Written by: Michael Den Boer on August 25th, 2012
Theatrical Release Date: Hong Kong, 2010
Director: Dennis Law
Writer: Dennis Law
Cast: Luxia Jiang, Wah Yuen, Chrissie Chow, Siu-hou Chin
DVD released: June 25th, 2012
Approximate running time: 96 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: 15 (UK)
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo Chinese
Subtitles: English (Burnt-in)
DVD Release: Arrow Films
Region Coding: Region 2 PAL (UK)
Retail Price: £12.99
Synopsis: A vampire hunter befriends a family of vegetarian vampires.
First off, this film’s salacious title Lesbian Vampire Warriors is misleading since only two of the three words in the title have anything to do with what actually happens in this film. The film’s original title was Vampire Warriors and for some odd reason some one thought it was necessary to add the word ‘lesbian’ to the film’s title. Issues with the title aside, this film a lot more things than a vulgar re-titling wrong with it.
Where to start with what went wrong with this film. Its most glaring short coming it is the premise of a vampire hunter becoming friends with its prey and the execution of said premise. Sure this premise has been done before and much better in something like Buffy the Vampire Slayer T.V. series. Other pitfalls of the way in which this premise just falls flat from the get go include a complete lack of how the vampire hunter has become friends with some vampires, while she seeks and destroys others.
Narrative wise, things are pretty lean as this film is more concerned about its action set pieces, then the moments in between these action set pieces. With that being said, the action set pieces are at least mildly entertaining. Pacing also proves to be an issue as things tend to drag and no momentum is ever sustained.
Performance none don’t expect any of the cast to set the world on fire. In fact most of them just go through the motions. With this film’s only saving grace being Wah Yuen (Mr. Vampire) in the role of this film man villain, a vampire that feeds upon other vampires. Ultimately Lesbian Vampire Warriors is a mediocre action film that never fully realizes its premise.
Arrow Films presents Lesbian Vampire Warriors in an anamorphic widescreen that retains the film’s intended aspect ratio. This transfer looks very good, colors look accurate, black levels are strong throughout and details look crisp. There are no problems with compression or edge enhancement.
This release comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital stereo mix in Chinese and non removable English subtitles have been included with this release. Dialog always comes through clearly, everything sounds balanced and robust when it needs too.
This release comes with no extra content. Overall Lesbian Vampire Warriors gets a strong audio / video presentation from Arrow Films.