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Darkness: The Vampire Version [DVD] [2005] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Gary Miller , Michael Gisick , Leif Jonker    DVD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Product details

  • Actors: Gary Miller, Michael Gisick, Randall Aviks, Cena Donham, Steve Brown
  • Directors: Leif Jonker
  • Writers: Leif Jonker
  • Producers: Gary Miller, Leif Jonker, David Saville, Dawn DeProspo, Jeff Goodwin
  • Format: Colour, DVD-Video, Original recording remastered, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Barrel
  • DVD Release Date: 30 May 2006
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B000F48D9Q
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 299,194 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Vampire Holocaust 16 Jun 2011
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Plot. Vampires take over a small town
This film took many years to complete and while it's not the best vampire horror film ever made it's also not the worst. I thought it was full on entertainment. Very low budget where those involved in the production would sell their own blood to help to buy film stock etc. A real commitment to the cause. So if you can accept grainy pictures, so-so dialogue, young people with little to no acting experience as the negatives, but on the positive side there's buckets of blood and gore, a high body count and a fun view. Worth checking out. Comes in a great package. Single disc version that I have or double disc but I don't know what's on the second disc.
Extras include 3 coms, behind the scenes and lots more. USA Release Region 1.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Got blood? 5 Feb 2010
By C. Christopher Blackshere - Published on
Welcome to the Splatterparty! This is one nasty little bloodbath, showered down upon us with sick and grueling depravity that only underground horror can provide. Gorelovers, grab a fork! Writer/director Leif Jonker and his friends actually financed much of this cult gem with their own blood, using the money they earned from their donations at the nearby plasma bank.

$5,000 budget? Are you kidding me? I heard Rob Zombie's Halloween remake had a budget of around 15 million.
Now it does have the expected problems that come with a super-low budget horror flick. Horrendous acting, amateurish directing, bad transfer. But really I think this adds to the charm. The narrative jumps around alot, which didn't seem to serve much of a purpose. We're often given indications--23 minutes to daylight, or 9 minutes to night. But it would still look like broad daylight. Kinda silly, but all is forgiven. And when some people have a delayed reaction to the heinous onslaught occurring just in front of them, you can't help but yell "Run dummy!". Oh well...

Luckily there is enough awesome to make you forget about the ridiculous. Darkness is a pretty straight forward vampire story, stuck back in the 80's. We've got mullets, Hard Rock Cafe T-Shirts, & some cheesy metal. The violence jumps right in and never stops. I'm talking about blood, blood, blood. And more blood. It sometimes feels more like a apocalyptic zombie tale. Other times maybe a gory cannibal flick. Trust me, there will be lots of flesh rippage and gooey carnage.

This has an incredibly vicious ending. Badass stuff! It kinda reminded me of the flesh melting scene at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. But better! No CGI here though, some phenomenal special effects, regardless of the budget.

Darkness: The Vampire Version is great low budget vampire flick that has achieved international cult status. Way too cool!

Highly recommended to the gore lovers. And even to Twilight fans. You must be converted.

Be afraid of the Darkness
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth watching... 19 Jan 2007
By Don Cheeto - Published on
...okay first of all it is supposed to be a vampire movie, but the vampires act more like zombies. They bite the hell out of any and all bodyparts, they walk like they're zombies, and act like they are zombies. This movie was not bad, except they over did it with the blood. Too much of it is not always a good thing, and it gets old after a while. I would say this is about a three and a half star movie. It is a good addition to your horror library, but not an integral one. I would say rent it first, then if you feel it justifies a purchase then by all means. I don't regret I got it, but I wish I could tell you it is a must have.
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great vampire release (but 5 years late).... 12 Jun 2006
By xx - Published on
After purchasing and watching this movie, I can see why there is such a cult following. The movie was obviously made with very little budget, but the quality blew me away. The movie follows a town that gets taken over by vampires. They attack innocent people and drink lots of blood. The similarities to other vampire movies stops there, however. The acting in this movie is non-existent, but the action explods off the screen. The gore and death scenes are great, and I was shocked (Thats real blood, people). Chainsaw weilding maniacs, and ghouls of the night.
This movie took WAY too long in production, but the special features, and movie transfer are WELL worth the wait.
Great (Dare I say "B") vampire genre film.
Keep in mind this IS very low budget-so if you're expecting "Blade", you will be dissapointed.
3.0 out of 5 stars This movie is great for the Grindhouse Lovers! 27 Jun 2013
By Richard - Published on
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This movie is great; it is so old school, you can tell it's from the 90s. I like the sound track the makeup effects. I would say the only thing I didn't like is how the director would turn the camera away on a some of the fatality scenes at the beginning (ex. chainsaw scene), but the end of the movie made up for that. To all of the people that want to view this movie, the ending of this movie has an epic gory climax!
2.0 out of 5 stars Guess i missed what was cool 8 Sep 2011
By M. Bartel - Published on
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I bought this thinking that it was going to be one of those major life-changing experience moments in horror or something. As i said in my title... I guess i missed what was cool. It was ok for a low budget, but even then i guess i just didn't like the story, concept or style of the movie at all. People running down an alley flailing their arms does not invoke terror to me... sorry. So i suppose this movie ranks as a: Either you hate it or Love it kinda thing. Watch a trailer, if you like what you see go for it.
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