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The Forsaken

2001

The Forsaken
 

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The Movie

Kerr Smith takes a job driving a classic car from LA to Miami, with clear instructions that no harm should come to the wheels and he shouldn't pick up hitch-hikers. In the middle of nowhere he is manipulated into giving a lift to a drifting slacker (Brendan Fehr) who turns out to have been bitten by a vampire year or so back.

Fehr is keeping the transformation into a blood-drinking monster under control with medication, but needs to destroy the master fiend who sired his attacker to effect a total cure. When Smith is nibbled by traumatised babe Isabella Miko, he is infected too and they all hare off to track down Kit (Jonathan Shaech), a medieval French knight currently cruising the backroads with a posse of minion-cum-killer associates.

  • Director: J.S. Cardone
  • Starring:
    • A.J. Buckley as Mike
    • Luis Anaya as Orderly
    • Ed Anders as Patrolman
    • Elizabeth Barondes as Oat's Diner Waitress
    • Jessica R. Butts as Redhead
    • Sara Downing as Julie
    • Bert Emmett as Desk Clerk
    • Brendan Fehr as Nick
    • F.J. Flynn as Hoot
    • Bryan Kirkwood as Merk
    • Walter A. Johnson as Mose
    • Jack Leal as Bus Driver
    • James Marsh as Mitch
    • Izabella Miko as Megan
    • Johnathon Schaech as Kit
    • Phina Oruche as Cym
    • James O'Shea as Racer
    • Martha Parker as Nurse
    • Tony Pierce as Mechanic
    • Matt Reid as Dutton
    • Simon Rex as Pen
    • Julia Schultz as Blonde
    • Ryan Shuck as Pride
    • Kerr Smith as Sean
    • Carrie Snodgress as Ina Hamm
    • Beth Ann Styne as Garage Woman
    • Alexis Thorpe as Teddy
    • Marc Vann as Decker

Review

Once you are told that there's a 500-year history behind the villain of the piece, your interest is aroused. But this fascinating history was reduced to about 43 seconds, and hardly mentioned again.

For this half millenium of experience has not enabled Our Vampire to act any more sensibly than one arising from a fresh grave in any episode of Buffy. It really is a feeble plot, with weak characters and utterly predictable events.

One day, Hollywood will realise that teen idol eye candy is nice, but no substitute for a decent screenplay. I hope.

The DVD

  • Encoding: Region 1,2 or 4 (Read more about DVD formats).
  • Rated: Not for sale to persons under age 18.
  • Studio: Columbia/Tristar Studios
  • Released: August 31, 2004
  • Run Time: 91
  • Aspect Ratio(s): 1.85:1
  • Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen, Dolby
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese
  • Audio Encoding: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
  • Languages: English (Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)

Special Features

  • Commentary by director J.S. Cardone
  • Two Making Of Featurettes
  • Three Deleted Scenes
  • Trailers
  • Filmographies

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