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Won 3 Saturn Awards, Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror Films: Best Actor;  Best Make-Up; Best Music - Nominated Saturn Award: Best Horror Film; Best Supporting Actress - Nominated Bram Stoker Awards: Other MediaNominated International Horror Guild Award: Best Movie


1998, regia di John Carpenter



Scheda: Nazione: USA - Produzione: Storm King Productions, Largo Entertainment, Film Office, JVC Entertainment, Spooky Tooth Productions - Distribuzione: Cecchi Gori Distribuzione, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Columbia TriStar Film, Egmont Entertainment, CTV International, LK-TEL, MAWA Film & Medien - Soggetto: dal romanzo Vampires di John Steakley - Sceneggiatura: John Carpenter, Don Jakoby, Dan Mazur - Fotografia: Gary B. Kibbe - Scenografia: Thomas A. Walsh - Montaggio: Edward A. Warschilka - Art Direction: Kim Hix - Costumi: Robin Michael Bush - Musiche: John Carpenter - Effetti: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc. - Formato: Color - Durata: 104'.

Cast: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith, Mark Boone jr., Maximilian Schell, Tim Guinee.Gregory Sierra, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Thomas Rosales, Henry Kingi, David Rowden, Clarke Coleman, Mark Sivertsen, John Furlong, Angelina Torres, Jimmy Ortega, Gilbert Rosales, Danielle Burgio, Laura Cordova.






Trama e commenti: - - - - - - «Al comando di una squadra di mercenari che ostentano il simbolo dei Cavalieri di Malta, un nuovo crociato perlustra il Nuovo Messico per eliminare le bande di vampiri, guidate dal potente Valek, prete messo al rogo alcuni secoli fa nell'Europa centrale. Scritto da Don Jakoby e diretto da un cineasta eclettico, poliedrico e cinefilo, č un western cattolico e anticlericale travestito da horror vampiresco e demoniaco con molti prestiti dal cinema fantastico di arti marziali di Hong Kong. Molto lavoro per il reparto degli effetti speciali nelle carneficine e negli atletici vampiri che s'incendiano e inceneriscono alla luce del sole. Un curioso finale all'insegna dell'amicizia virile e della lealtą di squadra...».

Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - - - - - - - - - - - - - «Even now, on the eve of the 21st century, vampires rise from loamy graves in search of human prey. The blood they crave is the nectar of immortality, their thirst insatiable as needy fangs tear through the flesh of innocents. It is the rare man who would take up arms against them. Jack Crow (James Woods) is such a man. A skilled and cunning vampire slayer, he is the last crusader in a long-waged war, the leader of a contingent of mercenaries known as Team Crow. Outside an abandoned farmhouse in rural New Mexico, Crow and partner Tony Montoya (Daniel Baldwin) survey the situation before moving in. Team Crow is on assignment for the Vatican to destroy a nest of vampires suspected to be inside. As they enter the darkness, the silence is broken by the high-pitched shrieks of a female vampire. The slayers flash their weapons in response. Wooden stakes and gleaming pikes pierce her body until she is dragged screaming into the light. More vampires appear, their struggles heroic, but not enough to endure. One by one, each is overpowered, reduced to ashes in the sun. When all is quiet once again, Team Crow retreats to lick their wounds and celebrate a victory short-lived. They have neglected to kill the master of the nest, unleashing the savage fury of the infamous Valek, the first vampire in recorded history, the greatest master of all. At the nearby Sungod Motel, the screams and shrieks heard now are the sounds of partying hookers, the finest prostitutes money can buy. They tantalize the macho warriors with swaying hips and breasts while the men drink in their luscious bodies. The night grows wild with wanton abandon until interrupted by the arrival of an uninvited guest, the legendary Valek...».

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Conosciuto anche con i titoli: John Carpenter's Vampires; Vampire$; Vampire; Vampiros.




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