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  • Actors: Hugh Dancy
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, Multiple Formats, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: August 5, 2008
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0019PL2J8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #411,616 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Everyone has two lives. The one we show the world and the one that was never meant to be seen. A werewolf tale from the producers of Underworld, BLOOD & CHOCOLATE tells the tale of Vivian (Agnes Bruckner), a young teenage girl who must choose between her love for a young artist and loyalty to her werewolf lineage. Others may have secrets, but none as extraordinary as Vivian. One of the last of her kind, she comes from a line of loup garoux, shape shifters able to transform into the form of both human and wolf at will. When Vivian's affections for a visiting artist threaten to reveal her family's secret society, she must decide whether to follow her heart or betray the secret vows of her family.

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This movie is NOTHING like the book.
M. Johnson
In fact, I wasn't too impressed with the horror elements or the action sequences.
H. Bala
I watched the movie, then read the book, then watched the movie again.
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82 of 99 people found the following review helpful By H. Bala TOP 500 REVIEWER on January 27, 2007
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SPOILERS for the movie and the book.

I thought this movie might be in trouble when I saw the trailer weeks before its release date and the theater audience howled with derisive laughter at the trailer voice-over's oh-so-dramatic unveiling of the awkward title: "BLOOD...AND CHOCOLATE." The thing is, people who haven't read the book wouldn't get the seemingly incongruous title. In Annette Curtis Klause's 1999 Young Adult novel (read it eons ago), BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE was a metaphor for Vivian's internal struggle between her werewolf heritage (the "blood") and her desire for a human boy (the "chocolate"). Here, the "chocolate" part seemingly refers to her being employed in a chocolate shop.

But let's get to the movie plot. In contemporary Bucharest, one of the very last wolf packs on earth survives and continues to hunt. Vivian Gandillon (Agnes Bruckner) is a troubled (but hot) young werewolf, haunted by a tragic past. She revels in running thru the Romanian woods but abhors the pack's bloodcurling tendency to chase down the occasional human victim. Vivian spends her days toiling away in a chocolate shop and her nights haunting the hot Bucharest night spots. One evening, while hanging out in a desolate chapel, she has a chance encounter with Aiden (Hugh Dancy), an artist who is researching the legends of the loup garoux (werewolves) for his next graphic novel. He's interested. She is, too, but rebuffs him. He persists and she succumbs to seeing him. Of course, they fall in love. Of course, it's not quite that easy.

As per ancient custom, it seems that the leader of the werewolf pack, Gabriel (Olivier Martinez), must take a new wife every seven years and has been eyeing Vivian for his latest bride; so he's not about to let some human get in his way.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By C. Davis on June 17, 2007
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When I was in High school, I found Blood and Chocolate on the book shelf of the library and thought it had interesting name, so I read it. I loved it, and didn't want to give it back to the library. It was such an interesting and unique book, that I wanted it, and wound up getting my mom to buy it for me.

When I saw several years down the line that they were making a movie from it, I was so excited! I wanted to see it in theaters, but wasn;t able to and just today I got it off of netflix and watched it with my husband. I was very dissapointed in it, (though he liked it quite a bit more than I did).

Yes, it does give a nice new spin on werewolves, which I did enjoy. But I started watching it expecting something a LOT closer to the story than this. They turned a story of teenage angst and struggle for acceptance both of herself and with others, into a Hollywood cliche.

While the characters are similar, the movie is set in a totally different country than in the book, and Vivian lost her parents in the movie, while in the book, her mother plays an important role. So many differences! The only thing it appears is still the same in both the book and the movie, is that they are werewolves, Vivian falls in love with a human, and Gabriel wants her to be his mate. A few other similarities do occur, though they are minor, and the changes in the story make these similarities hard to recognize.

I did enjoy the movie, don't get me wrong, and I would have loved it if I hadn;t read the book first. The lack of gore and greusome tranformation was actually rather a nice change to me, but dangit, I wanted to see the fight for dominanace that is in the book, the passage that Vivian went through from girl to woman.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By N. M. Williams on January 15, 2009
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OK, I read the book back in middle school and fell in love with it! I must have read is several times. I recommend it to all my friends. When years later I heard they where making a movie out of it I was so excited! I literally was jumping up and down. I couldn't wait to see a new werewolf movie and from my favorite book no less. I thought this will be great it would the #1 at the box office! So I dragged my friends to see it on the opening date.

Fist thing I noticed was that for an opening date the theater was not very crowded. I thought "oh, well maybe people didn't understand the title." Less than half way threw the movie my mouth just hung open in disbelief! It was an ABOMINATION! They where butchering the it with their cheeze misinterpretation of the book and using horrible effects! They didn't go from human straight into wolves in the flash of a bright effects light! And I almost cried when I saw the ending! It was complete opposite of the book! What at the hell he used a silver butter knife to stab her!!!! This whole movie missed the torment, feelings and stuggle Vivian was going through in the end of the book. I highly suggest for people that have watched this movie to go read the BOOK!

I wanted to walk out of the theater so many times if it wasn't for my friends. I cursed the whole time I watched this horrid film! It made my favorite book so corny and fake it was horrifying! If there where a lower rating then 1 star I would have put it!

I really hope someone else comes a long and makes this book into the movie it could have been! Hell it could have been just as good as Twilight or better if they had followed the BOOK!
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