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Blu-ray Review: 'Vamps'

Jason Coleman Jason Coleman
November 13th, 2012 11:00am EST


Revived from the sleep of the undead, drank a glass of rodent blood and ready to hit the night – but with nothing to wear?  Such is the dilemma of fashion conscience bloodsuckers Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter in Amy Heckerling’s new to Blu-ray flick "Vamps," out Nov. 13 from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment.  Dress for bloodlust success below.


Vamps Blu-ray 

   Title: "Vamps"

   Grade: 3 1/2

   Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Krysten Ritter, Sigourney Weaver

   Director: Amy Heckerling

   Rating: PG-13

   Runtime: 93 minutes

   Release Company: Anchor Bay Home Entertainment




The Flick: In what I can only describe as Clueless meets the undead crowd, Vamps should be a flick to forget.  Fortunately the writing of helmer Amy Heckerling has never been more biting (pun!) and poignant and helps Vamps rise above B-fare.  It’s also fitting that her Clueless muse Silverstone is the lead here, who plays a nostalgic campy version her former famed character with Krysten Ritter then adding a bit of sass to the sweet.  Heckerling doesn’t go light on the supporting players either with Sigourney Weaver playing a wonderfully heartless vamp bitch, Wallace Shawn as a pint sized Van Helsing and even a little Richard Lewis not just playing it for laughs.  (Meaning there’s even some sentimentality in this one!)  Color me script surprised – Heckerling still has the goods.

Best Feature: Not a thing – no featurettes, no set tour with Wallace Shawn and most importantly no much wanted audio commentary by writer/director Heckerling.  This can’t really be an Anchor Bay title – it’s a sign of the coming of the no extras apocalypse.

Best Hidden Gem: Between a frazzled Richard Lewis (aka ever the same but older!) and a quick quipped Wallace Shawn there’s enough gems in this Easter basket to cause cavities.

Worth the Moola: "Vamps" is delightful and fun without being pretentious, but the lack of a single extra strictly warrants rental status.

Photo Credits: Photos Courtesy of Anchor Bay Home Entertainment


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