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Bloodmoon (1997)

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Martial arts action film finds a retired detective returning to action to stop a martial arts master with steel fingers who is killing champions from all sports.

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Siu-Hung Leung
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Daniels ... Det. Ken O'Hara
Chuck Jeffreys ... Det. Chuck Baker
Frank Gorshin ... Chief William Hutchins
Darren Shahlavi ... The Killer
Nina Repeta ... Megan O'Hara
Leigh Jones Leigh Jones ... Lauren O'Hara
Jeffrey Pillars Jeffrey Pillars ... Justice (as Jeff Pillars)
Brandie Sylfae ... Kelly Welling (as Brandie Rocci)
Keith Vitali Keith Vitali ... Terry's Friend
Joe Hess Joe Hess ... Terry (as Joseph C. Hess)
Joe Bonacci Joe Bonacci ... Officer #1
Rob Van Dam ... Dutch Schultz
Jen Sung ... Drug Dealer (as Jen Sung Outerbridge)
Michael Depasquale Jr. ... George Atkins
Ken Kensei ... Master Takaido Welling
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Martial arts action film finds a retired detective returning to action to stop a martial arts master with steel fingers who is killing champions from all sports.

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You get one shot Before he kills you.

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong martial arts violence, and for some language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloodmoon - Stunde des Killers See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Out of the seven movies he wrote for the Seasonal Film Corporation, Keith W. Strandberg cites this as his personal best. See more »

Goofs

When the character of Darren Shahlavi defeats Hakim Alston and lifts him over his head, the wire and pulley holding Alston aloft is clearly visible in the upper right part of the screen. See more »

Quotes

The Killer: Did you notice, there's blood on the moon tonight?
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References Kelly's Heroes (1970) See more »

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Some of the best choreographed fight sequences outside of Hong Kong
31 January 2004 | by RagingGaijinSee all my reviews

Action fans, rejoice. If you're fortunate enough to find this film anywhere, do not hesitate to snatch it up. If you're interested in Asian cinema, BLOODMOON will give you a sugar rush of the intense fight sequences you've enjoyed from such Eastern filmmakers as Tsui Hark and Yuen Woo-Ping. In fact, BLOODMOON has some of the best action choreography I've ever seen. I'd rank it up there with DRIVE (starring Mark Dacascos) and FIST OF LEGEND (starring Jet Li). It's a violent, balletic display of fighting prowess from stars Gary Daniels and the main villain played by Darren Shahlavi. To be honest, most of the fun of BLOODMOON comes from watching Darren waste the "best fighters" in New York City. He's essentially a serial killer that targets disciplined fighters (whether they be wrestlers or martial artists) and takes them down to prove that he's the best at what he does - which is taking people down! Darren dispatches these other combatants and often hysterical ways. It's not enough for him to flip a man over his shoulder to snap his neck (killing him instantly) - he then has to throw the man's corpse through a storefront window! It's a brutal sequence that will leave your sides splitting.

Gary Daniels is a more than competent actor. His English accent and charm is part of what makes him a likeable hero. He's also a committed family man, always concerned for his loved one's safety. His foreign status and unselfishness also make him a somewhat atypical hero. Oh, did I mention that he's a superb martial artist? Gary doesn't even have that many fights here (one short one versus a group of thugs and then two longer set pieces against Darren) - but when he's on, he's on. His abilities shine as he fights to the death with Darren for the safety of his niece and, during the climax, his daughter and estranged wife.

And the climax is the point at which this film unfortunately fizzles out - albeit slightly. There's a somewhat hokey resolution to BLOODMOON that's a little too convienent. And Darren goes down too easily for someone who's shown himself to be such a powerful force.

Bottom line, if you crave martial arts action, BLOODMOON will not let you down. It's a must-own film and one of the best action films outside of Hong Kong. I'd rank it fairly close to DRIVE - and anyone who's seen DRIVE knows that's high praise indeed.


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