60 minutes of mindless sex and violence
Dennis A. Amith (kndy) | California | 06/23/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
""Vampire Wars" was a Japanese animation that was made in 1991. It features terrorist spy and master criminal Kousaburo Kuki as the hero in which he assists the French Secret Service in protecting a film star, Miss Vindaw. Unfortunately, a vampire is thirsting for Miss Vindaw's blood.It's been awhile since I saw a violent anime such as "Vampire Wars". This anime is as if John Woo took helm of the gun shooting sequences and a B-movie screenwriter wrote the plot.The violence goes from bloody vampires chomping on people, people getting bludgeoned or shot and so much more. Of course, you need your sexual moments and in this case, a messenger for the French Secret Service delivers Kuki money in exchange for his job but of course, before he can do his job, he must thoroughly give the woman a strip search to make sure she's not carrying any weapons and then of course one thing leads to another after that.So, pretty much "Vampire Wars" is your average violent and sex-type anime with mindless action that feels there should be more to the anime but perhaps ended to quickly.As for language, this is one of the rare anime DVD's where the English dubbed actually outdoes the Japanese dialogue. In the English dub, the character fits Kuki's character, always spouting off profanity, while the Japanese version is more subdued. Try watching the English dub with the subtitles on and you'll see how different the translations are. Also, there is a digital 5.1 audio track via English dub and the Japanese stereo track seems to be muffled. The voice acting is pretty good but I felt that the English dub for Miss Vindaw or perhaps it maybe the plot during a crucial part when Miss Vindaw finds out the truth about here, which I found kind of annoying.As for the DVD, no special features, just the typical Manga entertainment trailers. All in all, your average anime that people who enjoy sex and violence type anime will definitely get into."