A blood-spattered tale of vampires in 20th-century Los Angeles.
Nico, a hip, bloodsucking seductress faces off against Frederick Van Helsing,
a European vampire hunter intent on tracking down and exterminating L.A.'s undead.
Casper Van Dien as Dallas
Natasha Gregson Wagner as Nico
Rod Steiger as Dr. Frederick Van Helsing
Kim Cattrall as Ulrike
Natasha Lyonne as Rachel
Craig Ferguson as Richard
Udo Kier as Vincent
Gabriel Casseus as Time Bomb
Robert Pastorelli as The Count
Boris Lee Krutonog as Concierge
Marco Hofschneider as Hans
Stephen Porter as Harold
Ellia Thompson as The Count's Girlfriend
Peter Lucas as Count's Henchman
Directed by Richard Elfman
this a second time , after a couple of weeks, made all the difference. the casting
is appalling; Steiger is dreadful, really over the top, and most of the others
couldn't act out of a paper bag, never mind a coffin.
But the sheer embarassment
of the badness wears off; second time around, I could follow the story,
appreciate some strong dialog, and actually get to empathise with the characters.
Treating it as a bit of rivalry between two rival clans, and it works; it work
There are errors; theyweren't sure how much to make it a serious
movie, how much a spoof, and that confusion shows. But the unforgivable mistake
(don't worry, it doesn't ruin the movie, just makes you laugh), is bringing Dracula
into the story.
Film makers, ask yourself one question. How did Dracula
get to be the Big Guy in Vampire culture? Because he doesn't get offed by the
first Hollywood wannabe, that's how. Your heros will never be believable if they
don't respect quality; they just look cheap.
Dolby, Full Screen
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Studio: Lions Gate
Available Audio Tracks: English
Dolby Digital 2.0
Commentary by director Richard Elfman
and actor Casper Van Dien
with Motion Images