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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

D, a half vampire/half human vampire killer, has been hired to track down Meier Link, a notoriously powerful vampire who has abducted Charlotte Elbourne. Still, he isn’t the only one who’s trying to catch Link as also the Markus Brothers, a bunch of other vampire killers, have been hired to get Charlotte back. While the chase continues, the hunters start to realise that Charlotte however may have gone willingly with Meier as she loves him. And who is the mysterious man or woman who has payed the mercenaries that are helping Meier to escape?

Sound and Vision:
The image is good with warm colors, decent detail and contrast. Unfortunately there a couple of compression errors and minor grain. Luckily these don’t annoy enough to spoil your viewing fun.

The sound is also of a high quality with a buttload of effects that use all channels to the max. Still, the voices are sometimes a bit too soft and get overwhelmed by these effects.

Extras:
The 23 minutes documentary of “Making Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust” gives a good impression on how the film was created including behind-the-scenes footage of the voice actors. Next up are a storyboards comparison with final cut of three scenes and a short filmography on the director. Last there’s a bunch of trailers, promo’s and tv-spots. To finish there’s also three trailers of other movies present.

Conclusion:
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust is a terrific manga movie with well-developed characters and a storyline that might look simple but has a nice twitch in it. This one definitely deserves a place next to other classics like Akira and Ghost in the Shell.

Our Score:
8.0

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