There’s no way to be sure about all of you — save for the fact that we do, in fact, have a ‘comments’ section on the site — but I know that I am personally jazzed about Blood: The Last Vampire. Cute girl with fiery red eyes, dressed up in a school girl outfit slicing up some bloodsuckers with a vengeance — I’m in, and I don’t even fetishize the ladies of Asia like my good friend Rob Hunter. I just love violence.
The folks at Samuel Goldwyn Films have sent over a small gallery of new images from the film, which follows the story of Saya (Gianna Jun), a special gal with some special sword-related talents. Check out the full synopsis below, followed by some awesome new stills.
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…
Blood: The Last Vampire is in select cities beginning July 10, 2009. For theater/market info, click here.