|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Jonny Lee Miller, Caleb Landry Jones, Sam Riley, Tom Hollander, Christine Marzano, Daniel Mays, Thure Lindhardt, Warren Brown, Warren Brown|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Horror, Thriller|
|Collections:||September - Drama , UK top 50 weekly chart|
|Run time:||1 hour 58 minutes|
|Rental release:||23 Sep 2013|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
The movies' love affair with vampires shows no signs of flagging - though in their millennial phase the bloodsuckers seem to be taking a more female-friendly angle.
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Not for twilight fansBy S9nun (20 reviews) , 19 Oct 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]This film was much better than I hoped for. If you are after twee, angst ridden vampires then re-watch twilight. This film offers none of that. Its a dark reimagining of the genre by the director of the original Interview with a vampire. This means a darker, multilayered film that's so much more adult than I gave it credit for based upon other reviews. The lack of explanation around the back story actually adds more credibility than it detracts as it feels like their is an assumption of knowledge. It's not perfect. There are some parts that are simply there to hammer home the difference between mother and daughter in Arterton and Ronan but it's well acted and a very refreshing change from the teen love in others loosely connected by genre alone. There is a love object but he is no R-patz and again this improves the film rather than spoils it. The positive is in the flaws, both in character and in the film itself. Watch it. If you don't like it what have you lost. Just don't expect it to be like every other vampire film you have seen!
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More atmosphere than plot but enjoyableBy TheBritishSausage (7 reviews) from St. Ives , 11 Dec 2013If you are looking for an action film this isn't it. If however you are happy to watch an atmosphere and relationships unfirl on the screen, with excellent acting (and yes Gemma Arterton in a basque) then you will enjoy this as much as I did!
Interview WithBy manonfireuk (403 reviews) from Liverpool , 08 Dec 2013Just recently vampire movies have revolved around the naff Twilight films so it's been a long time coming that someone needed to bring vampires back to their horror routes. Neil Jordan is an obvious choice after bringing Interview with the Vampire to the big screen. Although not perfect, with a few ropey effects and some occasional suspect acting this film does banish the sillyness of the teen friendly Twilight movies and brings a grittier horror film to the big screen that feels a little more real.
slow startBy a customer , 08 Dec 2013Slow start . but stay with it great story carries u along nicely .only downside not enough action and not the sterotypical vampire film . which I think would have been a benefited the film .
Living forever - is it fun?By Traveller123 (7 reviews) from Thornbury , 07 Dec 2013Two lonely vampires have to constantly move on to avoid detection - not much of a life, even if there's a lot of it. The two leads are very good,believable and sympathetic. It's well shot and good to look at. Is it believable? Of course not - it's utter tosh, but if you can suspend your disbelief for a couple of hours then Neil Jordan's take on the vampire is a bit different and quite interesting. It's fairly slow paced and thoughtful, but I find that a refreshing change - not very scary although there's some gory scenes. Worth a watch - I enjoyed it.
A vampire story with a differenceBy TVRandy (134 reviews) , 06 Dec 2013The story of two female vampires who have lived for a couple of hundred years. The film shows thier efforts for survival today while slowly showing you thier history from when they became vampires. Then the story develops further for the future. Not bad and a little bit different.