Interview with the Vampire details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, Christian Slater, Christian Slater, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, Thandie Newton, Tom Cruise|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||Blood Sucking Vamps, Ezio's Top 10, The Deep South, The Ultimate Halloween Collection, Watch Now: Brad Pitt|
Interview with the Vampire
|Run time:||1 hour 58 minutes|
|Rental release:||28 Oct 2002|
|Subtitles:||Bulgarian, Croatian, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish, Turkish|
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superb..................By williamsgwynfa (627 reviews) from gwaenysgor , 19 Oct 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]this dvd is superb. The story opens in present day San Francisco. Louis (played by Brad Pitt), a 200 year-old vampire, is telling his life story to an interviewer (played by Christian Slater), who is shocked by his supernatural revelation. 'I am flesh and blood,' Louis tells him, 'but not human.'
His story takes us back to late 18th century New Orleans where Louis first encountered the Vampire Lestat (played by Tom Cruise). Desiring a companion, and in love with his beautiful looks, Lestat gives Louis the 'Dark Gift'-that is, he makes him into a vampire. They live together for many years, roaming the streets at night, united by their common quest for blood.
Eventually, though, Lestat fears that Louis is going to leave him. Desperate, he makes a vampire of Claudia (played by Kirsten Dunst), a beautiful young child, knowing the Louis would never leave the girl. Thus they are bonded together as 'one big, happy family.' As it turns out, though, they are not so happy after all.
The story takes the vampires to Paris, where they finally encounter some more of their own kind. The coven of vampires is led by the stunningly handsome Armand (played by Antonio Banderas) who quickly falls in love with Louis. Louis is enamoured of him as well, but he will never leave little Claudia, something Armand realizes.
The film ends back in the present, which is not in Anne Rice's book. The new twist is exciting, though, and sets up the story for a sequel. Which it does with Queen Of The Damned.
well worth renting out.
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Lossy surround sound on blu-rayBy Ken-chan (2 reviews) , 20 Nov 2013Another low quality soundtrack on blu-ray from Warner Bros. A special edition DVD was available with a DTS soundtrack but on blu-ray this has been downgraded to lossy Dolby surround sound. The video was shot in low light conditions so an upscaled DVD would look pretty similar.
Devilish charmBy TechnoHippy (108 reviews) , 18 Sep 2013I'll confess that I went through an Anne Rice phase many years ago, it started of course with the first novel 'Interview with a Vampire', while many might blame her for the current trend of turning them into teen romances, at least she kept them as monsters. Charming monsters perhaps, but still monsters. As with the book the film tells of Louis, a grieving and morose landowner from New Orleans centuries ago turned into a vampire by Lestat, it then tells the story of his life over the centuries. Brad Pitt does a reasonable job of the ever miserable Louis, as in Meet Joe Black he plays the urbane monster well. Tom Cruise wouldn't have been my first choice to play Lestat, he lacks the stature for starters. However he does play the role well and gets across the devilish fun of the character. There's a few other well known names dotted throughout the film. I think it's fair to say that they all ham it up a bit with their performances, but in context it works. In parts beautiful, in parts horrific, this is a decent vampire film and a lot of fun to watch.
One of my favourite vampire filmsBy Renza (18 reviews) , 01 Apr 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]This was one of the first vampire films I watched as a teenager and I instantly fell in love with it. I would never have believed that Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt could be so captivating. I have never been overly fond of Tom Cruise but in this film there is something deliciously wicked and alluring about him. Brad Pitt, another star I've never been a great fan of, plays the part of a tortured soul very well. The rest of the cast are also very well suited to their roles. A very young Kirsten Dunst shows off her unbelievable talent playing the angelic-looking but devilishly dangerous Claudia. The film has a great story and terrific gothic atmosphere, complimented by a dark and soaring soundtrack. Some may complain that its not true to the film but I don't believe films should be copies of the books. If you want the same story as the book, read the book. I adore this film and think it does justice to a cracking novel. This is a vampire film as vampire films should be.
Loved ItBy a customer , 22 Feb 2013I only just started watching vampire films, this one is really good made me jump a couple of time but really enjoyed it
Brilliant filmBy Told (5 reviews) , 17 Feb 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]One my all time fav horror films great acting great movie kept me glued threw out the film timeless classic