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Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)

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A vampire named Saya, who is part of covert government agency that hunts and destroys demons in a post-WWII Japan, is inserted in a military school to discover which one of her classmates is a demon in disguise.

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... Saya (as Gianna)
... Alice McKee
... Michael Harrison
... Luke
... Onigen
... Kato Takatora
... General McKee
... Frank Nielsen
... Elder
... Powell
... Sharon
Ailish O'Connor ... Linda
... Mr. Henry
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In 1970, the four hundred year-old skilled samurai Saya is sent to the Kanto High School in an American military base in Tokyo by the Council, a secret society that has been hunting vampires for centuries. Saya has the appearance of a teenager but is the tormented half-breed creature with the soul of her human father and the powers and need of blood of her vampire mother. She is obsessed to face the powerful demon Onigen that killed her father. In the base, Saya saves Alice McKee, who is the daughter of General McKee and commander of the base, from the attack of several vampires. When General McKee is killed by a member of the Council, Alice runs to the hotel where Saya is lodged. They join forces and go to the countryside to chase Onigen. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Where evil grows she preys See more »


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Rated R for strong bloody stylized violence | See all certifications »

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4 June 2009 (Hong Kong)  »

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Blood: El último vampiro  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$110,029, 12 July 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$256,681, 9 August 2009
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In early announcements, it was stated that the film would be set in 1948 at a United States Army camp in Tokyo, shortly after the conclusion of World War II during the American occupation of Japan. During production, the film was shifted to be set in the 1970s instead (the original setting for the anime). See more »

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There is a Hello Kitty on the counter at the restaurant where the three council members have their meeting. The movie is set in 1970 Tokyo, but the distribution company, Sanrio, didn't introduce Hello Kitty to Japan until 1974, and that was in the form of a vinyl coin purse. See more »

Quotes

Onigen: You think the more demons you kill the more human you become, don't you? How naïve.
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Connections

Remake of Blood: The Last Vampire (2000) See more »

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Kappa Ex.
Written by Naoko Yamano / Shonen Knife
Performed by Shonen Knife
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Highly Entertaining Adventure
5 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

In 1970, the four hundred year-old skilled samurai Saya (Gianna Jun) is sent to the Kanto High School in an American military base in Tokyo by the Council, a secret society that has been hunting vampires for centuries. Saya has the appearance of a teenager but is the tormented half-breed creature with the soul of her human father and the powers and need of blood of her vampire mother. She is obsessed to face the powerful demon Onigen (Koyuki) that killed her father. In the base, Saya saves Alice McKee (Allison Miller), who is the daughter of General McKee (Larry Lamb) and commander of the base, from the attack of several vampires. When General McKee is killed by a member of the Council, Alice runs to the hotel where Saya is lodged. They join forces and go to the countryside to chase Onigen.

"Blood: The Last Vampire" is a highly entertaining adventure. The screenplay and the choreography of the fights blend many other movies and there is no originality. However, it works basically because of Gianna Jun and Allison Miller that perform very likable and charismatic characters. In the end, this film is not a masterpiece but I liked what I have seen. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Caçadores de Vampiros" ("Vampire Hunters")


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