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Bloody Mallory (2002)

Heroines Mallory, Vena Cava and Talking Tina fight the fallen angel Abaddon and his accomplices vampire Lady Valentine and succubus Morphine.

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Julien Magnat
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Bonamy ... Mallory
Adrià Collado ... Père Carras
Jeffrey Ribier Jeffrey Ribier ... Vena Cava (as Papillon 'Jeff Ribler')
Laurent Spielvogel Laurent Spielvogel ... Le Pape / Abbadon
Valentina Vargas ... Lady Valentine / Carmina Belladone
Julien Boisselier ... Avec dans le rôle du mari
Thylda Barès Thylda Barès ... Talking Tina
Ludovic Berthillot Ludovic Berthillot ... Le Molosse
Thierry Perkins-Lyautey Thierry Perkins-Lyautey ... L'Inspecteur Durand
Sophie Tellier Sophie Tellier ... Morphine
María Jurado María Jurado ... L'Infermière
Dominique Frot ... La prisonnière
Olivier Hémon Olivier Hémon ... Le chef de brigade
Philippe Visconti Philippe Visconti ... Le garde du corps blond
Justine Pouvreau Justine Pouvreau ... La jeune nonne
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Heroines Mallory, Vena Cava and Talking Tina fight the fallen angel Abaddon and his accomplices vampire Lady Valentine and succubus Morphine.

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Evil has a new enemy. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Spain

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 July 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Krvava Malori See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

There are several references to avant-grade singer/performance artist Diamanda Galas throughout the film: * The character Vena Cava shares a name with an album Galas released in 1993. * Vena's line of "Give me sodomy or give me death" is taken from the song "Confessional" off of Galas' 1991 album "Plague Mass" and is used in a very similar context. * When Morphine disguises herself as Mallory, the soundtrack plays excerpts from Galas' 1982 recording of "The Litanies of Satan." See more »

Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits we hear Lady Valentine saying "Ouais mes chéris!" See more »

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References Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996) See more »

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French for "bloody entertaining"
19 December 2005 | by johnnysugarSee all my reviews

A deliciously campy combination of the wild Japanese action film "Versus", the comedic gore of the "Evil Dead" series, and the supernatural girl power of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer", "Bloody Mallory" is a stylish, self-aware, deliriously entertaining action/horror/comedy hybrid from France.

Mallory (Olivia Bonamy) is a highly-trained government agent specializing in combating the supernatural. Her back-up team consists of Talking Tina (Thylda Bares), a mute girl with telepathic abilities, and Vena Cava (Jeffrey Ribier), a drag queen with an affinity for guns and explosives. When Pope Heironymus I (Laurent Spielvogel) is kidnapped by demonic operatives, it's up to Mallory and her team to recover him and stop a nefarious plot for world domination. Joined by the kickboxing priest Father Carras (Adria Collado), the team faces off against vampires, succubi, ghouls, fallen angels, and other assorted nasties in their madcap mission.

Director and co-writer Julien Magnat has created a unique film that borrows liberally from established action and horror franchises without resorting to cheap imitation or sycophantic flattery. Mixing established folklore with his own, Magnat has managed to created a realistic yet perfectly ridiculous universe in the absolute best sense of the word. Everything is over-the-top, yet nothing is so absurd as to be boring or trite. What helps matters is the fact that Magnat is consciously aiming for a feverishly campy aesthetic and realizes just how bizarre his creation may appear.

The performances are all quite good, especially given the potential for the hammy, half-hearted B-movie acting that this film could be associated with. Bonamy is perfectly believable as Mallory, a good balance of world-weary warrior and vulnerable heroine. Valentina Vargas, appearing as Lady Valentine, is delightfully seductive and icy in equal measures. The most enjoyable performance, however, comes from Ribier as the scene-stealing Vena Cava, delivering the most amusing lines and memorable moments, all in huge platform boots and an electric blue wig.

The only downfalls in the film are fairly major, but they do not impact the enjoyment of the film as much as would be expected. Magant had an admittedly low budget, and some of the special effects (including one monster effect) are very low-tech bordering on cheesy. The fight sequences, while exciting, lack the flash and panache of similar films such as "Blade", although they usually avoid the hyper-cutting edits typical of many modern action films. Finally, many of the scenes in the first part of the film are filmed very darkly, but this is more of an objection to what is perhaps a stylistic choice and not necessarily a reflection of the overall film.

For a film with such a small pedigree, it's amazing how enjoyable it is. A B-movie with aspirations to greatness, "Bloody Mallory" doesn't fail to amuse. Highly recommended for fans of humorous, absurdist action films. 8 out of 10.


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