Blood: The Last Vampire
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Hiroyuki Kitakubo's cult anime hit comes to life in this live-action adaptation starring Gianna Jun as Saya. Saya has been hunting demons and slaying vampires for 400 years. Now it's the 20th century, and Saya is working for a clandestine organization known only as the Council. She's the last of her kind, a half-vampire, half-human samurai dedicated to ridding the world of monsters. Now with the Vietnam War raging in the background, Saya is dispatched to an American military base to do battle with the most dangerous vampire of all. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

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"Often-unwatchably dim."
‑ Michael Ordoņa, Chicago Tribune
"This live-action update of a popular Japanese anime film from 2000 has a heart full of mythology, but its fangs are dulled by an anemic script and clumsy action sequences that are notable mostly for an excess of cheese, not blood."
‑ Ted Fry, Seattle Times
"The dialogue is horrible (sample exchange: "Little bitch is out of control"), the acting is worse."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"I think this is a world-class film! It contains great martial arts and great storytelling, and it turns the vampire genre on its ear."
‑ Michael Szymanski, Sci-Fi Weekly
"Despite inserting a jumble of backstory into his live-action take on an action experiment from Japanese animation studio Production I.G, director Chris Nahon captures some of the visceral thrills of the nine-year-old anime."
‑ Brett Michel, Boston Phoenix
"Watch True Blood, Let the Right One In or Twilight instead. Or wait for Thirst or New Moon or Daybreakers or ..."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"The peculiar, comic-book-like computer graphics -- artful at first -- finally overtake Blood and make it look like a video game instead of a graceful, graphic martial arts movie."
‑ Dan Zak, Washington Post
"... a bizarre mix of sensibilities that falls apart into a mess of cultural cues. The result is as tone deaf as the confused accents."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com
"Really, is there supposed to be any entertainment value in this thing, or is it meant to be a ponderously stupid endurance test?"
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"The best thing that can come from this film is that it will be so poorly received both by critics and audiences that it will put a damper on Hollywood's current interest in remaking anime."
‑ Beth Accomando, KPBS.org
"Not only isn't the new effort up to the standards of the anime, it's bloody awful by any standard."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Suffers from abusive close-ups, repetitive fight sequences and uninspired demon design."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Feels like one of those Underworld sequels, but with a samurai-wielding Japanese schoolgirl instead of the tight leather outfits . . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, fantastiqueZINE
"So laughably awful that it easily qualifies for so-bad-it's-good status."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"As good as any Hollywood movie, which is to say it's got lousy visual effects and generic dialogue. Since we're already forgiving that anyway, there's enough engaging action to make it plenty fun and entertaining."
‑ Fred Topel, Can Magazine
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