Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Director: Carl Goldstein
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
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Great short-lived series
J. Hart | MA, USA | 03/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I absolutely adore this show! I ordered this DVD blind because I'd heard of the show before and was very interested in it. Amazon is the only place that sells it and it's dirt cheap so I figured, why not? I am so glad I did. The plot is nothing that special, but I really enjoyed some of the mythology they made up for the show and other well known ideas that they also incorporated into it. I'm also a sucker for Romeo and Juliet type romances that involve vampires, so it's kind of natural that this show would be right up my alley. Although it was obviously made for an early to mid teen audience, I'm in my early 20s and still liked it. The DVD presentation is nothing special, just the first four episodes edited into a 90 minute movie. Six more episodes are scheduled for release in May on two seperate discs."
Teen Angst as Vampires
lecudedag | NSW Australia | 03/25/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This was a well produced yawn. The budget's all there, but the plot is really dull - a group of teen vampires is sent to an exclusive school so that they can learn how to 'blend-in' with human society - to stop feeding frenzies so that they don't get caught - so because of this there's very little vampire action - aside from a couple of times they face off against each other baring their fangs.
If you're after a film about vampires being vampires - this is not it. If you're after a film about teens being teens - then maybe this is for you - teens who just happen to have fangs."
Vampire High review
Joules A. Taylor | Bristol, UK | 03/01/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I thoroughly enjoyed this series on TV and would very much like to own it all on DVD (unfortunately this disk is all that's available at the moment).
The basic premise is appealing: a small group of young vampires are given sanctuary at an exclusive boarding school to both protect them from the war between the two opposing vampire 'clans', the Fury and the Elders, and to 'humanise' them in preparation for living safely amongst humans. The series explores how the vampires and the school's principal (who is an unusual man himself) try to accomplish this. At the same time a larger group of young human students, all with problems of their own, lives and learns in the above-ground part of the school, and are unaware of the vampires living below them - until one of the vampires falls in love with one of the humans. And to complicate matters further, one of his fellow vampires is in love with him...
The series has its flaws - there are a number of inconsistencies and some considerable plot-holes, and the acting is occasionally uneven - but on the whole it's a wonderful watch, oddly gentle, perceptive and thought-provoking. This DVD contains the first four (of 26) episodes excellently combined into a full-length film, without losing any of the details of the series. I really hope the rest are also released on DVD."