Of Blood (aka S.O.B./2014/MPI/Dark Sky DVD)
B- Sound: B- Extras: B Film: B
of Blood (2014) is a satirical look at relationships, vampirism,
sex, and addiction. In many ways, the film is not unlike a Woody
Allen production in that it consists of lots of dialogue in minimal
locations to craft an interesting love story set in Brooklyn, New
York. Written, directed and starring Onur Tukel as a monumentally
lazy, socially oblivious and commitment-shy man named Erik Sparrow,
the film delivers some good moments and is definitely an achievement
in low budget filmmaking.
by his career driven girlfriend Jodie (Anna Margaret Hollyman) of
three years, Erik has a mid life crisis and questions his ability to
commit to a relationship. He turns to a disastrous series of online
dates (we have all been there) that deteriorate his confidence in
night, he has a chance encounter with a Vampire who transforms Erik
into a sex machine that is thirsty for blood and a good orgasm.
Rekindling his once failed online dates and turning them all (quite
literally) into the undead, he decides that the love of his life was
really the one that he lost and so desperately needs for eternity.
Though his ex is now dating another man and he monumentally gets
fired from his job, Erik must confront Jodie and convince her that he
is the man that she should marry and settle down with him before its
film delivers on many levels: its funny, original, and entertaining,
features great makeup and gore special effects by Underground Horror
Master Fred Vogel of Toe Tag Inc., and has enough pretty girls and
intrigue to satisfy your needs. The abundance of dialogue is handled
pretty well and the characters all pretty well developed which helps
to make you forget about how minimal the production really is.
and sound on the disc are of a high standard for DVD but could
definitely benefit from a Blu-ray upgrade. Presented in standard
definition and an anamorphically enhanced widescreen aspect ratio of
1.78:1 the film is accompanied by a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track as
well as a 2.0 Stereo English track. Subtitles on the disc are in
English. Total running time of the film clocks in around 86 minutes -
which is almost the perfect length for this type of film.
on the disc are limited but very informative including:
with Onur Tukel
James Harland Lockhart V