Vampire Hunter D (1985)
Vampire Hunter D Plot Synopsis:A young girl requests the help of a vampire hunter to kill the vampire who has bitten her, and thus prevent her from becoming a vampire herself.
Vampire Hunter D (1985) Review
Vampire Hunter D (1985) was a 1h 20 min Japanese sci-fi action-fantasy-horror animation film that has gained/developed a modest cult following. Director Toyoo Ashida (Fist of the North Star 2 (1987-1988), Fist of the North Star (1986)) did an incredible job executing his first full-length movie. Vampire Hunter D is based on a Japanese manga that came into existence in 1983 and has 22 books. The film is a cult classic containing vampires, vampire hunter, demons, human versus monster, half-breed, dhampir, supernatural hunter, dystopia, blood, violence, and suspense.
Vampire Hunter D was set in 12,090 AD where young Doris Lang hired a vampire hunter that is half human and half vampire to protect her from a vampire lord in a post-nuclear holocaust world. Doris (Michie Tomizawa - Bubblegum Crisis (1987-1991), Sailor Moon (1992-1993), Sailor Moon R the Movie: The Promise of the Rose (1993)) was bitten by a vampire and desperately needs the help of the vampire hunter named D. Doris hired D (Kaneto Shiozawa - Metal Gear Solid (1998), Street Fighter II: V (1995), Fist of the North Star (1986)) to kill the vampire, Magnus Lee that bit her so that she will not turn into a vampire. Magnus is also bent on making Doris his new young vampire bride.
Magnus (Seizo Kato - Tokyo Godfathers (2003), Blitzkrieg Squadron Changeman (1985-1986), Light Squadron Maskman (1987-1988)) is a powerful 10,000-year-old vampire. D travels around on his white steed. I was intrigued with the middle of the film as we see several different creatures including a three-headed snake female, mutants, slugs, giants and other creatures. Fainted hearted viewers should not see this movie as there are several severed limbs, gory scenes, and knife impalings.
- Vampire Hunter D Rating Scores
- Our Score: 7
- Overall Score: 7.23
- IMDB: 7.2
- Rotten Tomatoes: 7.5
About Vampire Hunter D 1985
Runtime: 80 minutes
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Animation
Total Avg. Votes: 11,476
Vampire Hunter D Writers: Hideyuki Kikuchi, Yasushi Hirano
Vampire Hunter D Director: Toyoo Ashida, Carl Macek
Production: Streamline Pictures