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Project Vampire [DVD]
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 17 March 2004
Okay, there is now a new name for the worst vampire movie in the world - Project Vampire.
In fairness the movie is missing a few elements, like a script, actors who can act and logic.
The film starts with three escapees from project alpha running doen the road, trying to escape from the henchmen of the project. One is a human, stereotypically evil given that he has a limp and an eye-patch. The other is a vampire (evil and bald, wearing leather!), because project alpha makes vampires.
Here logic starts falling apart. Our three escapees do not try and steal a car, they do not get public transport or a cab and they do not get rid of their lab coats that make them stand out like sore thumbs. They run past a hotel, whilst out of view of the baddies, they don't try and hide in it.
So why is the project making vampires. Well it seems they are going to sell a super serum, marketed as a longevity drug, and turn the world into vampires. Forgive me but... when the world are vampires, what are they all going to eat?
At one point our heroine of the tale says to our hero "Victor this is so unbelievable." and I had to agree for all the wrong reasons. Unfortunately all the characters seem to believe this woefully bad plotline immediately.
One to avoid.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Project Vampire is no cinematic gem, but I've seen many a vampire movie worse than this one. It does at least dare to be a little different, a couple of the main characters are actually likable, and some thought (but little money) seemed to go into the story and the big climax at the end. Dr. Frederick Klaus (Myron Natwick) is – you guessed it – a vampire. By day, thanks to his super nifty "antidote" that allows him to survive in the daylight, he is known as a great man of science, but his real work consists of trying to take over the world. He has created a "superserum" that turns people into vampires, and he is now distributing his special little concoction to major cities throughout the world; how this plan leads to world domination is a little fuzzy, but at least the guy is out there being a proper evil minion by hatching nefarious plots to subject the world to his arrogant will. All those silly humans think Project Alpha is a life-extension project and that the serum will increase their life spans dramatically. Three of the Project's interns have rebelled and escaped, however, serving as the chink in the bad guy's armor; once again, you can see how Klaus is trying to be a right and proper bad guy by facing silly do-gooders who can somehow overcome their own incompetence and destroy his mad and evil dreams. Anyway, one of the traitors, Victor Hunter (Brian Knudson) remains elusive, helped by nursing student Sandra Jensen (Mary-Louise Gemmill) and her friend (and the film's comic relief) Dr. Lee Fong (Christopher Cho). Dr. Lee is good for a few laughs along the way, demonstrating a remarkable ability for completely changing his mind about something at the drop of a hat. There's a lot of chasing going on, a few rather unimpressive deaths, a fair share of Austrian accents being spoken, and all sorts of things you would expect in a vampire movie. The climax is at least respectable in the special effects department, and the whole cast and crew is so happy with it that they decide to stop right there and simply ignore all of the questions that remain unanswered. Maybe it's better that way, to tell the truth.
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