Blood: The Last Vampire

(2009)

On the surface, Saya is a stunning 16-year-old, but that youthful exterior hides the tormented soul of a 400-year-old "halfling." Born to a human father and a vampire mother, she has for centuries been a loner obsessed with using her samurai skills to rid the world of vampires, all the while knowing that she herself can survive only on blood like those she hunts. When she is sent onto an American military base in Tokyo by the clandestine organization she works for, Saya immediately senses that this may be her opportunity to finally destroy Onigen, the evil patriarch of all vampires. Using her superhman strength and her sword, she begins to rid the base of its evil infestation in a series of spectacular and elaborate showdowns. However, it is not until she forms her first human friendship in centuries with the young daughter of the base's general that Saya learns of her greatest power over Onigen may well be her ability for human connection...

BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Bruno’ Spruces Up the Box Office with $30.4 Million

Despite stirring up controversy all across America, Sacha Baron Cohen's latest comedy Bruno perched itself atop the weekend box office charts with a hefty $30.4 million. Though better than Borat's opening of $26.4 million in 2006, that film was only released on 837 screens. Bruno premiered with a whopping 2,756 screens. So it seems audiences weren't as willing to be duped by this fashionista character, with quite a few of them calling him "less lovable" than Cohen's Kazakhstan's counterpart. Only time will tell how Bruno fares throughout the rest of summer.

This weekend's only other major release was Chris Columbus' return to teen cinema with I Love You, Beth Cooper. Despite being adapted from the hugely popular comedic novel of the same name by Larry Doyle, and a stellar cast of up and coming jokesters such as Paul Rust, Jack Carpenter, and Lauren Storm, this Hayden Panettiere laugher failed to stir up much interest at the box office. It dropped in way down at number seven, and could only muster up $5 million. This was even lower than summer 2009's all-time low with Eddie Murphy's Imagine That, which pulled in $5.5 million on its opening weekend.

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The Japanese Trailer for ‘Blood: The Last Vampire’ Hits!

Last Blood has revealed the full-length Japanese trailer for Blood: The Last Vampire, which opens in Japan on May 29th, and in the United States on June 12th, 2009.

The Samuel Goldwyn Films action-horror-thriller is directed by Chris Nahon, and stars Gianna Jun, Allison Miller, Masiela Lusha, JJ Feild and Koyuki.

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