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Vampires: The Turning (2005)

An American muay-thai fighter in Thailand must join forces with a group of vampire hunters to track down and kill a vampire lord who has kidnapped his gilfriend.

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Martin Jay Weiss (as Marty Weiss)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Egglesfield ... Connor
Stephanie Chao ... Sang
Roger Yuan ... Kiko
Patrick Bauchau ... Raines
Dom Hetrakul Dom Hetrakul ... Niran
Meredith Monroe ... Amanda
Nophand Boonyai Nophand Boonyai ... Suwan
Jarun Petchjaren Jarun Petchjaren ... Moo
Chakapan Ponyong Chakapan Ponyong ... Slayer #1
Panu Niamchompoo Panu Niamchompoo ... Slayer #2
Sira Kuankaew Sira Kuankaew ... Slayer #3
Arucchaporn Satesh Arucchaporn Satesh ... Old Woman
Kamonmarn Chuachai Kamonmarn Chuachai ... Receptionist
Kasama Nissaipan Kasama Nissaipan ... Thai Policeman
Sakon Palvanichakul Sakon Palvanichakul ... Tuk Tuk Driver
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Storyline

In Thailand, the Americans Connor and his girlfriend Amanda quarrel in a Muay-Thai fight, and Amanda leaves Connor alone. She asks the direction of the hotel to a stranger, indeed the mean vampire Niran, and she is bitten and kidnapped by his gang of evil vampires in motorcycles. Connor joins to a clan of "good" vampires leaded by Sang, trying to save Amanda from the claws of Niran. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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For 100 years a war has raged between good and evil. It will end tonight. See more »


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Rated R for violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vampires III: Temple of Blood See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Vampires (1998) director John Carpenter was listed as Executive Producer in early publicity material for this film. However his name does not appear on the final credits, instead replaced by J.S. Cardone. See more »

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When Amanda is bitten in the alleyway you can see the end of the tube where the fake blood is pumped from and the line of blood from it as the Vampire pulls back, it is then visible again when he goes to take another bite. See more »

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Follows Vampires: Los Muertos (2002) See more »

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A solid action thriller
10 January 2005 | by drocklinSee all my reviews

"Vampires: The Turning" is a fun, well-filmed martial arts thriller with a horror pedigree. It's a sequel to the John Carpenter film series in name only, and carries forward the Slayer concept from the first two. But the main story is a pretty cool bit of Eastern mysticism with a Thai backdrop, involving two warring sects of vampires that were both spawned in the wake of a solar eclipse. The female leader of one sect wants to wipe her kind out, as she unwittingly loosed all sorts of mayhem. The upcoming solar eclipse is her only chance of doing so, and she enlists an American kickboxer to help her. The movie looks great, moves swiftly and sports some solid martial arts (muay thai) action, as well as some effectively creepy moments. Doesn't hurt that the female vampire is quite the hottie. A solid, fun entry into the genre. Definitely check it out!


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