Dennis Law’s Action Flick Vampire Warriors Get a Name Change on UK DVD

Vampire Warriors (2010) Movie Image

“Fatal Contact” and “King of Triads” director Dennis Law’s 2010 action/thriller “Vampire Warriors” came out a while ago, so I understand that Arrow Films needs a gimmick to get people interested in a relatively obscure action flick by a relatively obscure Chinese filmmaker. Still, the addition of the word “lesbian” to the title seems a little sleazy. Instead of selling the film on its own merits, they’re just trying to cash in on horny young males who love lesbians and martial arts. I guess you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do to grab the attention of consumers nowadays, but this just comes across as cheap. If they were attempting something admirable with the title change, this wouldn’t be an issue. Sadly, I don’t think this is the case.

Here’s what the film is about:

Vampire hunter Ar leads a simple life, slaying the un-dead whilst simultaneously spending time with a family of non-lethal “vegetarian” vampires. That is until the mysterious and ruthless vampire Mung comes to town, causing all kinds of carnage and feasting on fellow vampires whilst stealing their power. With the bodies piling up and her vampire friends under threat, Ar has no choice but to face Mung, fang to fang. But as Mung becomes more and more powerful, Ar will have to make the ultimate sacrifice if she is ultimately to triumph become one of her very own most revered adversaries the un-dead!

Here’s my thing: I understand that selling non-mainstream Asian movies on DVD in certain markets is pretty tough. I get it. However, I can’t help but take issue with distributors who change or, in this case, exploit certain aspects of the film in order to make it more appealing to prospective buyers. Anyway, enough of my bitching and moaning. Dennis Law’s “Vampire Warriors” hits UK DVD on June 25th, 2012. Just look for the disc with “Lesbian Vampire Warriors” written on it. Have a look at the trailer below.

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  • BelmontHeir

    Does the movie even have lesbians in it? Ha ha. Only reason I was interested in this film was because Luxia Jiang is in it and I love the gal – she’s a great martial artist who tends to get crap roles. But you’re right, this particular re-release gimmick is off-putting.

    • Hulk’s Jazz Guitar

      I’m in agreement with BelmontHeir. I’m only interested in the movie for Luxia Jiang. Also just as BelmontHeir stated, Luxia Jiang gets bad roles that does not give her the cinematic justice that she deserves.
      Let me also say that the new “re-titling” and new “cover” for the UK dvd release is atrocious. It doesn’t even have any of the actors from the film on the so-called “new cover.”
      What a sad gimmick to make a quick buck.

      • http://www.thomsondata.com/ Buy Mailing List, Email List

        Agreed

  • http://www.thomsondata.com/technology-lists/sap-users-list.php SAP Users List

    It’s quite natural to cash up the money with the name of film. Whatever the scenes are there in movie is not the big thing brfore movie is released but the name of that movie for promoting is damn important to cash the money with the movies.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Yeah that new cover and stuff looks very cheap and exploitive. I’m all for some Lesbian Vampires, but this is kinda low.

  • Nuncius

    No name change can save what is generally a pretty weak movie that feels bland from the get go.