Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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Fran Rubel Kuzui's 1992 tongue-in-cheek vampire comedy is sugarcoated horror, an unusual mix of the cute and scary, with a splash of postmodern pop nonsense to give culture critics something to think about. Kristy Swanson plays a Valley Girl who learns she belongs to a line of ancient vampire killers. After training under the watchful eye of a mentor (Donald Sutherland), she becomes a spandex-wearing, kung-fu kicking, stake-stabbing babe and the mortal enemy of a narcissistic master vampire (Rutger Hauer). The accent is all on cheery attitude, though the action can be as authentically unnerving as any other halfway decent monster movie. Paul Reubens, formerly Pee-wee Herman, has a small role as Hauer's fanged familiar. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Terrific and fresh vision, right? Yes, it is! But... the initial vision was drowned out by too many other "visions." The director had her own vision, Donald Sutherland had his own vision, and Twentieth Century Fox had their own vision.
Fran Rubel Kuzui, the director, just wasn't in tune with Joss Whedon's style. She may be terrific at other material, but she dropped the ball with witty Buffy. Jokes are delivered halfway and in a corny manner. Listen carefully and you just might hear the way Joss Whedon had originally intended for the humor to come across as, but you've got to dig pretty deep. Whedon imagined an ocean, and Kuzui delivered a desert instead.
Rutger Hauer, who plays Lothos the vampire, completely overacts and turns himself into a caricature. It's rather laughable and hysterical. Whedon has said, however, that despite the acting, he respected what Hauer tried to do and appreciated him in that he was one of the nicest actors to work with.
Donald Sutherland plays Buffy's watcher, but he came off dry, and from what Joss Whedon has said in interviews, Sutherland was a tough guy to work with.Read more ›
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My favourite Buffy.. the television series just couldn't compare to a cast of Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland, Rutger Hauer, Paul Reubens, and Luke Perry. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sid Matheson
This film was unbelievable, no film has given me this feeling of what has long past from my childhood. Read morePublished 10 months ago by E.S smith
i didn't like the storyline but there were some funny parts in it.Published 15 months ago by Tara Pedersen
My only complaint about this DVD (and it can't be helped because 20th Century Fox released it this way) is that it lacks the original poster cover that was used on the VHS. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Kassondra Boyes