Blood - The Last Vampire
Blood - The Last Vampire (2001)

This anime feature blends digital computer animation with the more traditional drawn animation cells. The moody artwork complements the story of Saya, the last true vampire, who must find and destroy an evil group of blood-sucking creatures… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 17, 2001
DVD Release Date: March 22, 2005
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

A moody, mysterious fright film with a painterly beauty.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

Is much more effective at evoking a paranoid mood than at telling a coherent story, and the jerky action sequences are among the film's weaker visual elements.

Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Comes across as a prologue teaser for a yet-to-be-established franchise.

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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News

Another example of animation that shows just how deep something as seemingly superficial as a cartoon can get.

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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

With its dour insularity and clingy fidelity to realism, this overhyped slashfest fails to rise above the extravagant pointlessness that plagues inferior anime.

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David Keyes the wake of an astounding battle scene that literally sweeps the breath out of its viewers, the end credits begin to roll, and we're left wondering, 'that's it?'

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

The story ... is the sort of convoluted and often incoherent mess that is typical of the genre no doubt, rabid anime fans are better equipped to decipher its intricacies

Steve Biodrowski

This 48-minute Japanese animated film earned accolades back in 2000 for being ground-breaking in its technique...but once you get past that small achievement, Blood: The Last Vampire is mediocre at best...

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Blood: The Last Vampire, which clocks in at under 60 minutes, is not only watchable, it's not half bad.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
EightThirty .
21/04/2010 (DVD) Not the best 'Anime' but its still pretty cool. They made a real life film feature to this and it was interesting to see both… More
Duncan Ryan-Ross
The animation is beautiful, but it's really light on character development, or an actual story for that matter. It could've been worse, but frankly,… More
JY Skacto
Coming from the creators of <i>Ghost in the Shell</i>, <i>Blood: The Last Vampire</i> is one entertaining film with one major flaw. It… More
Adam M.
The original Japanese anime that the recent film was based on. I watched this about a year ago but wanted to watch it again as i've seen, and enjoyed, the… More
Antony Stubbs
Rather excellent work from Manga studios. Blood features some dazzling animation, particularly in the parallax scrolling, and has a suprisingly decent American… More
Marion Ravenwood
I just watched this and it was so short, I sorta wanted to know more about the main character.