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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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Chris Nahon

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Chris Chow (screenplay), Kenji Kamiyama (character) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ji-hyun Jun ... Saya (as Gianna)
Allison Miller ... Alice McKee
Liam Cunningham ... Michael Harrison
JJ Feild ... Luke
Koyuki ... Onigen
Yasuaki Kurata ... Kato Takatora
Larry Lamb ... General McKee
Andrew Pleavin ... Frank Nielsen
Michael Byrne ... Elder
Colin Salmon ... Powell
Masiela Lusha ... Sharon
Ailish O'Connor Ailish O'Connor ... Linda
Constantine Gregory ... Mr. Henry
Joey Anaya ... Creature
Khary Payton ... Creature
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Now that She's Here, There Will Be Blood... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | France | China

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

4 June 2009 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood: El último vampiro See more »

Filming Locations:

Dali, Yunnan, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$110,029, 12 July 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$257,412

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,874,530
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In May 2006, Bill Kong announced that he was producing a live-action film adaptation of Blood: The Last Vampire, directed by Ronny Yu. Like the source anime, it would be primarily filmed in English rather than Japanese. Kong and Yu originally planned to finance the project themselves, but in November 2006, Production I.G officially consented to the film and began offering financial support. Rather than being paid a straight license, Production I.G will receive a percentage of all revenues generated by the film. Through ties to Manga Entertainment, the French company Pathe became the film's co-production company, joining the Hong Kong-based Edko. Yu was retained as its producer, but Chris Nahon took over as the film's director. See more »

Goofs

After Saya leaves the train station, we next see her in her hotel room desperately drinking from her bottle of blood. Problem is, she's wearing the school uniform, which she doesn't receive from Michael until he goes to see her with information of her next mission. 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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Alternate Versions

Japanese DVD is about 2 minutes longer and contains a much longer street battle scene. See more »

Connections

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

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Space Truckin'
Performed by Deep Purple
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a lot of CGI
5 May 2011 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

The story is based on the much acclaimed animae Blood. Being based on that and not have read the animae I can't really go into some issues. For example, the way the showed blood is done mostly with the use of CGI and in a special way. So if that's how it was shown in the book than it's okay. Some will hate it because monsters are done in CGI and weren't that good sometimes, it reminded me of Van Helsing and Legion were too many CGI tear the movie down. Still, they tried to kept the gore in it with real effects and the use of CGI. Of course the fights are done in Asian way, a bit like The Matrix. But that's so typical for Asian flicks. But the story enjoyed me and I was attracted to the screen the whole time. The use of English and Eastern language made it even more realistic. I liked it but I can understand that some will hate it due the CGI.


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