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Review: Vamp (Arrow Video)

4 stars
Starring: Grace Jones, Chris Makepeace, Robert Rusler, Gedde Watanabe, Dedee Pfeiffer

Directed: Richard Wenk

Release Date: October 4, 2016

Run Time: 94 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray     .Color: Color

Audio: English    . Subtitles:

Distributor: Arrow Video



Two fraternity pledges head to a seedy part of town to find some entertainment for their college friends but are faced with bloodthirsty vampires!

Keith (Chris Makepeace, Meatballs) and AJ (Robert Rusler, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy s Revenge) want to make the right impression at college and so they devise a plan to get them into the best frathouse on campus. They head to the After Dark Club where they want to find a stripper for a party their friends won t forget, instead they find themselves among vampires led by Kinky Katrina (Grace Jones, A View to a Kill)!

Almost certainly an influence on From Dusk til Dawn, Vamp is superbly designed by many of Grace Jones own award-winning collaborators and features stunning effects by four-time Oscar winner Greg Cannom (The Lost Boys, Bram Stoker s Dracula). Delivering laughs and scares in equal measure, with the added bonus of vampy sex appeal, Vamp is a comedy horror romp with real bite!




Audio Language: English

The Sound Quality is good but not 5 star as the sound is more directed in the center. The Dialogue is clear and sharp but bassy tones are not real deep.

Rating: 4 stars


Picture Quality

Disc Format: Blu-Ray

The Picture Quality is pretty good and from what I’ve read it’s the best. We do get great colors and sharpness but we also get some light noise so in darker scenes it nor a tack sharp.

Rating: 4 stars

Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: July 18, 1988 (USA)
Disc release Date: October 4, 2016 (USA)
  • High Definition digital transfer
  • Original mono audio
  • Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • One of those Nights: The Making of Vamp – a brand new documentary featuring interviews with director Richard Wenk, stars Robert Rusler, Dedee Pfeiffer, Gedde Watanabe
  • Behind-the-scenes rehearsals
  • Blooper Reel
  • Image gallery
  • Dracula Bites the Big Apple (1979) – Richard Wenk s celebrated short film
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil

First pressing only: Booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Cullen Gallagher

My Thoughts

Vamp is a Horror film that’s a mix of Revenge of the Nerds , The Lost Boys and From Dusk till Dawn. Two Collage Students are looking to get in a Frat but in order to join they need to find a Stripper for a Party. Are friends hook up with An Asian guy played by Gedde Watanabe who stared in Gung Ho and Sixteen Candles for a ride into town. Well They picked the wrong place as its main attraction stripper played by Grace Jones is an Evil Vampire. The Film has that John Hughes vibe with young adults but also mixed with Lost Boys.

The Story is fun Follow but also it’s not that big of a plot. The film is a Big Cult Follower that I’ve Never Seen and I’m and 80’s Baby so for me it might not have a huge impact as if Iv Seen in younger movie watching days. Even so I still enjoyed it. Mixed with some gore and a little nudity the action runs almost through out. Vampire wise we don’t get a ton until the end but we do know and or think we know the bad guys chasing are frat guys are part of the Vamp clan.

Overall the film is a fun watch mixed with some comedy and a having culty feel giving of vibes of the films I Have named like 3 times already helps a lot. Not a 5 star film but if you enjoy the vibes of the films mentioned, gore, vampires, I would say pick this up

With that said I give Vamp a 4 out of 5 and if I would have viewed the film back in the day it would be higher. I just wished we got a deeper look into the Vampires.


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Samsung (UN46C6900) 46-Inch 1080p LED HDTV

DVD/Blu-Ray Player

OPPO BDP – 103 (Highly Recommended)

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Stereo Receiver

Pioneer VSX-516-K 7.1-Channel

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Pioneer S-HF 11C

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(2) Front Speaker

KLH 9250B Floor – 350 watts

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KLH 100 watt Bookshelf

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Sony SA-W3000 180 Watt 12″ sub

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Note: I Know my speakers are way outdated. OPPO Blu-Ray Player is one of the best around and used in most home theaters. The Receiver is pretty good but on the line of out dated. Subwoofer is good with tons of bass but not the theater quality from a $400 Sub. Front speakers are fun with tons of power and are good for standalone’s but higher end sound (Hz) is lower quality. Overall I need to update on all speakers granted I do get decent sound out of them just the higher end falls short.


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