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A mixture of 1980s teen comedy with 1980s horror, Vamp technically speaking isn’t a good movie per se but there is some fun to be had and seeing what was likely the inspiration for Tarantino’s From Dusk Till Dawn is interesting.

 

 

Vamp
(1986)

Genre(s): Horror, Fantasy, Comedy
Arrow Video | NR – 94 min. – $29.95 | October 4, 2016

Date Published: 10/15/2016 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Richard Wenk
Writer(s): Donald P. Borchers & Richard Wenk (story), Richard Wenk (screenplay)
Cast: Chris Makepeace, Sandy Baron, Robert Rusler, Dedee Pfeiffer, Gedde Wantanabe, Duncan, Grace Jones
DISC INFO:
Features:
Featurettes, Gag Reel, Short Film, Trailers, TV Spots
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (PCM 1.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 31.0 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


Two fraternity pledges head to a seedy part of town to find some entertainment for their college friends but are faced with bloodthirsty vampires!

Keith (CHRIS MAKEPEACE) and AJ (ROBERT RUSLER) want to make the right impression at college and so they devise a plan to get them into the best frat house on campus. They head to the After Dark Club where they want to find a stripper for a party their friends won’t forget, instead they find themselves among vampires led by Kinky Katrina (GRACE JONES).

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.75/5


This release comes with reversible artwork and inside a nice booklet.

One of Those Nights: The Making of Vamp (44:30; HD) is a well done and brand new documentary featuring interviews with Director Richard Wenk, Director of Photography Elliot Davis, Actors Robert Rusler, Dedee Pfeiffer, Gedde Watanabe and Billy Drago.

Dracula Bits the Big Apple (22:03; HD) is Richard Wenk’s short film.

Rounding things out, there’s some Rehearsal Footage (6:41; SD), a Blooper Reel (6:14; SD), some TV Spots (3:44; SD), 2 Trailer (1:27/1:58; SD), and an Image Gallery.

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5


Vamp bites its way onto Blu-ray through Arrow Video and is presented in its original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and given a nice, if not at times soft, 1080p high-definition transfer. Colors on this are OK, though sometimes looking a tad drab in some scenes while others there’s some vibrancy. On the plus side, detail is consistently sharp and well defined and generally speaking, it’s a solid transfer.

AUDIO – 3.75/5


The disc comes a PCM 1.0 track and outside of some minor pops or noise, this track performs fairly nicely. Dialogue sounded pretty clear and any action that happens helps expand the depth, albeit this is not the type of movie meant to reverberate through one’s home theater system.

 


OVERALL – 2.5/5


Overall, a mixture of 1980s teen comedy with 1980s horror, Vamp technically speaking isn’t a good movie per se but there is some fun to be had and seeing what was likely the inspiration for Tarantino’s From Dusk Till Dawn is interesting. The Blu-ray released by Arrow Video has good video/audio transfers and so-so features saved by a well done, and newly produced, featurette.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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