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Also, the scenery and costuming is to die for as well as nice casting/acting and a good story. I loved the ending - the phoenix (that is all I will say with out giving the story away).
On the subject of language: Yes the movie is in English. Very very little of the movie is in French and Latin (no subtitles). I've seen other movies the same way - so a horrible reason to bash this film.
And would LOVE to see a sequel! (They could leave what happens next to our imagination or create a part two.)
I give this one a 10/10. Truly Gothic (realism) without Hollywood glitz and glamor.
THE PLOT: Vampire prince, Elric, believes in integrating with humans and fighting in their battles. However, his family does not share his views. When he falls in love with a human and refuses to turn her into a vampire, his family punishes him and imprisons him underground for a hundred years. For his loss, Elric flees to the new world (Montana) after being freed by his friends and vows vengeance on his family. The convoluted story continues in modern Montana with some cowboy vampire hunters battling with Elric's forces. Into that conflict wanders a group of environmental researchers who cannot be allowed to know their secret. However, unbeknownst to most of the researchers, they have been drawn there for a reason. There is also an element of prophecy about humans and vampires that is involved and questions of faith that plague Elric and his followers.
Despite the fact I think principle actors are talented enough and the story is worthy, I have to be fair to casual viewers. This movie just isn't strong enough in production values to meet a professional level. I think this mainly is a matter of resources and I expect many involved can continue to progress and have a future in the film industry. This production really is more for those with a particular interest in up and coming actors/directors and indy cinema even further off the beaten path. For those looking for something at least at a B movie level and were attracted to the cover, you may be disappointed.
I felt the movie suffered from poor sound mixing. Though the background music varied a little, it was so monotonous that it was like hearing a piano hit a single dour note for two hours.Read more ›
And you can't accuse actor/writer/producer/actor Bryan Ferriter of lacking either creativity or passion. Despite a shoestring budget and only a handful of actors, Ferriter manages to turn "Crimson Winter" into a genuinely gripping vampire drama, set on a snowy mountainside stained by blood. But the movie is also loaded down, ironically, with too much interesting plot and backstory.
Centuries ago, the vampire prince Elric (Ferriter) believed that his kind could live in harmony with humanity, and in a prophecy of a coming savior. But then he fell in love with a human woman and didn't change her -- and his family betrayed him. In the present day, a gang of grad students head out to the mountains of Colorado, investigating why there has been a sharp drop in deer lately.
Well, you can guess: it's vampires. Specifically, it's Elric's depraved general Guiscard (Ryan Pfeiffer), who delights in murdering any humans who come too close. While the surviving students shelter with a local cadre of vampire hunters, Elric is faced with a choice between maintaining his group's safety, or letting the young humans live. Will the sorrows in his past spur him to do the right thing?
Watching "Crimson Winter" is a bit like watching the season finale of a TV show -- you feel like there's a lot of backstory you're missing, and the ending is left open for the epic events yet to come. There's a prophecy, a brewing vampiric civil war, a vampire country (I think it's in France somewhere), a struggle for the throne... there is SO much going on here, and only a brief window into what is clearly a bigger story.Read more ›
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IT WAS JUST TERRIBLE... PLAIN YOU CAN'T EVEN WATCH IT TERRIBLE. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY.Published 14 months ago by Rhiannon Bloodrayne
no real story line to follow jumps around to much and gives nothing to keep you interested, I could have made an epic story out of that material its like the people making the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by crystal
a bit far reaching, and not quite what I expected from the previews, but not bad, there are allot worse vamire movies out there these days!!Published 20 months ago by Awesome Al
Horrible, waste of money. There are a few other 1 star reviews on here....and for good reason.Published 21 months ago by Bronte