Best Vampire Ever Made.
Reviewed by Ducard for Near Dark at 2010-07-05 22:52:52
There have been a lot of vampire movies made over the decades --a lot. And a lot of them have been very good & a few of them have been great, but I have no problem naming this as the best of the genre.
Kathryn Bigelow blazed onto my radar 20+ years ago with this vampire/western/biker horror-drama.
A great cast led by Bill Paxton & Lance Hendriksen giddily propel a great story that adds poignancy to all the blood that is spilled here. It is highlighted by some memorable set pieces that are kinetic as you'll ever see.
After seeing this film you knew that Bigelow would one day win an Oscar.
Reviewed by iihemc for Crossfire at 2009-03-02 01:31:10
A true VHS gem in the action extravaganza vein about the Statue Of Liberty and lisps and sign language. It made the austere claim that half of humanity came from Ellis Island. Although occasionally forgetting which leg is limpy and blatantly throwing away lines, Cox has to be applauded for doing his own stunts including a somersault and driving a little kid's dirt bike through break-away glass at an astonishing 4 miles an hour. There isn't much else to say. There are blatant racist caricatures and really big plot holes. My friend Matt and I laughed about it mostly but it's sobering to witness a group of people work so hard without once asking themselves why. The line "take that kung fu #!@%*# back to China" is pretty good.