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The Breed (2001)

In the distant future vampires have come out of the shadows and tried to live among people as a special and peaceful breed. When a series of murders happens, a cop and his vampire colleague... See full summary »

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Michael Oblowitz

Writers:

Christos N. Gage, Ruth Fletcher (as Ruth C. Fletcher)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Paul ... Aaron Gray
Bokeem Woodbine ... Steve Grant
Bai Ling ... Lucy Westenra
Péter Halász Péter Halász ... Cross
James Booth ... Fleming
Ming Lo ... Seward
Paul Collins Paul Collins ... Calmet
Debbie Javor Debbie Javor ... Section Chief
Reed Diamond ... Phil
John Durbin ... Boudreaux
Zen Gesner ... West
István Göz István Göz ... Dr. Orlock
William Hootkins ... Fusco
Brandy Miller Brandy Miller ... Goth Poser #1
Donte Calarco Donte Calarco ... Goth Poser #2
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Storyline

In the distant future vampires have come out of the shadows and tried to live among people as a special and peaceful breed. When a series of murders happens, a cop and his vampire colleague are assigned to arrest a dark figure who tears the throat of the victims and strains their blood off. Written by misalva

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Hungary

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

19 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloody Vampire See more »

Filming Locations:

Biatorbágy, Hungary See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Aaron is with his dead wife and daughter, just before he is turned, his "dead" daughter's eyelashes are moving, flickering. See more »

Goofs

In the chase scene at the club, the human detective shoots at one of the bad vampires. While he shoots, the slide on the gun is all the way back, indicating that the gun is empty, yet he continues to shoot and bullets continue to fire from the gun. See more »

Quotes

Fleming: You're not James Bond. I'm not Blofeld. No more explanations, and no last-minute escapes.
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Connections

References You Only Live Twice (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Endless
Written by Casey Bowen, Cosmo Jones & Capsule
Performed by Casey Bowen & Capsule
Produced by Ryeland Allison, Lorenzo Chacci and Mike Wilson
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Okay, so it was pretty dreadful—but still, I sort of enjoyed it!
7 October 2007 | by jfwhelanSee all my reviews

Like the curate's egg' this film was good in parts, but they weren't very big parts.

I have always enjoyed the twist associated with 'good vampires' and I guess I am still waiting for a film to properly use it.

This film was too outré and grotesque (in the original meaning of the word) for it to have worked as anything other than an over-the-top dance-macabre of a film; a sort of Grand Guinol of the film world. Unfortunately it never really achieved this distinction and instead we are left with a mishmash of themes and failed attempts at being something that it never quite achieved.

The script and the acting were pretty deplorable and the direction was anything but tight, though still one can sort of envisage what was intended; and those stolen fleeting glimpses serve to supply enough motive to keep watching. In the end this continued attention is utterly frustrating, since the ending manages to further let one down and, indeed, the rest of the film.

I don't say 'Don't watch this film!' I would, however, warn you to keep you expectation low, and not to be too surprised if it fails to live up to them.


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