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Vampire Hunter D - Bloodlust (2001) DVD : At a retailer about a year ago a salesman convinced to buy the original Vampire Hunter D because of the inclusion of the preview for the followup. The commercial was so amazing, so intense, that it was no wonder Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust was probably the most anticipated import anime ever. It did not disappoint in the slightest.
An invincible hero, anachronistic laser guns, ubiquitous crosses, and endowed heroines make this feel like the end all and be all of horrer animes. The animation is so beautiful it made me long for the preCGI days. There is no letdown at any point in this movie; if you're thinking "that guy is about to do something awesome," that guy will do something awesome.
The picture quality of DVD is mediocre and the featurette is awful, but it's still a nice package. The soundtrack is fantastic and 5.1 is as good at gets for mangas. It's a little hard to hear the dialogue at times, but adjustments can fix that. There is a top ten scene countdown; I watched it after seeing the movie for the first time and found it to be a fun feature.