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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust To Hit The UK On DVD

Date: 2004 October 05 16:22

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Those nice folks at Optimum Asia have sent us the press release for Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust on DVD, which will hit the shops on 18th October. This is an interesting announcement and shows Optimum branching out releasing even more anime, previously Optimum have released the Ghibli masterpiece Spirited Away and also have the cinema rights for The Cat Returns (another Ghibli feature).

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Press release as follows:


On October 18th Optimum Asia brings you the action packed, supernatural anime Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust for the first time on DVD in the UK. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust is based on Hideyuki Kikuchi's popular novels and combines elements of horror, romance, fantasy and graphic violence to make a thrilling and visually awe-inspiring film.

D is a fearless yet outcast bounty hunter, half human and half vampire, who is shrouded in melancholy and scorned by both humans and vampires alike, with only a wise-cracking parasite on his left hand to keep him company. He has been hired by the wealthy Elbourne family to track down their missing daughter Charlotte and the notorious vampire Meier Link who they believe to have kidnapped Charlotte in the night. However, D has some tough competition from a group of vampire hunters called the Markus brothers who have also been hired by the Elbournes for the same dangerous task. In some truly striking action sequences D and the Markus Brothers follow Meier Link's mysterious carriage across the land, slaying countless vampires who stand in their way. Written and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Animatrix, Wicked City, Ninja Scroll), Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust was made in 2000 and, unlike most anime productions, the dialogue was originally recorded in English.

Catalogue Number: OPTD0117
RRP: £19.99
Running Time: 105 mins approx

Special Features:

- Behind the Scenes featurette
- Storyboard to Feature Comparison
- Theatrical trailers
- Fan's Favourites
- Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)
- Dolby Digital 5.1

Source: Optimum Asia
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