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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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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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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Originally slated to be released worldwide in spring 2008, the film premiered in Japan on 29 May 2009, and was released in the United Kingdom on 26 June 2009. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group licensed the film for release in North America, where it was released to theaters by Samuel Goldwyn Films on 10 July 2009. See more »

Goofs

One of the students plays a record of Deep Purple's Space Truckin' which was released in 1972, two years after the film is set. 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 »

Soundtracks

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

 
Highly Entertaining Adventure
5 December 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee 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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