Blood: The Last Vampire full trailer online
The full trailer for Blood: The Last Vampire, the manga adaptation, has arrived online, and it looks more gore-filled, more action packed, and a bit more over the top than the previous teaser.
Watching the trailer there's definitely plenty of scope for some serious samurai sword action and some great battles, but I wonder if it will be a bit too much for general audiences and fall firmly into the cult category.
I don't think that's such a bad thing for this story really, and I'm not sure what the desire or belief for the film's release really would have been, but looking at this we're definitely looking at a much harder edged film than the trailer proclaiming “from the producer of Hero” would suggest.
The original Blood: The Last Vampire animé, as I pointed out last time, had the blurb:
“Japan, 1966. Saya is part of a secret team destroying daemons. She is sent undercover as a student at the Yokota Air Base in Fussa-shi, Tokyo, just before Halloween. She discovers that two of her classmates are vampires in disguise just as they are preparing to attack the school nurse; meanwhile, her colleagues have discovered another vampire acting as a bartender in the local red-light district. A spectacular battle ensues.”
...and this feature length, live action Blood: The Last Vampire would seem to be set to carry roughly the same plot.
Have a look at the trailer and see what you think, it's over at Quiet Earth [Flash]. I'm thinking this is a little too much with the head chopping, the controlling of the wind, and the people causing huge buildings to explode.
I had been hoping for something just a tad more down to earth.