Innocent Blood

Innocent Blood

Anne Parillaud
Director: John Landis Cast: Anne Parillaud
Anne Parillaud
, Robert Loggia
Robert Loggia
, Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
John Landis

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An uneven but entertaining blend of graphic horror and black comedy from John Landis, very much in the mode of the director's successful An American Werewolf in London. French actress Anne Parillaud -- star of Luc Besson's acclaimed thriller La Femme Nikita -- plays Marie, a lithe and lovely vampire with a conscience who will not take "innocent blood" and maintains a low profile by dining exclusively on criminals and lowlifes. She finds a virtual smorgasbord in Pittsburgh's criminal underworld, arriving in the thick of a bloody mob war sparked by ruthless kingpin Sal Macelli (Robert Loggia). After preying on one of Macelli's hoods (Chazz Palminteri), Marie fumbles her attack on the boss himself and he manages to escape, eventually transforming into a vampire himself. Macelli soon comes to appreciate his new superhuman condition and hatches a diabolical scheme to control the syndicates by turning his underlings into vampires -- including his beleaguered lawyer, Emmanuel Bergman (Don Rickles). Marie, faced with a new and powerful undead enemy, is forced to take matters into her own claws. To this end she enlists the reluctant aid (and eventual affection) of undercover cop Joe Gennaro (Anthony LaPaglia), whose cover has just been leaked to the press, making him a target for Macelli and his growing army of blood drinkers. Landis has crafted a dark and brooding film, pumped up with bouts of extreme gore and gangland violence -- but where American Werewolf's occasional comic touches helped to ground the story and give the "straight" horror scenes more punch, most attempts at humor here seem jarring and out of place. The film's highlights come from numerous horror in-jokes, including cameos from Sam Raimi, Clive Barker, Dario Argento and Linnea Quigley; Rickles' explosive death scene ranks among the weirdest in cinema history.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/28/2020
UPC: 0883929712236
Original Release: 1992
Rating: R
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:55:00
Sales rank: 7,102

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anne Parillaud Marie
Robert Loggia Sal "The Shark" Macelli
Anthony LaPaglia Joe Gennaro
David Proval Lenny
Don Rickels Actor
Don Rickles Emmanuel Bergman
Chazz Palminteri Tony
Rocco Sisto Gilly
Kim Coates Ray
Gilbert Cates Dog Boy
Peter Cushing Van Helsing
Harry Gions Orderly
Sharon Howard-Field Actor
Ike German Shepherd
Christopher Lee Count Dracula
Bela Lugosi Count Dracula
Dan Quayle Vice President of the United States
Robert Walker Bruno
Tony Sirico Jacko
Tony Lip Frank
Marshall Bell Marsh
Rohn Thomas Coroner
Angela Bassett US Attorney Sinclair
Luis Guzman Morales
Tom Savini News Photographer
Charlie Gomorra Gorilla
Lamont Arnold Morgue Desk Man
Yancey Arias Coroner's Assistant
Frank Oz Pathologist
Pitty Jennings Reporter
David Earle Reporter
Forrest J. Ackerman Stolen Car Man
Elaine Kagan Frannie Bergman
Michael Ritchie Night Watchman
Bernard Hocke Motel Clerk
Sam Raimi Roma Meats Man
Dario Argento Paramedic
Marina Durrell Nurse
Steve Johnson Orderly
Linnea Quigley Nurse
Michael Wolk Surgeon
Russ Cochran Panhandler
Teri Weigel Melody Lounge Dancer
Lisa Ann Baker Melody Lounge Dancer
Christina Jimenez Melody Lounge Dancer
Christina Bowers Melody Lounge Dancer
Kim Currow Melody Lounge Dancer
Christina Diaz Melody Lounge Dancer
Kim Melton Melody Lounge Dancer
Robin Place Melody Lounge Dancer
Regina Poole Melody Lounge Dancer
Tracy Rolen Meloday Lounge Dancer
Tammy Ulm Melody Lounge Dancer
Katrina Witt Melody Lounge Dancer
Maribe Zolli Melody Lounge Dancer
Ron Roth Gus
Vic Noto Tommy
Jerry Lyden Vinnie
Rick Avery Cab Driver
Bob Minor Bus Driver
Leo Burmeister Flinton

Technical Credits
John Landis Director
Mac Ahlberg Cinematographer
Brian Avery Stunts
Joni Avery Stunts
Dale Beldin Editor
Leslie Belzberg Producer
Ron Berkeley Makeup
Clay Boss Stunts
Troy Brown Stunts
Kurt Bryant Stunts
Jeff Cadiente Stunts
Monty Cox Stunts
Charlie Croughwell Stunts
Peg Cummings Set Decoration/Design
Syd Dutton Special Effects
Tom Elliott Stunts
Richard Epper Stunts
Jeannie Epper Stunts
Glory Fioramonti Stunts
Andy Gill Stunts
Sharon Howard-Field Casting
Steve Hulin Stunts
Steve Johnson Makeup
Buck McDancer Stunts
Bill McIntosh Stunts
Deborah Nadoolman Costumes/Costume Designer
Ira Newborn Score Composer
Brad Orrison Stunts
Don Pulford Stunts
Spiro Razatos Stunts
Lee Rich Producer
Branscombe Richmond Stunts
Richard Sawyer Production Designer
Jonathan Sheinberg Executive Producer
Gregg Smrz Stunts
Bill Taylor Special Effects
Michael Wolk Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Merritt Yohnka Stunts

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