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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
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 »
After Saya hides Allison under a wicker basket, Allison draws the wicker threads aside to see the fight better. Then there's a shot from inside of the basket, and the threads are on their original positions. After some time there's another shot like that ant the threads are spread like they should be. See more »
You think the more demons you kill the more human you become, don't you? How naïve.
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Japanese DVD is about 2 minutes longer and contains a much longer street battle scene. See more »
There's action, tragedy, great cinematography, good directing.
But, there is a great problem with the script, its almost like budget cuts came in half through the movie and its not that they sacrificed quality in the process.
It feels like they were half way through a 3 hour epic and they wrote in a quick step to the final scene, to make it 2 hours.
Sure if you want to play up to the existential art-house of cinema the ending would have played out, but the entire movie before it wasn't going in that direction.
It seems like some parts of the movie were directed by somebody else, especially the flashbacks. The flashbacks alone crap on the rest of the movie.
I guarantee this movie for entertainment. A bit of tragedy and entertainment. But there is definitely a hole in the movie that should make everyone who watches it think 'WTF', how did it even get to this point, where is the rest of the movie.
If it had the rest of the movie, its 9/10.
For what it is, its a quality action/vampire movie.
For what it's not, wait for DVD(as long as its on a big TV and HD) because some of the sword scenes are brutal.
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