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BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE
USA: Samuel Goldwyn Films
UK: Pathe Distribution
Cast: Gianna Jun, Allison Miller, Colin Salmon, Liam Cunningham, Koyuki, J J Feild, Yasuaki Kurata, Michael Byrne, Andrew Pleavin, Larry Lamb, Constantine Gregory, Ailish O'Connor, Joey Anaya
Director: Chris Nahon
Countries: Hong Kong / Japan / France / Argentina
USA: 91 mins
UK: 88 mins
USA Rated: R for strong bloody stylized violence
UK Certificate: 18 contains strong bloody violence
USA Release Date: 10 July 2009 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 26 June 2009
From the producer of HERO and CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON and the director of the Jet Li classic KISS OF THE DRAGON comes the hotly anticipated, Manga-inspired, live-action feature BLOOD THE LAST VAMPIRE. Based on the hit anime film of the same title, BLOOD THE LAST VAMPIRE is an edgy, modern day, English language thriller starring the beautiful South Korean starlet Gianna Jun (DAISY), Allison Miller (17 AGAIN) and Koyuki Katou (THE LAST SAMURAI).
On the surface, Saya (Gianna Jun) is a stunning 17 year-old, but that youthful exterior hides the tormented soul of a 400-year-old "halfling." Born to a human father and a vampire mother, she has for centuries been a loner obsessed with using her samurai skills to rid the world of vampires, all the while knowing that she herself can survive only on blood like those she hunts.
When she is sent onto an American military base in Tokyo by the clandestine organization she works for, Saya immediately senses that this may be her opportunity to finally destroy Onigen (Koyuki), the evil matriarch of all vampires. Using her superhuman strength and her sword, she begins to rid the base of its evil infestation in a series of spectacular and elaborate showdowns. However, it is not until she forms her first human friendship in centuries with the young daughter of the base's general that Saya learns that her greatest power over Onigen may well be her ability for human connection ...
BLOOD THE LAST VAMPIRE, adapted for the big screen by director Chris Nahon (KISS OF THE DRAGON), is produced by Oscar-nominated and BAFTA award-winning producer, William Kong (HERO, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS).