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.
Rhett Giles as Dr. Abraham Van Helsing
Andreas Beckett as Sebastien
Boutte as Arianna
Brent Falco as Emily
Anthony Turk as Father Cefalu
by Sarah Nean Bruce, Eduardo Durão
by Karrie Melendrez, Sherri Strain
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.
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!
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
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.
Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
DVD Release Date: 22 February 2005
Time: 85 minutes (US) 78 Min (UK)
Dolby Digital 5.1
Sub Titles: None
Disc Format: DVD 5
(interviews with cast and crew)