Blood: The Last Vampire


Time Out says

Purportedly Japan's first fully digitally animated feature - although 'featurette' seems more accurate - this Team Oshii (Ghost in the Shell) effort is intermittently a marvel of computer generated and/or processed visuals. Much of the imagery has a spookily redolent industrial texture - witness the opening scenes of a desolate underground train line - yet much of it is flat and static. The story about a secret service hunt for shape-changing demons set on an American army base in Japan over Halloween 1966 is thick with cliché and po-faced exposition; and just when it's getting somewhere, the film ends.


Release details

45 mins

Cast and crew

Hiroyuki Kitakubo
Kenji Kamiyama
Youki Kudoh
Saemi Nakamura
Paul Carr
David Mallow
Joe Romersa
Rebecca Forstadt