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5.0 out of 5 stars atmospheric vampire flick., 20 July 2004
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"Tale of a Vampire" largely seems to get ignored when anyone's analysing the vampire movie canon, and this may be because it's low-budget, and it's dark, sombre London settings get squashed out by the big, colourful, flashy Hollywood efforts. It has plenty of flaws. The story for one doesn't bear much analysis. Edgar Allen Poe (played by the ever-reliable Kenneth Cranham) was turned into a vampire by his young bride, Virginia, and has spent the many years ever since looking for the vampire, Alex d'Hiver, who had vampirised her (try and keep up!). He winds up in 1990s London, and finds that Alex is now spending a lot of his time in a public library specialising in occult books, and not only that, but the new librarian (a rather uptight and vapid Suzanna Hamilton) bears a startling resemblance to Virginia.
As I said, the storyline is utter tosh, but what the film lacks in that it makes up for with oodles of atmosphere. A lot of the film seemed to be shot after dark in Deptford, and its bleak, docklands settings are matched by Julian Joseph's wonderfully evocative score. The very handsome Julian Sands makes a highly charismatic vampire, keeping his cool even when he seems to spend a lot of the film being drenched in red paint! This isn't by any means the best vampire flick you'll ever see, but it is memorable and bears several viewings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 30 Sep 2014
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great movie
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5.0 out of 5 stars WoW!, 17 April 2003
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I saw the movie last motnh and the movie ist great! Particular Julian sands plays the Vampire Alex excellent! however the ohter Actors are great!
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