Embrace of the Vampire (2012) 2013 NR CC

(45) IMDb 4.1/10
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Based on the 1995 erotic vampire cult classic starring Alyssa Milano, this supernatural thriller follows an innocent college freshman who is seduced by a mysterious vampire.

Starring:
Sharon Hinnendael, Kaniehtiio Horn
Runtime:
1 hour, 31 minutes

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Genres Horror
Director Carl Bessai
Starring Sharon Hinnendael, Kaniehtiio Horn
Supporting actors C.C. Sheffield, Chelsey Reist, Victor Webster, Robert Moloney, Ryan Kennedy, Keegan Connor Tracy, Olivia Cheng, Claire Smithies, Sarah Grey, Aleita Northey, Andrew Wheeler, John Shaw, Steve Richmond, Travis Nelson, Maya Massar, Anthony Konechny, Stewart Prince, Ecstasia Sanders
Studio Anchor Bay
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on October 27, 2013
Format: DVD
The film opens with a 1735 Bulgarian vampire scene, then switches to modern times. Charlotte (Sharon Hinnendael) attends North Summit University. She hails from an all girl Catholic school. She is pale, virginal, has a blood disease, and is socially inept. She is despised by the fencing team captain (Olivia Cheng), but is loved by Chris (Ryan Kennedy) Sarah (Chelsey Reist) and her fencing instructor (Victor Webster) who all want in her pants. Charlotte is clearly our dysfunctional Buffy who also suffers from hallucinations, bad dreams, and a gypsy (Keegan Connor Tracy) who needs to talk to her.

The vampire aspect is small. We don't find out who the vampire is until an hour into the film. Most of the film centers around Charlotte, her job, her hazing, and her locker room discussions. The film has gratuitous nudity which includes a stripping/drinking hazing scene as well as some girl/girl action that would be classified as soft core porn.

Perv Guide: F-bomb, sex, blond girl/blond girl action, nudity (Sharon Hinnendael, Kaniehtiio Horn, C.C. Sheffield, Chelsey Reist + others) 3 stars for the nudity.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By T. Someguy on November 1, 2013
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It's a chick flick!!! The vampire shows up in the end of the movie, it's all drama, drama, drama, about the main character which I really didn't care much about and the story drags a lot. Some scenes had me wondering why, really just why, I don't need action all the time but at least give me some good dialog. On the up side film work is great, visually a pleasing movie, good effects
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 7, 2013
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For those who have seen the original, the only similarities this "remake" has is the main character is named Charlotte, there is a vampire who wants her, and Charlotte comes from a Catholic school to attend college. Otherwise, this is a totally different movie. There is a lot of nudity and sex in this, which some of it seemed pointless. It seemed more like a "if we flash boobs, more people will watch" type of thing. The acting wasn't bad but I wouldn't consider it great. And I didn't really like the vampires either. I never understand why vampire movies have the vampire rip off flesh and let blood go everywhere. What is the point of that?
The movie was shot really well though, which is mostly why I'm rating this a three. The cinematography was beautiful. All in all, though, the plot was weak and the ending seemed abrupt, were as the beginning and middle took waaaayyyy to long to get to the point. Just an average movie, nothing spectacular.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ron on April 26, 2014
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This was one of those movies that I really wanted to like, but wasn't due to its shortcomings with the writing and uneven pacing. The story did have a nice twist to the Vampire story, but it got lost in the ho hum story somewhere between naps.
This Vamp story was based on a student that lost her mom in an auto accident a couple years ago. Charllotte (Sharon Hinnendael) is an honor student with a full ride scholarship and under tremendous pressure to succeed. With the pressure come strange visions and flashbacks that are interfering with school. work and a possible love connection. During these flashbacks we learn that her families history dates back a few hundred years where all of her trouble originated. These little events happen to often for me and at times do little to explain Charlotte's problems.
It was hard to feel very much empathy for Charlotte because of the way she interacted with others and the poor character development regarding her predicament.
The story has the usual problems that plague todays students like hazing, jealousy, alcohol, bullying, teachers lusting after the student and being shunned for being so everything.
The only reason I gave this 2 stars is because of the locations and the landscape cinematography of Quest University in B. C. Canada and the surrounding mountain ranges and was real close to giving this one 3 stars because of the GOOD production values that are the Saving Grace of the movie. The other Saving Grace is the attractive cast and a few good performances by some of the cast.
The movie does contain a fair amount of sex scenes with a fair amount of female nudity.The foul language was a lot less than expected and I can't remember if there was an f...word thrown in or not?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TREE on May 18, 2014
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I have read a lot of negative reviews of this film and don't agree with most. No, the film does not mirror or match the story or eroticism of the original, which I frankly had some problems with as well. Forgetting that and taken on its own, it is a good entertaining vampire flick. It could have used a little more background to help build the story, such as why Sharon Hinnendael has the dreams and visions that pop up out of nowhere. The end leaves you hanging (you will have to add your own) but all in all I found it entertaining and well done.
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This reboot is in a whole different league than the Embrace of the Vampire (EV95) that came out two decades ago, and not just because contemporary film has a number of advantages. In case you missed EV95 (I wish I had), it featured a vampire who was on an inexplicable 3-day deadline, and of course the real reason most people watched: television star Alyssa Milano's implants exposed. As I never have or never will care about Alyssa Milano, the best thing that can be said of EV95 is that it dared to do at least a couple of things I had never seen in a vamp film: [1] a neck bite done thru a net (I think it was a soccer net) and [2] a vampire licking a door for about a half-minute (granted, the door had blood on it, but it was still one the most ridiculous things I have ever witnessed in a film that was not intended to be absurd).

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✔ Actors. Don't be surprised if you recognize some of the faces. Victor Webster: Carlos on Continuum. Kaniehtiio Horn: Rynn on Defiance, also Destiny Rumancek on Hemlock Grove. Ryan Kennedy: Josef on Defiance, Odin Sinclair on Caprica. Chelsey Reist: Harper on The 100. Most of the actors have been in numerous TV shows.
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