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Vampire Wars

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3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Manga Video
  • DVD Release Date: June 25, 2002
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000687F0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #347,528 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Deep in the Arizona desert, a brutal terrorist attack takes place on a NASA base. Ten days later, the corpse of a CIA man is found floating on the Seine in Paris.

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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 60 minutes of mindless sex and violence June 23, 2002
Format:DVD
"Vampire Wars" was a Japanese animation that was made in 1991. It features terrorist spy and master criminal Kousaburo Kuki as the hero in which he assists the French Secret Service in protecting a film star, Miss Vindaw. Unfortunately, a vampire is thirsting for Miss Vindaw's blood.
It's been awhile since I saw a violent anime such as "Vampire Wars". This anime is as if John Woo took helm of the gun shooting sequences and a B-movie screenwriter wrote the plot.
The violence goes from bloody vampires chomping on people, people getting bludgeoned or shot and so much more. Of course, you need your sexual moments and in this case, a messenger for the French Secret Service delivers Kuki money in exchange for his job but of course, before he can do his job, he must thoroughly give the woman a strip search to make sure she's not carrying any weapons and then of course one thing leads to another after that.
So, pretty much "Vampire Wars" is your average violent and sex-type anime with mindless action that feels there should be more to the anime but perhaps ended to quickly.
As for language, this is one of the rare anime DVD's where the English dubbed actually outdoes the Japanese dialogue. In the English dub, the character fits Kuki's character, always spouting off profanity, while the Japanese version is more subdued. Try watching the English dub with the subtitles on and you'll see how different the translations are. Also, there is a digital 5.1 audio track via English dub and the Japanese stereo track seems to be muffled. The voice acting is pretty good but I felt that the English dub for Miss Vindaw or perhaps it maybe the plot during a crucial part when Miss Vindaw finds out the truth about here, which I found kind of annoying.
As for the DVD, no special features, just the typical Manga entertainment trailers.
All in all, your average anime that people who enjoy sex and violence type anime will definitely get into.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars violent January 14, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This anime is NOT for children,but if your a fan of graphic violence,brief nudity,and adult language that this is for you.I thaught the anime was good,it was interesting is one that you woulden't watch just once,but watch more that one if you like violent anime's.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly executed film offers nothing May 2, 2001
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Ex-KGB agent is forced to protect a young girl from a vampire who may not be what he seems. Fair acting and animation are completely derailed by extreme gore, severe faltering in logic and truly awful characters. Skip this one.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Could Have Been Better July 30, 2000
By Gret
Format:VHS Tape
I bought this title and part of me is sorry I did. I had to watch it five times to understand it . The idea has promise . Personly I think there was too much unneeded violence. The dubbing was not the best and the animation is alright. Things are too disoriented to make sense. Don`t buy it.
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