As a horror-Western hybrid, Uwe (Alone in the Dark
) Boll's Bloodrayne 2
ranks below the underrated Sundown
but far above 1966's Billy the Kid vs. Dracula
, which means fans of the sexy video game vixen's movie career can expect campier chills here than in her previous big-screen effort in 2006. Model/actress Natassia Malthe takes over as Rayne in this feature, which takes place in the 19th-century American West and pits her against Billy the Kid (Zack Ward), an ancient vampire hellbent on establishing a foothold in the New World. With the help of legendary lawman Pat Garrett (legendary B-movie actor Michael Pare), Rayne forms a posse and sets out after the Stetson-wearing bloodsucker. Bloodrayne 2
's agenda is simple and direct it's hot girls in leather fighting vampires and those expecting anything more should avoid at all costs. Viewers who want all that and nothing else should be pleased by the end results Malthe looks attractive, and there are plenty of gun battles and martial arts face-offs on display. The unrated director's cut DVD includes commentary by Boll, interviews with the cast and crew, a smattering of deleted scenes, and a digital Bloodrayne
comic book, which harkens back to the character's origins and viewers can explore that courtesy the PC version of the game, which rounds out the extras. - Paul Gaita
It's a hundred years later, and the vampire Rayne has arrived in the town of Deliverance, Montana where a group of vampire cowboys have emerged. Led by Billy the Kid, hell bent on creating his own kingdom, he slaughters townspeople and rounds up children. He spares the life of Chicago Chronicle reporter Newton Pyles. Rayne aligns herself with Pat Garret, a member of the long-thought dead Brimstone society, a dishonest preacher, and a low life named Franson, to stop Billy the Kid and show the world how the West was really won.