Reviews of Vampire Hunter D (1985) and related work

Vampire Hunter D (1985Moving picture, 80 minutes)

A very old dhampir hunts blood-drinking “nobles” in the 13th millennium or so, and talks to his hand.

Dark fantasy with an SF slant. Mindless fun, but the visual beauty of the sequel would have helped.

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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000Moving picture, 103 minutes)

Kawajiri Yoshiaki (director).

International coproduction, but the high-concept inconsistency isn’t Hollywood, just Kawajiri.

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