Bayonetta: Bloody Fate
The mane event
Release Date: OUT NOW!
2013 | 15 | Blu- ray/ DVD Director: Fuminori Kizaki Cast: Hellena Taylor, Grey DeLisle, Dave Fennoy, Yuri Lowenthal
Call off the
search party, put the bloodhound back on its leash, we’ve found it! The first, honest- to- goodness great videogame movie. Okay, it’s an anime, which probably doesn’t count, but Bayonetta: Bloody Fate is the best feature- length game adaptation to date.
It retells the first game’s barmy tale. Armed with demonic hair and heels to die for ( literally – they’ve got guns attached to them) Bayonetta is an Umbra Witch, caught in the middle of a centuriesold war between her kind and the Lumen Sages. She’s also lost her memory and has no idea why the Sages’ angelic assassins seem so hell- bent on capturing her, or who this Jubileus chap is…
Bloody Fate omits occasional locations and characters but otherwise does an impressive job of streamlining the game’s story. The tone’s spot- on too, with outrageous fan service shots of Bayonetta half naked, ludicrously over- the- top action sequences and a bouncy bubblegum pop soundtrack.
It’s a less charming introduction to Bayonetta’s bonkers world than the game was, meaning anyone new to Wicked Weaves and Umbran Climaxes may struggle to see the appeal, but it’s hard to imagine fans of the franchise won’t be won over.
Extras: Commentary by the English language voice director and Hellena Taylor ( voice of Bayonetta), storyboards and a trailer. Jordan Farley The Japanese voice cast for Bloody Fate were so popular with fans they were used in the Japanese version of Bayonetta 2.
Don’t get on the wrong side of that hair.