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Blood -- A film where sex, desire and a vampire saga meet  between the shogun world and modern times.


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Shigenori Takechi (original story)
Shigenori Takechi (screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 April 2009 (Japan) See more »
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Directed by
Ten Shimoyama 
Writing credits
Shigenori Takechi (original story)

Shigenori Takechi (screenplay)

Produced by
Shigeji Maeda .... producer
Tsuneo Seto .... producer
Kazuyuki Yokoyama .... producer
Original Music by
Kiyoshi Yoshikawa 
Cinematography by
Gen Kobayashi (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Seigo Hirasawa 
Ten Shimoyama 
Visual Effects by
Junya Okabe .... visual effects supervisor
Keiya Tabuchi .... stunt supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Noritaka Shiibara .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Soichi Satake .... pablo colorist

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Also Known As:
"Buraddo" - Japan (original title)
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85 min
Aspect Ratio:
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A story of a detective who finds out what living as Vampire is like, 26 October 2012
Author: ebiros2 from United States

This movie is written by Shigenoro Takechi who also wrote IZO, and directed by Ten Shimoyama who directed Shinobi - Heart Under Blade. Aya Sugimoto used to be photographic idol in the '80s. She shows that she still has what it takes in this 21st century movie.

A detective who's been demoted to cold case files decides to investigate the homicide of a maid that statute of limitation is about to run out. He goes to see the ex-employer of the maid Miyako Rosenberg (Aya Sugimoto), but find out that she's a vampire.

There's no campiness in this movie like they have with vampire movies from Hong Kong. It's rather serious and gruesome. The movie basically boils down to two things. One is view of detective Hoshino as he discovers what it is like to live as a vampire, and the other is the erotic exploits between Hoshino, and Miyako. If these are not interesting topic for you, then this movie is not for you.

In Japan, I believe the attraction of this movie was Aya Sugimoto's beauty. Sugimoto has equally large women fan base as do men, so the movie might have been written to satisfy both male, and female audiences.

If there's one complaint about this movie, it's that the sound effects are not well controlled. Voices are too low or difficult to hear if the sound level is adjusted to the sound effects.

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