BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE
Blood Is the Right Title
Release Date: July 01, 2009
Starring: Gianna, Alison Miller, Liam
Cunningham, J.J. Field,
Koyuki, Yasuaki Kurata, Larry
Lamb, and Andrew Pleavin
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 91 minutes
Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Director: Chris Nahon
Executive Producer: None
Producer: Bill Kong and Abel Nahmias
Writer: Chris Chow
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Meyer Gottlieb, President
Samuel Goldwyn Films
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Saya does finally get to a showdown of sword, magic powers and martial arts with Onigen, only discover that Onigen is in fact her mother. Onigen tries to lure Saya via hatred for her to become a full demon. Saya destroys Onigen and disappears to “find what’s on the other side of the looking glass” or until a sequel, whichever comes first.
BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE is a small story that interrupted by blood soaked action sequences. What plot there is borrows heavily from every other martial arts movie and even from STAR WARS (“I’m your father, Luke”).
The action sequences involving much CGI animation is strong and the movie overall is directed well for the action genre. The characters, however, never build strong empathy with the audience and so there is no emotional impact to Saya being an outcast not at home in the world of humans or in the world of demons.
Saya encounters a human teenage girl who shows her kindness and affirms that Saya is a human being not controlled by evil. There are statements about helping people being the right thing to do and that God made man and made the angels/demons. However, any positive references are quickly overshadowed by the occult theme and the graphic violence.
Based on the 2000 film of the same name, there is a strong comic book following for this title. Hardcore fans who can stomach the bloodletting may find this movie to be enjoyable, but media-wise viewers will want to exercise extreme caution and discernment for the graphic violence and occult themes.
BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE is a small story interrupted by blood soaked action sequences. What plot there is borrows heavily from every other martial arts movie and even from STAR WARS. Based on a Japanese movie of the same name, there is a strong comic book following for this title. Hardcore fans who can stomach the blood letting may enjoy this movie, but media-wise viewers probably will avoid it because of the movie’s graphic violence and occult themes. Also, the characters are not sympathetic.