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Interview With the Vampire / Entretien avex un vampire (Bilingual) [Blu-ray]
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Interview with the Vampire BD - Bilingual
When it was announced that Tom Cruise would play the vampire Lestat in this adaptation of Anne Rice's bestselling novel, even Rice chimed in with a highly publicized objection. The author wisely and justifiably recanted her negative opinion when she saw Cruise's excellent performance, which perceptively addresses the pain and chronic melancholy that plagues anyone cursed with immortal bloodlust. Brad Pitt and Kirsten Dunst are equally good at maintaining the dark and brooding tone of Rice's novel. And in this rare mainstream project for a major studio, director Neil Jordan compensates for a lumbering plot by honoring the literate, Romantic qualities of Rice's screenplay. Considered a disappointment while being embraced by Rice's loyal followers, the movie is too slow to be a satisfying thriller, but it is definitely one of the most lavish, intelligent horror films ever made. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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great story, well known, adapted by author a great watch
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I won't describe the plot to you, you have probably already discovered the main drill from other reviews. But to sum it all up, the story is about a 200-year old vampire named Louis (played excellently by Brad Pitt), who is lured into the immortality of the damned by a supremely evil and charismatic vampire named Lestat (stylishly played by Tom Cruise), then tormented by an unalterable fact of vampire life: to survive, he must kill.
Tom Cruise steals the show. He made a perfect Lestat. Brad Pitt also pulls off the "whiny" Louis brilliantly, and Kirsten Dunst shows her great talent in such an early stage of her acting career as Claudia, the child vampire who longs to grow up.
Overall, I give this film 100%. I have never seen a more intriguing, sensual or spellbinding vampire film like this one.
Much-discussed even before its release, due not least to Anne Rice's temporary withdrawal of support and her no less sensational subsequent 180-degree turn, Neil Jordan's adaptation of the "Vampire Chronicles"' first part, based on Rice's own screenplay, is a sumptuous production awash in luminous colors, magnificent period decor and costumes, rich fabrics, heavy crystal, elegant silverware and gallons of deeply scarlet blood, supremely photographed by Phillippe Rousselot, with a constant undercurrent of sensuality and seduction; an audiovisual orgy substantiated by one of recent film history's most ingenious scores (by Elliot Goldenthal). Although the book only gained notoriety after the publication of its sequel "The Vampire Lestat," followed in short order by the "Chronicles"' third installment, "The Queen of the Damned," by the time this movie was produced, Rice had acquired a large and loyal fan base, who would have been ready to tear it to shreds had it failed to meet their expectations. That this was not unanimously the case is in and of itself testimony to Neil Jordan's considerable achievement (only underscored by the botched 2002 realization of "Queen of the Damned").Read more ›
This movie takes itself much too seriously, and all the manufactured angst and darkness reminds one of the public access Floridian goths on SNL.
Honestly, Brad Pitt's acting was pretty okay, but any redemption to be found in his performance (as far as the film goes, overall) is eclipsed by the wretchedness of the rest of the production.
I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone, save teenagers who perhaps are still impressed by this kind of thing.
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Good movie at a great price! Good addition to my collectionPublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Something very strange has happened here. I was a teenager when this movie first hit the theatres. I know with 100% certainty that it was called 'Interview With A Vampire'... Read morePublished 8 months ago by sophie007