Vamps Blu-Ray Review

vamps blu-ray review

Amy Heckerling puts her spin on the vampire genre by bringing the world of ‘Clueless’ to the undead. Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter star in this flick that never really gets off the ground… unless of course you’re wearing shoes you don’t want to ruin. Yup, that actually happens. One of them is wearing suede shoes that she doesn’t want to ruin, so she just floats all the way home. Don’t get me wrong, it would be much easier to walk home after a night of heavy drinking if I could just float my way there, but it seems like a waste of energy to do it for suede shoes.

Based on that little tidbit alone, you can probably guess what this movie is about, and although they never come out and say it, I think this is what happened. In the ‘Clueless’ world, after the movie ends, Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is bitten by a vampire. She doesn’t really know how to control it and ends up killing her best friend D (Stacey Dash). D doesn’t turn into a vampire because Cher doesn’t bite her, it was actually just a terrible car accident caused when the sun started coming up after a long night of partying. Not realizing that she was a vampire now, and couldn’t go out in the sun, Cher crashes the car killing D. Eventually she meets Stacy (Krysten Ritter), another vampire, and the two immediately hit it off and become BFF’s for eternity.

Obviously that’s not really what happened, but the way this movie plays out, it would make total sense. The way it actually plays out is that these vampires aren’t mean, they try not to kill and eat humans, they just want to dance, and relationships are just as hard for them as it is for the living. Which leads to the whole plot of the flick. Goody and Stacy end up falling in love which is obviously going to be a problem for both of them, but Stacy falls in love with Van Helsing’s son… If you’re unaware who Van Helsing is, he’s one of the most famous vampire hunters of all times, he’s also the title character in a terrible movie starring Hugh Jackman that I would avoid at all costs. So naturally with the two of them falling in love with mortals, things start to get a bit sappy. Not to mention the weird political undertones of the whole thing…

The movie was decent, but if you’re expecting another ‘Clueless’, I would just suggest going back and watching that one again. Heckerling hasn’t had much success since the days of ‘Clueless’ and ‘Vamps’ isn’t going to bring her back into the spotlight like before.

The audio and video quality on this disc are actually really good. The video is so sharp that a vampire’s eyes would be hard pressed to find an artifact. The audio, while not as good as the video, still does the job. The movie is very heavily dialogue driven, but all of said dialogue is clean and clear. Aside from the movie, the only real disappointment on this disc is the total lack of special features. There are absolutely none. I don’t remember the last time I’ve watched a blu-ray that had absolutely no special features. I mean, I’m counting a trailer as a special features, and this has none.

So if you want to check this movie out I would wait for netflix. The lack of special features and the movie itself don’t necessarily warrant a purchase, but if for some reason you have to have everything that Amy Heckerling does, then by all means purchase this disc.

vamps blu-ray review