Control tower to Major Tom – In 2019, the French cinematic UFO “Blood Machines” landed in the cinema. Between chiseled French-Tech and hallucinatory French-Touch, the directing duo Seth Ickerman gave us a new opus in an atypical format. 50 minutes of a cosmic opera in three acts, half video clip, half author cinema, which at the time brought us into a dystopian future with a strong memory of the eighties. On its way to becoming iconic, the ‘mechanical-organic’ phenomenon is now projected a little further into technological allegory, at the limits of reality. A few days ago, a first capsule collection of NFTs from the “Blood Machines” universe went on sale. For the occasion, the famous gamified DeFi protocol Cometh decided to rush aboard the ship. Let’s point our telescopes at a UFO about to conquer Earth.
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Blood Machines: NFTs to Teleport in the Metavers
Seth Ickerman and Logical Pictures, in partnership with Cascade8, launch a never-before-seen collection of NFTs based on the Blood Machines universe. The aim is to create a unique experience for fans of the sci-fi movie that made headlines in underground cinema in 2019. NFT has now become a real medium, unique and recognized, that makes it possible to extend the magic of a rich pictorial universe, especially through video games and why not even in the metaverse(s).
blood machines is one of those movies with a strong aesthetic personality, enjoying an engaged fan community. Of course, it seemed like the perfect exploration base for these new opportunities represented by “non-replaceable tokens” within the audiovisual industry. So NFT Blood Machines will feature virtual items based on key elements from the movie such as characters, spaceships, weapons, and more.
Seth Ickerman and his producer Logical Pictures (who presents a film this Wednesday in the official competition in Cannes), are therefore launching an unprecedented collection of NFTs based on the Blood Machines universe, in partnership with Cascade8’s NFT Lab. Digital objects divided into 3 categories: cards, gifs and videos.
A great two-step collaboration to conquer the DeFi universe
After news swept through the French audiovisual and cultural space, a glowing DeFi flying object aligned itself with the digital trajectory of the project. The collaboration between the game Cometh, which just raised 10 million euros, and Cascade8 seems obvious as the film’s aesthetic is conducive to the “gaming” extension.
From the first viewing, the Blood Machines universe has marked us immensely with its context of interstellar conflict, its unique designs and its strong visual identity. This partnership will enrich the experience of our games for both NFT Blood Machine owners and their opponents.
Jerome de Tychey, CEO of Cometh
The first phase of the collaboration is now triggered by the sale of the first capsule collection of NFT Blood Machines. It is currently taking place on moviesseriesnft.comalso available on open sea. About forty visuals specially made by the directors based on images from the film. For example, historical fans could buy a preview of some already cult NFTs, especially the most emblematic (and most expensive) of this collection, which represents the official poster of the film.
In particular, this collection, in addition to many advantages, allows you to be part of the whitelist for phase 2. At the end of July it will offer an exclusive collection of Blood Machines ships and crew members, which can be used in the Cometh game . An opportunity that has already prompted many fans to buy some of this precious digital sesame today. Visit the website for all the details https://bloodmachines.com/index.php/nft-campaign/
Blood Machines: NFTs to Go Back in Time
This digital collection promises to be beautiful. And rightly so, the visual power released by Blood Machines will have shocked more than one. But the SF veterans are in heaven. The nostalgic forties are sent back to his prepubescent teenage bedroom, the walls covered with posters torn from the central pages of the cult “Métal Hurlant” and other “Mad Movies”. The work is a true tribute to the tradition of French anticipation. The references intertwine in an aestheticizing and cheering orgy that a Tarantino on acid wouldn’t deny.
The retro-futuristic bias is very successful, catalyzed by an extraordinary photography, saturated and seep at will. The post-apocalyptic triptych in which Druillet, Moebius and Giger seem to jostle each other, fluctuates between masterly high-tech and totally supposed ‘Do-It-Yourself’ freshness. A kaleidoscopic and outrageous approach that you’d think was filmed “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” in heavily modified super-8 quality. The powerful and grainy synthwave by Carpenter Brut enhances the suggestive poetry in three acts of a transhumanist and disenchanted story. Was ‘lo-sci-fi’ born?
Science fiction rooted in the body
The field immediately caught the ears of all SF fans:
“Two fighters follow a machine trying to emancipate itself. After shooting her, they witness a mystical phenomenon: a young woman’s ghost rips itself from the ship’s carcass as if it had a soul. To understand the nature of this ghost, they start a chase through space with it.
Blood Machines, a film by Set Ickerman
The period could be shortly after the end of the movie “Blade Runner”. The story is being announced as a sequel to the “Turbo Killer” music video that Seth Ickerman previously directed for Carpenter Brut. A video that had won huge success at the time. From this first step, the project will be born”blood machines‘, funded by the community through two Kickstarter campaigns. Two rounds that enabled the team to raise €500,000 and establish a quasi-fanatic fan club.
Blood machines bleed. woman is god
Without trying to tell a story, the film takes us into an evocation, a dream with a high symbolic content. As if branded with look, the women wear an inverted cross on their forehead or stomach. The sign of a fatal curse that seems to focus on their mind and body. Pursued by men, in a world of men, they pose as resistance fighters, sometimes priestesses, sometimes warriors, material or immaterial.
The machines are women too. They give birth and protect, like “Mother” who once piloted the Nostromo. Jean-Pierre Genet, who also seems to be a big inspiration for the team, had also brought the allegory to its climax by giving the “Alien” queen a reproductive device to give birth just before she died. The monster was in fact a mother, strong and free. A loving, life-giving creature, but also an evil weapon of mass destruction for the establishment.
blood machines, next to a dantesque and totally insane opus, can therefore be considered a feminist pamphlet. A sharp look in which the beauty of women’s bodies is exhibited and taboos confronted. Since Russ Meyer is his “supervixens”, Blood Machines lets out the onslaught of cosmic valkyries attacking the patriarchal well-being.
An emancipation ideal that is strongly supported in the blockchain ecosystem. There is no doubt that the NFT Blood Machines will find their place in the multidimensional space of our imagination. For some, cult digital objects honoring a wonderfully old-fashioned ’80s aesthetic. For others, immutable creeds staked forever on decentralized networks and soon metaverses.