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Blood: The Last Vampire [Blu-ray] (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, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, English
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Canadian Home Video Rating : Ages 14 and over
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: Oct. 20 2009
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B002KX9COU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #31,702 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 E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 10 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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I was quite surprised at the negative reviews this film received.
Considering the Anime source material left much to be desired (as far as plot explanation) and it was identified IN ADVANCE they planned on simply doing a re-construction of exactly that, I'm not sure what the critics were expecting.
"Japanese school girl 'Blade' clone kills vampires", mayhem to follow.
You expected "Doctor Zhivago"?
Knowing EXACTLY what this movie was going to be by virtue of MONTHS of pre-advertisement, I loved it.
The only low point was the typical American Teenager co-star (who was not in the original Anime) spending most of her screen time airing out her tonsils in chalk-board scarring screams.
I thought all the actors provided an excellent performance otherwise, especially considering the script. And the script was very close to the original so it had few faults as well. The script, for a short film, is very well done as well. Many complain "I don't know why she is doing this, or doing that!" So what? You writing a thesis? It's a monster movie!
The wire-work is also seamless and excellently done. As is the sparingly used CGI.
Basically I suggest you view this movie on merits of subject not hype.
I am VERY hard to please when it comes to these type movies but I very much enjoyed "Blood" much as I enjoyed say "Ginger Snaps".
I suggest any who might enjoy 90 minutes of vampire killing will as well.
Those who disagree, give me a superior similar genre example to compare. Guarantee you I could rip it for far more contrivances.
Well recommended.
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