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Blood the Last Vampire Live action movie coming soon.
Topic by: MHeise
Posted: March 17, 2009 - 5:20 PM PDT
Last Reply: April 5, 2009 - 1:36 AM PDT

author topic: Blood the Last Vampire Live action movie coming soon.
MHeise
post #1  on March 17, 2009 - 5:20 PM PDT  
http://www.beyondhollywood.com/images-from-blood-the-last-vampire-live-action-movie/

check it out what.What do you think?
Vanamonde
post #2  on March 18, 2009 - 10:06 AM PDT  
"Japanese anime" Right off the bat, I learn that this review is baka. I bet he talks about ships moving at knots per hour, too.

I am pretty much against remaking anime as live action. I love anime. What screw it up with reality?

Of course, this way, the filmmaker does not have to worry about doing something original and he has a built-in audience to fleece, I mean, to capitalize on.

I have no plans to spend another minute on this. Life is short.
Vanamonde
post #3  on March 18, 2009 - 10:08 AM PDT  
Oops, I almost forgot, my mandatory snark at the undead...

Vamps? Again?
NLee
post #4  on March 18, 2009 - 11:10 AM PDT  
> On March 18, 2009 - 10:08 AM PDT Vanamonde wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Vamps? Again?
> ---------------------------------

Furthermore, the name "The Last Vampire" doesn't make any sense. If there is only one dinosaur left in this world, you can call it "The Last Dinosaur" because it cannot mate and reproduce. But all Saya needs to do is to bite someone on the neck and voila! Instant vampire family! (Unless she wants to use the old fashioned, more painful method to have a family)

Random thought: If Saya is a half-breed vampire herslef and she got impregnated, then her kids would be quarter-breed vampires. Continuing the logic, shouldn't her grand-kids be classified as 'humans'?

And here is another random thought: How does a female vampire put on make-up?
MHeise
post #5  on March 18, 2009 - 1:46 PM PDT  
> On March 18, 2009 - 11:10 AM PDT NLee wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On March 18, 2009 - 10:08 AM PDT Vanamonde wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Vamps? Again?
> > ---------------------------------
>
> Furthermore, the name "The Last Vampire" doesn't make any sense. If there is only one dinosaur left in this world, you can call it "The Last Dinosaur" because it cannot mate and reproduce. But all Saya needs to do is to bite someone on the neck and voila! Instant vampire family! (Unless she wants to use the old fashioned, more painful method to have a family)
>
> Random thought: If Saya is a half-breed vampire herself and she got impregnated, then her kids would be quarter-breed vampires. Continuing the logic, shouldn't her grand-kids be classified as 'humans'?
>
> And here is another random thought: How does a female vampire put on make-up?
> ---------------------------------

I agree the production value of this film look cheesy. maybe a good renter.

and to answer your question very carefully.
Battie
post #6  on March 19, 2009 - 12:27 AM PDT  
> On March 18, 2009 - 11:10 AM PDT NLee wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Furthermore, the name "The Last Vampire" doesn't make any sense. If there is only one dinosaur left in this world, you can call it "The Last Dinosaur" because it cannot mate and reproduce. But all Saya needs to do is to bite someone on the neck and voila! Instant vampire family! (Unless she wants to use the old fashioned, more painful method to have a family)
>

Ew. They already made an entire (long) series. Why make it into a crappy Japanese movie? It's not like Japanese people can move their faces!

> Random thought: If Saya is a half-breed vampire herslef and she got impregnated, then her kids would be quarter-breed vampires. Continuing the logic, shouldn't her grand-kids be classified as 'humans'?
>

No. Her grandkids would be 1/8th. It's like tribal ancestry. And it only takes a drop to be a vamp. Dominant genes and all.

> And here is another random thought: How does a female vampire put on make-up?
> ---------------------------------

The mirror thing is a myth. Ask Sonja.
doozer
post #7  on March 19, 2009 - 1:16 AM PDT  
> On March 18, 2009 - 11:10 AM PDT NLee wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On March 18, 2009 - 10:08 AM PDT Vanamonde wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Vamps? Again?
> > ---------------------------------
>
> Furthermore, the name "The Last Vampire" doesn't make any sense. If there is only one dinosaur left in this world, you can call it "The Last Dinosaur" because it cannot mate and reproduce. But all Saya needs to do is to bite someone on the neck and voila! Instant vampire family! (Unless she wants to use the old fashioned, more painful method to have a family)
>
> Random thought: If Saya is a half-breed vampire herslef and she got impregnated, then her kids would be quarter-breed vampires. Continuing the logic, shouldn't her grand-kids be classified as 'humans'?
>
> And here is another random thought: How does a female vampire put on make-up?
> ---------------------------------


Thanks! Now I have the Denver the Last Dinosaur song stuck in my head!
MHeise
post #8  on March 19, 2009 - 11:10 AM PDT  
> On March 19, 2009 - 1:16 AM PDT doozer wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On March 18, 2009 - 11:10 AM PDT NLee wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > > On March 18, 2009 - 10:08 AM PDT Vanamonde wrote:
> > > ---------------------------------
> > > Vamps? Again?
> > > ---------------------------------
> >
> > Furthermore, the name "The Last Vampire" doesn't make any sense. If there is only one dinosaur left in this world, you can call it "The Last Dinosaur" because it cannot mate and reproduce. But all Saya needs to do is to bite someone on the neck and voila! Instant vampire family! (Unless she wants to use the old fashioned, more painful method to have a family)
> >
> > Random thought: If Saya is a half-breed vampire herslef and she got impregnated, then her kids would be quarter-breed vampires. Continuing the logic, shouldn't her grand-kids be classified as 'humans'?
> >
> > And here is another random thought: How does a female vampire put on make-up?
> > ---------------------------------
>
>
> Thanks! Now I have the Denver the Last Dinosaur song stuck in my head!
> ---------------------------------

Denver, the last dinosaur
He's my friend and a whole lot more
Denver, the last dinosaur
Shows me a world I never saw before

Everywhere we go we don't really care
If people stop and stare at our pal dino.
Creating history thru the rock n' roll spotlight
We've got a friend who helps us, we can do alright

That's Denver, the last dinosaur
He's my friend and a whole lot more
Denver, the last dinosaur
Shows me a world I never saw before.
SonjaBlue
post #9  on March 20, 2009 - 5:42 AM PDT  
NLee wrote:

> > Furthermore, the name "The Last Vampire" doesn't make any sense. If there is only one dinosaur left in this world, you can call it "The Last Dinosaur" because it cannot mate and reproduce. But all Saya needs to do is to bite someone on the neck and voila! Instant vampire family! (Unless she wants to use the old fashioned, more painful method to have a family)

> > Random thought: If Saya is a half-breed vampire herslef and she got impregnated, then her kids would be quarter-breed vampires. Continuing the logic, shouldn't her grand-kids be classified as 'humans'?

Battie wrote:

> No. Her grandkids would be 1/8th. It's like tribal ancestry. And it only takes a drop to be a vamp. Dominant genes and all.

No. It's more complicated than that. Extremely rare, but apparently not impossible nor entirely successful. In one experiment, in vitro fertilisation yielded twins -- chimeras (the product of transitional vampire female + human male/vampire male with genetic modification). One...child died during delivery. The other did not live long after, and the...mother expired shortly after that.

Dhampyrs, the offspring of human females + vampire males -- are almost as rare. I've only encountered one dhampyr, and it was a rather short meeting.


NLee wrote:

> > And here is another random thought: How does a female vampire put on make-up?

Battie wrote:

> The mirror thing is a myth. Ask Sonja.

Aside from the simple answer -- "with her hands" -- perhaps it would serve you better if you approached this subject from the perspective of Why rather than How.

The practice of applying cosmetics is a human-learnt behaviour. Vampire-learnt behaviour is to employ a masquerade -- an illusion for humans to see/feel -- similar to what the Faery refer to as glamour.

Neonate vampires experience a period of...adjustment. (Pancaking makeup over a husk is perhaps like polishing a turd?) Some female neonates -- particularly the abandoned or the ones who still think they're human -- take a bit longer to realise this alluring alternative.

Either way, it's a risk for human males. Drawing attention to a woman's/femme fatale's apparent difficulty in applying makeup is likely to make you wish you were dead.
doozer
post #10  on March 20, 2009 - 4:37 PM PDT  


vampire makeup
SonjaBlue
post #11  on March 21, 2009 - 7:13 PM PDT  
doozer wrote:

> vampire makeup

;)

Actually, it's still humourous even if the artist's perception isn't quite right.

Vampires see themselves and other vampires as their...true selves. They are not transparent nor invisible to each other or to humans -- with or without mirrors.

Very few humans can see through this masquerade. If and when they do, it is...disquieting. (Take, for example, the bus scene in the film, Constantine, when young John discovers that a few of the passengers are not what they seem.)

No amount of makeup -- as evidenced in this comic strip or the film -- can fix true faces.
Vanamonde
post #12  on March 29, 2009 - 8:12 PM PDT  
SonjaBlue, welcome! You seem very passionate and knowledge on the subject of the walking undead. My snarkness comes from an inpatience with the continuing evidence of Sturgeons Revelation that "90% of everything is crap".

You mentioned "Constantine" which I definite would include in the top 10% or maybe 5%. Another would be "The Hunger" with Susan Sarandon, Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie loosely adaptation from a Whitley Strieber novel.

And for something completely different, I found the unrepentant cheesiest of John Carpenter's "Vampires" to be a lot of fun and agree with the late critic Gene Siskel in that James Wood deserved an Oscar for this film.

And OMIGAWD! In researching the Wiki for this post, I just discovered that John Carpenter WHO AN OSCAR?????? For Live Action Short Film, "The Resurrection of Broncho Billy" which he made in film school??? I never would have dreamed it was possible! Then he followed with "Dark Star" insuring that would never happen again! Okies, I do love "Dark Star" but be Sirius, John Carpenter was at the Academy Awards????

Oh, I degress, sorry.

Thing is, as much anime that I have seen (and I have seen a bit), I do not recall seeing any about vampires unless "3x3 Eyes" counts. Not great, but I liked it.

And I am pretty much against live remakes of anime anyway - they never get the colours right in the live version, there eyes are all so small, so there that means there is no good people that can be trusted, their legs are all so short, and the women are all so ugly and old looking.

I am just ready for something new and different.

And I just cannot resist. It has nothing to does with vampires but if you have NOT seen "The Keep" see if you can find it on VHS or some [cough] other way. With the Tangerine Dream score, it remains in my humble opinion, the single most Gothic film ever made. I dream of seeing the original, unreleased 3 1/2 hour cut, .
NLee
post #13  on March 30, 2009 - 4:15 PM PDT  
> On March 29, 2009 - 8:12 PM PDT Vanamonde wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Thing is, as much anime that I have seen (and I have seen a bit), I do not recall seeing any about vampires unless "3x3 Eyes" counts.
> ---------------------------------

No, demons in "3x3 Eyes" don't count as vampires. Off the top of my head I can think of "Vampire Princess Miyu", "Hellsing", and "Vampire Hunter D".
SonjaBlue
post #14  on March 30, 2009 - 8:48 PM PDT  
Vanamonde wrote:

> SonjaBlue, welcome! You seem very passionate and knowledge on the subject of the walking undead. My snarkness comes from an inpatience with the continuing evidence of Sturgeons Revelation that "90% of everything is crap".<

Passionate? No, I wouldn't say that.

Do you play tennis, Vanamonde? (Backhanded compliments generally yield short returns.)


> You mentioned "Constantine" which I definite would include in the top 10% or maybe 5%. Another would be "The Hunger" with Susan Sarandon, Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie loosely adaptation from a Whitley Strieber novel.<

Constantine wasn't meant as a recommendation. Just a reference to wrap a head around.

> And for something completely different, I found the unrepentant cheesiest of John Carpenter's "Vampires" to be a lot of fun and agree with the late critic Gene Siskel in that James Wood deserved an Oscar for this film.<

Mr. Woods fared much better in a Simpsons episode.

Mr. John Steakley's novel, Vampire$, is superior to its barely recognisable film bastardisation.

They Live shredded finer cheese.


> Oh, I degress, sorry.

No need to apologise for the obvious. Sometimes, tangents reveal more depth than the original topic.

> And I just cannot resist. It has nothing to does with vampires but if you have NOT seen "The Keep" see if you can find it on VHS or some [cough] other way. With the Tangerine Dream score, it remains in my humble opinion, the single most Gothic film ever made. I dream of seeing the original, unreleased 3 1/2 hour cut, .<

Please don't sell yourself short...

Consider Mr. Johan Söderqvist's score of Låt den rätte komma in.
Battie
post #15  on March 31, 2009 - 2:19 AM PDT  
> On March 30, 2009 - 4:15 PM PDT NLee wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> No, demons in "3x3 Eyes" don't count as vampires. Off the top of my head I can think of "Vampire Princess Miyu", "Hellsing", and "Vampire Hunter D".
>
> ---------------------------------

Also, Black Blood Brothers, Vampire Knight, prolly a few others I've forgotten in the disaster that was Wal-Mart employment. It eats your brain, I tell ya.
Battie
post #16  on March 31, 2009 - 5:45 PM PDT  
Speaking of vampires, Anita Blake is going to the small screen. IFC, to be precise.

And everyone who knows who that is...is giggling like mad.
Vanamonde
post #17  on April 5, 2009 - 1:33 AM PDT  
> On March 30, 2009 - 8:48 PM PDT SonjaBlue wrote:
> ---------------------------------
...
>
> Passionate? No, I wouldn't say that.
>
> Do you play tennis, Vanamonde? (Backhanded compliments generally yield short returns.)

>
Tried tennis, and I am terrible. I prefer dancing to sports, or did until I got old. And there was nothing meant to be backhanded about my compliment. I meant it to be sincere. That snarkiness I refer to was my "Vamps, again" statement. Sorry for the Ms. Understanding.

> > And for something completely different, I found the unrepentant cheesiest of John Carpenter's "Vampires" to be a lot of fun and agree with the late critic Gene Siskel in that James Wood deserved an Oscar for this film.
>
> Mr. Woods fared much better in a Simpsons episode.
>
Maybe - but his adlibs were not as cool. Hard to adlib in animation, unless you record the seiyuu first, then storyboard and the rest. And that would be unAmerican!

> Mr. John Steakley's novel, Vampire$, is superior to its barely recognisable film bastardisation.
>
Are not all book versions superior to the film? Except maybe "Adaption".

> They Live shredded finer cheese.

>
Yes, it did. I will NEVER forget that excruciating fight scene between John Nada (Roddy Piper) and Frank Armitage (Keith David), I would award it a Very Special Oscar for Exquisitely Torturing an Audience. The theater was filled with moans and groans and then catcalls and chants of "PUT ON THE GLASSES! PUT ON THE GLASSES!" and a real riot was about to break out, but then, ah, sweet relief! He put on the glasses. And the world turned into a 50's scifi film. Good Times.
>
>...in my humble opinion...
>
> Please don't sell yourself short...
>
er, uh, are you not familar with this longterm meme on the Internet, IMHO, where we sardonically PRETEND to be humble while actually exposing our ego? My apologies. Unless you just one upped me, then I must say, "Well, played, very well played"

> Consider Mr. Johan Söderqvist's score of Låt den rätte komma in.

>
This I must seek. I seek a Google search in my near future, thank you!

Vanamonde
post #18  on April 5, 2009 - 1:36 AM PDT  
AAAAAGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH! I proofread but still get it wrong.

I meant "Adaptation" nor "Adoption"

Can I have some blue dressing for my word salad?

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