Perfect Creature - 2006
Darclight Films/Perfect Creature Ltd/Spice Factory - 88 min.
DVD UPC # 024543450030; 9315842033736; 5051429101217; 8715664042663; 0024543450030; 8715664042656
Blu-ray # 8715664055021(NL); 8718546520174(NL)
Cast: Dougray Scott, Saffron Burrows, Leo Gregory, Scott Wills, Stuart Wilson, Craig Hall, Robbie Magasiva, Lauren Jackson, Peter McCauley.
Screenplay: Glenn Standring; Director of Photography: Leon Narbey;
Original Music: Anne Dudley; Art Direction: Nick Bassett, Robert Bavin; Set Decoration: Milton Candish;
Editing: Chris Blunden; Costume Design: Kirsty Cameron; Production Design: Philip Ivey; Producers: Michael Cowan, Russel Fischer, Jason Piette, Tim Sanders, Haneet Vaswani; Director: Glenn Standring.
Set in "Nuovo Zelandia", the vampire myth is given a 1960ish treatment, where a human cop partners with a vampire cop to stop a vampire bent on creating a war between the two "separate but equal" races, when an influenza epidemic begins to sweep the human population. More Sci-Fi than horror, this UK/NZ co-production took nearly four years to make, from first draft. One feels that more time should have been given to this "world" and its history to make for a more rounded story. Shot in Auckland and Dunedin, much is convincing mainly due to capable cast performances. Recommended.
Censor Rating: R16 - Review rating: B-
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