Thursday, 10 May 2012
Review: Bloodline (2011)
First Id like to thank Marco M at EuroObscura for making online screener available for me.
Sandra (Francesca Faiella) and her colleague Marco (Marco Benevento) are sent by their boss to a hardcore movie set in order to shoot a backstage: everything would appear to be everyday journalistic routine, if the shooting location didn’t happen to be the same where, fifteen years before, Sandra’s little sister was murdered by a serial killer called “The Surgeon”. Reluctant at first, Sandra will eventually face her fears by accepting the job, only to find herself involved in a new line of murders: who’s the Surgeon copycat? And more important, why are his victims coming back to life only to kill again? Bloodline is directed by Edo Tagliavini. It´s a good looking movie, professionally shot and edited. The setting is used to good effect creating some nice and creepy atmosphere.The soundtrack, composed by Claudio Simonetti, is good. The cast is strong and colourful and especially Francesca Faiella gives a intense and compelling performance. Despite the premise there is a near total lack of T & A, you get a naked back and a sideview of a naked Elena Ravaioli who by the way is very beautiful. There is gore, pretty good looking gore make-up fx from Sergio Stivaletti but some kills occur off screen and there is not as much gore as you might expect especially considering that it´s Stivaletti who is behind the fx.
Bloodline has just been released on DVD and 3D Blu-Ray in Italy. It will be out in the German speaking countries and in US by the end of the year.
This review is based upon a passwordprotected online screener provided by EuroObscura, it´s uncut and has english subtitles.
Rating: 5½ out of 7. Bloodline is entertaining, the plot gives us a new spin on old concepts and it´s well worth checking out.