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Blood – The Last Vampire (2009/Sony DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: B-     Extras: C     Film: C+



There used to always an attempt to do a film that tried to be fun and follow a genre, the kind where the makers love filmmaking and a few genres, something that is disappearing.  Chris Nahon’s Blood – The Last Vampire (2009) tries to do this and has some success, but gets lost in some excess.  You can read more about the film’s story and plot at this link for our coverage of its limited theatrical film release:





I liked some parts and with more effort, it could have been surprisingly good, but between too many violent scenes in place of story hold it back and make it too much a lesser genre work.  Whether part of this is following a franchise may be a factor, but it is still worth a look despite its flaws because at least they are trying and that is better than most films of its kind in recent years.


The anamorphically enhanced 2.35 X 1 image is a little soft, but that is from the digital work and how this is stylized.  Color is consistent, but we expect the Blu-ray would resolve some image issues better.  The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is the highlight of the disc with good surrounds and well-recorded sound overall.  Extras include two making of featurettes, one specifically on the stunts.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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