Blood – The Last Vampire (2009/Sony DVD)
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
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
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
- Nicholas Sheffo