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The Movie

Three college students (Chris Makepeace, Gedde Watanabe and Robert Rusler) from a town go to the big city to find strippers for a party, and stop at a sleazy strip join called "The After Dark Club". There they meet the owners, the strippers and Katrina (Grace Jones) who aren't what they appear to be. Our heroes are assisted by one of the waitresses (DeeDee Pfiefer) and impeded by another group of weirdoes, headed by an albino man (Bill Drago)

Directored by Richard Wenk

Chris Makepeace as Keith
Sandy Baron as Vic
Robert Rusler as AJ
Dedee Pfeiffer as Amaretto

Gedde Watanabe as Duncan
Grace Jones as Katrina
Billy Drago as Snow
Brad Logan as Vlad
Jim Boyle as Fraternity Leader
Larry Spinak as Student
Eric Welch as Student
Stuart Rogers as Student
Gary Swailes as Sock Salesman
Ray Ballard as Coffee Shop Proprietor
Paunita Nichols as Maven

Preview - PG

Review

Another film that has attained 'cult' status. as a total movie, it's a bit disappointing. Standard 'teens walk into a nest of vampires and retreat gravelessly' plot, heavily influenced by 'An American Werewolf in London', right down to casting a beautiful and talented actor as the female support - not to mention great care taken with visual effects, which were very good.

But all the time you have that feeling that it could have been better.

The basic story is superficial, silly, and leaves many unanswered questions - like they rewrote as they went a long. Grace Jones, as ever, shines in her role. But she could have done much more, if the director had thought to ask.

The two male leads are pretty boring, and utterly unsympathetic. Who cares what happens to a couple of frat brats, anyway? Meanwhile, Dedee Pfeiffer stole most of her scenes - and was given all the funniest lines.And unlike the male stars, she knew what to do with them.

Another film that relied on the legend to sell, whereas a small investment in a skilled writer, and they'd have had a movie that deserved to be a cult movie!

The DVD

Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Rating R
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
DVD Release Date: 21 August 2001
Run Time: 94 minutes

Special Features

  • Audio commentary, with Richard Wenk,
    Chris Makepeace, DeDee Pfeiffer and Gedde Watanabe
  • Trailers
  • TV spots
  • Rehearsal footage;Grace Jones at her best!
  • Blooper reel
  • Poster and Stills Gallery
  • Short: Dracula Bites The Big Apple

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