watch a preview screening, here are my reflections on "Bloodrayne".....

Rating: 1/10

How does he do it? By "he", I'm referring to Uwe Boll and I keep asking that question. How does he keep: a)making horrible movies; b)still getting opportunities to make more movies; and c) getting top-notch actors in his movies? It's just amazing how the cinematic world allows people like Boll to do whatever they want to ruin successful video game franchises. This time, the next victim is "Bloodrayne". Although the movie will only open in 2006, a preview screening was shown in the Austin Film Festival and I was one of the (un)lucky ones to be able to watch it. Wow. He actually CAN spoil franchises.

At least, Bloodrayne isn't considered one of the most life-changing video games in the world. It is actually about action, violence, and vampire powers. This "Bloodrayne" unites stars such as Ben Kingsley (who is not in a very good form lately), Michael Madsen, Michelle Rodriguez, and Kristianna Lokken, known for her role in Terminator 3. Technically, "Bloodrayne" is better than "House of the Dead", but worse than "Alone in the Dark". It is a joke that seems to take on forever, dragging itself on and on through embarrassing fighting sequences. Dreadful actings, shameful dialogues, and a sex scene indicate we are watching another Uwe Boll film. The entertaining video game becomes a forgettable movie in the hand of today's Ed Wood.

Despite one or two decent scenes, "Bloodrayne" is absolutely horrible. The story about a major vampire leader, called Kagan (sadly portrayed by Ben Kingsley) who is chased by vampire hunters (Michael Madsen in a disappointing role) is poor and flawed. Kristianna Loken looks really sexy, but as an actress, she is lame. As Rayne, a vengeful dhampir (half human, half vampire), she reminds us why Razzies are in the world for. Almost nothing in this movie works. This is one more of those movies you find tons of clones in the closest videostore. During the screening, I wanted to leave bad, but literally came to tears when I found out I couldn't. "Bloodrayne" is waste of time, money, human logic, and sanity. It's torturous, painful, and sad.

In 2006, I'm sure "Bloodrayne" will attract tons of hardcore fans who may just believe Uwe Boll has learned his lesson. So I end this review by saying two very important words: he didn't. "Bloodrayne" is one more of his irritating mistakes and is one more movie where you can learn a lesson from in the most painful way possible. Enjoy life to the fullest. If you don't understand this, rent any Uwe Boll movie and you'll know what I mean.------0/10









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