Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters: The Era of Vampire (2003) Movie Review

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Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters: The Era of Vampire (2003)

2003 | R | Horror, Action
112 minutes / 1h 52min

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Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters: The Era of Vampire Plot Synopsis:

Martial arts/horror movie from critically-acclaimed Hong Kong filmmaker Tsui Hark. In 19th century China, an evil monk awakens a nest of vampires hell-bent on devouring human life. Now, a quartet of heroes trained in the Taoist Mao Shan school of magic and their master must use their unique powers to destroy the Vampire King and its lethal coven before it is too late.

Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters: The Era of Vampire (2003) Review

Tsui Hark’s Vampire Hunters: The Era of Vampire (2003) is a funny movie that is so cheesy that you have to like it at least a little. There is a great deal of wire Kung Fu and very little depth to the characters or plot. Still, I saw the movie and thought it was watchable and good as a late night horror movie.

Four warriors in training are led by their master, and they search the countryside for zombies. The dead build up so much negative energy that they return from the dead as zombies and when they have fed on enough human flesh, they eventually become vampires. The vampires jump around like jumping potato sacks and for me, that is hilarious reminding me of my very first Asian vampire movies from my youth at the local video rental stores.

Did I enjoy this movie, yes I did? Would I watch it again? Not anytime soon but maybe after a few years just to reminisce once again. Director Wellson Chin dropped the ball on this movie though which could have been a real gem.

  • Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters: The Era of Vampire Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 4
  • Overall Score: 3.76
  • IMDB: 4.7
  • MetaCritic: 3.3
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 2.9

About Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters: The Era of Vampire

Title: Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters: The Era of Vampire
AKA: The Era of Vampires
Year: 2003
Runtime: 112 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Action
Reviewer:
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 1.88/5 stars from 1,291 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 1,291
MPAA Rating: R
Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters: The Era of Vampire Cast Starring: Steve Blum, Richard Cansino, Suet Lam, Michael Man-Kin Chow, Chunhua Ji, Anya, Ken Chang, Kwok-Kwan Chan, Rongguang Yu, Horace Lee Wai Shing, Chun Hua Ji, Kuan Tai Chen, Lik-Chi Lee, Wang Zhen Lin, Zou Na, Yat-fei Wong, Mei-Yee Sze, Kin-Yan Lee
Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters: The Era of Vampire Writers: NA
Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters: The Era of Vampire Director: Wellson Chin
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Language: Cantonese
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands