NOW A MAJOR LIVE-ACTION MOVIE ! The first fully digitally animated anime feature to come out of Japan. Now in HD and on Blu-ray. Blood: The Last Vampire is one of Manga s best-selling titles of all time. Featuring brilliant character designs, top-notch animation and a stunning musical score, Blood: The Last Vampire is a breakthrough in digital filmmaking, taking anime to a whole new level. Includes Bonus Documentary The Making of Blood: The Last Vampire. At the Yokota Air Force base in Japan, a nervous American military is on the brink of the Vietnam War. But a greater threat exists within the walls of the heavily guarded compound: Vampires. A team of top-secret undercover agents dispatches a mysterious young woman to destroy them... she is the last remaining original. Featuring brilliant character designs, top-notch animation and a stunning musical score, Blood: The Last Vampire is a breakthrough in digital filmmaking, taking anime to a whole new level. Includes Bonus Documentary on The Making of Blood: The Last Vampire
Blood the Last Vampire
brings a moody atmospheric quality all of its own to the Japanese animated film tradition. In a few short enigmatic scenes, we learn of the young girl Saya who is working for nameless government agencies and is sent, after one of her killings, to pose as a new pupil at an American school on an air force base. The Vietnam War is underway, but this does not concern her--she is involved with a far older war. All we ever find out is that she is not quite human, and that two of her schoolmates (and a whore in the mean streets adjacent to the base) are something yet again. Much of what ensues--gore and metamorphosis and nightmare chases--is all the more confusing for being seen through the eyes of a schoolteacher who never learns very much. This is a dreamlike film which does not have to make entirely literal sense, far more so than the creator's more famous Ghost in the Shell
. It is also a memorable stage in the development of digitised animation. --Roz Kaveny
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