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Vampirific!
Topic by: dwhudson
Posted: October 28, 2005 - 12:49 AM PDT
Last Reply: November 10, 2005 - 9:36 PM PST

author topic: Vampirific!
dwhudson
post #1  on October 28, 2005 - 12:49 AM PDT  
We've got another primer up timed for Halloween, though it'll be fun any time of the year: Jeffrey M. Anderson surveys the nearly century-old grand tradition of vampires in the movies!

Truly, these are the sexiest of all monsters.
Eoliano
post #2  on October 28, 2005 - 8:15 AM PDT  
Talk about things that go bump in the night...
kohnfused1
post #3  on October 28, 2005 - 9:10 AM PDT  
> On October 28, 2005 - 8:15 AM PDT Eoliano wrote:
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> Talk about things that go bump in the night...
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....and suck!
Eoliano
post #4  on October 28, 2005 - 9:56 AM PDT  
> > Talk about things that go bump in the night...

> ....and suck!

A tasteful comment as usual kohnfused, however, I was referring to the fact that David and I were both online at approximately the same time.
kohnfused1
post #5  on October 28, 2005 - 10:58 AM PDT  
> On October 28, 2005 - 9:56 AM PDT Eoliano wrote:
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> A tasteful comment as usual kohnfused, however, I was referring to the fact that David and I were both online at approximately the same time.
> ---------------------------------

Really? dw's post time says 12:49 am, yours says 8:15 am.

???

Now, I'm really ..........
Eoliano
post #6  on October 28, 2005 - 11:11 AM PDT  
> Really? dw's post time says 12:49 am, yours says 8:15 am.

> ???

> Now, I'm really ..........

You really deseve to be bitten! Is it that difficult for you to figure out that I was posting elsewhere around the same time as David?


jross3
post #7  on October 28, 2005 - 12:45 PM PDT  
a very informative primer. The only things I would add to it are the handful of animes that have been made on the subject - while Vampire Hunter D, Blood: The Last Vampire, Vampire Princess Miyu and Hellsing all get brief mention in the footer, only D gets a mention in the main body - certainly Hellsing at least needs some recognition!
Lunar Legend Tsukihime is another one that comes to mind, but its highly unorthodox vampires might not fit in with the group.

I did enjoy the very brutal assesment of the "vampire" movies of the 2000's; I've rarely seen such a concentration of hate in print (but I've never seen anyone review those three movies in the same paragraph before :-P ).
I'm a little surprised that The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen even got mentioned, with its one (rather poor) vampire.
kohnfused1
post #8  on October 28, 2005 - 2:31 PM PDT  
> On October 28, 2005 - 11:11 AM PDT Eoliano wrote:
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>
> You really deseve to be bitten! Is it that difficult for you to figure out that I was posting elsewhere around the same time as David?
>
>
>
> ---------------------------------

Boy, you sure do get around.

;-)
ALittlefield
post #9  on November 2, 2005 - 11:29 AM PST  
When I was around PBS did a miniseries version of Dracula with Louis Jordan in the title role; it's the only version I've seen that really followed the book closely (except for the appearance of the count; Stoker's vampire had a mustache!). It's mentioned briefly in the primer; anyone know if it'll ever be released on DVD? I'd love to see it again to find out if it's as cool as I remember.
ALittlefield
post #10  on November 2, 2005 - 11:29 AM PST  
> On November 2, 2005 - 11:29 AM PST ALittlefield wrote:
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> When I was around 10, PBS did a miniseries version of Dracula with Louis Jordan in the title role; it's the only version I've seen that really followed the book closely (except for the appearance of the count; Stoker's vampire had a mustache!). It's mentioned briefly in the primer; anyone know if it'll ever be released on DVD? I'd love to see it again to find out if it's as cool as I remember.
> ---------------------------------

pooja
post #11  on November 2, 2005 - 11:32 AM PST  
PBS did a miniseries version of Dracula with Louis Jordan

Is that it?
ALittlefield
post #12  on November 3, 2005 - 8:44 PM PST  
> On November 2, 2005 - 11:32 AM PST pooja wrote:
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> PBS did a miniseries version of Dracula with Louis Jordan
>
> Is that it?
> ---------------------------------



Yep. No mention of when it's coming to DVD, if ever. One thing that was cool about it was that it was a long miniseries that could really follow the book, and, because it was on the BBC it could have the right amount of gore and sex. Kinda like why now all the good shows in the US are on pay cable.
pooja
post #13  on November 4, 2005 - 8:31 PM PST  
> On November 2, 2005 - 11:29 AM PST ALittlefield wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> (except for the appearance of the count; Stoker's vampire had a mustache!)

Vlad the Impaler had a mustache... Hey you vampires better not come after me! If you do, I'll introduce you to Mr. Pointier!
;-)
ALittlefield
post #14  on November 10, 2005 - 9:36 PM PST  
But of course vampires have mustaches; we can't look in the mirror to shave!

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