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Vampire Resurrection

2001

Vampire Resurrection
 

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The Movie

Deep within the earth, vampire Jonathan (James Horan) has waited a hundred years to find his true love once again. At the same time, Victoria (Denice Duff), a beautiful young woman, is consistently awakened by dreams of true love in another life. When they meet, they realize that they were together previously--the only thing standing in their way is her mortality.

  • Director: Denice Duff
  • Starring:
    Denice Duff
    James Horan
    Jillian McWhirter
    Geoffrey Lewis

Review

Another tale of 'Boy Meets Girl, Boy Loses Girl, Boy Becomes a Vampire, Boy Resurfaces after 200 years to seek girl. And finds her.'

Trouble is, Our hero is a standard 'B' movie slasher vamp, and it's hard to feel much sympathy for him; in what way, exactly, is he more deserving of her love than her rather nasty husband? Interestingly, some of the characters felt much the same way; they didn't oppose the vampire because he was a vampire - they just didn't like him very much, and preferred Mr. Abusive.

The movie does have some strong points; the '200 years ago' bits are nicely done, and there are some very cleverly thought out (and executed) parallels between the first story, and the reborn tale.

The lead actors were not at all bad, a courtesy I cannot offer to the lesser mortals - some performances stank.

I have to join every reviewer in bemoaning the visible microphones in several indoor scenes, and questioning the use of crossbows. Why? Why? Even buffy only use one a few times - and that was just to get some variety after slaying a couple of thousand vampires!

This was a low budget movie, and the director and star, I understand, fought long and hard to get it made; I respect that; we need many more fighters in the industry, please. But the first lesson in movies - especially vampire movies - is get the story right. First. And whatever your budget, get in that editing suite and smooth the rough edges (Cheat if you have to!).

The DVD

  • Format: Color
  • Rated: NR
  • Studio: Koch Vision Entertainment
  • DVD Released: 11 November 2003
  • Full Frame
  • Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo - English

DVD Extras

  • Audio Commentary - Denice Duff
  • Alternate Ending
  • Featurette - "Making Of"
  • Deleted Scenes

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