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Way of the Vampire

2005

Way of the Vampire
 

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The Movie

Van Helsing has defeated Dracula, but lost his wife to Samuel, a 'Vampire Prince'. Our Hero does a deal with the the Church; he'll live forever, or until he rids the Earth of the vampires, whichever comes first. Looks like forever, then.

Cast:
Rhett Giles as Dr. Abraham Van Helsing
Paul Logan as Dracula
Andreas Beckett as Sebastien
Denise Boutte as Arianna
Brent Falco as Emily
Alix Henning as Yvonne
Anthony Turk as Father Cefalu

'Directed' by Sarah Nean Bruce, Eduardo Durão
'Written' by Karrie Melendrez, Sherri Strain

Review

Well, I take my hat off to this train wreck. The sets are sad, the actors were reading from cue cards, the music drowned the dialogue at times; the special effects were awful - even the oh-so-boring fight scenes cheated, with close-ups replacing choreography. Sound effects were so 1958 - but unlike those halcyon days, these were not synchronised with the soundtrack.

The plot was fatuous at best, with the 'Prince of Vampires' at one point planning his revenge on Van Helsing ... but wait a minute ... wasn't the whole point that this was van Helsing's revenge on the vampires? Whatever!

We are supposed to believe that Vampires have been kept down by Van Helsing, all these years ... but every time one of his 'slayers' comes close to a vampire, they get, er, slain. Even our Hero forgets that brains win, not brawn, and goes one-to-one ... with predictable results.

There's a Renfield character, who has rehearsed 'Igor' for weeks, and no-one had the heart to tell him. But mostly, it's the script. It stinks.

The DVD

Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
Rating R
Studio: The Asylum
DVD Release Date: 22 February 2005
Run Time: 85 minutes (US) 78 Min (UK)
Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1
Sub Titles: None
Hearing Impaired: None
Disc Format: DVD 5

Extras:
Trailer
Featurette (interviews with cast and crew)

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