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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!, 30 Jun 2013
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This review is from: Vampire's Kiss [DVD] (DVD)
Oh boy, where does one start with this? Watching Vampire's Kiss has to be one of the most entertaining experiences of my life so far. It is pretty horrible in places and weird with a capital W, and that's what makes this film hilarious.

The film revolves around Peter Loew (portrayed by Nicolas Cage with a bizarre accent and slicked-back haircut that gets crazier as the film progresses), a literary agent who gets bitten by a vampire after a night out; he is established to have mental health issues at the beginning of the film, and he slowly loses his mind as he realises that he is turning into a vampire. By the end, he is beyond all hope as he finally snaps and descends into insanity. I am aware that Cage is famous/infamous for playing wacky characters, but his performance here makes films like The Wicker Man seem somewhat tame in comparison.

This links in with the sub-plot of Loew's agency trying to find an elusive Der Spiegel contract. The lack of results regarding this makes him angrier (he communicates his frustration to his psychiatrist by screaming the alphabet!) and he vents the brunt of his anger at his secretary Alva (quite sweetly portrayed by Maria Conchita Alonso), to whom he gave this unenviable task. I will not reveal anything about what he does to her, but you will be appalled by the way that he mercilessly bullies the poor woman.

I don't want to say what his antics include, as I do not want to spoil the magic. All I will say is that, even by his standards, this is a crazy, bizarre and incredibly over-the-top performance from the master of Nouveau Shamanic, and this is what makes Vampire's Kiss such a joy to watch. Do not miss this!
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