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Guinevere Turner (written by)
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Release Date:
6 January 2006 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Revenge never tasted so sweet. See more »
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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6 nominations See more »
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Confirms the worst of what people think of Boll... See more (470 total) »

Cast

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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

T.J. Storm ... Strongman / Kagan Vampire Guard #3
Constantin Barbulescu ... Ringmaster
Teona Galgotiu ... Rayne - Age 5
Razvan Popa ... Bartender
Laura Burlarda ... Little Girl

Ingrid Bisu ... Young Girl

Dicu Aurel ... Vampire Male (as Aurel Dicu)
Iulia Muresanu ... Vampire Female (as Iulia Muresan)
Romanita Ionescu ... Woman Vampire
Rocky Taylor ... Monetary Guard
Iulia Popescu ... Mother
Robert Alexander Baer ... Kid (Darius) (as Robert Baer)

Adrienne McQueen ... Female Soldier
Demeny Gabriel ... Kagan's Sentry
Radu Andrei Micu ... Sleepy Young Man (as Radu Micu)
Bryan C. Knight ... Thadius
Aden Ambrono ... Giant Thrall #1
Florin Roata ... Giant Thrall #2

Mike Dopud ... Gregor

Kofi Yiadom ... Kagan Vampire Guard #1
Mihai Ionita ... Kagan Vampire Guard #1 / Thrall Guard #1
Romeo Raicu ... Kagan Vampire Guard #2
Dorin Zaharia ... Kagan Vampire Guard #2 / Thrall Guard #2
Petre Dumitru ... Kagan Vampire Guard #3
Gabi Serbah ... Kagan Vampire Guard #3 / Thrall Guard #3

Ho-Sung Pak ... Kagan Vampire Guard #4
Banica Gheorghe ... Kagan Vampire Guard #4 / Thrall Guard #4 (as Gheoghre Banica)
Andrabulea Cigel ... Kagan Vampire Guard #5 / Thrall Guard #5 (as Gigel Andrabulea)
Orlando McGuire ... Kagan Vampire Guard #6
Alexander Mardan ... Kagan Vampire Guard #6 / Thrall Guard #6 (as Alex Mardan)
Luminita Filimon ... Kagan Vampire Guard #7 (as Filimon Luminita)

Vasilescu Valentin ... Kagan Vampire Guards #8 (as Vali Vasileseu)
Daniel Visan ... Thrall Guard #7 (as Dani Visan)
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Chris Torres ... Brimstone Man (uncredited)
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Directed by
Uwe Boll 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Guinevere Turner (written by)

Produced by
Brandon Baker .... associate producer
Uwe Boll .... producer
Dan Clarke .... producer (as Daniel Clarke)
Frederic Demey .... associate producer
Wolfgang Herold .... executive producer
Michael Roesch .... associate producer
Dan Sales .... associate producer
Peter Scheerer .... associate producer
Jonathan Shore .... co-executive producer
Jesse Sutton .... co-executive producer
Morris Sutton .... co-executive producer
Brad Van Arragon .... line producer
Max Wanko .... associate producer
Shawn Williamson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Henning Lohner 
 
Cinematography by
Mathias Neumann (director of photography)
 
Casting by
Maureen Webb 
 
Production Design by
James Steuart 
 
Art Direction by
Cristian Corvin 
Vlad Vieru 
 
Set Decoration by
Sandy Walker 
 
Costume Design by
Carla Baer 
 
Makeup Department
Mariana Andreescu .... assistant makeup artist
Miruna Fainaru .... assistant makeup artist
Aline Hafezi .... dummies
Corina Hera .... assistant makeup artist
Olaf Ittenbach .... special makeup effects
Sascha Kolmikow .... special makeup effects artist
Chris Kunzmann .... lead makeup effects artist (as Christoph Kunzmann)
Michelle Lemieux .... assistant makeup artist
Ioana Lita .... key hair stylist: Romania
Sebastian Lochmann .... special makeup effects sculptor
Barney Nikolic .... sfx makeup artist
Tommy Opatz .... special makeup effects
Connie Parker .... key makeup artist: Canada
Verginia Popa .... additional hair stylist
Domnica Sava .... assistant hair stylist
Suzanne Stokes-Munton .... key hair stylist: UK
Mirela Tanase .... additional hair stylist
Clara Tudose .... key makeup artist: Romania (as Tudose Claudia)
Linda Williams .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Irina Chirita .... production manager
Joey Setter .... unit production manager
Jonathan Shore .... post-production supervisor
Andreea Stanculeanu .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Irina Bryson .... third assistant director: Romania (as Irina Niculin)
Laura Grosu .... trainee assistant director
Theodor Halacu-Nicon .... first assistant director: second unit
Theodor Halacu-Nicon .... second unit director
Olaf Ittenbach .... second unit director
Bryan C. Knight .... first assistant director
Kevin Leslie .... second assistant director
Trevor McWhinney .... third assistant director
Corina Radu .... second assistant director: Romania (as Corina Ana Radu)
Thomas Reitmair .... assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Andreas Adamek .... concept artist
Daniel Aleca .... swing gang
Alexandru Alecu .... painter
Daniel Alexandru .... sculptor
Tamar Aviv .... set
Valentina Belea .... set decoration buyer
Florin Bivolaru .... assistant property master
Florin Burlacu .... swing gang
Dana Dinescu .... assistant set decorator
Corina Mihaela Dobre .... draft person
David Dowling .... property master
Adrian Epp .... lead dresser
Aline Fischer .... set
Florin Gavrila .... scenic painter
Cristi Nicolae Horeica .... swing gang
Petre Ionescu .... props
Olaf Ittenbach .... set
Stefan Lochmann .... storyboard artist
Spencer Louttit .... assistant property master
Liviu Marcu .... sculptor
Gabriela Nechita .... set dresser
Adrian Nica .... on-set decorator
Izabela Niculae .... art department coordinator
Ionel Adrian Niton .... swing gang
Tommy Opatz .... set
Simion Parvu .... assistant property master
Mircea Petre .... swing gang
Victor Mario Petre .... props
Marian Placinta .... swing gang
Valeriu Radulescu .... upholsterer
Thomas Reitmair .... set
Serban Rosca .... assistant art director
Serban Rotariu .... concept artist
Serban Rotariu .... storyboard artist
Victorita Rusu .... head painter (as Victoria Rusu)
Jörn Seifert .... set
Eusebiu Sirbu .... scenic artist
Alina Stoica .... assistant art director
Sandy Walker .... key set decorator
 
Sound Department
Michael Bartylak .... sound recordist
Jose R. Castellon .... adr recordist
Jochen Engelke .... sound re-recording mixer
Eva Heine .... sound post coordinator
Wolfgang Herold .... sound supervisor
Christina Hintersehr .... assistant sound post-production coordinator
Manuel Karakas .... mix editor
Manuel Karakas .... sound editor
Deni King .... adr supervisor
Kevin Konarzewski .... walla recordist
Yumiko Konomi .... sound editor
Annika Krieger .... sound post assistant
Iain Pattison .... sound re-recording mixer: temp mix
Roland Platz .... foley artist
Roland Platz .... foley editor
Marcel Schechter .... assistant dialogue editor
Adam Sharpe .... adr mixer
Carina Spitzkopf .... sound post assistant
Joe Spivak .... sound effects editor: temp mix
Philip Stiebeling .... sound post assistant
Hans Emanuel Vogel .... foley recordist
Max Wanko .... sound designer
Max Wanko .... supervising sound editor
Andreas Wiesner .... re-recording projectionist
Fritz A. Wollner .... sound editor
James Wallace .... temp mix sound designer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Tamar Aviv .... foam technician
Aline Fischer .... body casting
Aline Fischer .... finishing
Aline Fischer .... foam technician
Aline Fischer .... mould maker
Aline Fischer .... sculptor
Maike Heinlein .... hair puncher
Olaf Ittenbach .... dental prosthetics
Sebastian Lochmann .... finishing
Sebastian Lochmann .... sculptor
Liviu Lungu .... special effects assistant
Anna Menzel .... hair puncher
Barney Nikolic .... mould maker
Anna Olbrich .... hair puncher
Tommy Opatz .... finishing
Tommy Opatz .... foam technician
Tommy Opatz .... mould maker
Tommy Opatz .... sculptor
Dennis Penkov .... foam technician
Dennis Penkov .... mould maker
Adrian Popescu .... special effects supervisor
Stuart Prior .... special effects
Jörn Seifert .... foam technician
Dan Siciu .... special effects
George Tudoran .... special effects
Mihai Tudoran .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Jan Adamczyk .... digital compositor
Tobias Becker .... digital artist
Elmar Behr .... systems engineer
Jan Berner .... technical director
Sacha Bertram .... visual effects producer
Klaus Blaser .... Inferno artist
Dan Brittain .... digital compositor
Sven Bruhn .... compositor
Jeff Bruneel .... digital compositor
Paul Chapman .... digital compositor
Drake Conrad .... digital colorist
Gerrit Corsmeyer .... digital effects artist
Bryan Davies .... visual effects artist
Pete Dionne .... lead 3D artist: Technicolor
Michael Dohne .... digital compositor
Paul Dreisen .... digital artist
Gene Dreitser .... senior technical director
Christopher Elke .... visual effects producer
Zeljko Filipovic .... compositor
John Fukushima .... digital compositor
Ted Gervan .... visual effects artist
Martin Gessner .... visual effects producer
Jason Giberson .... scanning and recording
Marc Goecke .... digital artist
Mark Goldberg .... digital compositor
Thomas Hallé .... digital compositor
Rudi Hensel .... compositor
Marcus Herbert .... systems engineer
Phil Jones .... visual effects supervisor: Technicolor
Tyler Kehl .... visual effects coordinator
Jan Kruse .... visual effects producer
Jeannine Kruse .... visual effects coordinator
Ljiljana Marinovic .... visual effects producer
Thomas Marquardt .... digital artist
Sven Martin .... visual effects supervisor
Stephen Misek .... visual effects artist
Erin Nicholson .... digital artist
Jordan Nieuwland .... digital effects artist: Technicolor
Teni Noravian .... digital compositor
Erik Nordby .... lead compositor
Sean O'Hara .... compositor
Doug Oddy .... visual effects supervisor
Tilman Paulin .... digital compositor
Roland Petrizza .... visual effects
Jan Raimann .... digital effects artist
Persis Reynolds .... visual effects producer: Technicolor
Claudia Schenkenberg .... visual effects producer
Benjamin Seide .... digital compositor
Jason Snea .... lead compositor: TCS Toronto
Sonja Spader .... lead compositor
Juri Stanossek .... visual effects supervisor
Andreas Steinlein .... lead compositor
Jason Toth .... compositor
David Tso .... visual effects compositor
Mark Tureski .... digital opticals effects
Derek Wolfe .... visual effects
Peggy Wong .... visual effects coordinator
Sarah Wormsbecher .... visual effects project manager: Technicolor
Florian Schuck .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Vasile Albinet .... stunt double: Vladimir
Anthony Arcuria .... stunt double: Domastir
Dicu Aurel .... stunt double: Vladimir (as Aurel Dicu)
Einci Aurel .... stunt double: Vladimir (as Aurel Einci)
Florin Barcun .... stunt double: Uncle Adrian
Aurel Boata .... stunts
Gabi Burlacu .... stunt double: Kristanna Loken
Ion Carangea .... stunt double: Ringmaster (as Caragea Ion)
Doru Constantin .... stunts
Rogin Constantin .... stunt double: Leonid Vampire Guard
Mihai Danciu .... stunts (as Danciu Mihai)
Cincan Daniel .... stunt double: Leonid Vampire Guard (as Daniel Cincan)
Marian Dinca .... stunt double: Leonid Vampire Guard
Doru Dumitrescu .... stunts
Constantin Dumitru .... stunt double: Drunk Vampire (as Dumitru Constantin)
Luminita Filimon .... stunt double: Katarin (as Filimon Luminita)
Liviu Fister .... stunts
Paul Fister .... stunts
Marius Florian .... stunt double: Kagan (as Jerry Florian)
Kylie Furneaux .... stunt double
Serban Gabriel .... stunts
Banica Gheorghe .... stunts
Mihai Ionita .... stunt double: Man Vampire (as Ionita Mihai)
Viorel Ivanica .... stunt performer
Alin Luchian .... stunts
Razvan Mamarae .... stunt double: Leonid Thrall #2
Catalin Mancafa .... stunts
Alexander Mardan .... stunt double: Leonid Vampire Guard (as Alex Mordan)
Alexander Mardan .... stunts (as Alex Mardan)
Trevor McWhinney .... stunts
Iulia Muresanu .... stunt double: Leonid Thrall #3
Daniel Pasleaga .... stunt performer
Daniel Pasleaga .... stunts
Gabriela Petre .... stunts (as Gabi Petre)
Rasvan Puiu .... assistant stunt coordinator
Marian Raicu .... stunt double: Leonid Thrall #1
Romeo Raicu .... stunt double: Leonid
Mihai Serban .... stunts
Trevori Setru .... stunt double: Sebastian
George Stan .... stunts
Florin Stancu .... stunts
Daniel Stoica .... stunt double: Domastir (as Dan Stoica)
Rocky Taylor .... stunt coordinator
Marian Toader .... stunt double: Leonid Vampire Guard
Chris Torres .... stunt double: Sebastian
Mihai Ungureanu .... stunt double: Leonid Vampire Guard
Vasilescu Valentin .... stunts
Alicia Vela-Bailey .... stunts: Rayne (as Alicia Vela Bailey)
Florin Viorel .... stunts
Daniel Visan .... stunts
Dorin Zaharia .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cos Aelenei .... still photographer
Lupsa Armand .... additional electrician
Leonard Bacica .... video assist operator
Patrick Bramucci .... rigging gaffer
Daniel Ciobanu .... generator operator
Daniel Cojanu .... camera operator: "d" camera
Calin Constantin .... gaffer
Andrei Cretan .... assistant camera
Alexandru Durac .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Marian Ene .... key grip
Leonardo Fanone .... electrician
Florica George .... electrician
Cristu Ghigiu .... video assist operator
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer: additional photography
Marius Ivascu .... camera operator
Marius Ivascu .... director of photography: second unit
Catalin Kislinger .... lamp operator
Marty McInally .... Steadicam operator
Marty McInally .... camera operator: "a" camera
Darren McLean .... gaffer
Ralph Mendoza .... special aerial photographer: SpaceCam
Florin Mihalache .... key rigging grip
Cristi Onutu .... camera loader: "a" camera
Doru Perneac .... lamp operator
Uli Schmidt .... first assistant camera
Bogdan Alexandru Sicorschi .... rigging key grip
Catalin Simioana .... second assistant camera
Bogdan Stanciu .... camera operator
Remus Tanase .... rigging grip
Cristian Toader .... lamp operator
Gheorghe Ursescu .... best boy
Christine Wagner .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
 
Casting Department
Colleen Bolton .... casting assistant (as Colleen Rogers)
Andreea Tanasescu .... additional casting: Romania
Mihai Bauman .... casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ica Varna .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Paul Klassen .... assistant editor
Kate Kroll .... post-production assistant
Tom Mayclim .... negative cutter
Warren Mazutinec .... first assistant editor
Laurent Morel .... colorist: dailies
David M. Richardson .... film editor
Aisla Webster .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Sabine Ambos .... musician: gipsy band
Lorne Balfe .... composer: additional music
Filmchor Berlin .... choir
Klaus-Peter Beyer .... orchestra director
Alexandre Bytchkov .... musician: gipsy band
Falko Duczmal .... pro tools operator
Filmorchester Babelsberg .... orchestra (as Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg)
Pedro Gadelha .... musician: gipsy band
Christian Halten .... composer: additional music
Wolfgang Herold .... music supervisor
Günther Joseck .... conductor: Filmorchester Babelsberg
Seanine Joyce .... orchestrator
Alastair King .... principal orchestrator
Max Knoth .... orchestrator
Thomas Langer .... musician: gipsy band
Bradley Miles .... orchestrator
Gerd Putscheff .... musician: gipsy band
Matthias Sayer .... composer: additional music
Matthias Sayer .... music editor
Michael Schubert .... score recordist
Martin Tillman .... soloist: electric cello
Matthias Trück .... music copyist
Simon Whiteside .... orchestrator
Jessica de Rooij .... additional composer: score (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Daniel Andronache .... driver
Andrei Bulucea .... driver
Eugen Cerneanu .... driver
Daniel Ciobanu .... driver
Gheorghe Ciocarlea .... driver
Adrian Razvan Ciuraru .... driver
Marius Constantinescu .... driver
Viorel Costache .... driver
Ilie Cotoi .... driver
Viorel Dobrescu .... driver
Florea Dorobantu .... driver
Ionel Dragomir .... driver
Octavian Dumitrescu .... driver
Filip Florica .... driver
Valentin Gaman .... driver
Serban Gheorghe .... driver
Radu Haiu .... driver
Daniel Hotineanu .... driver
Gheorghe Iancu .... driver
Marian Iancu .... driver
Ionel Ilie .... driver
Sorin Lazar .... driver
Ion Manea .... driver
Adrian Minca .... driver
Gheorghe Mirea .... driver
Iulian Moise .... driver
Adrian Nita .... transportation coordinator
Catalin Nita .... transportation captain
Fabian Pauna .... driver
Dragos Popescu .... driver
Ion Sandu .... driver
Ionel Scortanu .... driver
George-Stefan Simion .... driver
Gheorghe Stan .... driver
Daniel Stoica .... driver
Aurel Vitale .... driver
Nicolae Vlasceanu .... driver
Dragos Zalana .... driver
Mihai Zamfirescu .... driver
 
Other crew
Lupsa Amalia .... assistant: Mr. Davis
Ilinca Anghelescu .... assistant: Mr. Kingsley
Mariam Arthur .... assistant: Mr. Sales
Micheal Bahta .... production assistant
Petruta Baicu .... catering staff
Rodica Barcanescu .... catering staff
Mihaela Capan .... assistant: Mr. Clarke
Ioana Cernescu .... accommodation production assistant
Razvan Comeaga .... location manager
Raul Cosma .... key set production assistant
Marian Dan .... chef
Sorina Dumitru .... location manager
Gabi Gradinaru .... caterer
Maria Gradinaru .... caterer
Michael Grudman .... post-production accountant
Matthias Herold .... legal: Herold Studios
Joel Hurley .... assistant location manager: re-shoot, Vancouver
Ada Maria Ichim .... script supervisor (as Ana Maria Ichim)
Anne Jacobsen .... production accountant
Sean Jordan .... marketing
Hanno Kaempf .... legal: Herold Studios
Krista Kelloway .... assistant: Mr. Van Arragon
Micah Kelpin .... assistant: Mr. Williamson
Tanja Knight .... production assistant (as Tanja Sobieraj)
Trent Martin .... web master
Alexandru Molea .... set production assistant
Cosmina Museat .... assistant: Dr. Boll
Lucia Nasi .... assistant: Ms. Rodriguez
Liliana Nita .... assistant production accountant
Mirela Pancu .... production accountant
Jane Pearson .... assistant accountant
Catalin Popa .... cashier
Dorina Popa .... cashier
Titi Radoaie .... production assistant
Kerstin Risch .... accountant: Herold Studios
Letitia Rosculet .... assistant: Ms. Loken
Dumitra Scortaru .... catering staff
Joey Setter .... production coordinator
Suzanne E. Smith .... assistant accountant (as Suzanne Clements)
Tracy D. Smith .... script coordinator
Todd Spangler .... assistant: Mr. Madsen
Doru Stan .... production assistant
Izabela Stanciu .... catering staff
Anamaria Telega .... production coordinator
Alan Noel Vega .... fight choreographer (as Noel Vega)
Emilia Vlad .... production secretary
William Wanstrom .... publicist
Dan Lee West .... assistant to producer
 

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, some sexuality and nudity
Runtime:
95 min | Philippines:92 min (cut)
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Argentina:16 | Australia:R | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | Germany:18 (SPIO/JK) | Hungary:18 | Malaysia:18SG (DVD) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) | Singapore:R21 (cut) | South Korea:18 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #41938)
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Trivia:
According to Uwe Boll, Michael Madsen was frequently drunk throughout the production.See more »
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Anachronisms: At 4:27, a man in the audience is wearing a modern wrist watch.See more »
Quotes:
Rayne:I thought they would be afraid of me.
Katarin:They only fear what they do not know.
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98 out of 126 people found the following review useful.
Confirms the worst of what people think of Boll..., 3 October 2006
Author: mentalcritic from Southern Hemisphere

When I heard that Uwe Boll had challenged several of his critics to a boxing match, I thought it was an example of the man failing to understand reactions. Rather than come out looking like a misunderstood hero, he comes off as a spoiled child. So when I hear people calling Uwe the new Ed Wood, I just want to point out that this demonstrates ignorance regarding Wood. It is insulting to the poor guy. You see, Wood made one of the most daring (if staggeringly inept) films that challenged people's perceptions of transvestism and gender roles, long before this became a common theme in Hollywood. His major feature was that he lived only to make films, and did so because of motives other than cash. Boll, on the other hand, says absolutely nothing in his films that is of any value, and has shown himself in the media to be the most cynical, thoughtless idiot that ever drew breath. Another classic example of the difference between Boll and Wood, perfectly illustrated by BloodRayne, is that Wood's films made narrative sense.

If you have not played any of the video games upon which BloodRayne is based, then it will make very little sense to you. The parts about Rayne being the child of a vampire and a human, I get, but the film is loaded with references to artifacts that the villain needs in order to gain power, which Rayne must obviously stop him from acquiring. This reminds me of the sequence from Bakshi's adaptation of The Lord Of The Rings in which the explanation of what the One Ring is and what it does was meant to be delivered. By failing to deliver this critical information in a manner that makes sense to the viewer, both films end up disjointed and pointless. Only BloodRayne makes it much, much worse by jumping around from location to location, showing confrontations between Rayne and various enemies without a pause for explanation as to why this is significant. Ten bucks to anyone who can figure out exactly why Boll chose to end the film with a bunch of flashbacks to disjointed events that have no connection to the film's "present time", when the climactic slaying would have done just fine.

Another of Boll's few talents is to classically miscast. Kristanna Loken is surprisingly good as the titular character, and puts in a far better performance than I would have credited her with after that abysmal Terminator rip-off. It is certainly far better than the film deserves. Michelle Rodriguez looks extremely angry to be there. Matthew Davis has this stupid expression on his face all the time that appears to be him begging for some direction. Michael Madsen, Billy Zane, and Udo Kier literally are on autopilot. But Meat Loaf, the poor guy, seems to be trying to take his role seriously, and never have I see an actor look so uncomfortable in his work. He almost looks as if he is going to have a stroke from all the "what the hell am I doing here?" instructions his brain is trying to process. But the real gem here is Ben Kingsley, winner of one Academy Award and nominee for three others. He seriously looks as if he is going to burst out in laughter at any second during his scenes with Loken. And who can honestly blame him?

A mention must be made of the abysmal special effects here, too. Boll at least knows that the audience for a film based on this video game expects to see blood, and a lot of it. However, like every other aspect of his films, the delivery is so staggeringly inept that it makes one wonder how Boll can be so blind to this. Not only does the head of one opponent look despicably fake, the looks on the faces of the extras when they are shown chopping things up with their swords is utterly hilarious. Someone had to direct them to assume that expression, as swinging an actual sword hard enough to sever a limb involves enough exertion that one at least pulls some kind of face in the process. They said it best in Showdown In Little Tokyo - beheadings are not as easy as they look. Yet Boll seems to think he can silence individuals who feel he is utterly inept as a director by hitting them. If I could say one thing to his face right now, it would be that keeping silent and working on making a genuinely good film would have worked a lot more.

So I mean it when I say this film is not as bad as many others have said - it is even worse. A competent director like Wolfgang Petersen would have connected the story together properly, and at least shot the violence in a convincing fashion. A brilliant director such as Paul Verhoeven would have found a way to satirise the social mores of the eighteenth century, and delivered enough convincing violence to give the MPAA fits at the same time. As much as Boll would like to pretend otherwise on the basis of sales figures in countries where they would probably not understand the abysmal dialogue anyway, he is nowhere near the league of Petersen or Verhoeven. And that is a big part of what makes his films so insulting to the general public. Boll would like us to believe that he is some kind of misunderstood genius who keeps striking out with critics because they do not understand his message. Well, Boll, the disjointed plot aside, I understand you just fine. The thing is, when I do understand your films, I do not want them anymore.

So I gave BloodRayne a two out of ten. A one would only further its position on the bottom one hundred, and it is deserving of infamy in neither sense of the word. Avoid.

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