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Movie - Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)

Jun 6, 2012














Saya after intro fight



In 1970, the four hundred year-old skilled samurai Saya is sent to the Kanto High School in an American military base in Tokyo by the Council, a secret society that has been hunting vampires for centuries. Saya has the appearance of a teenager but is the tormented half-breed creature with the soul of her human father and the powers and need of blood of her vampire mother. She is obsessed to face the powerful demon Onigen that killed her father. In the base, Saya saves Alice McKee, who is the daughter of General McKee and commander of the base, from the attack of several vampires. When General McKee is killed by a member of the Council, Alice runs to the hotel where Saya is lodged. They join forces and go to the countryside to chase Onigen.

Onigen and her Lieutenant 
So Blood: The Last Vampire is a remake of the short film (of the same name) from 2000 and that was based on an anime.

I enjoyed the movie and unique as the directing style is a type I have not had the pleasure of viewing before. Also the antagonists were a creature cross between demons and vampires, drinking blood and eating flesh, rows of sharp teeth, gargoyle transformations and bloodline lineage among the demon/vampires. Mythology of Vampires deriving from Demons is a somewhat common origin theme and I enjoyed this  interpretation of the two being one in the same.

"The Last Vampire" I am curious to learn what this refers to. There were plenty of Vampires in the movie and when asked if there are anymore vampires out there Saya replies "More than you could possibly imagine." Which leaves my question unanswered. Perhaps by the end of the series Saya hunts all the other vampires to extinction, and she would be the Last Vampire even though she's a half-breed, which we've come to learn can always be trusted.

Saya confronting two Vampires posing as students.




 

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