Blood: The Last Vampire

May 29th, 2009


Blood: The Last Vampire

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A vampire named Saya, who is part of covert government agency that hunts and destroys demons in a post-WWII Japan, is inserted in a military school to discover which one of her classmates is a demon in disguise.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 5.3/10 (7,548 voted)

Critic's Score: 28/100

Director: Chris Nahon

Stars: Gianna Jun, Allison Miller, Liam Cunningham

In 1970, the four hundred year-old skilled samurai Saya is sent to the Kanto High School in an American military base in Tokyo by the Council, a secret society that has been hunting vampires for centuries. Saya has the appearance of a teenager but is the tormented half-breed creature with the soul of her human father and the powers and need of blood of her vampire mother. She is obsessed to face the powerful demon Onigen that killed her father. In the base, Saya saves Alice McKee, who is the daughter of General McKee and commander of the base, from the attack of several vampires. When General McKee is killed by a member of the Council, Alice runs to the hotel where Saya is lodged. They join forces and go to the countryside to chase Onigen.

Writers: Chris Chow, Kenji Kamiyama

Gianna Jun - Saya (as Gianna)
Allison Miller - Alice McKee
Liam Cunningham - Michael Harrison
JJ Feild - Luke
Koyuki - Onigen
Yasuaki Kurata - Kato Takatora
Larry Lamb - General McKee
Andrew Pleavin - Frank Nielsen
Michael Byrne - Elder
Colin Salmon - Powell
Masiela Lusha - Sharon
Ailish OConnor - Linda
Constantine Gregory - Mr. Henry
Joey Anaya - Creature
Khary Payton - Creature

Taglines: Now that She's Here, There Will Be Blood...


Official Website: Official site [Germany] | Official site [France] |

Release Date: 29 May 2009

Filming Locations: Dali, Yunnan, China

Box Office Details

Budget: $30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: PHP 3,907,636 (Philippines) (14 June 2009) (18 Screens)

Gross: $8,776,054 (Non-USA) (19 July 2009)

Technical Specs


Anachronisms: US military personnel are shown using Beretta M9s (US Military designation of the civilian Model 92F/FS, etc) which were not issued as sidearms for the US Military in 1970. The 92 wasn't designed until 2 years after this movie is set, and the side arm wasn't issued till 1990.

Michael Harrison: Well, you know the old saying; "When the hungry demons feed without discretion..."
Saya: "Onegin is near."

User Review

This movie NEEDS a do-over

Rating: 5/10

This is one movie that needs a do-over. I say this as a fan of the original anime. The leading actress was good, her teacher (Kato) was good, actually, the cast were fine, it was the script that's bad and the CGI was awful. This movie needs some money thrown at it with a better writer. I believe the director had his hands tied 'cause there wasn't enough money for what he wanted to do. I've seen directors make a wonderful movie out of nothing but then, at least the script was sound. Here, the director had no chance 'cause the script sucked and he had no money (haha!) I blame the producer for this. It's their job to bring in good talent. Talented writers, directors, actors, and money.

I hope someone with balls picks this film up and does a sequel that does the original title justice.


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