BloodSpell is a story of a world where men and women carry magic in their blood, and spilling it can unleash terrible power. Where these "Blooded" hide in fetid slums from the Church of the... See full summary »

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Jehane Barbour ...
Lanni
Sian Bevan ...
Magda
Mike Brownsell ...
Guard on tower
Alan Cross ...
Gad
Andrew Cross ...
Benedict
Caroline Dunford ...
Arianne
Ezra Furgusson ...
Lead monk in raid
Charmaine Gilbert ...
Carrie
Paul Hamilton ...
The Master
Hugh Hancock ...
The Doormonster
Johnnie Ingram ...
The Bishop
Andrew Kerr ...
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Felicity King-Evans ...
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Russell Loten ...
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BloodSpell is a story of a world where men and women carry magic in their blood, and spilling it can unleash terrible power. Where these "Blooded" hide in fetid slums from the Church of the Angels, commanded by their divine masters to "cleanse" the Blood Magic. Where choices are fraught, alliances rarely safe, and blood is all. A young monk named Jered flees the Church when his own Blood Magic is released. Now he must survive the pursuit of the Church, the gladiatorial pits of the Blooded underground, and the hidden truths of the ancient struggle. The choices he makes will tip the balance of the war between Church and Blooded, and change his world forever. Written by Hugh Hancock

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A tale of blood, magic and family


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October 2007 (UK)  »

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The filming method for BloodSpell, where the crew created invisible badgers to use as cameras in the computer-generated set, was referenced in the Charles Stross novel "Halting State". See more »

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A testament to the brilliance and weakness of the medium.
25 August 2010 | by (NSW, Australia) – See all my reviews

Let me be the first to write something about this film. Firstly, I've never really watched much machinima before; just the occasional episode of Red Vs. Blue, but that's about it. So, essentially, this was my official introduction to the medium.

I'll try to sum up my thoughts on the film as briefly as possible.

1. It was incredibly well made. I was constantly astonished at how smoothly this had been put together. Clearly a lot of effort went into this production, as visible in the editing and camera movements of the film. That's not to say the editing was perfect. It was occasionally clunky, but that is assumedly understandable considering the medium. It would not be fair to compare it, in that respect, to a traditional film. 2. The story was very interesting. Basic fantasy stuff, but it held my attention. I loved the concept of the wrist slashing being necessary for magic to occur, and overall many of the explored concepts were quite sound. It twisted the ideas of good vs. evil back and forth, which I liked. 3. I found the voice acting pretty horrendous. The accents seemed clumsy, and the vocal tones didn't always seem to compliment the situations. This is especially obvious in the character Magda, whose attempts at drama were quite laughable. 4. The dialogue was so-so. Much of it was built from clichés, but was still passable, and did not really hinder my enjoyment of this film. 5. The music choices were strange, but added a lot of life to the production. Many genres were explored, but the song use did admittedly give it the feel of an overextended cut scene. 6. The characters were pretty shallow, which makes me curious about how much more development they received in the unedited series of Bloodspell.

That's about all I can think to say off the top of my head. That may seem like a lot of complaints, but I did actually enjoy this film quite a lot, but comparing it to traditional films it was heavily flawed. Still, it's not only watchable but also completely enjoyable and even occasionally arresting. If I read correctly, this is the first feature length machinima film to be created, and I will definitely be looking forward to any that come out in the future.

My level of enjoyment is reflected in my score.


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