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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,521, 23 September 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,521, 23 September 2001
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The official trailer was done by Michael McConnohie, D's English voice-actor for Vampire Hunter D (1985). 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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An exquisite Japanese animation production - heart-warming vampire tale, it is
4 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

Writer-director Yoshiaki Kawajiri gave us an absolutely fantastic animation film. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2001 U.S.) has excellent illustrations, detailed and beautifully rendered. Story is intriguingly presented, mystery and sentiments well-maintained. Original music by Marco D'Ambrosio is impressive and aptly enhanced the atmosphere.

I kept saying WOW! Feeling WOW to its amazing, dazzling sight and sound and music. The illustrative quality is awesome: the colors, the character details, the backgrounds…such all round attention, including character development and storyline. There are action sequences to match Hollywood productions, and a love story, too. The age old theme of romantic love, here between human and vampire, began with an 'outcast' vampire hunter (named 'D', himself half human half vampire - hence seemingly ever young) hired by a human family to rescue/retrieve their kidnapped daughter, who actually has fallen in love with her kidnapper vampire count…the fairytale adventure continues, and to a grand visual showdown of forces in brilliant colorful effects. Yes, there is heart, and we are rewarded with a heart-warming ending, or never-ending for that matter.

If you like vampire tales and fantasies, this is a must-see. If you appreciate well-crafted, illustrative animations, don't miss this one.

Yet to catch Richard Linklater's "Waking Life" - a modern approach to animated film - substance includes deeper exploration than usual animation flicks. Actually sounds quite philosophical - his "Before Sunrise" 1994, with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy on a train ride and brief stops in Europe, was a philosophical romantic exchange.


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