Written by: Michael Den Boer on March 9th, 2009
Theatrical Release Date: USA, 2008
Director: Sean Tretta
Writers: Mike Marsh, Sean Tretta
Cast: Noah Todd, Claudia Vargas, Shane Dean, Michelle Mousel, Joth Andrews, Josh Bingenheimer, Jeanna Coker, David C. Hayes, Shareese Hegna, Danny Marianino, Travis Alan McAfee, Kareem McRoy, Nadine, Timmy Ponticelli
DVD released: April 7th, 2009
Approximate running time: 86 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo English
DVD Release: Well Go USA
Region Coding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $19.98
The Death Factory Bloodletting while not a direct sequel to Brad Sykes Death Factory, it does carry over one of that film’s main characters Alexa. The character Alexa is a gaunt killing machine that sports claws on each hand that she uses to rip her victims apart. The plot for The Death Factory Bloodletting revolves around a religious fanatic named Denny whose sister Alexa was left deformed and psychotic from chemicals she was subjected to. Denny lures evildoers into an abandoned factory and sacrifices them to Alexa. The film’s other main player is a woman named Ana who is seeking to avenge her daughter who was murdered during a Bloodletting.
Once all the participants arrive at the abandon factory the plot follows your standard, seek and destroy as the bodies start piling up. The revenge aspect of the plot is where the film excels, while the other areas of the plot lack the same impact. The killings are bloody and the gore is well done. Visually the film takes full advantage of the abandon factory that the bulk of the film takes place in. Performance wise all the cast are more than adequate in their respective roles with the standout performance coming from Noah Todd in the role of Denny (a delusional maniac who believes he is doing god’s work). Ultimately despite its shortcomings, The Death Factory Bloodletting is grueling revenge themed horror film that quickly draws you in and pulls you under.
Well Go USA presents The Death Factory Bloodletting in an anamorphic widescreen that preserves the film’s original aspect ratio. Colors, flesh tones and black levels fare well throughout. There is some mild edge enhancement and during some of the heavier motion scenes there are some minor instances of blurring.
This release come with one audio option a Dolby Digital stereo mix in English. The audio sounds crystal clear, evenly balanced and dynamic during killing sequences. There is no problems distortion or any other audio defects.
Extras for this release include a trailer for The Death Factory Bloodletting, one deleted scene which is essentially an extended version of the Baby’s death scene that opens the film three brief segments titled “Behind the Scenes” (3 minutes 54 seconds), “Killing Cockmaster” (3 minutes 34 seconds) and “Shot in the Head” (2 minutes 50 seconds). All three of these clips consist of behind the scenes footage. Other extras include a Photo Reel that is kind of hidden on the extras menu and it appears when it is highlighted. The Photo Reel segment plays out like a featurette with music from the film playing in the background. The main extra included with this release is an audio commentary with director Sean Tretta, producer Dustin Lowery and actor Noah Todd. Overall The Death Factory Bloodletting gets a strong DVD release from Well Go USA that is highlighted by a highly informative audio commentary track that gives a thorough overall about the making of this film.