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

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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars #1 movie Jan. 19 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
One of my fav movies and it was shipped fast :) I got to enjoy it within a week which made me sooo happy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars ULTIMATE IN EVERY WAY July 15 2004
By illoh
Format:DVD
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 and erotic it became. stuart is a spunk who oozez dark sexiness and so is the late aaliyah who showed just how great she would have was and just how far she could have gone. im totally in luv wit this film but if u arnt into dark eroticness then maybe it aint 4 u.
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I just saw this awful excuse for a movie, and I am going to try my best to keep others from making my mistake!
I have loved Anne Rice since shortly after Interview With A Vampire (the movie) came out. Tom Cruise's portrayal of Lestat, in particular, drew me into the story. Now, true, the character Louis was hard to get behind (accurate to the book; Louis IS kind of a whiner) and Antonio Banderas, though he portrayed Armand beautifully, was physically inappropriate for the role, and the end was a major departure from the book, but the movie held true to the general plot and personalities and feel of Anne Rice's world.
Not so with Queen of the Damned. It seems like the scriptwriters barely gave a nod to the plot; they borrowed the names of characters, but didn't even bother with their actual personalities.
Lestat is a vampire. A self-proclaimed monster. He's not a nice guy. But he also drinks only the blood of the evil doer. I wouldn't call the poor girls he was chasing around in the movie evil doers. And Lestat is in love with humanity. Not just Jesse; he loves the members of his band, he loves David, he loves humans he comes into contact with. Humanity fascinates him
As a note, I do think that with a better script, and a better idea of what he was doing, Stuart Townsend might have been as good a Lestat as Tom Cruise; maybe even better. But for all of you teenyboppers out there who JUST LOVE STUART TOWNSEND OMG!!111!!, I'm sorry, but just because an actor is hot doesn't mean that any movie he does is good. Plus Lestat is blond. It seems like a silly thing to nitpick, but Anne Rice makes SUCH a big deal about it in her descriptions of him that it is in fact important. I mean, Tom Cruise dyed HIS hair for the role in Interview, and pulled it off quite well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Movie May 10 2010
Format:DVD
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. As long as you can watch it without comparing it to the books it is based on, you will enjoy the ride. Amazing music as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By falcon
Format:DVD
"Queen of the Damned"is based on the novel by Anne Rice,as part of her
popular "The Vampire Chronicles" series.The screenplay is written by
Scott Abbott,and directed by Michael Rymer(various episodes of the new
Battlestar Galactica Series)Stuart Townsend plays the vampire Lestat de
Lioncourt,and Aaliyah plays Queen Akasha,The Queen of the Damned.the
basic plot is that Lestat has been asleep for hundred of years.he wakes
up to a new world and craves to become famous.he becomes a wildly
popular rock singer,and publicly announces the existence of
vampires.The vampires are threatened by this and believe their
continued survival is at risk.they attempt to destroy Lestat before he
can do irreparable harm.meanwhile,Lestat's music has awakened an
ancient evil,Akasha,mother of all vampires"queen of the Damned".Akasha
has decided to take Lestat as her king.i'll leave the plot at
that.moving on,Stuart Townsend,as Lestat,gives an astounding
performance.his charisma and screen presence radiate off the
screen.But,it is Aaliyah,in the title role,who steals the show with a
performance nothing short of miraculous.she is simply smoldering as the
queen.this is Aaliyah's last screen role before tragedy struck.there is
no doubt she would have gone on to become a legend.as for the movie
itself,it is stylish beyond words,beautifully photographed,superbly
directed.add to that a haunting musical score,and you have one
extraordinary movie.i loved this film. 5/5
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3.0 out of 5 stars Rice fans with love or loath it. Feb. 11 2007
Format:DVD
Quickly: not bad, not good, could see it being a cult film, sure the 'Rice' fans loved or loathed it.

Summary: another odd movie. It's called Queen of the Damned but takes a lot of it's story from The Vampire Lestat. Pretty much seemed like a bunch of hollywood tycoons looked at the sucess of The Crow and Interview and decided to make a movie that kinda mixed the two. Lestat the vampire wakes after years of slumber due to NuRock and makes a band. Then breaks the Traditions (don't mind me mixing Vamp mythologies will you?) and calls out the Vampires and gives away their secrets. At the same time he awakens the Queen of the Vampires and gets chased by fangirl Talamasca Jessie.

The Good: Some of the effects were pretty cool, pretty much everything but the 'speed' effect was kinda neat to see. I thought Mr. Townsend made a good Lestat. I personally liked the soundtrack mixing some good Alternative/Metal/Industrial and NuRock. It seemed to fit well, though the music videos had to go. The characterizations were pretty good for most of the characters. I could definately see this making some fanboys/girls happy.

The Bad: I could have sworn Jessie was a lot younger in the books, it's been a long time though. The whole Talamasca think could have been explained way better. I am sure there were many people out there thinking wtf at this one. It was definately created for fans of the books. The effects of flying vamps and speed were really annoyingly sad.

The Ugly: still confused as to why they mixed and matched a bunch of different storylines. Maybe they new this would flop and it would be the only chance to get some of this stuff out there. Why does a vampire who's skin is solid like stone, also have jewelery and clothes that look like stone.
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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
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
3.0 out of 5 stars Interview vs Queen
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. Read more
Published on July 17 2004 by C. Tate
4.0 out of 5 stars Do not compare...
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,... Read more
Published on July 6 2004 by Cristal Wrhel
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 6 2004 by ana_mon
5.0 out of 5 stars Aaliyah Makes A Beautiful Queen.
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,... Read more
Published on July 1 2004 by Tammy Anderson
1.0 out of 5 stars HORRIBLE
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. Read more
Published on June 30 2004 by deathrose
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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