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Queen of the Damned [Blu-ray] [Import]

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2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (383 customer reviews)
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Deuxième adaptation cinématographique de l’œuvre d’Anne Rice après Interview with the Vampire, Queen of the Damned s’amuse à faire réapparaître le vampire Lestat dans l’univers contemporain du rock gothique.

Lassé de vivre dans l’ombre, Lestat choisit de devenir une star du rock afin de se révéler au monde. Sa pâleur, sa peur de la lumière et ses dents pointues sont alors tolérées comme des excentricités d’artiste. Mais les autres vampires ne voient pas d’un bon œil cette vie sous les feux des projecteurs.

La comparaison avec Interview with the Vampire est inévitable. Dans la peau de Lestat, le jeune Stuart Townsend, qui s’apparente davantage à un Jim Morrison christique qu’à un vampire, n’atteint jamais le degré de cynisme amusé et raffiné de Tom Cruise. Les décors y sont plus tape-à-l’œil, et le mystère y est moins étoffé. En fait, Queen of the Damned manque de cette distance élégante et froide qui caractérisait le film de Neil Jordan, bien que l’apparition de Vincent Perez en vampire créateur de Lestat y remédie quelque peu. La prestation de la chanteuse Aaliyah en reine des damnés cruelle et féroce est également assez convaincante. Mais malgré quelques bons éléments, l’époque choisie n’est assurément pas celle qui sied le mieux aux vampires. --Helen Faradji



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3.0 out of 5 stars Interview vs Queen July 17 2004
By C. Tate
Format:DVD
I hated Tom Cruise as Lestat. I thought he violated the heart of the character. He played Lestat as a fop which to some degree was the misperception of Louis. (Louis didn't know at the time that Toms family was pretty much wiped out and actually was minor nobility and Louis didn't understand until much later Lestats loneliness nor how Lestat had protected him. He also didn't know then that all of Lestats kills even then were justice and not indiscriminate)Tom Cruise came across as a vicious prankster.
Although Interview was very sumptuous visually, Tom Cruises portrayal ruined the movie for me.
Townsons portrayal was much more accurate, dangerous,danger loving and sexual at the same time. The only thing really amiss in the characterization is that Lestat can be very introspective though never to the degree Louis is(well he came pretty close in M the Devil.) Also I thought the MTV video type action was quite in keeping with the tone of the book.
What was totally frustrating was the ending. The movie departed so much from the book and made such a mess of the characters that you would have a hard time relating to the remaining books if Queen the movie was your only reference.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Do not compare... July 5 2004
Format:DVD
I felt this movie was a young, refreshing take on the story we all fell in love with. When watching this film, one must keep in mind that as with all films made from actual books, it is up to the director's creative vision as to how they turn out. I noticed quite a few inconsistancies between The Vampire Lestat/Queen of the Damned books and the movie Queen of the Damned. There were many things not only wrongly stated, but left out and improperly portrayed compared to the book. As previously stated, however, we must look at this movie just for what it is...A movie. As a movie, it displayed amazing visual effects, body-moving music that appeals to a much younger crowd than Interview with the Vampire (I adored that movie by the way) and an erapturing cast that had me pulled in every direction their character went. I felt this movie was very well assembled despite the high expectations IWTV set for it, the change in casting and the fact that it was a combination of two books meaning that the director had more material to work with in an even less amount of time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Aaliyah Makes A Beautiful Queen. July 1 2004
Format:DVD
I saw this movie and fell in love with it. I was madly in love with all of AALIYAH'S work. True the movie does leave out a ton of details but it basically has the same ending, Akasha dies and Lestat lives. I think the movie should of had more gore and blood in it. I Personally think that if they had put more violence in the movie it would have gotten higher ratings. I am not really fond of Stuart Townsend but i am glad they used him instead of Tom Cruise. They should have put Maharet's sister in the movie and they should of put Akasha showing Lestat the supposed cruelties of the world. They shouldn't have skipped around so much. I like Aaliyah's elaborate costumes. They look good on her. They should have mentioned the other vampire's names you don't know who is who. And Why does Pandora die if I remember correctly she lived in the book. This movie has not done Anne Rice's book a lot of justice but I do think it makes a satisfactory movie. May AALIYAH rest in piece. She is well missed.
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1.0 out of 5 stars HORRIBLE June 30 2004
Format:DVD
This movie is one of the worst adaptations I have ever seen. I fell in love with the book. I was so excited when I heard they were making the movie. I was disapointed when I heard that Aaliyah was playing Akasha, but I figured it would be ok still yet. I WAS SO WRONG. There are too many damn inconsitencies, and I think the novel was butchered. I am a huge Anne Rice/Vampire chronicles fan, and this movie makes the book seem awful. The queen of the damned is my favorite title from the whole series, probably because of the history that it gives you on Anne Rice's vampires. Where the hell is the history in the movie? There may be SOME history in the movie, but it's not even correct. And I disagree with others....I don't even think this movie is enjoyable at all. Even when looking at it from a neutral standpoint, trying to forget that I have read the wonderful piece of literature that is the book, I still think the movie is awful. Bad acting, poor plot, it's too fast, the ending was too quick, and too cheap, hell, the whole movie seemed cheap. I think it should've been released straight to video and stuck on the shelves with all the other poorly made B vampire movies. You wanna watch a good vampire movie? Go watch Interview with a Vampire. It was a MUCH better adaptation, and Tom Cruise portrayed Lestat magnificently. DON'T BUY THIS MOVIE...It's nothing but a waste of money and time.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not the greatest adaptation ever... June 22 2004
Format:DVD
I am a pretty big fan of Anne Rice and her characters, so I was incredibly excited when I finally got to see this movie. "The Queen of the Damned" had been my second favorite of the Vampire Chronicles, "The Vampire Lestat" being my first. I thought adapting this book would be a difficult, if not impossible, task for any filmmaker. Oh, how I wish I had been wrong.
Here are a few reasons this film in no way lives up to my hopes as a fan of the Vampire Chronicles:
1. No real connection to what the book actually describes. There's a whole freaking lot of information in the book, granted, but I think trying to incorporate the second half of "The Vampire Lestat" with this movie, while theoretically a great plan, just doesn't work because there's way too much ground to cover. You have no clue who the other vampires really are, why Akasha destroys so many, and other such rich and valuable details simply because it's impossible to fit it into a movie-length story.
2. Casting. God love Stuart Towsend - he tries, but he just isn't Lestat. I thought David should have been older and more distinguished, the other ancient vampires should have been more ethereal and beautiful (rather than creepy), and Akasha should have been more, I don't know, believable? I know, I know, Aaliyah's deceased and I'm not supposed to give her bad reviews, but I can't help it. Very little of the acting throughout the film was any good.
3. Deleted scenes. Um, hello? So much would have been better about this movie if they hadn't cut the scenes they did.
4. Johnathan Davis's voice coming out of Stuart Townsend's body. Just not cool, man.
5. Special effects. Cheeseball city.
6. The ending. How about, "no," Scottie?
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5.0 out of 5 stars #1 movie
One of my fav movies and it was shipped fast :) I got to enjoy it within a week which made me sooo happy!
Published 19 months ago by Missy-Lynn
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Movie
I totally enjoyed this movie, the two lead characters carry most of the movie themselves, they make it well worth watching over and over again. Read more
Published on May 10 2010 by C. Christie
1.0 out of 5 stars Damned "Queen"
Literary adaptations are a tricky thing at the best of times, but "Queen of the Damned" is to "Lord of the Rings" what Ziploc bags are to fine china. Read more
Published on April 5 2008 by E. A Solinas
5.0 out of 5 stars simply brilliant vampire movie(adds to the mystique)
"Queen of the Damned"is based on the novel by Anne Rice,as part of her
popular "The Vampire Chronicles" series. Read more
Published on Oct. 22 2007 by falcon
3.0 out of 5 stars Rice fans with love or loath it.
Quickly: not bad, not good, could see it being a cult film, sure the 'Rice' fans loved or loathed it.

Summary: another odd movie. Read more
Published on Feb. 11 2007 by Maurice G. Tousignant
1.0 out of 5 stars what????
holy snappin crap, lou! if this travesty is supposed to be an adaptation of the literary masterpeice that shares its title, then i'm brad pitt. or a flying monkey. Read more
Published on May 8 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars ULTIMATE IN EVERY WAY
This movie didnt really appeal 2 me when i first watched it, i only like the soundtrack, so i kept watchin it again 4 the songs, but the more i saw the more dramatic, entertaining... Read more
Published on July 15 2004 by illoh
1.0 out of 5 stars Shamefully Dreadful!!!
I can't explain why Anne Rice allowed her work to be brutally mutilated. Akasha's present plans and motives are vain, even in the book. Read more
Published on July 5 2004 by ana_mon
1.0 out of 5 stars If you're a fan of the books and the IWTV movie..
you'll absolutely hate this one. It's just like any other stereotypical modern vampire movie. It shouldn't be placed near the Interview with the Vampire film.
Published on June 23 2004 by L. McNichols
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