BLOODRAYNE 2: DELIVERANCE
MOVIE: ** (out of 5)
DVD EXPERIENCE: **** (out of 5)
Natassia Malthe as RAYNE
Zack Ward as BILLY THE KID
Michael Pare as PAT GARRETT
Brendan Fletcher as MULLER
John Novak as SHERIFF
Michael Eklund as THE PREACHER
Directed by: Uwe Boll
Studio: Pitch Black Pictures
BY KEVIN CARR
While I’ve been harshly critical of Uwe Boll (and I am a bit hurt he snubbed me on my challenge to an eating contest at Comic-Con 2007), I will go on record to say that his films aren’t as bad as everyone says they are. He proves that there is a modicum of filmmaking prowess in “BloodRayne 2: Deliverance.”
The sequel to the much-maligned “BloodRayne,” this installment has landed on video, marking one of Boll’s first appearances in the direct-to-DVD (or almost direct-to-DVD) market. This film is lower rent, mainly because of the absence of name power he had in the original film. Kristanna Loken has been replaced by Natassia Malthe as the title character, who has come to America to hunt vampires in the old West.
The historical figure of Billy the Kid (Zack Ward) is shown as a vampire who is trying to take over a town that will serve as a railroad hub. This will allow Billy to expand his army of cowboy vampires (I love that term, by the way) across the country. Rayne teams up with some outlaws to send the vampires pacing.
As with any Uwe Boll film, “BloodRayne 2: Deliverance” has many parts that don’t quite make sense. The dialogue is pretty bad, and the acting is rough (especially with Zack Ward). However, Natassia Malthe make an even sexier Rayne, and the film can be a fun horror action DVD.
There are two discs in the set – one containing the feature and the other containing the video game. Additional features include extended scenes, deleted scenes, cast and crew interviews, a director’s commentary and a pretty cool digital comic book.