Interview With the Vampire

Interview With the Vampire

DVD - 2010
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The story is told by Louis de Pointe du Lac in 1991 to an interviewer about the lives of himself, Lestat and Claudia through trouble, death, curse and love over the past 200 years. Going back to New Orleans, 1791, young, plantation owner Louis is unhappy with his life as a widower. That is until Lestat de Lioncourt comes into his life. The vampire Lestat, allows Louis to make the decision of either death or life as a vampire forever. Not until his decision is already made, does Louis realize what he has become. He refuses to take human life. When he is about to leave, Lestat turns a little orphan girl into a vampire to make Louis stay.
Publisher: [United States] : Warner Home Video, 2010
ISBN: 9780780662636
0780662636
Branch Call Number: 7.914 In
Description: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: MPAA rating: R; for vampire violence and gore and sexuality

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1994. Starring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas, and Kirsten Dunst.


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LPL_KevinC Aug 20, 2018

I used to be guilty of lumping Tom Cruise into the same category of generic, straight, white, movie hunks who can’t actually act as Brad Pitt. I’ll never make that mistake again. May all the doubters that thought Cruise couldn’t do Lestat justice enjoy their feast of crow.

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trcookIIImddmd
Mar 26, 2018

I watched this crap to justify what I am about to say: this is crap; anyone who thinks otherwise is a worldclass bore with too much time on their wasted little hands.

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Me_Tarzan
Nov 24, 2017

For me - When it comes to the likes of vampire movies - I'd say that they can all easily be slotted into one of these 3 following categories - Good - Mediocre - Awful.

And - With that said - I will give you just one guess as to which category I place "Interview".

Without question - This dreadfully disappointing horror film's 2 biggest and 2 most damaging deficits were, of course, the total miscasting of Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt into the story's all-important lead roles.

It was especially the casting of Cruise (Mr. Zero-Charisma, himself) as the "Lestat" character that promptly brought "Interview's" potentially promising story down to an absolute dead halt.

It seems that every time I see Cruise in any picture - I'm always left completely perplexed as to why the hell his vast popularity (and roles in big-budget productions) continues to prevail. 'Cause if there ever was a totally vacant, empty-headed, amateurish actor to successfully endure in Hollywood Heaven - Cruise would definitely be the one.

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Derringer
Nov 22, 2017

Ha! Tom Cruise (Mr. No-Talent) in a vampire movie.

Yep. Believe me - It's all even more stupid than you could ever imagine possible.

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BrandonBlanchard
Oct 10, 2017

It's surprising how many big names made it into this film: Cruise, Pitt, Banderas, to name a few. This is a very well done adaptation. It's a shame the sequal movie is rather dreadful.

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britprincess1ajax
Jul 25, 2017

This is Tom Cruise's movie. I myself am not a fan of Tom, but his performance as this ruthless character is endearing because of its panache and humour. He's got a murderous thirst, but he does it with a wink and a smirk, always fashionable no matter the era. I found this film delightful, especially considering that I didn't expect much. As far as vampire flicks go, INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE is among the better ones. I recommend it.

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c67macdonald
Mar 13, 2017

Excellent adaptation of the book, outstanding acting, in my opinion, tough material and worth the read and view.

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ClarkHarveyRoth
Oct 19, 2016

This is a decent vampire movie in large part because of the enduring sophistication of Anne Rice's story (not to mention the set & costume crew, holy cow), & all casting controversy aside, it still plays pretty well in my opinion. Against the superficial luxury of the vampires' lifestyle & their various superhuman abilities, ultimately what we're presented with is the terrible smallness & sorrow of their world, the isolation, the psychic dissonance of living outside the strictures of time & death, making the vampire legend for the rest of us, curiously enough, very much 'a celebration of life' like on all the funeral flyers. Also recommended for anyone who hates annoying French theater people. CR

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forever_ice17
Mar 08, 2015

After watching Let the Right One In and The Only Lovers Left Alive as far as vampire films go, meh. Loved the costumes of two male characters. I thought the acting was strained, except for Dunst who was scary, and I felt really bad for her. It was a neat story.

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Ron@Ottawa
Jul 30, 2014

British director Neil Jordan tried to do a different vampire movie, but the result was not particularly spectacular. It has a gay theme, and a young child actor playing the role of a young vampire. However, collectively as a film it is just OK.

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Monolith
Dec 09, 2012

Lestat: "Evil is a point of view. God kills indiscriminately and so shall we. For no creatures under God are as we are, none so like him as ourselves."

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Monolith
Dec 09, 2012

Lestat (dancing with the corpse of Claudia's mother): "There's still life in the old lady yet!"

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Monolith
Dec 09, 2012

Claudia: "Where's ma-ma?" Lestat: "Ma-ma... Ma-ma's... gone to Heaven, cherie, like that sweet lady, right there. They all go to Heaven!" Louis: "All but us."

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Monolith
Dec 09, 2012

Claudia: "...I came to make peace with you, even though you are the father of lies. I want things to be as they were." Lestat: "Stop pestering me, then." Claudia: "Oh, Lestat. I must do more than that. I've brought a present for you." Lestat: "Oh... then I hope it's a... beautiful woman... with endowments... you'll never possess!"

aaa5756 Dec 04, 2012

"It’s fun to be a Vampire—You sleep all day and party all night"

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guitargurl16
Sep 17, 2012

"I'll give you the choice... that..... I never had...." -Lestat, played by Tom Cruise

Sunnchilde Mar 14, 2012

"He'll never let us go." "OH. ....Really."

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