The Hunger

The Hunger

DVD - 2004
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Miriam the vampire, subsists on the blood of her lovers, who do not age, until she has had enough of them. John is currently in that position, and is expected to die in the next 24 hours. He seeks help from a doctor who does not believe his story.
Publisher: [United States] : Turner Entertainment Co. ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2004]
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 9780790743721
Branch Call Number: DVD HUNGER
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, French and Spanish; closed-captioned


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Oct 31, 2018

In turns beautiful, boring, original, provocative, and confusing, Tony Scott's (brother of Ridley) neo-Gothic vampire film will likely leave audiences with mixed reactions, though the visual poetry, engaging leads (Bowie, Deneuve, Sarandon), and evocative--though so very 80s-- soundtrack will be enough to satisfy the appetites of some horror fans.

Amber L Moreno
Oct 01, 2015

I would put this on at a party, along with A Girl Walks Home At Night, Only Lovers Left Alive and whatever other moody darkness was in order. As a movie, it's appeal is definitely in its opening track (Bela Lugosi's Dead by Bauhaus) its star power and rapid aging of David Bowie, but who can resist Catherine Deneuve in the twilight of her career? Moody, wild and stylish, it's a must watch for any vampire aficionado.

Mar 14, 2015

Hey! Like, what in the name of Count Chocula is going on here!?.......Why is it that modern-day movie-vampires are such messy buggers?? They are. When it comes to their favourite drink, Blood-Thick Slurpees, they splatter and spill the stuff around, all over the place, like it was going out of style.

Take The Blaylocks (that's the oh-so-refined Bowie/Deneuve vampire team), for example, they get more blood on the walls and on the floor than they ever do in their mouths. I'm not kidding. And half the time they can't even get it into their own mouths at all. Most of it ends up dribbling down their chins and onto the fronts of their very fashionable frocks. (tsk. tsk) I'm tellin' ya - Vogue magazine would never approve of this. Never.

The Blaylocks are total mess-cats when it comes to cadaver snacks and full-meal-deals. And not only that, but they are unbelievably reckless and, yes, stupid, too. When these ultra-chic bloodsuckers are finished with their feed for the night they actually haul the torn and chewed up scraps of their dinner down to their cellar and (get this) burn it up in their very own incinerator.

In the good, ol' days of movie-vampires (pre-1950's) The Count, Nosferatu and all their assorted cronies always seemed to be so careful whenever they drained a victim of their life-blood. It's true. You rarely ever saw even a trickle of blood run down a vampire's chin or drip from their victim's neck wound. It seemed back in Hollywood's hey-day that these movie-vampires meant business and sucked the body dry. Yeah,'Good To The Last Drop' was their motto, I'm sure.

But these hip-cat movie-vampires of today let the blood fly everywhere, making big, bloody messes from one end of their fashionable condo to the other. What in the world are vampires coming to?

Anyways - From a visual point of view 'The Hunger' is a very impressive film to look at and admire. Lots of moody lighting and stylish sets give it an above average look for a mere vampire flick. Director, Tony Scott (Ridley's brother), does a fine job of setting a even pace in the film's story line. And the gore will satisfy any fan of horror movies, in particular the final confrontation between Miriam and all her long-dead and dehydrated lovers. This girl certainly wasn't idle for a minute. And now the mummified lovers are all coming back to 'thank' her for her loyalty. (Tee-Hee)

Aug 23, 2012

In the wake of director Tony Scott's recent death, I decided to rewatch one of my favourite films of all time. Based on the novel by Whitely Streiber, the Hunger deals with 2 super-chic vampire lovers who live in a palatial New York townhouse, and hunt their victims at night in throbbing disco's. Unfortunately Bowie's character John begins to very rapidly age, leaving Denueve's Miriam to search for another companion and she selects Sarandon's Sarah Roberts for the job. Beautifully filmed and excellently acted and with an elegant music score, The Hunger is probably one of the best vampire films I have seen. Highly recommended.


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