4.1/10
2,483
60 user 26 critic

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
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A gang of four eyed crooks led by Kurt Bishop (McCarthy) are ripping off top dollar computer chips from a list of factories. The night they hit Dynaphase Systems, two dirty employees are ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Spence
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Tara Fitzgerald, Andrew McCarthy
Bone Daddy (1998)
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A pathologist's book about his work is a good recipe for sick people.

Director: Mario Azzopardi
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Barbara Williams, R.H. Thomson
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A Chicago cop goes to Poland to get the hoods who killed his brother. When he finds out they belong to the local outfit of the Russian mob, he takes on the outfit's boss, as well as Dr. Lem, who handles illegal organ trade for the mob.

Director: Bob Misiorowski
Stars: Thomas Ian Griffith, Artur Zmijewski, Bozena Szymanska
Hemoglobin (2013)
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

In a future where humans, zombies and vampires inhabit the earth, peace is hard to come by. A battle weary vampire General tries to leave the fighting behind - but soon learns that the war ... See full summary »

Director: Eddie Frente
Stars: Pascal Yen-Pfister, Anatoli Grigoriadou, Sandy Tejada
Redline (1997)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

When a man is murdered in Moscow, experimental bionic research brings him back to life. He then sets out to find his murderers and money that was stolen during the crime.

Director: Tibor Takács
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Mark Dacascos, Yvonne Sciò
Precious Find (1996)
Adventure | Sci-Fi | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Three adventurers leave Moon City and head towards the asteroids in search of gold.

Director: Philippe Mora
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Joan Chen, Harold Pruett
Omega Doom (1996)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

After earth is taken over by an army of robots, the small number of humans left are forced into hiding. In the nuclear winter, only droids walk the face of the earth, in fear of the rumored... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Shannon Whirry, Norbert Weisser
Flying Virus (2001)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

A journalist uncovers a government conspiracy to unleash virus-carrying killer bees that could wipe out humanity.

Director: Jeff Hare
Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Craig Sheffer, Rutger Hauer
Slow Burn (2000)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The murder of the ex-wife of Doctor Sam Charney (Rutger Hauer) leads Detective Della Wilder (Pam Grier) to uncover a series of women's murders somehow linked to a big pharmaceutical company.

Director: Rodney Gibbons
Stars: Pam Grier, Rutger Hauer, Romano Orzari
Blast (1997)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Terrorists are holding the U.S. Olympic swim team hostage, and only the janitor can stop them.

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Linden Ashby, Andrew Divoff, Kimberly Warren
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A small-town detective is assigned to work on a high-profile kidnapping case reporting to a decorated FBI agent, who happens to be his ex-wife.

Director: Jennifer Warren
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Paulina Porizkova, Andrew Dolan
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A woman's ex-husband, who is the son of an Arab chieftain, kidnaps their teenage son and brings him back to Morocco, where the boy is to be made the leader of the tribe. The child's mother ... See full summary »

Director: Duccio Tessari
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Carol Alt, Omar Sharif
Edit

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 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 Carmen Ferland ... Mrs. Shea (as Carmen Ferlan)
Leni Parker ... Baby Laura
Lisa Bronwyn Moore Lisa Bronwyn Moore ... Toot (as Lisa Bronwyn-Moore)
Edit

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 to be living underground. However because they have been inbreeding for all 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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It's in the blood

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1997 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Descendant See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

CAD 8,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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.
See more »

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 Dark Heritage (1989) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

How can such a good movie be so bad?
31 March 2003 | by DexXSee all my reviews

Bleeders is, in a single word, baffling. It features a competent cast, including the always fantastic Rutger Hauer, and a bunch of unknowns who provide us with far better performances than we generally have inflicted upon us in low-budget straight-to-video horror. The location is gorgeous - a foggy fishing island somewhere off the eastern coast of Canada. The gore and monster makeup are extremely good, too. Even the script is adequate, containing no really awful dialogue or bizarre character motivations.

Add all these elements together, and you should end up with a solid little low budget horror film. Instead... well, you get Bleeders.

Its main fault is a serious cinematic crime: it is boring. I lay the blame for this unforgiveable flaw at the feet of the director and, to a lesser extent, the composer. The whole film is terribly paced. There is never any sense of urgency or danger throughout. It seems that the director has never seen a horror or thriller film before, as he certainly has no idea how to built suspense or deliver a shock. Scenes dealing with life and death feel identical to those featuring leisurely chats about genealogy. The whole film just feels terribly flat.

The score really doesn't help. It is simply the most boring and pointless movie score I have heard in years. In the first few minutes, I was thinking it was pretty. An hour and a half later, after listening to what seemed to be the same five minutes of music on a loop, I hated it. The music, like the direction, is utterly flat. Character scenes and supposedly scary scenes are all scored the same. Like the director, the composer seemed to have no idea what a horror film score is there for. It certainly isn't supposed to be something pretty to listen to when there's no dialogue.

These two problems are bad enough, but they are compounded by the fact that Bleeders is shot on video. This constant visual reminder of the movie's cheap nature, as well as its inept direction and bland score, make the whole film feel like an episode of some dodgy TV show, destined to be axed after a single season. Only the occasional splashes of gore and explicit sex scenes mark it as being something not made for TV.

It's a terrible waste of talent and potential. Okay, the best bits of the story are stolen from Lovecraft, but it could have been a fun Lovecraft ripoff, as opposed to yet another bad one. What a pity... it really could have been good.


14 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 60 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows to Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse all our free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed