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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)

When a girl is abducted by a vampire, a legendary bounty hunter is hired to bring her back.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Philpot ...
D (voice)
John Rafter Lee ...
Meier Link (voice)
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Leila (voice) (as Pamela Segall)
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Charlotte (voice)
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Left Hand (voice) (as Mike McShane)
Julia Fletcher ...
Carmila (voice)
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Borgoff (voice)
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John Elbourne / Nolt / Mashira / Sheriff (voice) (as John Dimaggio)
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Kyle (voice)
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Grove (voice)
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Polk (voice)
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Caroline (voice)
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Alan Elbourne / Priest (voice) (as John Demita)
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Girl (voice)
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Storyline

It is many thousand years in the future. Vampires once ruled the night but have seen their numbers reduced by fearless bounty hunters. One such hunter is D, the halfbreed son of a human mother and vampire father. When a girl from a rich family is taken from her home by the vampire Meier Link, her father contracts both D and the Markus brothers (a rival group of hunters) to race to retrieve her. As the heroes fight their way through Meier's hired guards, they begin to suspect that the girl may have gone with him willingly. Written by Lordship

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When the Sun Sets... The Hunt Begins


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Rated R for violence/gore | See all certifications »

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28 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$25,521 (USA) (21 September 2001)

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$25,521 (USA) (21 September 2001)
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Trivia

In an interview with the Audio Post Supervisor, Terri d' Ambrosio, the film director, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, sent them videos of old Traditional Japanese films where he wanted to get the sound of the samurai sword because he wanted something very traditional Japanese. See more »

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Title card: The distant future... vampires rule the night, but their numbers are dwindling. With huge bounties on their heads, a class of hunters has emerged: Bounty Hunters. One hunter is unlike the rest. He is a dunpeal: a half-human half-vampire. At war with himself, feared by all, tortured and alone, he is... Vampire Hunter D.
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References Dracula (1992) See more »

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One of the greatest adult animated films ever
15 July 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Yoshiaki Kawajiri's style is so detailed, so precise, you just get the feeling that each frame of animation has been slaved over and perfected, making Vamp D Bloodlust the best showcase of his directorial style. Of course, the actual chara designs are by Yoshitaka Amano and here is perhaps the most accurate depiction of his unique style. The soundtrack also bears mentioning and is right up there with the Hollywood's best.

Story-wise, its an eclectic mixture of Gothic horror, Science fiction, Westerns and Samurai, apparently based on a novel I've never read. Its genre cannot be classified simply horror, and while there are plenty of great action scenes, the near-perfect pacing allows for quiet moments of conversation between the characters.

Its full of great moments, but the best is the climactic finale - absolutely unforgettable. A must-see, right up there with classics of anime such as Studio Ghibli's work...


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