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Blood and Chocolate (2007)

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A young teenage werewolf (Bruckner) is torn between honoring her family's secret and her love for a man (Dancy).

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Gabriel
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Astrid
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Rafe
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Ulf
Tom Harper ...
Gregor
John Kerr ...
Finn
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Willem
Vitalie Ursu ...
Constani
Bogdan Voda ...
Albu
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Beatrice
Rodica Mandache ...
Mrs. Bellagra
Sandu Mihai Gruia ...
Pharmacist (as Sandu Gruia)
Helga Racz ...
Young Vivian
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In Bucharest, Romania, the orphan Vivian was raised by her aunt after losing her parents ten years ago in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado. Her family belongs to a bloodline of werewolves and Vivian is promised to the leader of the pack, Gabriel. When the American cartoonist Aiden, who is researching werewolves for his publisher for the next edition of his magazine, meets Vivian, they immediately fall in love for each other. However, the evil son of Gabriel and Vivian's cousin Rafe poisons Gabriel about the love of Vivian, forcing her to choose between her bounds with her family and her passion for Aiden. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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love | werewolf | murder | bucharest | colorado | See more »

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Rated PG-13 for violence/terror, some sexuality and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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26 January 2007 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,074,300 (USA) (26 January 2007)

Gross:

$3,525,161 (USA) (23 March 2007)
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The plot of the book and movie are so different, they may as well be separate titles as the movie's ending especially was completely different. Fans of the Blood and Chocolate novel have always been crazy over Vivian and Gabriel, who're considered a classic couple of the werewolf genre. Fans were thus shocked to see Gabriel portrayed as a villain and Vivian ending up with a human. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Vivian: What's the city taught you?
Aiden: That the werewolf stories have gotten it all wrong. In the loup garoux legend, they're not cursed, their blessed. Like the moon turning them into wolves, that's all how it's twisted later. The loup garoux can change whenever they want. It's- it's, uh... mind over matter. Transcendence. You know, they believe they will change, and in that moment they do. Can you imagine that? From a man to a wolf.
Vivian: Sounds beautiful.
Aiden: It is. Uh, supposedly, you could kill ...
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Featured in HypaSpace: Episode #6.20 (2007) See more »

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Let Yourself Go Wild
Written by Jasmin Tabatabai
Performed by Jasmin Tabatabai
Courtesy of Chet Records
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Not entirely true to the book, but still an engrossing experience
15 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I Read the book for this a long time ago, it was given to me by a friend and while it is not the sort of book I would usually buy while browsing for a new read I was enthralled by it and read it in one sitting (its not that big anyway) and then again the next day.

Knowing this I watched this movie with some trepidation, I was expecting the usual rip off (ala Lord of the Rings, Narnia etc.) with too much special effects and most of the story missing including some of the most important/memorable parts.

Now while there is a fair bit of the book missing here and a few changes, I was very pleasantly surprised, This film does manage to portray the storyline very well, the acting is believable and the characters look right. they also hit the nail on the head with the wolf side, These are not giant monsters who could tear a man apart with one hand they are wolves, pure honest to god wolves. It makes such a refreshing change to see a werewolf film these days that does not rely on special effects and all out action, One that tells a story and tells it well.

I finished watching this movie with a sense of satisfaction that the job had been done properly, this is the highest praise I can give those involved in this film. it will be added to my collection asap and watched many times.

I cannot say whether I prefer the movie or the book as I feel that both stand on a par, the book fills out the world and the movie brings it to life. So if you've only read the book OR seen the movie, then do the other as they stand better together


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