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The fine folks over at Anchor Bay Entertainment have given us the first look at an exclusive clip from director Charlie Picerni’s horror-actioner “The Bleeding”, featuring Michael Madsen as a vampire-slaying priest showing the weapons of the trade to the film’s hero Shawn Black, played by Michael Matthias. Which begs the question: how do you convince a priest to bless hollow point bullets? And Uzis? And Thompson machine guns? Man, that must be one understanding priest!
Shawn Black (Matthias) knows pain. His parents and brother were killed in front of him. Beaten, bloodied and left for dead by a gang of ruthless vampires led by the charismatic Cain (Jones) and his lethal lieutenant Vanya (Kat Von D). But like his would-be murderers, Shawn has come back from the brink of death to take his revenge. He soon comes upon Reverend Roy (Madsen), who reveals to Shawn his calling as a “slayer,” the only human capable of truly destroying vampires.
Dark, brooding and with a palpable layer of cowboy justice, THE BLEEDING spins a tale of otherworldly influences running headlong into the very human thirst for revenge. Redemption comes with a heavy, and bloody, price in THE BLEEDING.
Starring Vinnie Jones (X-Men: The Last Stand, Snatch), Michael Matthias, rap superstar DMX (Romeo Must Die), Rachelle Leah, Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2), tattooed reality star Kat Von D (“L.A. Ink”) and Armand Assante (“Gotti,” American Gangster, Judge Dredd).
“The Bleeding” arrives on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment March 1, 2011.
Here’s a previous clip in case you missed it: