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Strigoi -- A folk lore murder mystery with comedy and horror and chickens.

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Faye Jackson (writer)
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When the villagers killed Constantin Tirescu, they thought it was justice. Vlad Cozma thinks it was murder. Now Constantin thinks pickles might go nice with blood. See more »
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When the villagers killed Constantin Tirescu, they thought it was justice. Vlad Cozma thinks it was murder. Now Constantin thinks pickles might go nice with blood. | Add synopsis »
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Strigoi DVD Review
 (From HeyUGuys. 23 August 2011, 8:15 AM, PDT)

This week's new DVD & Blu-ray
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 19 August 2011, 4:08 PM, PDT)

Strigoi: The Undead - DVD review
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Catalin Paraschiv ... Vlad Cozma

Rudy Rosenfeld ... Nicolae Cozma (Vlad's grandfather) (as Rudi Rosenfeld)
Constantin Barbulescu ... Constantin Tirescu

Roxana Guttman ... Ileana Tirescu
Camelia Maxim ... Mara Tomsa
Adrian Donea ... Mara's Husband
Dan Popa ... Tudor (the priest)
Vlad Jipa ... Octav
Zane Jarcu ... Stefan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mircea Nicola ... Vasile
Neculai Relu Stingaciu ... Petre
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Directed by
Faye Jackson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Faye Jackson  writer

Produced by
Rey Muraru .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Kathinka Minthe 
 
Film Editing by
Faye Jackson 
 
Casting by
Florin Kevorkian 
Andrei Rusu 
 
Production Design by
Grigore Purcariu 
 
Makeup Department
Carmen Bala .... key hair stylist
Rebecca Cain .... prosthetic technician
Dora Codita .... key makeup artist
Nicola Frost .... special makeup effects artist
Dan Frye .... prosthetic technician
Vesna Giordano .... prosthetic technician
Chris Kearey .... prosthetics moulder
Kristyan Mallett .... special makeup effects supervisor
Leah Mercieca .... prosthetic technician
Mario Rusescu .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Lucia Pavlovschi .... unit production manager (as Lucia Maghiar)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Radu Barbulescu .... first assistant director
Hany El-Sayed .... third assistant director
Letitia Rosculet .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Pavel Cuzuioc .... sound recordist
Jack Gillies .... supervising sound editor
Cozma Marius-serban .... boom operator
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Peter Shaw .... dialogue editor
Chris Treble .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lupsa Armand .... electrician
Nica Constantin .... focus puller
Fericean Cosmin .... Steadicam operator
Liviu Cosor .... electrician
Daniel Laurentiu Moraru .... grip
Ivan Giany Roberto .... first assistant camera: second unit
 
Casting Department
Ciprian Iamandache .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
Mark Wright .... negative cutter
 
Transportation Department
Vali Georgescu .... transportation coordinator
Edi Grosu .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Mircea Ghinescu .... script supervisor
Florin Gon .... location unit manager
Cristi Hulea .... production assistant
Viorela Teodoru .... production secretary
 

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105 min
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11 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Wasted potential, 6 March 2011
Author: zombieninjapirate from Sweden

I'm surprised that this movie got such a high score. I was really interested in this movie after reading the plot, and seeing the images on the back. But the moment the talking and acting started, I knew this was going to be pretty bad. Not only did they choose to replace the real native language with silly accents in English, removing a lot of the credibility, but the accents are so laughably bad that I just could not take this seriously. The acting was, most of the time, really stiff and unbelievable. To me it seemed like some of the actors where actually good at acting, but couldn't mimic the accent properly. Most of them spoke in one monotonous tone all the time.

This movie had a lot of potential, because I found it very well shot and the characters and environments sure looked just right. The music is good and the make-up really good, but it's all lost in a very confusing and slow-moving story. There are so many unanswered questions, plot holes, random happenings and unexplained behaviour that it just feels like they tried their best to make this a confusing mess, even though the story as a whole don't seem that advanced or deep. I also felt that they could have used the setting more to their advantage, to create a creepier and more eerie feeling. There where a few pretty hilarious moments, I'll definitely give them that, but it did not make the movie worth the watch.

Now if you're a fan of vampires, horror, dark comedy, gore, intelligent, political, or just plain good movies, stay away. This movie seemed to promise it all(except the gore), but delivers on none.

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