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Christopher Lambert , Corey Sevier , Jenö Hodi  |  R |  DVD
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  • Actors: Christopher Lambert, Corey Sevier, Irena A. Hoffman
  • Directors: Jenö Hodi
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: MTI HOME VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: August 24, 2010
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003P6PWAE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,229 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Metamorphosis" on IMDb

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While researching the legend of the Blood Countess, in the wilds of the Carpathian Mountains, three young Americans pick up an attractive stranger who will take them on the journey of their lives. From a mountain fortress, they must outwit and elude the Vampire and supernatural forces closing in on them. As the fast-paced, horrifying action accelerates, the pieces of an ancient puzzle begin to fall into place.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Vampire Soap Opera September 28, 2010
By Compay
Metamorphosis is about what you would expect from most straight-to-DVD horror flicks. The film follows the story of a young American writer researching a centuries-old legend in Europe, and the mysterious stranger that his friends pick up along the way.

Pros: The film was shot primarily in Hungary, and the setting is amazing. Terrific forest and mountain shots, and scenes shot in real castles and monasteries add to the authentic vibe of the film. The cast features a wide variety of experienced Hungarian actors, and a mix of others from Germany, America and the UK. While not particularly talented, the amazingly beautiful Romanian actress Irena Hoffman makes a welcome addition as the mysterious woman the Americans encounter.

Cons: Low production value, weak CGI effects, and sub-par writing. Kudos to director Jenö Hodi (who makes a cameo) for not wanting to make a "typical" vampire flick, but Metamorphosis comes off like a bad soap opera. The film's focus is that vampires have feelings too, but it's displayed through overdramatic dialogue. Christopher Lambert of Highlander fame plays a vampire that is so chatty that it becomes annoying after a while. The jokes in the film are dry, and there's an awful lot of overracting.

There's very little blood in the film, and nuances like Deja Vu moments are never really explained. There's a twist by the film's conclusion, but even that doesn't fully answer the viewer's questions about the story.

The DVD extras include a featurette on the making of the film, with interviews of the main cast. There is also a video for "Route 66", by Hungarian rapper Döglégy (Zolee Ganxsta) who appears in the film as Igor the Russian traveler.

The film had some interesting elements that made it different from other horror movies, but overall I just wasn't impressed with this vampire romance film. Rent this one from Redbox and form your own opinion before you decide to buy the DVD.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor entry in Vampire films August 12, 2011
"Metamorphosis" has almost no redeeming qualities, apart from the beautiful and captivating Irena A. Hoffman, a former model. Hoffman has been in more than a dozen films since 2004 and guest starred on several TV series

The film's star is Christopher Lambert (1957), best known for his "Highlander" films (1986, 1991, 1994, 2000). Though born on Long Island, he moved to Switzerland at the age of 2. His first few films were French, and "Greystoke" (1984) was his first English film. He made a number of other English speaking films (e.g., "The Sicilian" in 1987, "Mortal Combat" in 1995) but most of his subsequent work has been foreign, primarily French. He won the Cesar Award (French Oscar) in 1986 for "Subway", a Luc Besson film. Though he is the "star" of the film, Lambert barely gets any screen time for the first half, and what time he does spend in the second half he probably wishes he hadn't.

For a vampire film there isn't all that much blood and not that much Vampire "lore". The best part of the film is the lovely landscape in Hungary.

This was the last film for writer/director/producer Jeno Hodi.

Bottom line - considering how many excellent Vampire films are out there, there is little here to recommend it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars WHY did I watch this?! August 7, 2011
This is one of the worst vampire films I have ever seen. The dialogue was so cheesy I practically winced. Some of it didn't make sense. WHY did Christopher Lambert's character (who was British) call Elizabeth Bathory's daughter a tourist while they were IN Hungary? WHY are people able to bleed IN purgatory? What was with the vampire hunter?

The main character is what many call a Gary Stu. A Gary Stu is the male equivalent of the Mary Sue, a very flat, two dimensional protagonist designed to be an ideal that the audience members are supposed to relate to. He's the sort of character that is frowned upon in role playing games for being uncreative and contrived.

The more you think about it, the less sense the film made and it over explained simple things like the term clinically dead. This was just bad. Bad, bad, bad, bad, bad. This felt like a Syfy original movie, that's how bad it was. I can't even put into words how much I disliked this movie. On the list of bad vampire movies this goes up there with the Twilight films, Dracula 3000, Queen of the damned and the Fright Night remake, just bad.

If you want an interesting vampire romance just go watch Bram Stoker's Dracula. This was awful.

The plot of Metamorphosis: Okay, so it begins with the sad, misunderstood ...Elizabeth Bathory (yes, the woman who bathed in virgin blood) as her daughter (also named Elizabeth) is ripped from her arms. He comes off as a cheesy villain. "Mwahaha! You'll never see your child again! Mwaaha!" And flings her over a horse (obviously a doll at this point because her head bobs up and down way too fast as they gallop away). Apparently the daughter grew up, cursed God for what became of her family and became a vampire.

Cut to modern day Hungary.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Is Like Car Wreck, You Want to Turn Away, but Can't February 4, 2012
Besides, I couldn't find the remote, was working on my laptop and didn't want to get up to go hunt for it. Also, I thought, man.. this is beautiful scenery. And it's Christopher Lambert - The Highlander! Lord Greystoke! He wouldn't be in a horrid film. It has to get better.

He was. And it didn't. It only kept getting worse. It was seriously so bad, I kept thinking maybe it was the Monty Python edition.

Dialogue.. ugh. Character development, cliched and nonexistant. Acting was nothing short of pathetic.

Nothing. Made. Sense. Who made this film and why? A hundreds of year old strong immortal gets sidetracked by a girls boobs and gets "staked" by a 20 year old? Are you kidding me? Now.. if you can watch this for FREE, and have a bottle of booze, make it a drinking game. That might be fun. But if you "drink" at "any ridiculous part", you'll be schnockered 1/4 way through.

Good for a laugh, nothing more.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars But if you're into just watching and having fun while turning off your...
If you are looking for a complex, layered, thought-provoking movie, this is not it. But if you're into just watching and having fun while turning off your critical faculties, this... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Stelios Touchtidis
5.0 out of 5 stars Metamorphosis
I saw this on one of the movie channels and real loved it. So I went on amazone and found it was for sale there. So I got it and now I have it.
Published 17 months ago by Cindy Hogan
3.0 out of 5 stars Found it quiet a hoot and enjoyed the settings
Not to be taken to seriously but fun to watch references to history interesting and very topical with today's vampire interest and dramas
Published 18 months ago by Ray Bishopok
5.0 out of 5 stars A "GOOD" Vampire movie, which may have been overlooked
This movie isn't new, but to me it was a jewel of a find. Based on the Elizibeth Bathory legend it takes place in Hungary. Read more
Published on July 14, 2012 by James R. Lawss
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent vampire flick, but doesn't stand out
When three friends, Keith, J.J., and Kim travel to Hungary they wind up finding themselves traveling through much more than beautiful medieval scenery and architecture. Read more
Published on April 26, 2012 by CriticNic
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Movie
This is one of the BEST vampire movies I have ever seen. Best parts: (1) The female vampire is gorgeous. And I don't mean just pretty. (2) I love the "love story" aspect ... Read more
Published on April 16, 2012 by Sammy
3.0 out of 5 stars I've seen worse!
This was not a great vampire movie but it was fun. I like the relationship between Elisabeth and Keith and how she's attracted to him for his compassion of her "misunderstood"... Read more
Published on August 10, 2011 by Abby
2.0 out of 5 stars Angst
There's so many films with vampires who suffer angst about being a vampire. This is one of them. The best scene is easily obtainable on YouTube - where Elizabeth (Irena A. Read more
Published on February 17, 2011 by lecudedag
4.0 out of 5 stars The Blood Countess Meets Highlander
Countess Elizabeth Bathory is back once again in this enjoyable Horror film from director Jeno Hodi. Read more
Published on October 28, 2010 by William Amazzini
5.0 out of 5 stars A touch of elegance...
Perhaps when I watched Metamorphosis I happened to be in the right romantic mood. I liked it, though the story should have been more deepened on the dramatic side. Read more
Published on October 11, 2010 by royubq
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