BloodRayne: The Third Reich

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BloodRayne: The Third Reich
BloodRayne The Third Reich.jpg
Directed byUwe Boll
Produced byUwe Boll
Dan Clarke
Wolfgang Herold
Written byMichael Nachoff
Based onBloodRayne series
by Terminal Reality
StarringNatassia Malthe
Michael Paré
Willam Belli
Music byJessica de Rooij
CinematographyMathias Neumann
Edited byKaren Porter
Production
company
Boll Kino Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG
Herald Productions
Distributed byPhase 4 Films
Release date
  • May 2, 2011 (2011-05-02) (United Kingdom)
  • June 24, 2011 (2011-06-24) (Germany)
  • July 5, 2011 (2011-07-05) (United States)
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited States
Canada
Germany
LanguageEnglish
Budget$10 million

BloodRayne: The Third Reich is a 2011 direct-to-DVD action-adventure horror film written by Michael Nachoff and directed by Uwe Boll,[1] set in 1943 Europe during World War II and starring Natassia Malthe as dhamphir Rayne and Michael Paré as vampire Nazi officer Ekart Brand.[2] It is the third BloodRayne film and a sequel to BloodRayne and BloodRayne 2: Deliverance, also directed by Boll. It is the second BloodRayne film to star Malthe after BloodRayne 2: Deliverance. Paré, who played Iancu in BloodRayne and Pat Garrett in BloodRayne 2: Deliverance, plays yet another character in this film. Boll shot BloodRayne: The Third Reich simultaneously with Blubberella, with both films sharing some of the same actors, including Michael Paré, Clint Howard, Brendan Fletcher and Willam Belli.

Plot[edit]

Rayne fights against the Nazis in Europe during World War II with the French resistance, encountering Ekart Brand, a Nazi leader whose goal is to inject Adolf Hitler with Rayne's blood in an attempt to transform him into an all powerful dhampir and attain immortality.[3]

The film opens with train cars full of humans being sent to concentration camps when they're intercepted by a French resistance group. Soon, Rayne (Natassia Malthe) arrives and kills most of the Nazi troops and corners their commandant in a train car. As the two talk, a Nazi shoots Rayne, splashing her blood on the commandant's face. Rayne kills the soldier before impaling the commandant on a pole and leaving him to die. Rayne soon converses with the leader of the resistance, Nathaniel, who is aware that Rayne is a dhampir. After finding the train cars full of prisoners, the resistance and Rayne decide to work together to fight the Nazis. After they leave however, the commandant is revealed to have survived his presumed death as a result of some of Rayne's blood getting in his mouth, implying that he is a dhampir.

Back at the headquarters of the Third Reich, a scientist named Mangler (Clint Howard) is torturing vampires as a way of studying them so he can make Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich immortal. A Third Reich lieutenant informs the doctor that the commandant was attacked by a 'vampire' in the daytime, intriguing his interest.

Elsewhere, Rayne heads to a brothel to get a massage when she overhears a soldier beating on one of the women. Angered by the beating interrupting her massage, Rayne easily beats the man down, forcing the owner of the brothel to close early, despite being warned that the Nazis would suspect something is wrong. She ignores the warning and angrily tells Rayne that she better not be a problem for her business. Rayne simply scoffs at the woman before walking off. As Rayne prepares to leave, a voluptuous woman stops Rayne and thanks her for saving the woman from before, taking off Rayne's robe. Another woman lights several candles as the woman continues to hit on Rayne. The woman walks out, telling Rayne and the busty woman to "have fun". Initially refusing her advances at first, the woman finally manages to seduce Rayne and has sex with her. As the woman sexually dominates Rayne, one of the women listens to their intercourse, smiling mischievously before walking out of the brothel. Rayne continues to make love with the woman, finally climaxing as she kisses down Rayne's body.

The woman that listened to Rayne's love session tells the commandant about Rayne assaulting the soldier from earlier in exchange for running the brothel she works at, since she hates the woman currently running it. The commandant flirts with the woman, commenting on her beauty before biting her.

Back at the brothel, Rayne is fully dressed, as Nazi soldiers have arrived to kill Rayne. After cutting them down with her swords, she is reunited with the commandant. Horrified to learn that she sired a Nazi commander, she flees. The Nazis fire at Rayne, managing to hit her, though she brushes it off and escapes. This angers the commandant, as he wants her alive. Dr. Mangler rushes to where Rayne was shot, and collects her blood for more research.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Boll has originally planned to begin filming in Croatia in 2008 under the title BloodRayne 3: Warhammer,[4] but it was later announced that filming would begin January 2010.[5] In February 2010 the title was changed to BloodRayne: The Third Reich[6] and shooting began in Zagreb, Croatia with Natassia Malthe and Michael Paré in the lead roles.[7] Some speculation has it that a tie in to the video game Nocturne is present through the character Svetlana who is a rumored vampire in a video post on YouTube.[8]

Michael Paré has appeared in all three films in the BloodRayne franchise, but as different characters; Iancu, Pat Garrett and, Commandant Ekart Brand respectively.

Reception[edit]

Like the previous BloodRayne films, BloodRayne: The Third Reich received mostly negative reviews from critics. Main criticisms were towards the acting, script and Boll's direction.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Griffin McElroy, "Uwe Boll is adapting everyone's favorite video game, Bloodrayne 3," Joystiq (November 22, 2009).
  2. ^ Muskelpaket beeindruckte Regisseur: Uwe Boll gibt Dovsek größere Rolle – Der Westen.de
  3. ^ Destructoid – Uwe Boll making ANOTHER BloodRayne movie
  4. ^ "Uwe Boll: Bloodrayne 3: Warhammer Shooting in January". 2009-11-04. Retrieved 2009-11-07.
  5. ^ Michael Pare Official Blog | movie – Bloodrayne: The Third Reich Archived December 14, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ News: Bloodrayne: The Third Reich – Dr. Mengele als Filmbösewicht
  7. ^ Bloodrayne: The Third Reich (aka Bloodrayne 3: Warhammer) – MICHAEL PARE -THE OFFICIAL MICHAEL PARE FAN CLUB WEBSITE
  8. ^ Owen Good, "Let's Hope This Doesn't Confirm a Bloodrayne Game Sequel," Kotaku (November 22, 2009).

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