Sunday, November 28, 2010

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)

The infamous slayer D is hired to rescue a young maiden from the fierce vampire lord Meier Link, but D must elude a roughneck band of mercenaries that plan on claiming the prize for themselves while battling through Link's terrifying guards in order to save her in this highly anticipated sequel to one of Anime's most groundbreaking entries of all time! VAMPIRE HUNTER D set the standard for all animated features coming out of Japan in the mid-1980's, and it only seems fitting that BLOODLUST would raise the bar once again and surpass the original in nearly every way imaginable. D has never looked better, blending the artwork from the industry's top animators with cutting-edge computer imagery. While the stylization of the characters and environments remain true to the original, the intricate designs, incredible attention to detail, and more cohesive storyline are just a few of its many improvements. On top of the non-stop action and heart-racing adventure, BLOODLUST combines its eerie Gothic atmosphere with hi-tech vehicles and weaponry to form an Old World nightmare in a futuristic setting. Vampires, werewolves, and zombies aren't the only fiendish creatures that D must face on his quest before his final confrontation with Meier Link in his dark citadel. VAMPIRE HUNTER D: BLOODLUST is top-rate animated Horror at its finest, and an excellent sequel to the cult classic!

Rating: 10/10.
Gore: 8/10.

If you liked VAMPIRE HUNTER D: BLOODLUST, check out:
AKIRA, NINJA SCROLL, BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE.

2 comments:

  1. Totally agree, this is a one up every step of the way, though I do love the first one a whole lot, it still remains one of my favorite anime films ever. But this second one is even better in every way, animation, story, and action. Plus, its a real love story as well, which goes with the whole Dracula vibe.

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  2. I love this damn film, it is one of my all-time favorite Anime next to Akira!

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