is a fearless yet outcast bounty hunter, half human and half
vampire who is shrouded in melancholy and scorned by both
humans and vampires alike. With only a wisecracking parasite
on his left hand to keep him company, he has been hired by
the wealthy Elbourne family to track down their missing daughter
Charlotte and the notorious vampire Meier Link who they believe
to have kidnapped Charlotte in the night. However, D has some
tough competition from a group of vampire hunters called the
Markus brothers who have also been hired by the Elbournes
for the same dangerous task...
on Hideyuki Kikuchi's graphic novels, Vampire Hunter D:
Bloodlust combines elements of horror, romance, fantasy
and graphic violence to make a thrilling and visually awe-inspiring
and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, this movie was made in
2000 and, unlike most anime productions, the dialogue was
originally recorded in English.
original Vampire Hunter D anime was one of the first
to be released in this country. It soon became a fan favourite,
combining action and horror with the attractive concept of
vampires, it was a big success.
This second anime was made almost 15 years after the original
and boy does it show. The animation on display here is some
of the finest ever committed to celluloid. Bloodlust
also received a very limited cinema release in the States;
this is its first outing on region 2 DVD and to some it is
very eagerly anticipated.
only downside is that if you are a hardcore fan of this film
then the chances are that you own this on disc already. The
animation and plot in this piece are outstanding. And if you
are a fan of the original then I can only hope that you either
own this already or you are gonna get it soon. If however,
you are fairly new to anime or have not seen the original
then I recommend this DVD. With all the right elements present
and superb direction, you would be mad to miss this.
the disc itself we have a storyboard to feature comparison
and a behind the scenes featurette. Whilst a few more extras
would have been welcomed, this should be more than enough
to keep fans entertained and drooling for more. Highly commended.
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