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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

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 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. . .


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

New Zealand | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 2007 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Criatura Perfeita See more »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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At Cannes in 2005 it was announced that 20th Century Fox had purchased the north American theatrical rights, plus other key territories. See more »

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Alternative reality in steam-punked Oamaru makes a gritty vampire thriller.
21 October 2007 | by dpilat-2See all my reviews

The movie looks stunning: with a comparatively tiny budget, writer/director Glen Standring makes good use of computer generated imagery but blends in beautifully with the 'real life' shots. Colourwise, the movie is a masterpiece: in tune with the bleak and unwelcoming world it portrays, the colours feel sucked out, and greys and earth tones dominate. A mainly Kiwi cast apart from leads Dougray Scott and Saffron Burrows does a good job and did I mention the visuals? The art directors and production designers Ivey, Basset and Bavin deserve an Oscar for creating a coherent and plausible steampunk world, that combines technology from the fifties with the interior design of the twenties and a streetlook of the Victorian age. For viewers not looking for horror (or gore) the story is gripping and scary enough.


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