Interview with The Vampire

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Product Overview

After 200 years of immortality, a morose vampire named louis decides to tell a young reporter his story, a tale that leaves a trail of blood and death through history from the 18th century creole country to modern day san francisco. Special features: subtitles in english, french and spanish and much more.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 40135700
UPC 085391831327
UPC 14 00085391831327
Format DVD
Release Date 9/28/2010
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Adventure
Based On A Novel
France
Homoeroticism
Paris, France
Recommended
Revenge
Sexuality
Suspense
Thriller
Vampires
Editors Note
Note Horror author Anne Rice penned the screenplay for this full-blooded adaptation of her novel, which chronicles the life of 18th-century nobleman Louis (Brad Pitt) after he is bitten by powerful, charismatic vampire Lestat (Tom Cruise). Though enthralled with the undead lifestyle at first, Louis is unable to warm up to killing humans and grows despondent. To comfort Louis, Lestat creates another vampire (Kirsten Dunst in a star-making peformance), a young girl who from then on cannot age. Antonio Banderas appears as Armand, a 400-year-old vampire, and Christian Slater plays the radio producer who interviews the remorseful Louis. ^Director Neil Jordan captures the lush decadence and erotic fervor of the novel, infusing the film with rich, dusky tones. The big budget is well used to bring each period and place to sharply detailed life, and there is no skimping on the blood or immortal angst. Thandie Newton has a small role as Louis's Creole servant near the beginning of the film, and Jordan regular Stephen Rea appears as a Parisian vampire theater star. INTERVIEW broke weekend box-office records when it premiered and has since earned a spot in the pantheon of great vampire films.
Plot Summary
Summary Neil Jordan's INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE traces the centuries-long relationship between the regal vampire, Lestat, and his immortal victim, Louis, through a contemporary interview between Louis and a San Francisco journalist.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Drink from me and live forever."--Lestat (Tom Cruise) to Louis (Brad Pitt)
Quote "God kills indiscriminately, and so shall we, for no creatures under God are as like him as we are."--Lestat
Quote "We belong in hell."--Louis to Lestat
Reviews
Rolling Stone "...The movie is hypnotic, scary, sexy, perversely funny and haunting in a way that taps into primal fears..." 12/15/1994 p.101-4
New York Times "...A sophisticated, spookily intense rendering of [Rice's] story....Cruise is flabbergastingly right for this role..." 11/11/1994 p.C1
Entertainment Weekly "...[INTERVIEW] does right by Rice....[It] honors such great movie fantasists as Jean Cocteau and NOSFERATU director F.W. Murnau..." -- Rating: B 06/02/1995 pp.62-3
Los Angeles Times "...INTERVIEW does a gorgeous job of re-creating not only 19th Century New Orleans and 19th-Century Paris but also the book's genuinely weird, disturbing, almost unimaginable world of those who can never die..." 11/11/1994 p.F1
Chicago Sun-Times "...The movie is true to the detailed vision that has informed all of Anne Rice's novels....INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE is a skillful exercise in macabre imagination..." 11/11/1994 p.41
Directors
Neil Jordan
Actors
Brad Pitt
Christian Slater
Tom Cruise
Kirsten Dunst
Cast & Crew
Antonio Banderas - Actor
Brad Pitt - Actor
Christian Slater - Actor
Kirsten Dunst - Actor
Stephen Rea - Actor
Thandie Newton - Actor
Tom Cruise - Actor
Anne Rice - Based on Novel By
Neil Jordan - Director
Philippe Rousselot - Director of Photography
Elliot Goldenthal - Musical Score
Stephen Woolley - Producer
David Geffen - Producer
Anne Rice - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1994
Catalog ID 18313
UPC 00085391831327
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 123 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1
Awards
Oscar (1995) Dante Ferretti, Francesco Schiavo, Nominee, Best Set Decoration,Elliot Goldenthal, Nominee, Best Original Score
Golden Globe (1995) Elliot Goldenthal, Nominee, Best Original Score, Motion Picture,Kirsten Dunst, Nominee, Best Performance By A Motion Picture Actress In A Supporting Role
MTV Award (1995) Kirsten Dunset, Winner, Best Breakthrough Performance,Brad Pitt, Winner, Best Male Performance,Brad Pitt, Winner, Most Desirable Male Performer
Reviews
ReviewSource Rolling Stone
Review Hypnotic, scary, sexy, perversley funny and haunting. An audacious, riveting Tom Cruise performance.
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Reviewer Peter Travers
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Variety
Review ...Anne Rice's perennially popular novel has been given an intelligent, darkly voluptous reading that rises to pulsating life numerous times during the course of its deadly journey...
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Todd McCarthy
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review ...There are flaws to be found here--even for those not specifically looking--but for the simple horrific pleasure offered, they can be set aside, if not entirely ignored.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer
ReviewRating 6
Features
DVD, Widescreen, No Longer Produced
Quotes
Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Free Press ...astonishingly beautiful...
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times ...a skillful exercise in macabre imagination
Caryn James, New York Times Powerful.
Newsday Wicked fun.

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