Blood Ties 1 Season 2007

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Season 1
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(126) IMDb 7/10
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1. Blood Price - Part 1 AGES_15_AND_OVER

Murders believed to be committed by a vampire turn out to be the work of a servant demon of Astaroth who is being summoned by Norman, a nerd seeking power.

Starring:
Christina Cox,Dylan Neal
Runtime:
43 minutes

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Blood Price - Part 1

Season 1
Available on Prime

Product Details

Genres Horror
Director Allan Kroeker
Starring Christina Cox, Dylan Neal
Supporting actors Kyle Schmid
Network Content Film
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

90 of 104 people found the following review helpful By Robyn on 6 Sept. 2007
Format: DVD
I was drawn to the show when I first started watching the commercials on the Lifetime TV network (in America).

Based on the successful books by Tanya Huff, Blood Ties follows Vicki Nelson (Christina Cox), a private investigator who was released from the Toronto Metro Police because she is going blind because of retintus pigmentosa. It was a normal day in the office when Gothic girl Coreen (Gina Holden) comes into her office to help her find her boyfriend Ian's killer; whom she believes was a vampire. What ends up happening to Vicki from this point on changes her life forever.

Along the way, she meets Henry Fitzroy (Kyle Schmid), bastard son of Henry VIII and now well recognized for his graphic novels and charm. They begin a tumultuous relationship against everything the darkness can throw at them.

If anyone was a fan of "Forever Knight" or "Buffy," you definitely want to check out Blood Ties and go on the website to support the show for a second season. The books were extrodinary and if they are able to have their way, it would be interesting to see how they incorporate the second story in book two and the first story in book three into the show.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Reeds on 12 Mar. 2009
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Okay, first things first: I bought this dvd boxset based on Amazon recommendations and the very cheap price. Yes, I was dubious and yes, some of my fears were confirmed. But in all honesty, Blood Ties is fairly entertaining (for the most part) and the show probably deserves a little higher than 3 stars.

Anyway, to briefly give you some background: Blood Ties is an odd mash up of TV shows of yesteryear - it has the obvious vampire/horror elements of shows like Buffy and Angel, plus a bit of an X-Files feel. There is a Mulder/Scully type relationship between Vicki Nelson and her ex cop-partner Mike Celluci. And then there is Henry - a cenutries old, very hot (sorry, but it must be said!) and well informed vampire who gets Vicki's blood boiling.

The formula to this show is not particularly original - Vicki solves mysterious and supernatural cases with the help of Mike and Henry and gets all confused about her true feelings for both of them. This is all topped off by doses of questionable dialogue and some dodgy special effects. Whilst the series starts off horrendously, it does progress to a point of interest and along the way there are some pretty good episodes ("Gifted" and "5:55").

However, my main irritation with this show is Vicki: I just can't sympathise with her very wooden and one-dimensional, "I'm-a-strong-willed-feminist-female" character. While Mike is interesting, with his Scully-like troubles in accepting the supernatural and Henry's suprisingly witty and likeable tourtured soul routine, Vicki's character loses out in the likeable-personality stakes (*cough!*). Although the final episode goes some way to resolving the above issues, it's all too little and all too late.

In fairness, at less than £6.00 you're not exactly risking too much.
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By I. R. Kerr TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 Oct. 2010
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This box-set although named the Complete Series 1 actually contains all 22 episodes of Blood Ties, series 1 was 12 episodes and series 2 had just 10 before the show was pulled. Do not buy season 2 as well as this thinking you are missing anything.
Although nowhere near as good as The X-Files or Buffy this was a fairly enjoyable series but by the end of series 2 it had plainly run its course.
The main characters, Vicki Nelson a cop turned private detective, Mike Cellucci a lantern-jawed policeman who has a thing for her and completing the main love triangle is Henry Fitzroy a 500 year old elegantly coiffeured vampire who happens to be the illegitimate son of Henry VIII. Aided by Vicki's assistant, goth girl Coreen Fennel the team are initially drawn together due to a suspected series of vampire attacks. Pretty soon Vicki, Henry and Coreen get involved in all manner of supernatural cases featuring vampires (plenty of them), voodoo, a Gorgon, Wendigo, a Siren, shapeshifters and an Aztec Mummy. Throw in ghosts, reincarnation, zombie cage fighters and Pandora's box and you have a largely enjoyable fantasy show. Of course the police, mainly in the form of Det. Cellucci are never far away.
There's even a back story with Henry's ex-lover Christina, who happens to be the vampire who turned him, which includes some Buffy style period flashbacks.
The show probably jumped the shark for me with 5.55 where the characters continually re-live the same day like Groundhog day with demons. It's not a bad episode it's just that it was done far better on the superb X-Files episode "Monday" and has become a genre staple with Charmed, Supernatural, Medium and done with a lot more humour (and chickens) in Xena, Warrior Princess.
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37 of 46 people found the following review helpful By C. Stead on 1 Oct. 2007
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We're only up to episode 7 in the UK, yet I can't wait to get my hands on the DVD box set so as I can watch them over and over!! I simply love this show - it had me completely hooked from the pilot - something that has never happened to me before with a TV show!!! I am completely obsessed with it!!

It has everything....humour, romance, drama, passion and the supernatural. The scripts are very clever, going from intense drama one week, to flirty humour the next. And the acting is simply superb, never once do you think 'yeah, as if!' the characters totally suck you (no pun intended!)in to their world! And the chemistry between them all just works!

If there is any justice in this world, the show will continue for many more seasons...and until then I can't wait until January to get my hands on this set and feed my Henry addiction!
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