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Blood Lust
(Episode 3 of 3 from mini-series CYBER CITY OEDO 808)

Genre: Animated

Release date: 1991 Japan
Running time: 41' (cover 40'/USA 45') - Source: VHS PAL
Rating: Germ.: 16; UK: 15; US: NR
Main Crew: Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust 2000; Ninja Scroll 1995; Wicked City 1989)
Producer: Mad House Ltd.
Score: Kazuhiko Toyama
Writer: Akinori Endo / Jyuzou Mutuki (Story)
Director of photography: Junichi Ishikawa


Summary: 2808. Computerised crime proliferates in the neon ghettoes of the automated cyber cities. The Cyber Police combat this escalating crime rate by drafting high-tech criminals into the force. Each criminal is fitted with a collar containing high-explosive. Failure to complete an assignment within the given time results in instant death - but successful missions reduce the convict's sentence.
In BLOOD LUST, three biogenetic scientists operating outside the law have been brutally murdered, their blood sucked dry vampire-style. The androgynous and volatile Benten is assigned to the case - but no-one on the cyber streets is talking. Eventually, a bloody clue left at the scene of each crime leads Benten to an empty cryogenic chamber in the orbital section of Saionji Hospital. Before he can investigate any further the hospital's security system kicks in and he is attacked by a pack of ferocious cyber beasts. But meanwhile Gogul has discovered that the dead scientists had been working on a super-virus for immortality - with some deadly side-effects.

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short review:

These Japanese guys shure know how to create perfectly animated cyber-punk films! The episode in hand is the third of a three-part mini-series, unfortunately it is the only one about vampires. This one has a lot in common with the great "Blade Runner" movie, an overall dark and brooding atmosphere, mostly taking place at night. Very good - and tragic - piece of horror and fiction!!

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