BloodRayne Movie Adaptations 🧛
Release Date, Cast, Plot, Review, Opinions

BloodRayne Movie Adaptations

BloodRayne movie adaptations come from video games developed by Terminal Reality and WayForward Technologies. They later expanded to a comic book series.

 

The first game is set before World War II, between 1933 and 1938. The protagonist (Rayne) is an agent of the Brimstone Society and her role is to fight both the Nazi army and supernatural creatures across the world. It was released in 2002.

 

Two years later, BloodRayne 2 was released with an interesting spin to the plot, featuring a confrontation between Rayne and Kagan, her father, also known as “the King of Vampire.”

 

BloodRayne: Betrayal sidescrolling game released on September 6-7, 2011 for the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Steam on Microsoft Windows.

 

Unfortunately for the fans of this series, two other planned games (BloodRayne PSP and BloodRayne: The Shroud) was canceled due to financial difficulties (series low sales). 

 

What about Bloodrayne’s movie adaptations? Did they have a better end?

 

Everything About Bloodrayne (2005)

Bloodrayne 2005 movie poster
Source: Boll KG Productions

 

 

Production, Release Date, and Reception

 

BloodRayne’s filming took place in the Carpathian Mountains, Romania. This is where the popular Bran Castle (Dracula’s Lair) was built upon. 

 

It was released on January 6, 2006, and it played only in 965 theaters across the United States (from 2,500 theaters that were originally planned, but lowered due to unlicensed, shipped prints).

 

This was the third video game film directed/produced by Uwe Boll, so it didn’t surprise anyone the fact that it only grossed $3,650,275 worldwide ($2,405,420 from the US alone), with a production budget of $25 million.

 

BloodRayne has a 4% approval rating based on 54 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes (with an average rating of 2.94/10) and it also ranked 48th in Rotten Tomatoes’s 100 worst-reviewed films of the 2000s.


On the other hand, BloodRayne gained an average score of 18% based on13 reviews in Metacritic.

 

 

Bloodrayne (2005) Trailer

 

 

Cast & Characters 

 
  • Kristanna Loken (Rayne)

     

  • Michael Madsen (Vladimir)

     

  • Ben Kingsley (Kagan)

     

  • Michelle Rodriguez (Katarin)

     

  • Matthew Davis (Sebastian)

     

  • Will Sanderson (Domastir)

     

  • Geraldine Chaplin (Fortune Teller)

     

  • Udo Kier (Regal Monk)

     

  • Meat Loaf (Leonid)

     

  • Michael Paré (Lancu)

     

  • Billy Zane (Elrich)
 
 

Bloodrayne Movie Plot/Sypnosis 

 

During the Eighteenth Century, as half-human/half-vampire Dhampir, Rayne becomes the lead attraction in a Romanian’s freak show but escapes and meets a fortune teller that tells her about Kagan, the King of vampires who raped her mother.

 

She starts a journey for revenge, which she later finds about Vladimir and Sebastian, leaders of the Brimstone Society, a fortress of a vampire hunter, and decide to join.

 

Her vampire side allows her to learn how to fight with skilled warriors, against the dark forces of Kagan, while unaffected by crucifixes and do not thirst for human blood. Her human side falls in love with Sebastian.

 

 

Review & Opinions of BloodRayne (2005)

 

This movie has been described as an abomination by the cast itself. Even Laura Bailey, who voiced Rayne during the game series, expressed how much she thinks this movie sucks.

 

But some critics (including myself) believe this is decent for what it is: a video game adaptation. If you like empty, bloody action and hot lead actresses, but don’t think about dialog and story, then you might enjoy it. It’s not the worst you’ll see from Boll.

 

Joe Leydon of Variety: “Lurches from incident to incident at a graceless plodding place, offering little in the way of genuine excitement—the swordfights often are confusingly cut and choreographed—and only minimal amounts of guilty-pleasure titillation”.

 

Maitland McDonagh of TV Guide: “Though indisputably the best of Uwe Boll’s first three video-game-into-film adaptations, this gory, ludicrous horror-action picture isn’t good by any standard”.

 

 

Everything About Bloodrayne 2: Deliverance (2007)

 

BloodRayne 2 Deliverance movie poster
Source: Brightlight Pictures

 

 

Production, Release Date, and Reception

 

Also directed by Uwe Boll, with the help of producers Dan Clarke and Shawn Williamson, BloodRayne 2: Deliverance premiered direct-to-video in 2007 (September 18 US; November 30 Germany).

 

It only grossed $167,445 worldwide from an estimated production budget of $10,000,000.

 

Once again, generally received negative reviews. While it doesn’t have a score on Rotten Tomatoes, it did receive 4 reviews, describing it as “slow-paced, dry and anything but sexy.”

Bloodrayne: Deliverance (2007) Trailer

 

 

Cast & Characters 

 

  • Natassia Malthe (Rayne)

     

  • Zack Ward (Billy the Kid)

     

  • Michael Paré (Pat Garrett)

     

  • Chris Coppola (Newton Piles)

     

  • Chris Spencer (Bartender Bob)

     

  • Brendan Fletcher (Muller)

     

  • Sarah-Jane Redmond (Martha)

     

  • Michael Teigen (Slime Bag Franson)
     
  • Michael Eklund (The Preacher)

     

  • John Novak (Sheriff Cobden)

     

  • Tyron Leitso (Fleetwood)

     

  • Jodelle Ferland (Sally)

     

  • Mike Dopud (Flintlock Hogan)

     

  • Cole Heppell (William)
 
 

Plot/Sypnosis

 

A reporter has an assignment for the Chicago Chronicle, so decides to visit Deliverance, a Montana town, to record stories about the Wild West. 

 

This peaceful town is not only expecting the arrival of its Transcontinental Railroad but unfortunately, the visit of a vampiric Billy the Kid. He uses the railway to gather an army of cowboy vampires that help him take over the country and build the New World over it.

 

His rampageous horde slaughters every townpeople but keeps Newtown, the reporter, alive. That way, he can make a great story about it, not before Rayne interferes with Billy’s plan.

 

 

 

Review & Opinions of Bloodrayne: Deliverance (2007) 

 

If we have learned something about Uwe Boll and his team, is that bad movies like these are only made to make money. So, don’t expect anything more than poor cast, poor cast, and poor effects.

 

  1. Michael W. Phillips, Jr. of Goatdog’s Movies: “This film’s a minor cinematic crime entirely unworthy of my rhymes (Rating: 0.5 out of 5).”

     

     

  2. Kevin Carr of 7M Pictures: “The dialogue is pretty bad, and the acting is rough (especially with Zack Ward). However, Natassia Malthe makes an even sexier Rayne (Rating: 2 out of 5).”

 

 

Bloodrayne: The Third Reich (2011)

 

BloodRayne 3 The Third Reich movie poster
Source: Phase 4 Films

 

 

Production, Release Date, and Reception

 

A third film of the series was written by Michael Nachoff, directed by Uwe Boll, and later released in 2011 on the direct-to-DVD format. It was only released in movie theaters in Japan (March 2012).

 

It was originally planned to be titled “BloodRayne 3: Warhammer” but it was later changed when filming finally began in 2010, in Croatia. 

 

One last time and like the previous films of this series, The Third Reich mostly received negative reviews on the acting, script, and of course, Boll’s direction. 

 

Ziggurat Interactive bought the rights to the BloodRayne franchise in 2021 and several other Majesco titles, intending to revive the series anytime soon. 

Bloodrayne: The Third Reich (2011) Trailer

 

 

Cast & Characters 

 

  • Natassia Malthe (Rayne)

  • Michael Paré (Ekart Brand)

  • Brendan Fletcher (Nathaniel)

  • Clint Howard (Doctor Mangler, based on Dr. Mengele)

  • Willam Belli (Vasyl Tishenko)

  • Natalia Guslistaya (Sniper Natalia)

  • Annett Culp (Magda Marković)

  • Steffen Mennekes (Lt. Kaspar Jaeger)

  • Safiya Kaygin (Svetlana Koerk)

  • Nik Goldman (Bartender)

  • Vjekoslav Katusin (German Soldier)

  • Goran Manić (Boris)

  • Fabrice Colson (Partisan)

  • Petar Benčić (Driver)

  • Boris Bakal (Adolf Hitler)

 

Plot/Sypnosis 

 

With the help of the French resistance, Rayne fights against the Nazis in Europe. 

She has a main focus: encountering Ekart Brand, who’s a Nazi leader who wants to inject Rayne’s blood on Adolf Hitler to transform him into a Dhampir, so he can gain immortality. 

 

 

Review & Opinions of Bloodrayne: The Third Reich (2011)

 

A sexy, leather-wearing Vampirisque fighting Nazis is the kind of plot you could only find on a Deadpool comic or in Uwe Boll’s head. It looks as you imagine: out of place.

 

it might be worth it to you, if you’re a hardcore fan of the BloodRayne series or if you’re masochist enough to have seen the two other previous movies. Because surprisingly enough, this is considered the best of the trilogy.

 

  1. Juan Pablo Mazzini of EscribiendoCine: “A film that manages to entertain and work despite itself.”

  2. Kevin Carr of 7M Pictures: It’s not saying much, but this movie is the best of the BloodRayne series.”

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