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Near Dark DVD £3 @ Tesco Entertainment
Near Dark DVD £3 @ Tesco Entertainment

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In Kathryn Bigelow's tale of vampires in the American Southwest, the creatures of the night aren't elegant, cloaked aristocrats. They're a gun-toting gang that dresses and acts like a motorcycle gang. Caleb (Adrian Pasdar), a restless young man from a small farm town, meets an alluring drifter named Mae (Jenny Wright). She reveals herself to be a vampire, who "turns" Caleb into one of her kind rather than kill him. But the rest of her "family" is slow to accept the newcomer. The ancient leader, Jesse (Lance Henriksen), and his psychotic henchman Severen (Bill Paxton) lay down the law; Caleb has to carry his own weight or die. However, he can't bring himself to kill. He manages to win the gang's approval when he rescues them from certain death in a daytime gunfight during a spectacular motel shoot-out in which every bullet hole lets in a deadly ray of sunlight. When the vampires threaten Caleb's real family, he's forced to choose between life and death. The film avoids the complex vampire mythology of such films as Interview with the Vampire. Instead, it emphasizes the intense, seductive bond that forms between Caleb and the violent but tightly knit gang. Bigelow would later utilize this powerful dramatic device in her 1991 film Point Break. ~ Jonathan E. Laxamana, All Movie Guide

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Great film and a great Director to boot.

Good to see her get some recognition with Hurt Lcker.

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It's right up there still about one of the best vampire films that is still out there

Im sure I will get grief for this but I think this was a better film than the other late eighties vampire film Lost Boys

The best vampire flick ever in my opinion.

Shame it never really got the recognition it deserved due to the celluloid juggernaut that was the 'Lost Boys' (this was released around the same time in 1987). Both good films, but Near Dark is the better.
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