- Format: Dolby, NTSC, Import
- Language: English
- Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
- Number of discs: 1
- MPAA Rating:
- Studio: Lions Gate
- Release Date: Nov. 9 2004
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B0004Z33E6
At the very end Romero borrows an image from Carl Theodore Dreyer's classic silent film Ordet, ratifying a moment of religious ritual. Knowing this as you watch the film only deepens the chill. --Jim Gay
Amplas has been in alot of Romero's movies but Martin is the
only movie where he is the star and it's by far his best acting
and by far his best role.
Ive always like George Romero's movies, their full of action, great camera angles, eerie music, and some gore too, the biggest complaint though and this is BIG!! is that George always find a way to screw up his movies. He always likes to kill of several main characters in his movies, just when we are starting to understand or like them.
From Night of The Living Dead to Day of the Dead , George always winds up killing our favorite characters,Barbara, Roger the policeman/swat in Dawn, Captain Rhodes in Day of the Dead etc.
Martin is no exception, I was visually entertained through out the whole film, the great camera shots, the dreamlike scenes in
which Martin is with that girl he bites and the housewife he
meets in his little world.
Oh yes , I forgot to mention Martin is a wannabee vampire who doesnt have fangs but has a strong fetish for blood, he is one sick puppy. But taken his surroudings it's a little understandable. He has some human elements to him but most of the film deals with his addictiveness toward human blood and woman. His Grandfather suspects he is a vampire like Nosferatu and constantly watches Martin.
Martin has some 70's nostalgia to it like the music.
When I saw the cheap ending where Martin's Grandfather killed him,though, I said "Oh no" George did it again, he put a bad ending to a good film.Read more ›
John Amplas plays the character of Martin, who may or may not be a vampire. Read more