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Hemoglobin (1997)

Bleeders (original title)
R | | Horror | 31 July 1997 (Italy)
A man travels to an island with his girlfriend in search of his relatives, but he finds maybe more than what he wanted to know.

Director:

Peter Svatek
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gillian Ferrabee Gillian Ferrabee ... Eva Van Daam / Her Twin Brother / John's Twin Sister
Pascal Gruselle Pascal Gruselle ... Vermeer
Roy Dupuis ... John Strauss
Kristin Lehman ... Kathleen Strauss
John Harold Cail John Harold Cail ... Ferryman
Joanna Noyes ... Byrde Gordon
Felicia Shulman ... Yolanda
Janine Theriault ... Alice Gordon
Michelle Brunet Michelle Brunet ... Ramona
David Deveau David Deveau ... Ben
Spencer Evans Spencer Evans ... Squeakie
Rutger Hauer ... Dr. Marlowe
Carmen Ferland ... Mrs. Shea (as Carmen Ferlan)
Leni Parker ... Baby Laura
Lisa Bronwyn Moore ... Toot (as Lisa Bronwyn-Moore)
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Storyline

A man with an unknown disease travels to an island with his girlfriend, where his relatives once lived, hoping to find a cure to his illness. While it was thought that his relatives were all dead, he actually finds them living underground. However, because they have been inbreeding for all of these years they don't look right, plus they have developed a pretty bad eating habit. Will he chose his girlfriend or his people? Written by <semihtareen@yahoo.com>

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Taglines:

It's in the blood

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexuality and violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

A loose adaptation of the HP Lovecraft story "The Lurking Fear" See more »

Goofs

In the prologue, the "King of Holland" is mentioned in relation to the year 1652. Holland was part of the Dutch Republic from 1581 through 1795, and had no king. See more »

Quotes

Hank Gordon: What is it, Doc?
Dr. Marlowe: It's a red blood cell from the autopsy specimen. It's identical to the blood sample I drew from John Strauss and the embryo.
Hank Gordon: What it means?
Dr. Marlowe: Trouble.
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Alternate Versions

The version released under the title, BLEEDERS is missing approximately one minute from the love scene between Roy Dupuis and Kristin Lehman, basically cutting out all of the nudity. The version titled, HEMOGLOBIN is uncut. See more »

Connections

Version of Lurking Fear (1994) See more »

User Reviews

bizarrely graphic and violent
15 November 1999 | by woofanSee all my reviews

this is a very bizarre movie! it is also very graphic! you really have to have a strong stomach to take all this in! Rutger Hauer as always does his best. Very bizarre indeed! **1/2 out of **** stars WARNING: very disturbing and gruesome!


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1997 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Descendant See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD8,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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