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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

Writers:

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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Where evil grows she preys 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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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

South Korean actress Ji-hyun Jun, who adopted the English screen name Gianna Jun for the release, plays the role of Saya. See more »

Goofs

Saya's underwear changes during fights from longer boy pants to bikini briefs and back. See more »

Quotes

Michael Harrison: Well, you know the old saying; "When the hungry demons feed without discretion..."
Saya: "Onegin is near."
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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 »

Soundtracks

You Never Can Tell
Written by Chuck Berry
Performed by Chuck Berry
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User Reviews

 
Definitely less than expected
10 July 2009 | by BigGuySee all my reviews

I just got back from seeing this movie and was disappointed. I actually knew relatively little about the movie aside from the plot synopsis going in, and still I was disappointed.

The more I think about the movie, the lower I have been setting the ranking. The acting was for the most part okay or sub-par: the main character, Saya, had one look, the sulking schoolgirl. Alice, the white girl side-kick seemed to do well, but have terrible direction, as if her character was never quite in the right mood for the scene.

The action scenes were pretty weak. School girl swings her sword and a demon gets cut in half and super CGI ichor comes out. Whole bunch of demons attack, girl swings her sword and a couple demons fall spurting CGI ichor. I don't need an action scene to be believable, but I do expect it to have life. There was one action scene that reminded me of old school ninja movies (which is actually a good thing) but for the most part the action was dull and little more than a series of decent stills strung together.

The writing was campy and sub-par. A number of scenes caused the audience to laugh because the dialog and scene as a whole just came across as ridiculous.

I think the best way to describe the movie is a Frenchman making an American movie from a Japanese script.


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