Release Date: 2010
Ahh Bloodrayne, loved the games… the movies not so good. The first movie, Bloodrayne was set in a fantastical Middle Ages scenario – it wasn’t a great film. The second, Bloodrayne 2: Deliverance, was very poor, was set in the Wild West and saw Rayne being played by Natassia Malthe (Vampire Wars: Battle for the Universe) who reprises the role in this film.
Entitled Bloodrayne 3: the Third Reich in the US, I prefer the Blood Reich title of the UK release and, as the titles indicate, this is set in the Second World War – as was the first game – but wait, forget the games… indeed forget the previous films. I watched an interview with the writer, Michael Nachoff, who stated that (despite scenes in this of Rayne’s conception, lifted from the first film) the three films stand alone and thus he did not feel the need to match the lore in the previous films! Actually this film juggles its lore in-film as well. All of which is a shame because it does prove to be the better of the three films, I think… that is, of course, caveated with the fact that the other two weren’t very good.
|ouch, that has to hurt|
|the Commandant and Mangler|
|Rayne on the roof|
|vampire whore staked|
Is it a good film? No. But it is better than the first film and vastly superior to the second. I debated with myself over the score, giving the film 3.5 seemed harsh but 4 seemed generous, in the end I decided to be generous. 4 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.