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Film / BloodRayne

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Based on the game of a same name, BloodRayne is the third video game movie by Uwe Boll, released in 2005, starring Kristanna Loken, Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Madsen, and Ben Kingsley. The screenplay was written by Guinevere Turner.

A pseudo-Prequel to the games, the film centers around the Dhampyr Rayne seeking to bring down her vampire father, Kagan. Instead of centering around killing Nazis, the first film is set around the Middle Ages and features a more laid back Rayne compared to her video game counterpart. But after all, Uwe Boll made this film and his faithfulness to source material has always been lacking.

Bloodrayne pretty much became the first franchise of films by Uwe Boll, as there are two sequels, BloodRayne II: Deliverance and BloodRayne: The Third Reich, and a fourth film is in development, rumored to be set in modern times.


This film contains the examples of:

  • Adaptational Heroism: Kagan, while still a monstrous bastard who raped and murdered Rayne’s mother, didn’t slaughter the rest of her family like he did in the games. He also isn’t a Serial Rapist who has done this to others.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Rayne isn’t nearly as bloodthirsty and hostile as she was in the games.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Kagan to Rayne, just like in the games.
  • Attempted Rape: Rayne is almost raped by the one of the circus workers, but during the quarrel some blood is drawn and her powers are awakened.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Rayne and Katarin.
  • Big Bad: Kagan.
  • Bisexual Vampire: Rayne seduces and bites a female vampire one point.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Rayne's signature weapons, which are inexplicably replaced with swords in the third film.
  • Child by Rape: According to Rayne, she was conceived by Kagan raping her human mother.
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  • Coitus Ensues: There's a sex scene between Rayne and Sebastian, with no build up beforehand.
  • Dhampyr: Rayne, obviously. She is the product of Kagan raping her mother.
  • Drop the Hammer: One of the vampire bodyparts is guarded by a deformed monk who uses a mallet and spiked clubs to fight.
  • Dual Wielding: Rayne wields two blades, just like in the games.
  • Dull Surprise: You'll be amazed how nonchalant people can be about being stabbed or dismembered. According to Uwe Boll, Michael Madsen was drunk throughout the shoot. This somewhat explains his apathetic performance.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Meat Loaf as Leonid, who devours the scenery.
  • Fortune Teller: Rayne finds out about her Chosen One status when she meets one after she breaks free from the circus.
  • Gorn: The movie contains absurd amounts of graphic carnage, though it's obviously-gratuitous nature and obvious fakeness make it more narmy than anything.
  • Hero Killer: Kagan personally stabs Vladmir through the heart.
  • In Name Only: The movie (and its sequel) has very little in common with the game, aside from the protagonist being a female Dhampyr named Rayne who fights her vampire father.
  • Interplay of Sex and Violence: The excessively-bloody violence is the only thing more gratuitous than the female nudity.
  • Make Sure He's Dead: The protagonists decapitate fallen vampires to make sure they're really dead.
  • Major Injury Underreaction:
    • Vladmir gets captured and then stabbed through the heart and throughout his emotionless expression doesn't change at all.
    Linkara: My god, man, you're being stabbed! Don't you care?!
  • Missing Reflection: At a tavern, Sebastian notices that a man next to him casts no reflection which indicates one being a vampire, and stakes him on the spot.
  • No-Sell: The three body parts each make a vampire immune to one of their natural weakness.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: No one really sounds Romanian, but some of the cast - Michael Madsen, Matt Davis, Meat Loaf, and others - don't even try to disguise their modern American accents.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Unlike some of her castmates, Michelle Rodriguez at least tries to put on an accent. Unfortunately, it keeps fading in and out not only between scenes but sometimes even during one line of dialogue.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: For one thing, plain, ordinary water acts like Hollywood Acid on them. And, according to at least one shot, it also acts like it on their SHOES.
  • Plot Coupon: Rayne and Kagan are looking for the holy (unholy?) body parts of an ancient vampire, that take away their weaknesses.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Kagan raped Rayne’s mother to birth her and that, mixed with her later murder, is why Rayne hates and wants to kill him.
  • Sad-Times Montage: In the last 5 minutes of the Unrated Director's Cut, after Rayne kills Kagan and sits on the throne, the viewer is treated to about 3-4 minutes of slow motion shots of many of the gory kills in the film. However, it seems more like a special effects montage showcasing the over-the-top gore effects and the fight choreography.
  • Shout-Out (may be a Whole-Plot Reference): Rayne's quest for the enchanging body parts is one to Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, where one must collect Dracula's body parts.
  • Sword Fight: Plenty of it, even the climactic action scene is one.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Sebastian casually kills a vampire in a Tavern and no one bats an eye. The owner merely comments on how he's glad they didn't make a mess of the place.
  • Wall Bang Her: Sebastian abruptly has sex with Rayne this way (his back is up against the bars of a cell, while she braces herself by holding on), which seems like it would be pretty uncomfortable to him.
  • Weakened by the Light: Leonid is destroyed by sunlight.
  • You Killed My Father: Like the games, Kagan raped and murdered Rayne’s mother and she seeks vengeance against him as a result.