Director Lars Von Trier may have recently created a stir by awkwardly joking about sympathies for Adolf Hitler and Nazis, at a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival, but Uwe Boll can create a stir all by himself, really — no Nazis needed. Whether he’s lambasting critics or suing collaborators, whenever the prolific, one-of-a-kind German filmmaker opens his mouth, he’s pretty much guaranteed to stoke some controversy or deliver some hyperbolic nugget. He’s an interview jukebox of golden soundbites. Still, his latest movie happens to feature Nazis, wouldn’t you know, and even a character he fought actor Clint Howard to have actively portrayed as Josef Mengele.
Of course, that’s not the most buzz-worthy thing about the new-to-DVD Bloodrayne: The Third Reich, in which Natassia Malthe returns as a half-human, half-vampire warrior who lays waste to a growing army of undead Nazi soldiers. No, that might be Malthe’s nude Sapphic coupling. Or it might be Boll’s contention that one of the financiers of the movie ripped off the production, in its dwindling days, of a safe with 46,000 Euros. It depends on your perspective, I guess. Either way, I had the chance to catch up with Boll recently one-on-one (well, one-on-two, kind of), and the conversation, in his untouched, inimitable style, is excerpted over at ShockYa, with Malthe also occasionally butting in. Again, it’s here, if ya need it.