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Vamp [DVD] [1986] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Chris Makepeace , Sandy Baron , Richard Wenk    DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Chris Makepeace, Sandy Baron, Robert Rusler, Dedee Pfeiffer, Gedde Watanabe
  • Directors: Richard Wenk
  • Writers: Richard Wenk, Donald P. Borchers
  • Producers: Donald P. Borchers
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Colour, DVD-Video, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Aug 2001
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005KHJL
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,348 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Horror Comedy 14 Jan 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I have been a fan of this film since I recorded it on to video when it premiered on BBC 1 late at night in the early ninties. Sadly, I thought it was a great idea to record over it with Jaws 3 but I was wrong.

I was browsing Amazon one day when I thought about this film. I never realised that there as a DVD release. I didn't hesitate to order it. The film has a great blend of horror and comedy which will please any fan of the genre. The excellent Grace Jones stars as Katrina, the owner of The After Dark Club, who has a little 'bite' to her. I don't want to spoil it for anyone but Ms Jones's strip number has to be seen to be believed, she also provides a song for the soundtrack which fits her character perfectly. The neon lights inside and outside set the mood which has a feeling of "We're not in Kansas anymore" as the group finds themselves seemingly trapped in downtown L.A. surrounded by vampires and chased by a gang of albinos. (yes, albinos).

The DVD is very well put together by Anchor Bay. It features a commentary, featuring the director and the cast, which is one of the best commentaries I have heard, behind the scenes rehearsal footage, blooper reel, two trailes, seven tv spots, poster and stills gallery. The DVD is also region free as I was able to watch it on my Playstation 3.

A hidden gem.
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5.0 out of 5 stars you can't spell VAMPire without Grace Jones!;) 27 May 2009
this movie is for all the true fans of the eighties, a great typical eighties score, cheesy acting, crazy ideas, cool dudes and sexy babes, oh and in this case Grace Jones(!). you got the full monty here!
sure this is a low budget on the weekend written cheesy horrorflick, but hey, exactly that's it what makes this movie so entertaining! you have Dedee Pfeiffer, the younger sister of Michelle Pfeiffer (yes her!), don't need to mention that Dedee is as hot, you have Robert Rusler of short but cool eighties fame, cool old school vampire effects by Greg Cannom (Night of the Living Dead, the Remake, Coppola's version of Dracula)! and except the vampires you have six coffees at your tail, led by Snowflake (Billy Drago)!
also you have a great visual style at your hands, on your eyes, reminiscent of movie like Argento's Suspiria and other great italian flicks, you have fun, gore, crazy stuff, great music!
the dvd itself, hey anchorbay man!
brilliant picture and sound, plenty of bonus material, audiocommentary, a short film, a bunch of trailers, bloopers a picture gallery, lovely artwork!
go buy, see, be happy!
Vamp [DVD] [1986] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 80's Cult Classic 18 Dec 2007
Okay, so "Vamp" may not go down in history as one of the great masterpieces, but there is a certain charm about the movie that draws me in.

The 80's yielded a string of vampire flicks, some were great, "Fright Night (1985)", "Near Dark (1987) and "The Lost Boys" (1987), whilst others were incredibly bad, "Once Bitten" (1985) and the worst of them all "Teen Vamp" (1988), which is bad beyond comprehension. "Vamp" is smacked right in the middle of these movies, and accurately so. It doesn't have the emotional depht of "Near Dark", nor the wit of "The Lost Boys", but, it does have one thing neither of those movies have; Grace Jones. Granted, her screentime is limited to ten minutes, but she makes such an impact (especially her intro) that more would be overkill. A little Grace can go a long way, and boy, ain't that the truth.

The director, Richard Wenk, obviously went for a comedy/horror thrill, and even though it wasn't always funny, the comic timing is always just right. Chris Makepeace is good as the lead Keith, and DeeDee Pfeiffer is close to almost not being annoying.

The settings look amazing, bathed in lavish colours of green and pink, makes it look like a black and white movie, but only with colours. The overall look of "Vamp" is stunning, and even thought some of the vampire effects may look dated, they're still much fun to watch.

Jonathan Elias provided the music, and he did it well, even if he did rip of Tangerine Dream a bit, it's still amazing, and that includes Jones' fantastic, but incredibly rare theme song entitled "Vamp", which does not even appear on the original soundtrack.

When all is said and done, "Vamp" is a worthwhile addition to any horror movie collection.
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Mild-mannered college student Keith (Chris Makepeace), his more brash smooth-talking best buddy A.J. (Robert Rusler) and hopelessly geeky wannabe hip nerd Duncan (the hilarious Gedde Watanabe) venture into a dark, remote and dangerous Los Angeles neighborhood in search of a stripper for an upcoming fraternity party. The trio discover the seedy and sinister nocturnal establishment the After Dark Club, where our protagonists find out much to their dismay that the diabolical main attraction Katrina played by Grace Jones and the rest of the club's staff are all vampires who are eager to take a lethal bite out of the boys. This isn't as good as Fright Night, The Lost Boys or Near Dark, but it's a very likable blend of horror and comedy. Writer/director Richard Wenk offers a winningly quirky, fun and clever blend of offbeat black humor and straightforward gruesome horror, ably creating and sustaining a properly seamy and spooky oddball nighttime atmosphere, keeping the pace snappy and steady throughout. Visually, Vamp is pretty cool stuff. As soon as it gets dark, the film adopts a brilliant colourscheme of pink and green lighting, making for some atmospheric action. It doesn't look realistic, but who cares? It looks great, and gives Vamp a identity all of its own. It also means that this film belongs to that category of 80's films that you couldn't imagine being made in any other decade, though the plot and even the vampiric make-up effects seem to have played an influential part in the making of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's cult bloodsucker favourite From Dusk Till Dawn. Also appearing in nifty supporting parts are Dedee Pfeiffer as an endearingly ditsy waitress, Sandy Baron as the sleazy club emcee and the ever-reptilian Billy Drago as a creepy albino street gang leader. Read more ›
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1.0 out of 5 stars German language only - no response from merchant when return/refund...
I loved this film back in the day and was really looking forward to seeing it again after 20-odd years, but when it arrived I discovered it was dubbed into German and had no other... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Alastair Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars dvd
not been able to get this film in a while and very happy that ive not got it will defo be using the user again
Published on 29 July 2012 by john
4.0 out of 5 stars Seminal 80's cut horror/comedy classic
Saw this when it first came out and it's one of those films that has popped into my mind from time to time over the years since. Read more
Published on 9 Jun 2011 by Smiler
4.0 out of 5 stars Comedy with teeth
On the whole, were I to recommend this to anyone by stating that it's a comedy-horror starring Grace Jones as the Vampire owner of a strip club stumbled across by a couple of... Read more
Published on 25 Dec 2010 by Nyssa's Little Sister
4.0 out of 5 stars Fangs for the memory
It's the eighties. Grace Jones runs a nightclub. And she's a vampire. This is one of those movies that I think I first rented at the 24-hour video shop when whatever I'd actually... Read more
Published on 5 Jan 2010 by Quackser
5.0 out of 5 stars Horror at it's best!
They just don't make them like this anymore.Vamp is a forgotten classic which has everything you could want in a movie,scares,gore and tongue in cheek humor. Read more
Published on 8 July 2009 by Mr. A. J. Ralph
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