PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.
The two companies responsible for building the bikes, Cinema Vehicle Services and Ghostlight Industries started with the Suzuki Gladius The builders took the initial artists sketches and made adjustments that would allow them to create fully functioning, usable vehicles for on the set of the film. The most striking thing about the concept bikes (apart from the huge turbines at the front) are their extended length and the low ride height which both pose significant challenges. Alloy swing arms were fitted to the rear of the bikes with a strengthened suspension setup similar to that used on sidecars. The front wheels were also extended out from the bikes using completely custom designed front ends. The low stance was then achieved by building custom fuel tanks that could be relocated to beneath the seat in the extra space created by the massively extended swing arm. Once the builders were satisfied that the chassis of the motorcycles were visually correct and safe to ride work began on the bodywork. Using foam and wood the extreme styling from the concept sketches was shaped over the heavily modified Gladius. Casts were then taken and fiberglass panels were produced for each of the six motorcycles built for the film. The final touches including paint, age effects and the weapons were then added by the productions art department before filming began. All the motorcycles produced for the film too around 6 weeks to produce. The priority of all the work done on the Suzuki's was their functionality and one builder was quoted as confidently saying that the motorcycles could be road registered and ridden daily. Some of the motorcycles still remain after filming had ended and are fully functional,
Is this the world I fought for?
Monsignor Chamberlain: No, but it's the only world we have.
The Priests are superior fighters. But the authorities have not taken the obvious step of making them law enforcers. Which is a very common later career for military in the real world.
(The main action depends on this plot hole, but it is lazy script-writing.)
£396,038 (UK) (8 May 2011)
$29,136,626 (USA) (19 June 2011)
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