Vampires cross with the Japanese mafia in this foreign flick about two friends turned enemies turned friends, etc.
Part of the "Danger After Dark" Boxset
This movie was pretty bizarre, and unfortunately, not very enjoyable, and I soon figured out why not long into it.
We've got here a slam-bang, slickly produced (although low budget) vampire action flick a-la Blade
. Sounds good, right? Well, the problem here is the acting, which comes from a couple of J-Pop stars, named Gackt and Hyde, who are cast as the lead characters in this film. They're just awful. They look directly into the camera, and while it may just be poor translation, their dialogue is (at best) lame and hammy as can be.
The movie's plot is a bit of a mish mash between a John Woo style shoot 'em up-meets-Blade
-meets-Interview with the Vampire, as we have our elder vampire who has befriended a lower level thug, and their misadventures,highs and lows of their relationships. It's ok stuff, but seems a bit derivative and isn't really all that new.
There is plenty of action too, but its so over the top that I couldn't get into it. I don't understand why vampires would ever use guns on each other if they don't do any damage!
Really. to sum things up, this film is a 'high concept' film, but ends up way too high on concept and way too short on substance.
We get nathing, unless you count the trailers from TLA releasing.