Blood: The Last Vampire

2009

Blood: The Last Vampire

Critics Consensus

Based on a classic anime series, Blood: The Last Vampire is a tedious, shoddily acted, amateurish picture that loses all charm in the transition to live-action.

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On the surface, Saya is a stunning 16-year old girl, 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 to an American military base in Tokyo by the clandestine organization for whom she works, Saya immediately senses that this may be her opportunity to finally destroy Onigen, the evil patriarch 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 her greatest power over Onigen may well be her ability to make a human connection.

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Critic Reviews for Blood: The Last Vampire

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (39)

  • Often-unwatchably dim.

    Jul 10, 2009 | Rating: 1/5
  • Watch True Blood, Let the Right One In or Twilight instead. Or wait for Thirst or New Moon or Daybreakers or ...

    Jul 10, 2009 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Not only isn't the new effort up to the standards of the anime, it's bloody awful by any standard.

    Jul 10, 2009 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…
  • This live-action update of a popular Japanese anime film from 2000 has a heart full of mythology, but its fangs are dulled by an anemic script and clumsy action sequences that are notable mostly for an excess of cheese, not blood.

    Jul 10, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

    Ted Fry

    Seattle Times
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  • The peculiar, comic-book-like computer graphics -- artful at first -- finally overtake Blood and make it look like a video game instead of a graceful, graphic martial arts movie.

    Jul 10, 2009
  • Suffers from abusive close-ups, repetitive fight sequences and uninspired demon design.

    Jul 10, 2009 | Rating: 1/5

Audience Reviews for Blood: The Last Vampire

  • Apr 06, 2015
    Won't you just look at the CGI? Blood: The Last Vampire is a silly live action adaptation of the anime film of the same name. A half blooded vampire hunts other vampires in Japan, she was sent to a military base to help get rid off the vampires causing trouble. She formed friendship with another girl and with her help they must defeat the leader of all vampires. It's utterly terrible. I don't even want to write anything for it.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 30, 2012
    Blood: The Last Vampire is a daring and bold horror film that's packed with action. Adapted from an anime film, the story follows a half-vampire named Saya who seeks to avenge her father by killing the vampire that slayed him. The storytelling is fairly solid (except for the last act) and it has an interesting vampire lore. Additionally, the fight choreography is particularly good, and has a uniqueness to it. However, the CGI is rather weak and doesn't quite pull off the surrealism that it appears to be going for. Visually captivating and stylistic, Blood: The Last Vampire is an impressive film that delivers exciting action and a compelling story.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 18, 2012
    Sat and watched this incredible story of a young demon hunter woman Saya (Gianna Jun) bent of vengeance...for the murder of her father, who was murdered by the most vile leader of the demons Onigen (Koyuki). Training all of her life for this one moment, it wasn't until her witnessing the homicidal end of her caregiver KAto (Yasuaki Kurata) was when she realized that the goal of disposing of this demon leader has now become..."her duty" . As she get assistance from the members of "The Council" which is a secret society bent on eradicating society of this vermin of darkness they give her an assignment. To be a student at a naval base, Saya acquires the friendship of a General's rebellious daughter Alice McKee (Alice Miller) who also discovers the strange happenings around her home as well as her school....As the two of them join forces due to the uncommon circumstances...the two of them discover that they have alot in common as they try to work together....to get rid of theearth of these vermin, they find that they Saya discovers a secret that haunts and could possibly jeopardize her accomplishing her mission...Please see this horror kung fu gore...please see this!!
    Fascade F Super Reviewer
  • Apr 17, 2011
    started off with promise but lost its way. if you like special effects though it's worth a look
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