Blood: The Last Vampire, a review by KinkyCyborg
Title:Blood: The Last Vampire
Director: Chris Nahon
Length: 89 Min.
Video: Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles: English, French
From a Producer of Hero and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon comes BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE, based on the cult hit anime series. Demons have infested Earth. And only one warrior stands between the dark and the light: Saya, a half-human, half-vampire samurai who preys on those who feast on human blood. Joining forces with the shadowy society known as the Council, Saya is dispatched to an American military base, where an intense series of swordfights leads her to the deadliest vampire of all. And now after 400 years, Saya's greatest hunt is about to begin.
I have mixed feelings about this movie. Some elements were terrific and others not so much.
The pluses... great action sequences with a Kill Bill quality to them. Excellent premise for a story (derived from an anime series) and very good acting.
The minuses... they could have done without the Crouching Tiger aerobatics, the baddies in their demon form looked terribly hokey and the CGI blood splatters throughout the movie looked bad as well...
It was ok but it could have been so much better.
(From KinkyCyborg's Random Reviews 2010 on August 8th, 2010)
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), a review by addicted2dvd
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954
Scientists drug and capture the creature, who becomes enamored with the head scientist’s female assistant (Julie Adams). The lonely creature, “a living amphibious missing link,” escapes and kidnaps the object of his affection. Chief scientist (Richard Carlson) then launches a crusade to rescue his assistant and cast the ominous creature back to the depths from where he came. Well-acted and directed, and with Bud Westmore’s brilliantly designed monster, Creature From The Black Lagoon remains an enduring tribute to the imaginative genius of its Hollywood creators.
This is one I enjoyed very much. I thought the whole story was interesting. I would really like to see some of the sequels to this one... so it may be the next Legacy set that I get. the girl in this movie (Julie Adams) looks very familiar... but I just can't place where from. I looked for her listing in the rest of my collection... but nothing to familiar came up.
Well... that is it... finally did it. I completed all the Classic Universal Monster Movies that I have in my collection (a total of 18). I really enjoyed the past several days of watching these... over all I had a great time... nothing sticking out as a really bad movie in my opinion. Which is always a good thing. But I will admit over the last day or so I did start to feel like I was getting a little burned out on these. So I am kinda happy it is completed.
(From Classic Monster Movie Marathon on May 19th, 2008)
Smallville: The Complete Third Season, a review by addicted2dvd
Tom Welling as Clark Kent
Kristin Kreuk as Lana Lang
Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor
Sam Jones III as Pete Ross
Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan
John Glover as Lionel Luthor
Annette O'Toole as Martha Kent
John Schneider as Jonathan Kent
My Thoughts:Just finished season 3. Still very much enjoying watching this series again. We did indeed see Clark get his super hearing this season. We also got another episode with Christopher Reeve. I am now about to pop in the first disc of Season 4! I can't believe I am already up to the season that introduces Lois Lane.
Out of a Possible 5
(From Addicted2dvd's Random TV Series Watched on August 22nd, 2011)