Vampire Hunter D

release year: 1985
genre: action/horror
viewing setting: home DVD, 10/20/12 and home VHS 7/4/00

synopsis: A mysterious vampire hunter arrives in a small town menaced by an ancient and mighty vampire.

impressions: Fairly neat, a good mix of standard vampire stuff with neat and more unique stuff (a hand with a life of its own, a candle that renders vampires powerless, a vampiric mist, a big Frankenstein-like monster.) It moves along pretty well and seems more like a standard movie than a piece of senseless anime.

something this movie has that no other movie has: A parasitic/symbiotic hand that talks and eats things.

acting: n/a, but the voices were very well-done

final word: Above-average animation and vampire tale.

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