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Cold and Dark (2005)

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When Detective Mortimer Shade is somehow killed in a freezer, a parasite called a grail possesses his body, revives him, but he needs blood to stay alive. His partner John Dark accepts the ... See full summary »

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Andrew Goth

Writer:

Joanne Reay
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Goss ... John Dark
Kevin Howarth ... Mortimer Shade
Matt Lucas ... Dr. Elgin
Carly Turnbull Carly Turnbull ... Albany (as Carly Jane Turnbull)
David Baker David Baker ... Red
Carrie Clarke ... Slik (as Caroline Ball)
Cassandra Bell ... Rachel
Michael Culkin ... Lardeson Dahl
Jake Curran ... Lenny
Steven Elder ... Mabbs
David Gant ... Superintendent Maddox
Hamish Hamilton Hamish Hamilton ... Bollingbroke
Elizabeth Healey ... Specs
Dan van Husen ... Solly Tunkel
Rhys Moosa Rhys Moosa ... Tommy
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Storyline

When Detective Mortimer Shade is somehow killed in a freezer, a parasite called a grail possesses his body, revives him, but he needs blood to stay alive. His partner John Dark accepts the new situation and together they become vigilantes, judging and killing the bad guys, with Shade sucking their blood with his claw. However, Dark notes that Shade is losing the rest of his humanity and becoming a monster, being aware and afraid of the danger Shade represents to mankind and trying to stop him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Cold Cop, Bad Cop, It's In the Blood See more »

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong gruesome violence and gore, language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Goofs

As Tommy is escaping down the stairs, someone wearing a yellow hard-hat becomes briefly visible in the bottom left of the frame. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Elgin: Detective Sergeant Dark. My name is Dr. Elgin from the CUUC, that's Civilian Unexplained... ehhh... something, something.
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the credits a woman undergoing liposuction is heard talking to a doctor. When the credits end a scene starts wherein the woman discovers something strange is inserted in her belly and that the liposuction is performed by "The Grail" via his hole in the hand. See more »

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As feeble as a drugged infant.
17 March 2007 | by perkin2000See all my reviews

For the most part, as well as the fact that I'm very lazy, I'll just agree what most of the other negative reviews have said.

There was a few moments of good camera work and one or two effects scenes that worked OK. But that's enough of the positives.

My biggest problem with this film is Luke Goss's narration. What the hell? His accent when on-screen appears to be a blend of his normal one and Eton educated posh kid.

However, during the narration, it appears to change considerably and consistently. From what I can tell he is trying to sound American.

It just sounds like an embarrassing combination of Brooklyn cab driver and confused Welshman.

In short his accent, like the rest of this film, is awful.

It frustrates me that the UK has such potential when it comes to film making, yet every film we make tries so damn hard to appeal to the American market. This is a shame for both us and any actual American audience that would like to see authentic British films.

To be honest, I think people could film something better on a mobile phone.


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Official Sites:

Sheer Films

Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

14 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold & Dark See more »

Filming Locations:

Cornwall, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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