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    Unique ID Code: 0000019892
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 21/6/2001 14:50
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    Vampires (US)

    6 / 10
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    From the master of terror comes a new breed of evil
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 107 mins
    Retail Price: $19.95
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    Forget everything you`ve ever heard about vampires, warns Jack Crow (James Woods), the leader of Team Crow, a relentless group of mercenary vampire slayers. When Master Vampire Valek (Thomas Ian Griffith) decimates Jack`s entire team, Crow and the sole team survivor, Montoya (Daniel Baldwin), set out in pursuit. Breaking all the rules, Crow and Montoya take one of Valak`s victims hostage.

    The beautiful but unlucky prostitute (Sheryl Lee) is their sole psychic link to Valek, and through her senses they will track down the leader of the undead. As Valek nears the climax of his 600-year search for the Berbers Cross, Jack and the new Team Crow do everything humanly possible to prevent him from possessing the only thing that can grant him and all vampires the omnipotent power to walk in the daylight.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Audio Commentary
    Web Access
    Photo Gallery
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
    Pan & Scan 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 French
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    John Carpenter

    Written By:

    Maximilian Schell
    Thomas Ian Griffith
    Sheryl Lee
    Daniel Baldwin
    James Woods

    Casting By:
    Eddie Dunlop

    Soundtrack By:
    John Carpenter

    Director of Photography:
    Gary B. Kibbe

    Reuben Cannon
    Edward A. Warschilka

    Costume Designer:
    Robin Michel Bush

    Production Designer:
    Thomas A. Walsh

    Sandy King
    Don Jakoby

    Executive Producer:
    Barr B. Potter

    Columbia / Tristar

    Your Opinions and Comments

    6 / 10
    A main theme in this movie is that "crosses won`t save you". Well, that`s true. Furthermore, even crosses won`t save this movie from its horrible self. It`s a dumb, ill-scripted, grotesquely gory and totally not scary vampire movie. I don`t know what James Woods was thinking when he agreed to star in this excuse for a movie.
    The video transfer is ok. Both the widescreen and the fullscreen versions have no compression signs, and while the movie has several gory (yet cheap) moments, they are contrasted with some beautiful shots of sunrises, dusk and sunsets.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. The surrounds are used occasionally for some vampire noises and the musical score is effective on occasions.
    The menus are all still.
    The extras include a commentary. That`s all.
    Bottom line - forget it - a really REALLY bad vampire movie. Seek your blood-suckers elsewhere.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 21/6/2001 22:49
    5 / 10

    Nice try from Carpenter, but what is happening to him from directing great films like the thing and Escape from NY to directing crap. James Woods gives an average performance as the script wears him down. Crap performances from every one else Alec Baldwin being the worst. Another thing is that it is too violent and too gory, the effects are also very cheap. Come on John give us a decent film!






    Bugger all, apart from a commenatry by John Carpenter, which is interesting but do we really care?
    posted by the_film_king on 6/8/2003 22:48