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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)

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When a girl is abducted by a vampire, a legendary bounty hunter is hired to bring her back.

Director:

Yoshiaki Kawajiri

Writers:

Hideyuki Kikuchi (novel), Yoshiaki Kawajiri (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Andrew Philpot Andrew Philpot ... D (voice)
John Rafter Lee ... Meier Link (voice)
Pamela Adlon ... Leila (voice) (as Pamela Segall)
Wendee Lee ... Charlotte (voice)
Michael McShane ... Left Hand (voice) (as Mike McShane)
Julia Fletcher Julia Fletcher ... Carmila (voice)
Matt McKenzie ... Borgoff (voice)
John DiMaggio ... John Elbourne / Nolt / Mashira / Sheriff (voice) (as John Dimaggio)
Alex Fernandez ... Kyle (voice)
Jack Fletcher ... Grove (voice)
John Hostetter ... Polk (voice)
Dwight Schultz ... Benge / Old Man of Barbarois (voice)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ... Caroline (voice)
John DeMita ... Alan Elbourne / Priest (voice) (as John Demita)
Debi Derryberry ... Girl (voice)
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Storyline

It is many thousand years in the future. Vampires once ruled the night but have seen their numbers reduced by fearless bounty hunters. One such hunter is D, the halfbreed son of a human mother and vampire father. When a girl from a rich family is taken from her home by the vampire Meier Link, her father contracts both D and the Markus brothers (a rival group of hunters) to race to retrieve her. As the heroes fight their way through Meier's hired guards, they begin to suspect that the girl may have gone with him willingly. Written by Lordship

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When the Sun Sets... The Hunt Begins


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In an interview with the Audio Post Supervisor, Terri d' Ambrosio, the film director, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, sent them videos of old Traditional Japanese films where he wanted to get the sound of the samurai sword because he wanted something very traditional Japanese. See more »

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Title card: The distant future... vampires rule the night, but their numbers are dwindling. With huge bounties on their heads, a class of hunters has emerged: Bounty Hunters. One hunter is unlike the rest. He is a dunpeal: a half-human half-vampire. At war with himself, feared by all, tortured and alone, he is... Vampire Hunter D.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Tooku Made
Performed by Do As Infinity (Japanese version)
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One of the greatest adult animated films ever
15 July 2005 | by juubei-2See all my reviews

Yoshiaki Kawajiri's style is so detailed, so precise, you just get the feeling that each frame of animation has been slaved over and perfected, making Vamp D Bloodlust the best showcase of his directorial style. Of course, the actual chara designs are by Yoshitaka Amano and here is perhaps the most accurate depiction of his unique style. The soundtrack also bears mentioning and is right up there with the Hollywood's best.

Story-wise, its an eclectic mixture of Gothic horror, Science fiction, Westerns and Samurai, apparently based on a novel I've never read. Its genre cannot be classified simply horror, and while there are plenty of great action scenes, the near-perfect pacing allows for quiet moments of conversation between the characters.

Its full of great moments, but the best is the climactic finale - absolutely unforgettable. A must-see, right up there with classics of anime such as Studio Ghibli's work...


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Country:

Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,521, 23 September 2001

Gross USA:

$151,086

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$151,086
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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