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Director: Wes Craven     Starring: Eddie Murphy
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40163427
UPC: 097363298243
UPC 14: 00097363298243
Category Keywords: Romance  Spoof  Theatrical Release  Vampires
Rating: Game Rating Code
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A caribbean vampire seeks the half-vampire, half-human new york homicide detective destined to be his bride.
Editor's Note
Eddie Murphy is Maximillian, the last of a race of vampires from the Caribbean who travels to New York in search of Rita (Angela Bassett), an NYPD officer whom he considers to be the perfect woman to carry on his dying bloodline. Once he hits Gotham, Maximillian has a series of fish-out-of-water adventures, which include posing as a street preacher, finding a slum apartment that he magically turns elegant, and dropping plenty of one liners. When Maximillian finds Rita, he must compete for her affections with her partner Justice (Allen Payne), which he does with the help of his faithful and decomposing sidekick Julius (Kadeem Hardison). Wes Craven (SCREAM, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET) directed this offbeat mix of comedy, horror, and romance, which could be seen as a genre flipside to Murphy's COMING TO AMERICA.


Video Features DVD, Dolby, Digital Audio, English, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby Surround Sound, No Longer Produced

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Paramount
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/22/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 102 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1995
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 329824
Video UPC UPC: 00097363298243
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Angela Bassett
Video Cast Info Allen Payne
Video Cast Info Zakes Mokae
Video Cast Info Kadeem Hardison
Video Cast Info Eddie Murphy
Video Cast Info Joanna Cassidy
Video Cast Info Wes Craven - Director
Plot Summary
Maximillian is a debonair black vampire, the last in a line of Caribbean bloodsuckers. He has just arrived in Brooklyn to search for Rita, a beautiful cop who does not realize that she's half-vampire -- and predestined to be Maximillian's bride. Meanwhile, Rita and her handsome partner Justice are investigating Maximillian's bloody murder spree... and falling in love with each other. But when Rita meets the dashing vampire, she finds herself attracted to him as well. Will Rita fulfill her destiny by becoming a vampire and Maximillian's wife? Or will she change the course of fate and find happiness with a mortal instead?

Memorable Quotes

"Put a little heart into it." ---- Maximillian (EDDIE MURPHY), to a gangster trying to hurt him, before reaching into the thug's chest and yanking his heart out.

"You changed yourself into Al Sharpton?" ---- Julius (KADEEM HARDISON), to Maximillian (EDDIE MURPHY), who has transformed into Preacher Pauley.

Professional Reviews

"...A good balance between horror and comedy....Murphy proves effective and menacing as the vampire..." 10/30/1995

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Murphy,Eddie
Product attributeLabel:   Paramount Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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