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The Bleeding (2009)

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Surrounded by carnage, slaughter, brutal crashes and total mayhem, Shawn Black is in a race to save the world from pure evil.

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Charlie Picerni

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Lance Lane (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Matthias Michael Matthias ... Black
Vinnie Jones ... Cain
Nancy Young ... Nurse
Armand Assante ... Det. Jake Plummer
William McNamara ... Det. Dan Williams
Robert Capelli Jr. ... Jay-K
Alejandra Picozzi Alejandra Picozzi ... Kijakazi
DMX ... Tagg
Lance Lane Lance Lane ... Vampire In Mens Room
Rachelle Leah Rachelle Leah ... Lena
Madison Moss ... Jenny (as Madison Weidberg)
Tony Schiena ... Johnny the Perv
Pittsburgh Slim Pittsburgh Slim ... Crash
Michael Madsen ... Father Roy
Fabiano Iha ... Mime
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Surrounded by carnage, slaughter, brutal crashes and total mayhem, Shawn Black is in a race to save the world from pure evil.

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Action | Horror

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Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eisitirio gia tin Kolasi See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Iron Bull Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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During the chase scene towards the end of the film, Cain is shown firing his revolver at least 9 times without reloading. See more »

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A Convoluted Mess, Not Sure What It Was Going For
18 January 2011 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A man's brother apparently dies in combat in the Middle East. And yet, this same brother is somehow connected to Cain, a vampire clan leader. And there is a legend of a slayer... and some muscle cars...

A film so simple as this should not be so hard to describe, but it is. Someone wanted to write "Blade", but it was already written. They also wanted to write "Fast and the Furious", but that idea was taken. So, what did they do? They meshed them together in one film, threw in some other nonsense, and made a film. It took almost two years to get released, and I am not surprised.

First of all, I cannot stress how much the main character (Michael Matthias) wants to be Vin Diesel. He looks like the Wal-Mart brand of Vin Diesel, Wal-Diesel or something. And how DMX is thrown in as a guy who knows way too much about vampires and somehow knows a slayer when he sees one... not sure why.

Vinnie Jones plays Cain, and it is nice to see him with (presumably fake) hair. But this is not a great role for him and makes his acting look terrible. Michael Madsen is Father Roy, and while I always enjoy seeing Madsen, he does too many genre films with people who cannot bring out his best. Aside from Tarantino's films, what is the last great thing he did? Katherine von Drachenberg (aka Kat Von D) also appears.

The plot holes, time line, and more just do not add up on this to a decent movie. The acting is weak, the directing is decent, though it is clear the emphasis was on the action and not the acting. The director's background is as a stunt man, and I can easily say the stunts here are just fine... the film is, however, a mess... and I do not know who to blame first.


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