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The dark is their sunlight. What makes them different is what keeps them alive.
One of the most original vampire movies ever made, Abel Ferrara's The Addiction challenges his audience to face up to their endless fascination with evil and violence, shot seductively in black and white.
Kathleen, brilliantly portrayed by Lili Taylor, is an NYU philosophy student whose life is brutally changed forever when a bite to her neck awakens a thirst for blood. Spiralling into a world of addiction and existential angst it is only when she meets a sophisticated vampire named Peina (Christopher Walken) that she can begin to control her urges.
Miserable new york hipsters talking through their A-hole,not enough of christopher walken,the best thing in it,and he's only there for about 5 minutes. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sonny Burnette
I must admit to being partial to Ferrara's rough and ready film making style, having greatly enjoyed the Driller Killer, and so bought this film "blindly", upon seeing it for sale. Read morePublished 17 months ago by DeclanCochran
This is the worst review I have ever wrote:
I bought this DVD as I work in the field of addiction,..... Read more
Abel Ferrara's alternate take on vampires has a great idea (a modern drug habit comparison) and a killer cast but is rife with pretension. Read morePublished on 22 Nov. 2012 by T. Prankerd
I take The Addiction for what it seems to be, an original, low budget, artistic take on vampires with many philosophical murmurings and numerous metaphors thrown in about the... Read morePublished on 1 April 2011 by Raven's Child
This Scanbox -dvd of The Addiction has cropped 4:3 aspect ratio instead of the original 16:9 (1.85:1) that is mentioned in the product details here in Amazon.Published on 17 Feb. 2011 by kepotaz
I've seen some crap films in my time, but this is seriously awful, dull vampires who spend more time going on about the meaning of life than actually drinking blood, vampires that... Read morePublished on 9 April 2008 by D. Mccutcheon