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Vampires: The Turning -- A young American kickboxer in Thailand joins up with a group of vampire slayerssome vampire and some humanin order to rescue his kidnapped girlfriend from Kiran, a vampire warlord awoken by a solar eclipse.
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Writers (WGA):
D.B. Farmer (written by) and
Andy Hurst (written by)
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An American muay-thai fighter in Thailand must join forces with a group of vampire hunters to track down and kill a vampire lord who has kidnapped his gilfriend. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Colin Egglesfield ... Connor

Stephanie Chao ... Sang

Roger Yuan ... Kiko

Patrick Bauchau ... Raines
Dom Hetrakul ... Niran

Meredith Monroe ... Amanda
Nophand Boonyai ... Suwan
Jarun Petchjaren ... Moo
Chakapan Ponyong ... Slayer #1
Panu Niamchompoo ... Slayer #2
Sira Kuankaew ... Slayer #3
Arucchaporn Satesh ... Old Woman
Kamonmarn Chuachai ... Receptionist
Kasama Nissaipan ... Thai Policeman
Sakon Palvanichakul ... Tuk Tuk Driver
Tharinee Songkiatthana ... Young Dancer
David Ismalone ... Boxer
Komkrib 'Krib' Wongwirot ... Boxer (as Komkrib Wongpiroug)
Naraekorn Chuay-Ngarn ... Song Nang
Chumphae Chuchuen ... Song Nang (as Chumphae Choochuen)
Arkanay Boonsong ... Song Nang
Wichian Seeyongyod ... Song Nang
Kochakorn Wongkitisopon ... Song Nang (as Kochakorn Wongkitisophon)
Sombut Wanatanom ... Vampire Biker
Boonma Lompol ... Vampire Biker
Pongdes Meekela ... Vampire Biker
Nares Mansee ... Vampire Biker
Surasak Srirattana ... Vampire Biker
Supichai Khonjan ... Vampire Biker (as Supichai Khonchan)
Narongsak Thongmee ... Vampire Biker
Srisa Sonthirod ... Vampire Biker
Pailin Putta ... Vampire Biker
Ruedej Ladphanna ... Vampire Biker
Suksun Hongwongpaisan ... Vampire Biker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Don Thai Theerathada ... Suwan (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Marty Weiss 
Writing credits
D.B. Farmer (written by) and
Andy Hurst (written by)

Produced by
J.S. Cardone .... executive producer
Scott Einbinder .... producer
Carol Kottenbrook .... producer
Russell D. Markowitz .... co-producer (as Russ Markowitz)
Original Music by
Tim Jones 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Hall (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Scott Conrad 
Art Direction by
Arin 'Aoi' Pinijvararak  (as Arin Pinijvararak)
Costume Design by
Amanda Friedland 
Makeup Department
Tanaporn Aranyaputi .... key hair stylist
Watana Garum .... key makeup artist
Piyathida Phorung .... assistant hair stylist
Vasit Suchitta .... prosthetic makeup artist
Makoree Waekaji .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Chris Lowenstein .... unit production manager
Panyawadee Sangchai .... production supervisor
Dylan Tarason .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sholto J. Roeg .... first assistant director
Inthira Sawantrat .... second assistant director
Charlie Sungkawess .... first assistant director: Thailand
Art Department
Sorayuk Mookleemas .... assistant property master
Prachya Pitapho .... foreman
Suwimon Sakaew .... art runner
Taweewong Taweepases .... property master
Sound Department
John Boyd .... sound re-recording mixer
Anita Cannella .... foley artist
Paul Clark .... sound mixer
Lee de Lang .... sound effects editor
Paula Fairfield .... sound designer
Paula Fairfield .... supervising sound editor
Russell Farmarco .... adr editor
Russell Farmarco .... adr supervisor
Christopher Harvengt .... adr supervisor
Wayne Heitman .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Hill .... sound assistant
Amy Kane .... foley artist
Howard London .... adr mixer
Carla Murray .... sound effects designer
Carla Murray .... sound effects editor
Andy Potvin .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Jill Purdy .... dialogue editor
Nathan Robitaille .... sound effects editor
Carmine Rubino .... foley mixer
Annie Shih .... sound department assistant
Brian Smith .... adr mixer
David Weisberg .... adr mixer
Chris Winter .... sound assistant (as Christopher Winter)
Ben Wyatt .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Kevin Rogan .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Steve Cindoyan .... digital compositor
Robyn Crane-Campbell .... digital compositor (as Robyn Campbell)
Derry Frost .... director of production: Amalgamated Pixels
Mallory Gonzalez .... optical lineup
Martin Hall .... digital compositor
Rob Meyers .... visual effects
Roger Mocenigo .... digital compositor: Amalgamated Pixels
Michael Morreale .... executive producer: Amalgamated Pixels Inc.
Doug Nogle .... optical camera
Jeremy Oddo .... visual effects
Phillip Palousek .... visual effects coordinator
Philip Sisk .... compositor
Mike Uguccioni .... digital compositor
Dan Wanket .... visual effects (as Daniel E. Wanket)
Dean Alexandrou .... stunt double: Colin Egglesfield
Alexandra Bradley .... stunt double
David Ismalone .... stunts
Seng Kawee .... stunt coordinator (as Kawee Sirikhaneerut)
Supoj Khaowwong .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Supoi Khaowwong)
Daniel Patrick O'Neill .... stunt double (as Daniel O'Neill)
Daniel Patrick O'Neill .... stunt double
Djamil Talbin .... stunts
Jimmy Lui .... fight trainer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Anusorn Anantarat .... gaffer
Mahannop Intrikasith .... key grip
Rittikorn Manonom .... first assistant camera
Richie Moore .... camera operator (as Rich B. Moore Jr.)
Richie Moore .... director of photography: second unit (as Rich B. Moore Jr.)
Ken Rudolph .... title photographer
Somsak Srisawat .... Steadicam operator
Casting Department
Ferne Cassel .... casting: Los Angeles
Gina Garcia .... casting associate
Jeff Mitchell .... casting: New York
Jennifer Rudolph .... casting: New York
Thitiya Thongbai .... casting assistant
Mike Zent .... casting reader
Editorial Department
Tim Board .... assistant editor
John Burkhart .... assistant editor
John Burkhart .... assistant editor
Daniel Manus .... post-production coordinator
Mato .... color timer
Location Management
Phongtada Durham .... assistant location manager
Andrew Perry .... location manager
Music Department
James T. Sale .... orchestrator
Sharon Smith .... music editor
Transportation Department
Oliver Ackermann .... transportation coordinator
Nattinee Buapong .... transportation assistant
Pawin Chantanimi .... transportation captain
Other crew
Saverina Allevato .... script supervisor
Tongsuk Apiruksub .... tax accountant
Itthipon Chainapong .... production assistant
Nuchanart Chareonsontichai .... production secretary
Thomas Cobb .... title designer
Eileen M. Dennis .... first assistant accountant (as Eileen Dennis)
Marjorie Ergas .... production coordinator: Thailand
Laura Forrest .... travel services provided by
Piyaporn Indageha .... assistant to line producer
Amanda Johns .... assistant production coordinator: Los Angeles
Pornpan Jormsak .... production coordinator (as Pornpan Jormsak)
Arthit Kimakhom .... assistant to producers
Scott Major .... IT manager
Maeve Mannion .... production accountant
Daniel Manus .... production coordinator
Napatcha Pochaiya .... cashier
Phattana Sansumran .... key set production assistant
Don Thai Theerathada .... voice-over (as Don Tai)
Natthawan Uapahurat .... production accountant

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Rated R for violence and brief sexuality
84 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Vampires (1998) director John Carpenter was listed as Executive Producer in early publicity material for this film. However his name does not appear on the final credits, instead replaced by J.S. Cardone.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Amanda is bitten in the alleyway you can see the end of the tube where the fake blood is pumped from and the line of blood from it as the Vampire pulls back, it is then visible again when he goes to take another bite.See more »
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
You take the good, you take the bad..., 16 July 2006
Author: crappyemailrepository from Bronx, NY

...and you kill an hour and a half. Despite the low score on IMDb, this movie is not a 4-out-of-10 vampire movie. Anyone who thinks it is does not know the depths to which vampire flicks can sink. This was a (mostly) competently acted movie with good production value and fun martial arts. Rather than lots of bad SFX, we get a few okay SFX (mostly freaky contacts, fangs and dead-vampire-melting) a net gain in my book. It's predictable, but most vampire movies are, and there are no gaping plot holes, or at least not larger than in most movies.

That said, it's not Hamlet, at least not well-acted Hamlet. The main actor isn't particularly charismatic, and seems to have one basic expression throughout the movie, which I read as "fierce determination," but at least he *has* a facial expression (try van Helsing in "Way of the Vampire" for the alternative), and it fits with his mental state for most of the stuff. Stephanie Chao is no great shakes either, but she's pretty, and has a natural sincerity to her voice that makes up for some of her lack of emotion. They should have given Meredith Monroe more to do.

This is, too, only a bastard step-child (yes, that's what I meant) of John Carpenter's Vampires. It has a new origin of vampires that is not really compatible at all with the original. It does keep the winch, but it looks like they put it in just to prove some kind of family resemblance. If the producers actually paid anything to get in on this franchise, it was a waste of money, since they didn't bother to put in any element (other than the winch) from the original.

Overall, It's far from the worst such movie, but not nearly among the best. If you like vampires and kung fu, and movies with a photogenic cast, this is a good way to waste 84 minutes, especially if you've got some kind of unlimited rentals. Just don't go out of your way unless you're a genre fan.

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