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Vampire Hunters back to product details

keep away!
written by rvalderrama May 4, 2004 - 9:30 AM PDT
2 out of 3 members found this review helpful
I saw the preview for this movie before I watched the Vampire Effect. Looked good. Man was I wrong. The completely destroyed the myth of the vampire! Making it into a little less then a suped up Mummy. The actions scence were good when they were there but other then that it was a complete wasted of time!!! So stay away.

I would love to see the real film
written by IWhitney January 31, 2004 - 10:19 PM PST
7 out of 7 members found this review helpful
This movie, when it was released in Hong Kong as Era Of Vampires may have been good. I'll never know, since the disc released in the US by Columbia/Tri-Star removes 20 minutes of footage. Most reviewers complain that the plot makes no sense or that characters appear and disappear without reason. This is true, but only because some US suit did a hackjob on the film.

In the remaining mess, there are some glimmers of an entertaining film. The 4 titular hunters have some brief comedic moments as hired help and the visuals are magnificent, as they are in many Tsui Hark-produced movies.

Those looking for a repeat of Hark's earlier Chinese Ghost Story films should steer clear. This is more of a haunted version of Crouching Tiger, even to the point of using some of the same fight locations and music. But Vampire Hunters is decidedly lower-rent than Ang Lee's big-budget brawler. The effects are typical of a made for Sci-Fi Channel movie and the vampires lack the personality of the earlier Chinese vampire films.

I don't think the missing 20 minutes would make this film a masterpece, but I'm sure it would make it less nonsensical.

I wouldn't
written by EMartin October 10, 2003 - 10:53 AM PDT
4 out of 5 members found this review helpful
I've been a fan of Tsui Hark's for years, but man this was bad! Hopping monsters, people, hopping monsters. This plot was so convoluted and nonsensical I barely finished the movie at all. Pick almost anything else of Tsui's and you'll be much better off.


(Average 4.06)
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