Worth Watching - Mar 7: Blood: The Last Vampire Trailer

March 7, 2009

Blood: The Last Vampire Trailer

There's a trend of turning anime into live-action that's currently brewing in Hollywood (e.g. Akira, Ghost in the Shell). One of the first to arrive is Blood: The Last Vampire, an adaptation of anime from 2000 about a vampire who hunts demons with some samurai swords. I know what everyone's initial reaction to this is right now - but save it, you need to watch this trailer first. If you're not more impressed than you were before watching it, then you're more than welcome to say whatever you want, but I'm certain most of you might actually think this looks pretty good. That is, only if you like sword fighting and demon hunting!

Thanks to reader Christopher M. for sending this over, or else we might've missed some awesome sword fighting goodness! I just hope it actually turns out as good as it looks in this trailer, because that's rare.

Watch the international trailer for Blood: The Last Vampire:

[flv: 480 270]

A vampire named Saya, who is part of covert government agency that hunts and destroys demons in a post-WWII Japan, is inserted in a military school to discover which one of her classmates is a demon.

Blood: The Last Vampire is directed by French filmmaker Chris Nahon, of Kiss of the Dragon and Empire of the Wolves previously. The adaptation was written by Chris Chow and the screenplay was written by Kenji Kamiyama (original Blood: The Last Vampire anime, Ghost in the Shell) and Ronny Yu (The Bride with White Hair, The Phantom Lover). Blood: The Last Vampire was originally an anime first released in 2000. Universal is distributing this in the US, although they have not announced a release date just yet.

Find more posts in Indies, To Watch, Trailer

Discover more around the web:

  • Christopher M
    I'm very excited this is actually being released even if it's not North America yet....because it's a great testing ground for Akira, Ghost In The Shell and Ninja Scroll...It's a hard R as you can see in the trailer theres a lot of I hope this in part with Watchmen will make sure these anime properties are made accordingly to the source material rather than a PG-13 co-out to gain limited profits by sacrificing quality
  • Christopher M
    also I'm a big fan of French director Chris Nahon who I have complete faith in...and if this is successful we'll be hearing a lot more from him....
  • Darrin
    i am so going to see this. this looks freaking awesome
  • C Dot
    BEHEADING A PLENTY!!! This looks badass, blood looks cheesy and fake but still...looks mad. love animes and am patiently waiting for them to get it right....verdict is still out on this one but it looks good so far
  • I've been looking forward to this for a long time. I do not think it will be as good as the anime though.
  • Christopher M
    @5 the anime was only 48mins, I'm sure there are many things that can be improved upon
  • jh
  • NeoSlyfer
    Ok then
  • Fisherr
    Haven't seen the anime to be honest but the movie looks great.
  • It's Blade minus the penis...looks sweet though.
  • Zso
    I'm really tired of vampires. I hope this really is the last one. The Bleeding (2009) The Coffin (2009) Cirque du Freak (2009) Daybreakers (2009) The Dead Matter (2009) Hello Darkness (2009) High Midnight (2009) The Informers (2009) Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009) Live Girls (2009) PCP... A VanGuard Chronicle (2009) Priest (2009) The Revenant (2009) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead (2009) Sodium Babies (2009) Suck (2009) Twilight Watch (2009) Vampire in Vegas (2009) Virulents (2009) Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire (2010) The Historian (2010) The Knights Templar (2010) Last Blood (2010) Let the Right One In (U.S. Remake) (2010) New Moon (2010) The Un-Dead (2010) Castlevania (2011) Bubba Nosferatu and the Curse of the She-Vampires (2011) Dark Shadows (2011) Eclipse (2012) Blood Brothers (date TBA) Pangs (date TBA) Damn, damn, DAMN! Actually, I don't care what people make for movies, but we are getting pretty saturated with vampires whether they're original stories or based on other media. I'm not sure about werewolves. I'd like to see some new inventive monsters for humans to become. As far as this movie is concerned, I like the violence style but the whole flying martial arts thing made popular by Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is just stupid to me.
  • Kaiser
    At #5, me either but at least it should be longer!
  • Morbius
    ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT THIS. WHAT TOOK SO LONG?! Anyway I loved the anime movie and series, Blood+, which I recommend to everyone here.
  • Chris
    if no one else will say it i guess I have to...but that looks like a bloody good time.(pun intended.)
  • filmkid
    this looks great thank god Hollywood did not get involved in this movie and dumb it down
  • Taylor
    Wow I'm a big fan of the anime and this looks like it can hold up to it. I'm just a little curious how the new stuff will work and the wire fighting. I don't think i remember any wire fighting in the anime. personally i find floating in the air a bit over the top but i can get past it if it works well.
  • Yamika
    o-o hmm... i love the anime, but im not sure about this.
  • Josh
    besides the sequel/prequel to Bubba Ho-tep i agree with #10 enough with the vampires
  • s
    # 10 yer a fruit cake! vampires are the shit and always will be, the more the better! should have stayed true to the anime but what the hell it still looks real tight!
  • 600RR
    This does not look anything like the anime. They took the idea from the anime and are probably going to make a new story. I am not a fan of live action anime. Never turns out as good.
  • Morbius
    Now where's the Evangelion Live Action?!
  • Woo-ish
    Where have I heard that trailer music before? Oh yeah, Ironman!!
  • Woo-ish
    For Blood+ fans: Could the vampire in the white kimono possibly be the character Diva?
  • Jamie
    The Anime film was brilliant. Besides all the demon hacking this looks like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2. I will see it though and hopefully it will be great.
  • Yeehoo. Good anime, seems a bit more silly than that but I don't care, vampires samurai swords and explosions too.
  • Taz
    @10 im more tried of Zombie movies also im surprise an Asian girl is the lead i thought when they do anime movies the lead would be white lol
  • zetsu
    @ 10 you know your vampire shit,i'm impressed.i loved the original anime,i haven't seen the t.v series yet hasn't reached uk shores yet.but i thought the trailer looked promising can't wait to see this one.
  • Shige
    Wow that looks even worse than those japanese flicks Ive been seing here on NHK TV for the past 2 years. At least those guys do not pretend being american.
  • RPD
    #23 - I was wondering if anything from Blood+ would be included in this film, myself...
  • Woo-ish
    @29 Yeah, I've got a feeling we'll see a nod here or there, but it looks like they've just gone their own way. Maybe we'll see something more in a sequel if it does well. I personally thought that the Saya/Diva relationship was something incredible, like a Greek mythological drama. I'd love to see it developed in a film.
  • that cgi blood sucks.
  • Epic
    i liked this anime, it was fairly enjoyable. but i still have one question.........WHY THE HELL HASNT AN OUTLAW STAR MOVIE BEEN MADE. outlaw star was kickass, come on, or a live action pokemon. now hear me out, pokemon died like 8 years ago, but still, the possibilities. imagine a live action garados or a freakin charizard! epic wants more.
  • meh. Looks OK and I'll probably check it out, but I'm left with one question/complaint. Where the hell did all these super-powerful day-walking "half-blood" vampires come from? John Connor seriously needs to send someone back in time to find the first guy who came up with that crap and talk him out of it. Or kill him one. Either way.
  • Syphous
    #32, your pleas for a pokemon movie, with the names of a couple of them included, make me hate you very much.
  • Dan W
    this would be a lot cooler if it didn't involve vampires. I'm so sick of movies about vampires. It's so old and every idea has already been done.
  • Silence
    well first off .. the 1st incarnation of blood sucked massive elephant balls (didn't watch Blood+ because of it) ... it was a contrived but well animated piece of drivel ... this movie despite the many flaws it will have, can blow it away with ease ... and im quite ashamed to be an anime fan knowing that they're gonna destroy a classic like akira ... i bleed a little internally everytime i think about it .... ghost in the shell will be hard to mess up, same with ninja scroll, although if it goes within a 110 sq/km radius of hollywood it'll be worse than dolph lundgren in the punisher (circa 1980 who cares)
  • well first of all, flying kung-fu has been a trademark of chineese film industry way before than CTHD hit the theatres 😀 and i really dont mind Vampire flicks swarming the theatres close to us as long as they are at least decent ones 😀 of the list Zso has provided for us (thnx btw Zso nice job, much appreciated) there are a couple that i am actually looking forward to the ones such as the last installment in the "..... Watch" triology, Castlevania, Dark Shadows (a brilliant vampire themed TV series) etc etc i just hope this live action take does as intended, stays true to the source, delivers just as action and blood with visually beautiful scenes so that we may see Vampire Hunter D (actualy we have seen this one in the second installment of Blade Triology :P), Ninja Scroll annnndddddd my long awaited one BLADE of the IMMORTAL. i will have to wait for the trailer till i get back at home so i still have about 5 more hours 😀 cheers
  • miracle disease
    no credit to BLADE? *sigh*
  • Yeah...lame...but what is this you say about Ghost in the Shell? Akira? How about Ninja scroll, Trigun, Cowboy Bebop? Most movies based on Anime Fist of the North Star, Dragonball (it's gonna suck), the Guyver (haha) has been able to bridge the gap yet between Anime and live action...that Russian guy (Timur Bekmambetov) has come close though...see Day Watch, Night Watch, Wanted...
  • werdnafaz
  • Cindarr
    It will never be suck as DragonBall, nuff said.
  • Epic
    syphous lacks an immagination, there are endless possibilities for many animes and there are many more that are out there better than this one, a gundam movie, howls moving castle would be good, they have already ruined cowboy beebop with keanu reeves.
  • Silence
    @42 there no plausible way to do a good gundam movie after something like transformers, and to be honest, the gundams themselves wouldn't look anyways decent unless they did the original series, and we all know the only GOOD gundam series was gundam wing!!! and @41 you just cursed every anime movie to come ..
  • doteman92
    Bite Me! I almost forgot this was coming out. It is on my must see list.
  • Dave
    It might make a good rental. At least the Anime was waesome, if you haven't seen that check it out. Its on my top 3 all time Anime list. Behind Ninja Scroll and Street Fighter 2 Alpha
  • yggdrasil
    i wonder what they will do with the lesbian scene? i hope it to be hot.




Alex's Top 10 - 2016
1. La La Land
2. Paterson
3. Arrival
4. Captain Fantastic
5. 20th Cent. Women
6. Pete's Dragon
7. Jackie
8. Kubo & Two Strings
9. Everybody Wants
10. Wilderpeople
Click Here for Thoughts

Jeremy's Top 10 - 2016
1. Moonlight
2. The Handmaiden
3. High-Rise
4. Elle
5. Arrival
6. Kubo & Two Strings
7. 13th
8. Jackie
9. Toni Erdmann
10. The Witch
Click Here for Thoughts


Subscribe to our feed or daily newsletter:
Follow Alex's main profile on twitter:
For the news posts only, follow this acct:
Add our feed to your Feedly: follow us in feedly