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Vampire Hunter D (1985)

Kyûketsuki hantâ D (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Fantasy | 26 March 1993 (USA)
A young girl requests the help of a vampire hunter to kill the vampire who has bitten her, and thus prevent her from becoming a vampire herself.

Director:

Toyoo Ashida

Writers:

Hideyuki Kikuchi (novel), Yasushi Hirano (screenplay)
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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kaneto Shiozawa ... D (voice)
Michie Tomizawa ... Doris (voice)
Seizô Katô Seizô Katô ... Lee (voice)
Satoko Kifuji Satoko Kifuji ... Lamika (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe Kazuyuki Sogabe ... Rei Ginsei (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa Motomu Kiyokawa ... Feringo (voice)
Yûsaku Yara ... Greco (voice)
Kazuko Yanaga Kazuko Yanaga ... Older Snake Sister (voice)
Yoshiko Sakakibara ... Younger Snake Sister (voice)
Keiko Toda ... Dan (voice)
Yasuo Muramatsu Yasuo Muramatsu ... Roman (voice)
Kan Tokumaru Kan Tokumaru ... Danton (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ... Left Hand / Narrator (voice)
Kazumi Tanaka Kazumi Tanaka ... O'Reilly (voice)
Shinya Ôtaki Shinya Ôtaki ... Gimlet (voice)
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Storyline

A young girl requests the help of a vampire hunter to kill the vampire who has bitten her, and thus prevent her from becoming a vampire herself. Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Thus, the "vampire hunters" are born. See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

When the chariot of the count arrives in the village, in the population appear Kenshirô and Lynn. See more »

Quotes

[Shortly after D kills the Snake Women using his vampiric powers]
D's Left Hand: [laughing] You can't fight your lineage, can you? Deny it all you want, but when push comes to shove, the fangs are coming out!
D (re-release): That's enough.
D's Left Hand: Someone's feeling grumpy. Too bad, it's still your destiny.
D (re-release): I wonder, do I really need two hands?
D's Left Hand: Fine. My lips are sealed.
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Alternate Versions

In the Streamline Pictures English-dubbed release, a graphic shot of Count Magnus Lee's face crumbling during the final battle with D is replaced with a red flash. This change remains present in all subsequent North American prints, including the bilingual DVD and the subtitled VHS released by Urban Vision. See more »

Connections

References Horror of Dracula (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Your Song ('D'Mix)
Lyrics by Tetsuya Komuro
Music by Tetsuya Komuro & Naoto Kine
Arranged by Tetsuya Komuro
Performed by TM Network
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Bloody. Fantastic. Bloody Fantastic!
17 May 2002 | by QuicksandSee all my reviews

I find it hard to classify anything with this much blood, guts, entrails and brain matter as "camp," but others seem to think it is so. They are entitled to their opinions.

The story is what I can't get over; it's really incredible. We've got actual characters here, with inner lives of their own; dreams, hopes, fears, and prejudices. Nobody does anything because it's convenient for the plot, the characters act because that's who they ARE. It's really quite refreshing, actually.

This is the original classic film, though I have it on authority that the comic is better. Be that as it may, this is a wonderful story with some great characters (and cutie females) that doesn't waste a second of its 85-minutes running time.

Supremely good for 1985. Anyone know where I can see the sequel?


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vampire Hunter D See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | 6-Track Stereo (2000 Special Edition has 5.1 audio in japanese)| 6-Track Stereo (2000 Special Edition has 5.1 audio in english)

Color:

Color
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