Blood: The Last Vampire + Monterey Park Harmony Festival

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Free movies rock.



Hit Horror Action Film to be Screened for free at the Monterey Park Harmony Festival

Monterey Park, CA (September 26, 2009) - The Japan Film Society is proud to showcase the all-new action film, Blood: The Last Vampire at this year’s Monterey Park Harmony Festival! Based on the hit animation series “Blood +” and brought to audiences by a producer of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. This martial arts action thriller will be shown for FREE, at a one-night-only screening in the city of Monterey Park, City Council Chambers* on October 17th, 2009, at 5pm, just in time for Halloween.

The deadliest assassin to stand the test of time. From a Producer of Hero and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon comes Blood: The Last Vampire, based on the cult hit anime series. Demons have infested Earth. And only one warrior stands between the dark and the light: Saya, a half-human, half-vampire samurai who preys on those who feast on human blood. Joining forces with the shadowy society known as the Council, Saya is dispatched to an American military base, where an intense series of swordfights leads her to the deadliest vampire of all. And now after 400 years, Saya's greatest hunt is about to begin.

BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE was directed by French filmmaker Chris Nahon, who previously helmed the action epics Empire of the Wolves and Kiss of the Dragon. It was written by Chris Chow (The Eye 3, Jet Li’s Fearless) and produced by William Kong (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero). Starring Gianna Jun (If I Were Superman) and Allison Miller (TV’s “Kings”, 17 Again), the film’s supporting cast includes, Japanese international superstar, Koyuki (The Last Samurai), Michael Byrne (Gangs of New York), and Colin Salmon (Die Another Day.

Blood: The Last Vampire is rated R for violent content. Individuals under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult to attend this screening.

*City Council Chambers are located at 320 West Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754

Founded earlier this year, the Japan Film Society (JFS) is dedicated to supporting the art of Japanese and Japanese-influenced film among Western audiences. Its membership is comprised of artists, business people and film lovers, many of whom come from within the entertainment industry and who have been longtime participants in other Film Festivals and Cinema events.