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Tale of a Vampire (1992)

R  |   |  Horror, Drama, Romance  |  14 July 1993 (Japan)
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Condemned to life without end, and to an undying passion for a lost love he can never find, a vampire stalks a beautiful young woman.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzanna Hamilton ...
Anne / Virginia
Marian Diamond ...
Denise (as Marion Diamond)
Michael Kenton ...
Magazine Man
Virginia (5) (as Catherine Blake)
Mark Kempner ...
Morgue Official
Nik Myers ...
Rent Boy / Newscaster's Voice
Ken Pritchard ...
Bum 1
Ian Rollison ...
Bum 2
David King ...
Adrianne Alexander ...
Mark Motileb ...
Keri Motileb ...
Lisa Motileb ...


Condemned to life without end, and to an undying passion for a lost love he can never find, a vampire stalks a beautiful young woman.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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vampire | gore | blood | See All (3) »


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Release Date:

14 July 1993 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

A vámpír  »

Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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[first lines]
Edgar: It was many and many a year ago / In a kingdom by the sea / That a maiden there lived whom you may know / By the name of Annabel Lee
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Boys and Girls Come Out to Play
Performed by Suzanna Hamilton, Julian Sands and Catherine Ashton
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Flawed, but well-acted and photographed
16 June 2004 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm a huge a vampire horror/romance fan and I thought this movie delivered that romance, mystery, and horror found in most vampire stories. Alex (played by the physically stunning Julian Sands) is a lonely vampire still mourning the loss of his lover, Virginia. He spends most of his time brooding the streets and hanging around the local library until one day he meets Ann (Suzanna Hamilton, a wonderful actress who seemed to have disappeared after a good body of work) who bears a striking resemblence to Virginia. Like Alex, Ann is alone and in mourning of her lover who died in an accident. Through bizarre circumstances brought on by a mysterious man, Ann and Alex become drawn and attracted to one another.

I loved the relationship between Alex and Ann. Filled with tension, repulsion, regret, sadness, longing, and desperation. The film is flawed because it moves at a slow pace, but the story itself is good. The performances by Sands and Hamilton are good and does not play out the cheesiness of the whole swooning into the vampire's arms routine. Ann is real and lovely to Alex while she is touched by his sadness and drawn by his mystery. It's a vampire movie that tries not to play the same formula and plays as a human drama of two very different beings.

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