Blood: The Last Vampire is not quite the disaster that many have made it out to be, but it does have more than its fair share of faults. Taking the premise from the promising 2000 short anime, it develops the idea and gives us a broader, bloodier look at the world of the half-demon half-human vampire killer Saya as she deals with both her past and future in a world plagued by bloodsuckers. Of course, it fails dramatically on the effects level, and simply cannot be forgiven for this - but if you just laugh at the silly man-in-the-suit monster moments and inappropriate use of CGI, then get back into the rest of the action-horror there is still quite a bit of fun to be had. Video for this presentation is outstanding, audio is decent if unexceptional, and the extras are average, although this release does marginally outdo its US counterpart on the aural front. Overall this is a perfectly pleasing package for fans, though newcomers should really check out the original anime first - and be prepared that this may just not be able to live up to any expectations from that.
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