This is a very sloppy film. it starts well, with an action sequence
that promises a new and modern interpretation of the vampire story, but even that
is let down by over-reliance on firearms. With little effect (well, duh!).
the story unfolds, and we get to respect our hero, a dedicated Vampire Slayer
- but nothing supernatural, despite the blessing of the Church.
group are soon revealed as a bunch of discipline-shy, boozey no-hopers (so why
did he pick them?).
Sheryl Lee shines as the prostitute bitten early on,
who gradually turns into a vampire over the two days covered by the film. Shame
that the misogynistic script never really allowed her to speak, other than to
describe visions that might assist The Men.
But if you can suspend disbelief
(I could!), then the movie winds up to an excellent and well paced finale.
Not much in the way of extras - a commentary by Carpenter, which is
interesting, but hardly inspired, and a fairly run-of-the-mill 'making of' documentary.
- Starring: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Thomas Ian Griffith,
- This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries.
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- Language: Original
Language in English and French
- Subtitled in French and English, Dubbed
in English and French
- Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Dolby, Widescreen
Not for sale to persons under age 18.
- Studio: Columbia/Tristar Studios
- Released October 7, 2003
- Theatrical trailer(s)
- Full-screen and widescreen anamorphic formats