Beautiful and lonely vampire Djuna
(Josephine de la Baume) dreams of interacting with normal people more as she watches movies and dreams of a relationship,
but she resists due to her condition as a vampire. She meets screenwriter Paolo
(Milo Ventimiglia) and tries to resists his charms at first before giving in and turning him into a vampire. Their relationship blossoms further and her new relationship is threatened when her unstable sister Mimi
shows up to stay unexpectedly. Mimi leaves bodies while Djuna lives off animals.
KISS OF THE DAMNED is a stylish and sexy
vampire film- the kind of film that I wish THE HUNGER was. Yu can see how
Djuna feels more alive with her new relationship while you also see how seductive and reckless that Mimi can be. Writer/ Director Xan Cassavetes creates one of the best vampire films I have ever seen that draws from
the vampire films of the 1960s and 1970s while never losing steam once during ninety minutes.
Milo Ventimiglia gives a different and better performance than his role as Peter on HEROES. Josephine plays a cool
and controlled vampire who fights not to slip while Roxane Mesquida is perfect as the sexy and destructive Mimi.
Audio commentary with Writer/ Director
Xan Cassavetes is an insightful look into the production of the movie and an analysis of the story
Interview with Josephine de la Baume says
how it was working with Xan and how she completely trusted her.
Interview with Roxane Mesquida
AXS TV Interviews with Milo Ventimiglia
(Paolo) and Roxane Mesquida (Mimi)- Milo
tells how he was attracted to the script while Roxane gives a more revealing and better interview than the other interview
on the disc.
Two theatrical trailers (red band and green
band) and previews for other Magnolia Pictures releases like TO THE WONDER and SHADOW DANCER.
FINAL ANALYSIS: KISS OF THE DAMNED is a perfect homage to the vampire films of the 1960s and 1970s resulting in one of
the best vampire films ever.
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