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Priest (2011)

 -  Action | Fantasy | Horror  -  13 May 2011 (USA)
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A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.

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PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his daughter's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. Written by Screen Gems

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priest | vampire | church | warrior | sheriff | See more »

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The War is Eternal. His Mission is Just the Beginning. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, disturbing images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,953,664 (USA) (13 May 2011)

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$29,136,626 (USA) (17 June 2011)
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The girl Priest is looking for is called Lucy. This is a throwback to the Dracula of Bram Stoker, where there is also a character named Lucy, who is also an engaged redheaded girl in need of saving. See more »

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When Lucy enters the outpost, she passes the mirror and closes the button on her dress. However when she turns back to the table and sits down the button is open again. Then when she stands close to the wall during the attack, the button is closed again. See more »

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Black Hat: The church teaches us that the eyes are the windows to the soul. And that since vampire evolved without eyes, it is a soulless creature, to be eradicated. And I have seen the soul of the vampire, and let me tell you that it is far more pure than that of any man. Now you ask me what I am. I am the bringer of the tide. I am the wave that will wash clean this unclean world. And you, and your Priest, will help me do it.
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Referenced in Face Off: Cosmic Conspiracy (2014) See more »

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Mozart III Sequentia: Tuba mirum (Requiem in D minor K. 626)
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as W. A. Mozart)
Performed by The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Conductor Sir Neville Marriner
Courtesy of Decca Music Group
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Priest (2011) BOMB
16 May 2011 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

0 out of ****

Bela Lugosi, where are you? For the youngsters with ever-shortening attention spans, I see vampires have now been tailored down to animated CGI creature-things with bald heads and extended wide-mouthes which roar through their pointed teeth, hopping around on all fours quickly and randomly, bouncing off the walls like Walt Disney grasshoppers on a never-ending sugar rush. The lead character always wears a hat and a long coat like Hugh Jackman did in VAN HELSING, and there's a lot of flying about and leaping. Oh, and good dialogue is not important anymore, and neither are cinematic colors ...gray and steel is suitably drab enough. As usual, it's no longer even desired to strain your brain in attempting to follow any kind of "plot" by the time you get five minutes into this thing.


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