I'm going to talk to my boss about starting a Cinematical spin-off blog called CinematiBoll. That's how much I love reporting the latest news on Uwe Boll's latest projects. (Plus I'll most likely be sitting down with the legendary filmmaker at next month's Fantastic Fest, which makes me wonder if he's ever read the dozens of reports I've done.) I know we've already shareda littlenews regarding the director's BloodRayne sequel, but I just came across something at DVDActive.com that made me chuckle to myself. Out loud.

Let's get this stuff out of the way first. Viviendi Visual Entertainment will release BloodRayne 2: Deliverance on September 18. (In related news, I just started writing a screenplay called Deliverance 2: BloodRayne.) In addition to the inevitably awesome sequel, the DVD will also come with a copy of the video game, a commentary track from Dr. Boll, a digital comic book, several deleted scenes, and some cast / crew interviews. Starring in the horror-western are Natassia Malthe, Zack Ward, Michael Pare and Chris Coppola as "Newton Pyles." (Yep, that means that Kristanna Loken is out as BloodRayne, but don't worry, guys: Natassia Malthe is also as sexy as she is stacked.)

But here's where things get really amusing. If you check out the advertisements posted at DVDA, you'll notice a selling point that reads like this: "BloodRayne was the best selling live action DVD of 2006 *" -- but when you focus in on what that asterisk signifies, you'll see this disclaimer: "* For films less than $5 million B.O." I'm sorry but that's just all sorts of hilarious. They're actually trying to hype the first BloodRayne as the highest-selling live-action DVD of last year -- but only among films that made less than $5,000,000 at the domestic box office! Which means that BloodRayne sold better than movies like Let's Go to Prison, Keeping Up with the Steins, and Night Watch. Awesome.

Part of those "massive" sales numbers could be attributed to the fact that the first BloodRayne DVD also came with a free PC game -- plus it was in stores by May of '06, which means it was laying around a lot longer than most of the 2006 releases. But let's hear it for humorously exaggerated sales numbers and the desperation of asterisked disclosures. Regading BloodRayne 2 ... I can't wait.
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