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“Blood: the last Vampire” is an interesting proposition, not only because it sees Jeon Ji Hyun (“My Sassy Girl”), one of Korea’s most popular actresses, making her English language debut, but also since it represents one of the few Hollywood Japanese anime adaptations to make a real effort to build upon its source material. The film is based upon the 2000 anime from Production I.G of “Ghost in the Shell” fame, which was directed by Hiroyuki Kitakubo (one of the key animators who worked on the classic “Akira”), and was helmed by Chris Nahon, who previously had cross-cultural cinematic experiences with the French-English outings “Empire of the Wolves”, and “Kiss of the Dragon”, arguably one of Jet Li’s better Western efforts. Adding to its pedigree is the presence of Corey Yuen, one of Hong Kong’s most prolific and best known action directors, who recently worked on the »
- James Mudge
UK trailer for director Chris Nahon live action adaption of Blood: The Last Vampire the now classic anime from 2000. French director Nahon previously directed Jet Li in Kiss of the Dragon and Jean Reno in Empire of the wolves.
"A vampire named Saya, who is part of covert government agency that hunts and destroys demons in a post-wwii Japan, is inserted in a military school to discover which one of her classmates is a demon is disguise."
The film opens in the UK on June 26th
*New International (UK) trailer added
Film Clips: Clip 1, Clip 2, Clip 3, Clip 4, Clip 5
Blood: The Last Vampire - Poster
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2 items from 2009
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