- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 30, 1999
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
- Text/Photo Galleries:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Anthony LaPaglia &
Don Rickles &
Teri Weigel &
Los Angeles Times - 09/25/1992
"...Casting has always been a Landis strength as much as an outrageous pitch-dark sense of humor, and his three stars couldn't be better..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 09/25/1992
"...It looks great, with its film noir streets and its vampires who steam and disintegrate at the touch of sunlight..."
The underworld and netherworld collide as two types of bloodsuckers work the same Pittsburgh turf: nefarious gangsters, and a sexy, tormented female vampire who preys on them. INNOCENT BLOOD is a uniquely amusing blend of vampire, gangster, and love stories, starring Anne Parillaud as the beguiling vampire Marie, who feeds on the head of the Pittsburgh mafia and suddenly finds herself responsible for creating a bloodthirsty killer. When the newly created vampire mobster devises a scheme to turn his macho mafia men into vampire killing machines, she knows he must be stopped. Look for cameos from such significant B-movie personages as Sam Raimi, Dario Argento, Linnea Quigley, and Teri Weigel.
A lonely and conscientious vampire, Marie, preys on social miscreants in this amusing blend of black comedy, horror, and romance. When the head of the Pittsburgh mafia, Sal "the Shark" Macelli (Robert Loggia), escapes her after a midnight feeding, she is forced to track him down with the help of an undercover cop, Joey (Anthony Lapaglia), who has been trying to bust the gangster for years. As Marie and Joey work together to track the gangster, Macelli becomes more powerful and devises a scheme to create a mob family of bloodthirsty vampires. In pursuit of the evil gangster, the sexy vampire and tough cop fall for one another in a seductive and otherworldly romance.Their passion for one another only helps to fuel their desire to catch Sal before he creates more bloodsucking corrupt businessmen. What follows is a sickly funny horror romp as Pittsburgh's number one crime family becomes populated with zombie killers.
- Director (Landis's) trademark: SYNW (See You Next Wednesday) can be seen on a marquee across the street from the mob hangout, the Melody Lounge exotic dance bar.
- "I pick my teeth with girls like you."--Sal (Robert Loggia) to Marie (Anne Parillaud)