Kiss Of The Damned: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

The vampire Djuna () resists the advances of Paolo (), but soon gives in to their passion. When her trouble-making sister () unexpectedly comes to visit, Djuna’s love is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered.

I’ve always been a fan of vampire films but in recent years they have become so watered down that there really hasn’t been an original or unique story from the genre. Then this came along. It’s not your typical vampire story. It plays out more like your typical “younger sister overstaying her welcome” kind of story except with more blood and sex. It was good to see Ventimiglia in something that isn’t usually the typical role you see him in. His character was almost like the bone that’s being fought over by two dogs which put him in an awkward position. De La Baume was something else as the vamp Djuna. During the transformation of her character you could see the pain in her eyes and the way she was flailing her body around you could almost feel it. From the moment Mesquida made her way on the screen she just oozed seduction which in my opinion has been lacking in vampire films. Her character used those tactics to lure in prey then take complete advantage of them which was actually pretty creepy to see. The movie itself felt like a modern take on the sex-filled exploitation films of the 70’s with its editing and soundtrack which is (as weird as it sounds) kind of refreshing to experience. The one thing that the film as a whole represented was romance and sexiness which has gotten a bit lost in this type of genre. The ending of the film I really liked and it didn’t skimp on the horror one bit. There was a bit of a plot hole that I’m sure most people will see at the end but other than that the film was great. I would love to see more vampire films with this type of feel to it and not some cookie cutter version.

Special Features:

Interview With Joséphine de La Baume – A look at how she came about committing to the role in the film.

Interview With Roxane Mesquida – A quick feature on her character and what it was like to work with the director.

AXS TV Interview With Milo Ventimiglia – He talks a bit how movies such as this are a lost art form and talks a bit about his role in the film.

AXS TV Interview With Roxane Mesquida – She talks a bit about her experiences on the film and her energy while working on set.

Kiss Of The Damned is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from Magnolia Home Entertainment and Magnet Releasing


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