To say that this DVD is wonderful is an understatement. Blood the Last Vampire
has something extremely special about it, even taking into consideration it's
extremely short running time of 46 minutes.
a unique blend of both traditional anime and cutting edge Computer Generated
animation, Blood is the mysterious tale of a young girl Saya who is sent into
an American Airforce base in Japan just as the Vietnam War is about to
commence. There have been killings on the base and the agency that Saya works
for know that they are vampires, creatures of legend, feasting on the blood of
their dying victims.
animation is incredibly clear and unique in it's depiction of characters and
environments. The line work is very much unlike a lot of anime currently on
the market and definitely shows a distinctive style. Characters are
exquisitely drawn and animated and frankly some of the sequences are
breathtaking to say the least.
Possibly the only drawback to this DVD is how incredibly short it is for a
feature presentation. The period of time it runs for prevents character
development to the extent that I would have liked. You are so taken in by the
initial opening scenes that you want to know as much as possible about Saya
and it doesn't happen. Also there is a scene at the end of the movie that
needed further exploration, I won't spoil anything here but when you view it,
readers should know the one I am referring to.
the Last Vampire also features a number of extras, however the one worth
watching is the making of Blood. Here we get to see the animators who made
this exquisite movie and what they made of their own creative process. The
funny thing about this is that due to the short length of the feature, this
extra runs almost as long as the actual title itself!
highly recommended for those interested in something slightly different and
just to witness some spectacular art and animation. It looks and sounds
wonderful and is a treat to watch.
Blood the Last
- 5.1 Dolby Digital
Making of Blood Featurette
- FX only 5.1
- Blood Trailers
- History of Blood Project
- Animated Menus
DVD Rom extras
- Manga Previews