Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2001)

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Long a favorite with Japanimation aficionados, Vampire Hunter D is based on the third of Hideyuki Kikuchi's novels about a futuristic human-vampire hybrid warrior. In the year 12,090, vampires are the rulers of the night, something to which Vampire Hunter D is helping to put an end. After the daughter of a rich man is kidnapped by vampire Meier Link, Vampire Hunter D is hired for ten million dollars to find the girl and bring her back to safety.

Rating: R (for violence/gore)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Anime & Manga, Art House & International, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Yoshiyaki Kawajiri, Yoshiaki Kawajiri
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On DVD: Feb 12, 2002
Runtime:
Urban Vision Entertainment - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (13)

The movie has a visual poetry that's refreshing.

Full Review… | May 29, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

Vampire Hunter D, you might say, is the best sci-fi vampire western to come along in ages. Not that many others come to mind.

December 14, 2001
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

If you appreciate fine animation and edgy material, this blood's for you.

December 14, 2001
Washington Post
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Brooding, violent, and steeped in its own lore, the film is a genre pastiche that's fun to watch.

December 6, 2001
Philadelphia Inquirer
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For a vampire movie with such an exciting concept, Bloodlust is low on tension and chills.

Full Review… | November 30, 2001
Seattle Times
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A mind-blowing amalgamation of unusual elements and ambitious design, its parts are greater than the whole. But oh, what interesting parts they are.

Full Review… | November 1, 2001
Dallas Morning News
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Audience Reviews for Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

Just as good as the original, but with more modern art. I do wish the English voice soundtrack was louder though, I nearly ran out of volume bars.

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Kylie B

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½

An adventure/action/drama ride done right. You really don't need to know anything about the novels to get into the film. Yoshiaki Kawajiri deserves way more credit as being a mere "cheap thrill" director. The guy knows how to create cinematic moments.

DragonEyeMorrison
Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

Easily one of the best anime movies ever made. Athough I'm not a big fan of vampire flicks, I loved the story, characters and animation. If you ever get the chance, see it!

CloudStrife84
Mike S

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