One thing’s certain — Samuel Goldwyn Films and Sony are pulling out all the stops to make sure people are aware of the upcoming Blood: The Last Vampire, which is being released July 10, 2009. Not only have they posted the first five minutes of the film, which you can watch here, but today they provided us with 20(!) brand-new stills.
Finally, here’s a more detailed synopsis for the flick: On the surface, Saya is a stunning 16-year-old girl, but that youthful exterior hides the tormented soul of a 400-year-old “halfling”. Born to a human father and a vampire mother, she has for centuries been a loner, obsessed with using her samurai skills to rid the world of vampires, all the while knowing that she herself can survive only on blood like those she hunts.
When she is sent to an American military base in Tokyo by the clandestine organization for whom she works, Saya immediately senses that this may be her opportunity to finally destroy Onigen, the evil patriarch of all vampires. Using her superhuman strength and her sword, she begins to rid the base of its evil infestation in a series of spectacular and elaborate showdowns. However, it is not until she forms her first human friendship in centuries with the young daughter of the base’s general that Saya learns her greatest power over Onigen may well be her ability to make a human connection.
Gianna stars as Saya, and the cast also includes Koyuki, Michael Byrne, Colin Salmon, and Allison Miller. Chris Nahon directed the screenplay by Chris Chow. For more, including a list of theatres where you can see Blood: The Last Vampire when it hits the States, visit the official site.
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