Interview with the Vampire 1994

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(140) IMDb 7.6/10

In this full-blooded movie, Nobleman Louis is bitten by Lestat, a powerful, charismatic vampire. Though enthralled with the undead at first, Louis isn't too keen on killing humans. So to comfort him, Lestat creates a young girl vampire who from then on can't age.

Starring:
Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt
Runtime:
1 hour 57 minutes

Interview with the Vampire

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Product Details

Genres Horror
Director Neil Jordan
Starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt
Supporting actors Kirsten Dunst, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, Christian Slater, Thandie Newton
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By "thelittlegreyartist" on 19 Sep 2002
Format: DVD
Having never read Ann Rice's novel I cannot comment on the accuracy of the film. What I will say is that, on its own strengths, this film is essential viewing. Those seeking thrills and frights should turn away now, those interested in depth and character development should buy this instantly. Tom Cruise turns in a great performance as the lonely, malicious vampire Lestat, with Brad Pitt as his brooding, conscience-stricken protege. Despite the fact that the leads are all vampires and drink blood, at times quite graphically, you cannot help but feel sympathy for them as prisoners of eternal darkness. This is partly because of the phenomenal acting on offer and partly because of the screenplay. Some very intense issues are dealt with in the course of the film, Louis struggles with his morality over killing people for a large chunk of the film until eventually he resigns himself to his fate, biting a young girl (Kirsten Dunst). The scope of the film expands from just Lestat and Louis in America to a whole secret society in Paris, along the way revealing some of the vampire laws and customs. The plot also spans a huge time period, ending in the modern day with Louis telling his tale to a journalist (Christian Slater). After watching this film I remember thinking to myself "yeah... if vampires existed I could see them being exactly like that," Rice's vampires are still human, they just become resigned to the fact that they have to drink blood to survive.
My advice is if you like the sound of my review go out and buy the film. If you are not sure definitely rent it, you never know, it might surprise you.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ms M. Rea on 1 Jan 2006
Format: DVD
When you normally read that a film is being made of a book you like, your thinking of all the things they won't be able to show or what will be cut out or changed. Although slightly varying from the original book by Anne Rice, this first film adaptation of the first of Rice's Vampire Chronicles, Interview is quite good! Tom Cruise isn't who most would say best characterises the character of Lestat but as you watch he really gets across what Lestat was like. Interview centres around Louis, played by Brad Pitt, a vampire made by Lestat, "whining" Louis tells us of his life shortly before he was given the blood. Louis and Lestat, joined later by a young Kirsten Dunst as Claudia (based on Anne Rices own deceased child) travel and hunt together in America ... Some funny moments in the film like the draining of the rat's blood into a goblet scene (Cruise and Pitt trying in vain not to smirk!).
I won't tell you all the story - most already know from the book but with appearances of Stephen Rea, Antonio Banderas (great in his role - wouldn't mind him biting my neck!) and some fantastic music you will be drawn to it if you love the genre. Not a terror inducing film but a dark gothic feeling movie all the same. It's a pity the original cast did not continue with the chronicles - Queen of the Damned should never have been made - was a poor attempt at Rice's work. Love watching this film every now and then.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By P. Morgan on 21 Jan 2011
Format: Blu-ray
Good solid film - but disappointing blu ray transfer. That said, this is a dark film - as in it's mostly set in a dark environment - and it was never what you'd call a pretty film to look at to start with. It's a little frustrating that people compare it to, say The Dark Knight, in terms of transfer quality. This is a much older film. That a film is 'grainy' is often the intended look of the film by the director and not necessarily a slight on the transfer itself. That said, even by the blu ray standard set for some older films where there is an obvious and sometimes considerable improvement; this is by contrast little better than it's DVD counterpart. Those expecting a pristine, re mastered version of this film will be very disappointed. My advice is buy only if you don't already own this on DVD. Simply put, not worth the upgrade as good as the film may otherwise be. The Star Rating reflects the blu ray quality rather than the film, which is easily worthy of 4 stars.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gareth H. on 12 July 2005
Format: DVD
What i liked most about this movie was that Anne Rice worked on the screenplay. meaning, the most important stuff got left in. and the writer had a say on everything that happened (unlike the terrible "Bram Stokers Dracula" directed by Francis Ford Copolla)
The book "Interview With The Vampire" was excellent. a great read that kept me very gripped. the only things i couldn't imagine sometimes where the surroundings and scenery. this film filled the gap PERFECTLY. the costumes, backgrounds, special effects. all were excellent.
The only things i found wrong with it... maybe tom cruise and brad pitt should've swapped roles. Sounds like a big change but i think Brad might've made a more Lestat-esque Lestat. and i think Tom might've made a more butch Louis. I actually thought (before purchase) that they were that way round. Brad was Lestat and Tom was Louis. I was shocked but it didn't take long to get used to the faces as they both do excellent jobs. Even Kirsten Dunst manages to not screw up her role.
Another thing wrong. is that with all film versions of books. there's always something cut out. which is a shame but cannot be helped.
Near Perfection for this Interview
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