Monday, August 29, 2011

Vampire Hunters (2003)

The high-flying action of Hong Kong Horror cinema returns with Tsui Hark's VAMPIRE HUNTERS! Four warriors set out on an epic quest to destroy the powerful vampire lord that has taken up residence in the Jiang household, but it will take all of their strength to defeat him and the legions of the undead that he has cast under his spell. VAMPIRE HUNTERS flows from the same vein of martial arts mayhem, humor, and horror that gave us MR. VAMPIRE in 1985. Director Wellson Chin breathes plenty of spooky atmosphere into the misty 17th century setting and moonlit battles, adding a frightening group of wax-covered corpses and rotting vampires to the mix. While the fast-paced fight choreography and wire work cannot compare to Hark's other pictures, they are very ambitious and extremely effective for the budget. VAMPIRE HUNTER's greatest fault lies in its characters, who each fall into one-dimensional stereotypes that lack definition. Regardless, MR. VAMPIRE fans will find this to be a worthy homage to the 1980's that provides plenty of action, excitement, and entertainment!

Rating: 7/10.

Movies like VAMPIRE HUNTERS:
MR. VAMPIRE, VAMPIRE VS VAMPIRE, ENCOUNTERS OF THE SPOOKY KIND, VAMPIRE HUNTER D.

2 comments:

  1. Yeah, I remember this film. The heroes look cool and fight vampires. After something dramatic happens, they pretty much stop fighting vampires, take up day jobs and FINALLY remember what they were doing.

    How do you mess up kung-fu vampires?

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  2. They were in it for the chicks, once they realized that menial laborers get all the chicks they stopped fighting vampires. I need to move to China. Or Hong Kong. Or both.

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