Slightly Gory, Action-Packed Clip from The Bleeding

I gotta admit, this first clip for Charlie Picerni’s long-delayed vampire movie “The Bleeding” is a hell of a lot better than what I saw in the film’s debut trailer. That trailer was just … wow, it was pretty bad. This clip, though? It looks pretty damn good. Very nifty gunplay and well-shot. Who would have thunk it? Now if the rest of the movie is like this, we may have a winner. Or at the very least, something much more watchable than I thought after seeing the trailer…

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.

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” flows onto DVD March 1, 2011 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Yeah, they’re not even going to shell out the cash for a Blu-ray release. What does that tell you?