"Japanís first fully-digitally-animated feature film, Blood - The Last Vampire takes place in the fall of 1966. The Vietnam War is underway and the U.S. military machine is being supplied out of the Yokota Air Force Base - a plot of U.S. land within Japan. Within the compound, the atmosphere is charged with violent intensity as F4 combat planes take off hastily one after the next. Meanwhile, a series of suspicious suicides are reported in town."
"On the Ginza subway line -- the last train heading toward Asakusa, a girl sits quietly in a dreary subway car. Her name is Saya. With a piercing gaze that would force even an adult into submission and lips tightly drawn with determination, she is the savior sent by the 'organization' to vanquish the blood-sucking chiropterans that have concealed themselves among their human hosts. Clad in a Japanese school uniform, and wielding an ancient Samurai sword, Saya must infiltrate the American school within the Yokota military compound, uncover the source of the pestilence, and eliminate it."
Director: Hiroyuki Kitakubo Screenplay: Mamoru Oshii VHS version: Label: Manga Video Running time: 50 mins Certificate: 18 Catalogue no: MANV 1239 Price: £10.99 Release Date: 17th September 2001 DVD version: Label: Manga Video Running time: 80 mins Certificate: 18 Catalogue no: MANG 4077 Price: £15.99 Release Date: 17th September 2001 Includes 'Making of' documentary. Some copies include a free 'Mad Capsule Markets' sampler DVD.