I’m talking about a movie of course. Coming this March is “Blood,” a Japanese vampire flick packed full of sexy samurais, action and of course, lots of blood. If you dig violent and steamy foreign films then read on!
From the official press release:
“Well Go USA announced today that it has acquired North American DVD and Blu-ray rights to the new horror flick BLOOD, starring Aya Sugimoto (Flower & Snake, Flower & Snake II) and Guts Ishimatsu (Black Rain, Empire of the Sun) and directed by Ten Shimoyama, director of the international hit “Shinobi”. BLOOD is one of the most highly anticipated horror movies to come out of Japan this year. Shimoyama mixes “erotic” vampires with ancient Samurai warriors, making BLOOD the next evergreen horror classic from Japan. BLOOD will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 15, 2011.”
“BLOOD is a great addition to our growing DVD and Blu-ray library and an important release for us in early 2011,” said Tony Vandeveerdonk, Executive Vice President for Well Go USA. “Ten Shimoyama’s directing expertise including his unique vision is what makes BLOOD such a compelling film. We have a strong catalog of Japanese horror titles, and BLOOD fits nicely into the mix.”
The film is about police Detective Hoshino (Kanji Tsuda) who investigates the murder of a maid at a mansion belonging to Miyako Rozmberk (Aya Sugimoto), a seductive vampire mistress and “cougar” all in one. Ukyo Kuronuma (Jun Kaname), an Edo-era swordsman who was turned into a vampire by Miyako, is blamed for the crime, but before anything can be done about it, Hoshino ends up under Miyako’s spell as well. This leads Hoshino and Ukyo to battle one another for the privilege of staying with Miyako for eternity.
I’ll admit it, this isn’t usually the type of vampire film I enjoy watching, yet for some reason this one sounds oddly entertaining. I may just have to pick up a copy when it hits stores March 15, 2011.
What do you think? Will you give “Blood” a shot or will you pass on this one?
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