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Perfect Creature (2006)

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The vampire myth is given a stylish 1960s treatment, where a human cop partners with a vampire cop to stop a vamp bent on creating a war between the two "separate but equal" races.

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Glenn Standring

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Glenn Standring
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dougray Scott ... Silus
Saffron Burrows ... Lilly
Leo Gregory ... Edgar
Scott Wills ... Jones
Stuart Wilson ... Augustus
Craig Hall ... Dominic
Robbie Magasiva ... Frank
Lauren A Jackson Lauren A Jackson ... Stephanie Kelly (as Lauren Jackson)
Peter McCauley ... Professor Liepsky
Glen Drake Glen Drake ... Console Operator #1
Stephen Ure ... Freddy
John Sumner ... Howard Anderson
Roi Taimana Roi Taimana ... Abernathy (as Roimata Taimana)
Aaron Murphy Aaron Murphy ... Slum Kid
Scott Morrison Scott Morrison ... Console Operator #2 (as Scotty Morrison)
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Set during the 1960s in an alternate New Zealand known as Nuovo Zelandia, PERFECT CREATURE imagines a world where vampires and humans peacefully co-exist, with the bloodsuckers the next step in human evolution. This delicate balance looks to be destroyed when an influenza epidemic begins to sweep the human population and one vampire turns to preying on humans. The church sends out Silus to catch the renegade vampire, Edgar. Silus joins forces with a human police captain, and discovers that Edgar harbors dark secrets. Written by bondish

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Humans And Vampires Have Lived In Harmony.... Until Now. . .


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Rated R for violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers was originally cast as the villain Edgar, but was forced to leave the production due to other film commitments. See more »

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An Absolutely Original and Stylish Vampire Movie
12 January 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In a world not unlike ours in the 50's, the human race has been coexisting for three hundred years with a genetically enhanced breed of vampires called The Brotherhood that lead the church and researches. The fragile humans are under an influenza epidemic and shortage of the vaccine has been developed by The Brothers, and the police is struggling against the black market. In this environment, Captain Lilly (Saffron Burrows) is assigned to investigate the murder of a woman in an alley of the local slums, and she finds that the murderer is a Brother. Due to the political issue, the church sends Silus (Dougray Scott) to help her, and he discloses that his brother Edgar (Leo Gregory) was infected a couple of weeks ago and killed other women, but the Brotherhood has covered-up the murders to avoid the return of prejudice against their race. Silus and Lilly succeed to arrest the insane vampire, but when Edgar escapes from the compound, he begins to infect the human race.

"Perfect Creature" is a surprisingly good, underrated and absolutely original and stylish vampire movie. The acting is great, with an excellent development of the characters and situations; and the plot is dramatic, consistent and well resolved and gives an excellent hook for a sequel. The art direction blends different styles and ages of "our world" prevailing the 50's, and together with the dark and Gothic cinematography, produce a very pleasant and entertaining feature. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Criatura Perfeita" ("Perfect Creature")


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New Zealand | UK

Language:

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Release Date:

18 October 2007 (New Zealand) See more »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,012,639
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