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Blood: The Last Vampire (Sous-titres français)

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  • Actors: Ji-hyun Jun, Allison Miller, Liam Cunningham, JJ Feild, Koyuki
  • Directors: Chris Nahon
  • Writers: Chris Chow, Katsuya Terada, Kenji Kamiyama
  • Producers: Abel Nahmias, Alice Yeung, Augusto Greco, Chris Thompson
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, English
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Canadian Home Video Rating : Ages 18 and over
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: Oct. 20 2009
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B002KX9CPO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,720 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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From a producer of Hero and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon comes BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE, based on the cult hit anime series. Demons have infested Earth, and only one warrior stands between the dark and the light: Saya, a half-human, half-vampire samurai who preys on those who feast on human blood. Joining forces with the shadowy society known as the Council, Saya is dispatched to an American military base, where an intense series of swordfights leads her to the deadliest vampire of all. And now after 400 years, Saya's greatest hunt is about to begin.

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Format: DVD
First of all, this movie has nothing to do with the newer anime series, BLOOD +, but is in fact a live action version of the older anime, BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE.

Secondly, where the anime relied more on stylized gore, the live action relies way more on stylized sword fighting and stunt work (which you might think would be a bad thing, where in fact it adds a really cool new dimension to the story and visuals).

You have to keep in mind, when going into the live action movie, that the original anime was done as more of a visual test than a character piece, as the animators where more concerned with the stylized look of the anime (an anime that blended 3D CGI elements and FX camera work with stylized 2D animation to achieve a bold looking, but story light, anime; technically a studio show real, to use to impress future clients looking to have them do anime for them).

Now what the live action movie does is take the 48 minute stylized anime, and turn it into a more character driven 90+ minute movie (which it does very well).

What we get with the live action film, is much more back story (told through flash backs) of the main character Saya and of her handlers (who are played more like, Men In Black types in the anime, but are given bigger roles and more fleshed out characters in the live action version).

Also, the anime story is told in the first half of the film, leaving a second half that delves into a more personal story of the Saya character which ties into the first part, in part, and also ties more deeply into her past, and gives us some insight into her motivations in the present.
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i thought this live action movie based on the animated movie was pretty
decent,all things considered.i liked the storyline,which is similar to
the animated version,but is tweaked a bit here and there to facilitate
more story and character development.the main character of Saya in
particular is given more humanity here.the fighting sequences in
general and the sword fighting sequences in particular are
excellent.the movie is also very stylish.the creature effects are also
well done in my opinion.i thought the ending was interesting,and
without giving anything away,i think they could make a sequel.for
me,the live action version of Blood:The Last Vampire is a 4/5
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By EA Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on May 16 2010
Format: DVD
Currently movie vampires are beautiful, seductive, and opulent. Well, most of them, anyway.

Things are a bit different in "Blood: The Last Vampire," adapted from a gorgeously animated, plot-thin anime. It's a fast-moving, gory flick with plenty of vampires and swords, but it also suffers from a cluttered storyline (what's the point of the Elder again?) and a predictable plot twist at the end. Jeon Ji-hyun makes a brilliant dhampiric anti-heroine, though.

As the movie opens, we see a mysterious young girl, Saya (Jun), on a train. When the lights go out, she savagely attacks a man at the other end of the train with a sword. Turns out he's a "bloodsucker."

Half-vampire Saya works for the mysterious Council, and a kindly man-in-black named Michael -- but only until they find the vampire overlord Onigen. When people start dying on an American army base, she has to go undercover at the base high school. Unfortunately the general's daughter Alice (Allison Miller) sees Saya slaughtering a couple of vampires in the school gym, and later wanders into a vampire bar. She's as bright as a smashed lightbulb.

And some of the people working for the Council are determined to kill anyone who interferes in their work -- including Alice's father, General McKee. Alice ends up on a desperate road trip with Saya, trying to dodge the malevolent vampires that are tracking her new buddy. But Onigen is tracking them now, and it's becoming very personal. Cue a Big Reveal of epic clicheness about Onigen and Saya.

"Blood: The Last Vampire" is changed in many ways from the original OAV, such as Saya's background and her being a dhampir.
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Blood the Last Vampire is based off the anime of the same name. The storyline focuses on a demon slayer named Saya & her quest to track down the most eldest & strongest of all demons named Onigen. The storyline is well supported by the plot which possesses extremely blood-shedding & gruesome scenes involving multiple brawls between humans & demons. The epic action within the battle scenes followed by the sword (katana) slicing of living demon flesh provides more than enough frightening rush that you will want to continue & watch this movie to the very end.
The acting of the characters is almost always perfect placing emotions within situations where appropriate. Lethargic personality traits are almost absent in this movie & there is no lengthy waiting times between the end of a previous battle to the start of another battle. Conversations between characters adds more mystery & information to the basis of what makes this movie very interesting to fans of the anime version. Overall one of the best live action adaptations of an anime.
Movie recommended.
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