JOHN CARPENTER’S VAMPIRES
Director: John Carpenter
Starring: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee
Jack Crow heads a team of professional vampire
hunters employed by the Vatican.
Vampires marks something of a
return to form for one of the genre’s most talented directors, thanks in
no small part to a charismatic performance by James Woods, and good
support from Twin Peaks' Sheryl Lee.
Columbia’s Region 2 DVD offers the
film in widescreen ratio, enhanced for 16:9 sets. The sound is 5.1 Dolby
Digital, which adds considerably to the atmosphere. The disc features a
commentary track by Carpenter which is often enlightening, and fans of the
director will definitely want to check it out. The UK disc features a
six-minute behind the scenes featurette, featuring location footage and
interviews, which doesn’t appear on the American version.