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Tale of a Vampire (1992)

Condemned to life without end, and to an undying passion for a lost love he can never find, a vampire stalks a beautiful young woman.

Director:

Shimako Sato

Writers:

Edgar Allan Poe (based on a story), Shimako Sato (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julian Sands ... Alex
Suzanna Hamilton Suzanna Hamilton ... Anne / Virginia
Kenneth Cranham ... Edgar
Marian Diamond Marian Diamond ... Denise (as Marion Diamond)
Michael Kenton Michael Kenton ... Magazine Man
Catherine Ashton ... Virginia (5) (as Catherine Blake)
Mark Kempner Mark Kempner ... Morgue Official
Nik Myers Nik Myers ... Rent Boy / Newscaster's Voice
Ken Pritchard Ken Pritchard ... Bum 1
Ian Rollison Ian Rollison ... Bum 2
David King David King ... Waiter
Adrianne Alexander Adrianne Alexander ... Prostitute
Mark Motileb Mark Motileb ... Child
Keri Motileb Keri Motileb ... Child
Lisa Motileb Lisa Motileb ... Child
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Storyline

Condemned to life without end, and to an undying passion for a lost love he can never find, a vampire stalks a beautiful young woman.

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Plot Keywords:

vampire | f rated | gore | blood | See All (4) »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1993 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A vámpír See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to a review in Variety, the film began as a 60-minute video project, converting to a 35mm feature when Japanese financiers committed to the production. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Edgar: It was many and many a year ago / In a kingdom by the sea / That a maiden there lived whom you may know / By the name of Annabel Lee
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Soundtracks

Boys and Girls Come Out to Play
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Suzanna Hamilton, Julian Sands and Catherine Ashton
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Brilliant
2 October 2003 | by QueenofBeanSee all my reviews

This film isn't about plot or dialogue so much as it is about angles, style and lighting technique. The plot moves slowly so the watcher can enjoy the express talents of the director's shot choices.

Julian Sands is riveting, capturing the personality of a slightly deranged vampire riddled with heartache and centuries of guilt, while Suzanna Hamilton portrays a woman beside her own wits with grief. The shift between plotlines is especially brilliant when they collide with present moments in time.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who can appreciate a good art film.


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