The Blood Bond

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The Blood Bond
Directed byMichael Biehn
Antony Szeto (co-director)
Screenplay byDan Bush
Conal Byrne
Brian Ransom
Story byBey Logan
Nick Eriksson
Produced byBey Logan
StarringMichael Biehn
Simon Yam
Phoenix Chou
Emma Pei
Jennifer Blanc
CinematographyRoss W. Clarkson
Edited byKen Yu
Music byLongan So
Distributed byFundamental Films
The Weinstein Company
Release dates
  • June 17, 2010 (2010-06-17) (Malaysia)
  • January 27, 2011 (2011-01-27) (Hong Kong)
CountriesUnited States

The Blood Bond (also known as Shadowguard) is a 2010 action thriller film directed by Michael Biehn, with additional material by Antony Szeto. It was produced by Bey Logan and stars Michael Biehn, Simon Yam and Phoenix Chou.[1] The Blood Bond premiered at 2010 Cannes Film Market.


The story follows a quest to save an Asian spiritual leader whose rare blood type only has one donor left alive in the fictional war-torn nation of Bandanesia.



The teaser trailer was released on March 15, 2010.[2]

After the original film received a very mixed reaction at Cannes, additional footage was added to the film from a promo trailer originally announced as part of a planned sequel, these bookend scenes feature Phoenix Chou's character demonstrating her fighting skills.


Shortly after principal photography was completed by director Michael Biehn, producer Bey Logan took over post-production. Several elements of the movie in post-production, including additional scenes and the re-dubbing of Michael Biehn's voice by another actor, were added or altered from the original direction of the film. The original version of the movie debuted to very poor response at the 2010 Cannes Film Market, and further changes were made to the movie including further changes in story structure and the addition of scenes originally shot as part of a proposed sequel directed by Antony Szeto, shoe-horned into the movie to try to make the film appear more marketable.

As a result of this altered direction in post-production, Michael Biehn has since distanced himself from the movie and no longer considers this movie as his directorial debut.[3]

The film eventually received a limited theatrical release in Hong Kong as Shadowguard: The Blood Bond Saga, receiving one of the lowest box office returns for any theatrical release.


  1. ^ "Biehn's Blood Bond". JoBlo. October 23, 2000. Retrieved 2009-12-26.
  2. ^ "The Blood Bond (2010) - AZ Movies".
  3. ^ Stop playing with your balls and watch the BEACH SPIKE trailer!. Archived 2011-05-20 at the Wayback Machine

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