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Strigoi: The Undead

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Podoleni Village may seem like a typical Eastern European town, but when a young local named Vlad goes searching for his grandfather s runaway dog, he uncovers a mysterious death. As Vlad digs deeper into the possible murder mystery, his trail leads him to the Tirescus an ex-Communist couple who happen to be the richest landowners in town. Though Vlad is determined to confront the Tirescus, his quest takes a sudden detour when he learns that the two bullies may be bloodsuckers in more ways than one...

Strigoi: The Undead is a Vampire movie that defies categorization. Shedding a fantastic light on a post-Communist Romanian village, the film introduces us to an ancient myth: Strigoi, the belief that people who ve been wronged can rise again after death to seek justice and satisfy their thirst for blood. A deeply human take on an old horror story, this dark comedy explores the old world versus the new and delves into the heart of modern Romania.

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  • Actors: Constantin Barbulescu, Camelia Maxim, Catalin Paraschiv
  • Directors: Faye Jackson
  • Format: Anamorphic, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Breaking Glass Pictures, Vicious Circle Films
  • DVD Release Date: August 2, 2011
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00558Z4UI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,692 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 18, 2011
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Currently pop culture is in the middle of a vampire craze, especially if those vampires are sexy. But long ago, vampires were anything but sexy -- they were strigoi.

And those are the kind of vampires that keep popping up in "Strigoi: The Undead," a tongue-in-cheek horror/comedy that takes us right back to the origins of vampire myth. Director Faye Jackson weaves together Romanian folklore with a murder plot and lots of dodgy land papers, as well as a heavy dose of morbid humor.

A young almost-doctor named Vlad (Catalin Paraschiv) returns home to the village of Podoleni, to stay with his slightly-crazy grandfather. He soon discovers that the town drunk Florin is dead, and it looks like someone strangled him. But for some reason, everybody in the town claims it was an accident, and most of them have fine new appliances and clothes. Even the priest is close-lipped about it.

Vlad also drops in to ask greedy land-owner Constantin (Constantin Barbulescu) about it... only to find that Constantin and his wife are flushed, growling and ravenously hungry.

Vlad keeps investigating the conspiracy, which seems to involve post-Communism land deals, forgery and corruption. But he doesn't know that bodies are being found drained of blood, and that the village's conspiracy of silence has led to the strigoi's presence. If the killing (and fridge-emptying) is going to stop, Vlad will have to do something himself.

"Strigoi: The Undead" is an odd sort of movie -- it's equal parts gory horror, murder mystery and coming-home-to-find-yourself indie comedy. But the film's real charm is in Faye Jackson's depiction of a traditional Romanian village in the modern age -- think Vlad sauntering forth to slay vampires, while chatting on a cell phone.
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The grandfather's speech halfway through the movie reveals what this film is really about - watch for it.
The acting is very good, the writing is very funny, and it's refreshing to see a movie shot somewhere other than Southern California-pretending-to-be-somewhere-else.
And watch out for the Gypsies!
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After reading some of the other reviews, I realized that I would probably LIKE this film. I didn't realize how rich and full of nuance it would be -- or how funny! Dark comedy indeed! You gotta love a vampire film where, not far into the movie, a bunch of middle-aged villagers are dancing to "Spirit In The Sky." :)

If you listen carefully, there is all sorts of commentary on human nature, communism, capitalism and life. If you don't care about the nuances, it is still a creepy, funny film -- well done! Made in Romania, spoken in English. Very accessible.
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The Strigoi is a different and interesting take on the vampire film, not the least because although produced by a British film studio it was shot in Romania with an all-Romanian cast. Romania, which includes all of Transylvania, is the home of virtually all vampire folklore which begins all the way back with the Dacians, who inhabited the area in the days of the Roman Empire. The use of Strigoi instead of vampire has become popular in recent years in film (Vampire Academy) and TV and graphic novels (The Strain).

To get this movie you need to know a little about the Strigoi. These are not your usual vampires. They are not the sullen teenagers of the Twilight Series, or the suave Count Dracula variety, nor are they the violent drifters of Near Dark or the ravenous, animalistic monsters of films like 30 Days of night or Stake Land. The Strigoi are complex, coming in two varieties: the Strigoi Viv and the Strigoi Mort. The Viv are living Strigoi and have sometimes been portrayed as sorcerers or magicians; in this film they also feed on the blood of the living. The Mort are the dead and are the really dangerous ones, often portrayed as part demonic. Unlike our usual film vampires, the Strigoi Mort don't know they are vampires and in fact don't know that they are dead. Thus they go back to their usual lives and activities not remembering their deaths or transformations. They are exhausted and tired by day but not destroyed by sunlight, and become active at night. They have unexplained ravenous hunger which causes them to eat enormous amounts of food or find other sources such as blood. They can be destroyed by a wooden stake through the heart, burning their heart and burying the rest of their remains at a crossroads.

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Brilliant dark comedy about post-communist Romanian village, plagued by strigoi (vampires)...played to perfection by a cast that no one has ever heard of before...so much more the tragedy...not an Eastern European blood bath...it is a witty, dark, even morbid comedy about a village and its people caught between its superstitious past and modern-day kleptocrats...clearly the hidden gem of the year...
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This movie really drew you in. The modern setting was quite the twist in Romania. It wasn't just undead there were other Universal monsters to see. There was old fashioned communist corruption, town rivalries, skeletons in the closet, a little of everything for the movie lover.
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