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Knights of Bloodsteel (2009)

David James Elliott , Michael Heltay  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: David James Elliott, Michael Heltay, Natassia Malthe, Christopher Jacot, Dru Viergever
  • Producers: John Frank Rosenblum
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Rhi Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 15, 2009
  • Run Time: 175 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002C6VMJI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,322 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Knights of Bloodsteel" on IMDb

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In the faraway land of Mirabilis, the warlord Dragon-Eye has unleashed his terrifying forces to hunt down the source of all power, a legendary Crucible. With freedom hanging in the balance, a motley band of knights embarks on a dangerous mission to fight against the dreaded assassins, dragons and soldiers of Dragon-Eye and rescue their world from the clutches of evil once and for all.

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40 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A nice TV mini-series August 19, 2009
I thought this was a pretty good fantasy epic made on a minimal budget. You can not really compare this to LoTR because LoTR was made on a nine figure budget were KofB may have been made on a couple million, if that. I think it was nicely made on the budget it was given, and it is also nice to see a fantasy adventure in a television world ruled by reality television and CSI clones.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's Not Bad May 3, 2010
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It's ok. It has a good story. It's watchable at least more than once.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars In search of bloodsteel January 16, 2011
The Syfy (or "genre syphilis") channel is like the girl with a curl on her forehead -- sometimes it's really really good, and sometimes it's horrid.

"Knights of Bloodsteel" is.... neither. While hardly a shining example of the fantasy genre, this fantasy miniseries isn't a SyFy weekend movie either. It's mostly all about good ideas that aren't fully developed and potential that is squandered -- not to mention acting that ranges from decent to mind-meltingly bad.

In the kingdom of Mirablis, a magical element called bloodsteel is considered essential, both to the vampire-elf/gobin/human alliance and to the villain Dragoneye. What is bloodsteel? Nobody knows! It's basically Applied Phlebotinum that does whatever the characters want. Anyway, bloodsteel is becoming rare, and the only way to get more is to find the Crucible from which it all comes.

An oracle predicts that four knights will arise to search for the crucible and save Mirablis from Dragoneye. And after a clash with Dragoneye's minions, the knights are revealed -- a cynical human drifter (David James Elliott), a reluctant goblin "vessel" (Dru Viergever), a roguish conman (Christopher Jacot), and a conflicted elf sorceress (Natassia Malthe). So they set out on a dangerous quest to get the Crucible.

I'll say this outright -- "Knights of Bloodsteel" is much better than most of Sci-Fi's usual original productions. It has an intriguing high fantasy world where elves, humans and goblins live in peace together, there's a genuine effort at fleshing out the characters (including the villain), the special effects are cheesy but not horrible, and the scenery is lovely.

Unfortunately, the execution is not so great.
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22 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good movie September 29, 2009
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My answer to some of the other reviewers: is it a story that copied the Lord of the Rings, clearly the answer is yes. Yes a counsel is called that decided to form a fellowship which is needed to fight the source of great evil. The main member of this fellowship will give her life in the fulfillment of quest, though she does not do so in the end, she clearly is a Frodo type. Sir John is very much an Aragorn look alike. Is this a one for one copy of the Lord of the Rings? NO! It is a story in its own rights. Is the story influenced by J. R. R. Tolkien? Greatly. What modern fantasy is not? What modern Sci Fi is not influenced by Star Wars?

Was the Lord of the Rings influenced by other works, or did J. R. R. Tolkien work in a vacuum? The answer is J. R. R. Tolkien took his ideas for the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings from Die Nibelugen the story of Siegfried. In Tolkien own words The Hobbits were the English peoples. In the Hobbit Tolkien is saying Siegfried, i.e. the German people, killed the Dragon but it was due to the effort of the Hobbit, the English people. He carries this idea on into the Lord of the Rings, which is drawn from his experience in World War I and II. The point being, all stories stand on the back of other stories.

The question is, is this movie a good movie, i.e. worth watching. The answer is YES. It is well made, good story, the photo work is great, and good acting. Buy it, enjoy it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Knights of Bloodsteel September 18, 2010
Knights of Bloodsteel was another DVD I enjoyed starring David James Elliott. This one was full of adventure, fantasy, sword fighting, some sorcery. It was a fun show that even children would enjoy watching.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Engaging fantasy August 30, 2010
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While I have to say the film is in no way a great epic; it does provide for an insteresting world that sadly didn't get explored. The world of Humans, Elves, and Goblins living together due to their dependence upon the substance of blood-steel drew me in (Perhaps its the gamer...more correctly game-master in me that likes to see a good setting with lots of background). Though Christopher Loyd does make for an odd choice as an elf!
Most of the goblin make up was pretty interesting, but the main villain (Dragon Eye)looks good right up until he speaks or moves. They could have done a lot didn't need to be as over the top; it would have moved better on his face if they had toned it down a bit (or even just shaded it a bit better).
The plot is predictable; but I found it engaging.
Don't look for big-budget production values, but for the budget they had I feel they did well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "B" budget, BUT great movie July 5, 2011
If u love this style of movie, this one is for u. Great plot, good acting, just a very enjoyable movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars knights November 7, 2011
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Great movie, loved the plot and action. A great story of good vs evil. The moves along from the begining to the end, holding the viewer.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Poor story and acting
poor story line and bad acting. I expected much better from David James Elliot. The writing seems more like they took a whole bunch of little unrelated stories and dumped them... Read more
Published 12 days ago by az man
1.0 out of 5 stars A Ball of Stupid
This has to be one of the worst shows I have ever seen. I can tell they really wanted to be complex plot-wise but none of it was actually coherent. Read more
Published 1 month ago by fernajen
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
My daughter likes to watch these movies. She likes role playing video games and would recommend this movie for all the fans of quest movies.
Published 3 months ago by JoAnn Mizzles
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for everybody
There are a few good actors in this movie, however, the plot is shallow and predictable. The set, CGI, and other aspects of the movie are obviously low budget. Read more
Published 3 months ago by N. Richard Anderson
3.0 out of 5 stars A fantasy sword entry that was average at best. Had some good actors...
A fantasy sword entry that was average at best. Had some good actors playing the roles but didn't develop all that well. Tough staying interested. 3 stars.
Published 4 months ago by Ralph H.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
This movie is great if you love Sword and Sorcery not compare to the The hobbit or lords of the Rings or the dungeons and dragons but it is similiar to these movies. Read more
Published 4 months ago by tom
4.0 out of 5 stars KNIGHTS OF BLOODSTEEL
An enjoyable getaway from the everyday TV lineup. Worth the price for family entertainment. Good plot and good cast of characters.
Published 5 months ago by Ronald J. Snider
2.0 out of 5 stars Much better than this out there..
Plenty of action and plenty of dead spots along with a lame plot make this an easy to rate two star review.
Published 5 months ago by Gadget Man
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
I really liked the DVD because it was in gret condiiion a

I really like the great DVD. The box was and DVD were in great condiition!
Published 8 months ago by lremick
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for a couple hour's of escapist fantasy.
I am very generous in my rating of movies & this is why, I rate a movie if it entertains even if it has a B-rate budget or the acting isn't exactly academy award winning. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Leo Hott
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