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BloodRayne: The Third Reich

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Directed by: Uwe Boll
Produced by: Uwe Boll
Dan Clarke
Wolfgang Herold
Written by: Michael Nachoff
Based on: BloodRayne
Starring: Natassia Malthe
Michael Paré
Willam Belli
Music by: Jessica de Rooij
Cinematography: Mathias Neumann
Edited by: Karen Porter
Production company: Boll Kino Beteiligungs
GmbH & Co. KG
Herald Productions
Distributed by: Phase 4 Films
Release dates: May 2, 2011 (United Kingdom)
July 5, 2011 (United States)
March 17, 2012 (Japan)
Running time: 76 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: $10 million

BloodRayne: The Third Reich is a 2011 direct-to-DVD action-adventure horror film written by Michael Nachoff and directed by Uwe Boll, set in 1943 Europe during World War II and starring Natassia Malthe as Dhampir Rayne and Michael Paré as vampire Nazi officer Ekart Brand. It was released on DVD on May 2, 2011 in the United Kingdom, on July 5, 2011 in the United States, yet in movie theaters in Japan on March 17, 2012. It is the third BloodRayne film and a sequel to BloodRayne and BloodRayne 2: Deliverance, also directed by Boll. It is the second BloodRayne film to star Malthe after BloodRayne 2: Deliverance. Paré, who played Iancu in BloodRayne and Pat Garrett in BloodRayne 2: Deliverance, plays yet another character in this film. Boll shot BloodRayne: The Third Reich simultaneously with Blubberella, with both films sharing some of the same actors, including Michael Paré, Clint Howard, Brendan Fletcher and Willam Belli.


Rayne fights against the Nazis in Europe during World War II with the French resistance, encountering Ekart Brand, a Nazi leader whose goal is to inject Adolf Hitler with Rayne's blood in an attempt to transform him into an all powerful dhampir and attain immortality.

The film opens with train cars full of humans being sent to concentration camps when they're intercepted by a French resistance group. Soon, Rayne (Natassia Malthe) arrives and kills most of the Nazi troops and corners their commandant in a train car. As the two talk, a Nazi shoots Rayne, splashing her blood on the commandant's face. Rayne kills the soldier before impaling the commandant on a pole and leaving him to die. Rayne soon converses with the leader of the resistance, Nathaniel, who is aware that Rayne is a dhampir. After finding the train cars full of prisoners, the resistance and Rayne decide to work together to fight the Nazis. After they leave however, the commandant is revealed to have survived his presumed death as a result of some of Rayne's blood getting in his mouth, implying that he is a dhampir.

Back at the headquarters of the Third Reich, a scientist named Mangler (Clint Howard) is torturing vampires as a way of studying them so he can make Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich immortal. A Third Reich lieutenant informs the doctor that the commandant was attacked by a 'vampire' in the daytime, intriguing his interest.

Elsewhere, Rayne heads to a brothel to get a massage when she overhears a soldier beating on one of the women. Rayne easily beats the man down, forcing the brothel owner to close early, despite being warned that the Nazis would suspect something. She ignores the warning and warns Rayne that she'd not be a problem for her business. As Rayne prepares to leave, a voluptuous woman stops Rayne and thanks her for saving the woman from before, presenting another naked masseur as the other woman leaves the room. Initially refusing, the masseur seduces Rayne and has sex with her, as another woman overhears them behind the wall.

The woman that listened to Rayne's love session tells the commander about Rayne assaulting the soldier from earlier in exchange for running the brothel she works at since she hates the woman currently running it. The commander flirts with the woman, commenting on her beauty before biting her.

Back at the brothel, Rayne gets fully dressed as Nazi soldiers arrive to kill Rayne. After cutting them down with her swords, she is reunited with the commander. Horrified to learn that she sired a Nazi commander, she flees. The Nazis fire at Rayne, managing to hit her, though she brushes it off and escapes. This angers the commander, as he wants her alive. Dr. Mangler rushes to where Rayne was shot and collects her blood for more research.

Rayne gathers with Nathaniel by asking him for weapons and dynamite, but he refuses. Rayne and Nathaniel go to look for Magda Markovic (Annett Culp) in a bar, and she gives them some codes. Upon leaving, Rayne fights two vampires and kills them. Rayne has a nightmare about fighting Hitler, who is now a dhampir, after biting her. The commander talks to his lieutenant Jaeger and bites him. Nathaniel and Rayne find Basil. Hearing the Director go to Berlin to create an army of vampires, the lieutenant Jaeger attacks them, after which Rayne kills him.

The resistance fights the soldiers, but they capture Magda, and the director tortures her by biting her. The resistance discovers that their hiding place was attacked upon learning that it was a distraction. Rayne attacks and kills soldiers; she and the resistance found Magda, but she is a vampire, and Rayne kills her. Then, the resistance escapes when attacked by vampire soldiers, but Nathaniel and Rayne are taken prisoner, where Mangler draws Rayne's blood.

Being transported in a truck to Berlin, Nathaniel and Rayne have sex. The resistance puts dynamite in the way to rescue Rayne and Nathaniel. The commander drinks Rayne's blood in the fight, and Mangler escapes but is later killed by Natalia. Finally, Rayne kills the commander, but she knows there is more work. The Film ends In Berlin. Rayne, Nathaniel, and the resistance arrive at another Nazi base, surprising them before presumably killing them.



Boll has originally planned to begin filming in Croatia in 2008 under the title BloodRayne 3: Warhammer, but it was later announced that filming would begin January 2010. In February 2010 the title was changed to BloodRayne: The Third Reich and shooting began in Zagreb, Croatia with Natassia Malthe and Michael Paré in the lead roles. Some speculation has it that a tie in to the video game Nocturne is present through the character Svetlana who is a rumored vampire in a video post on YouTube.

Michael Paré has appeared in all three films in the BloodRayne film franchise, but as different characters; Iancu, Pat Garrett and Commandant Ekart Brand respectively.


Like the previous BloodRayne films, BloodRayne: The Third Reich received mostly negative reviews from critics. The main criticisms were towards the acting, script, and Boll's direction.