The Hunger

The Hunger

DVD - 2004
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An Egyptian vampire subsists upon the blood of her lovers who don't age until she tires of them.
Audience: Must be 18 YEARS OR OLDER to borrow this item.
OFRB rating: Restricted.
Publisher: Burbank : Warner Home Video, [2004]
Copyright Date: ℗2004
ISBN: 9780790743721
0790743728
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Hunge
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : digital, sound, color ; 12 cm
Language Note: In English dubbed in French and Spanish with French and Spanish subtitles.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

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Ldldjr
Oct 20, 2020

An interesting spin on vampires. It was worth the watch.

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acej
Sep 21, 2020

Stylistic and a bit quirky. I didn't really enjoy the film or see it as a classic, but the talent and acting can not be dismissed. David Bowie could've been it more. Interesting dark emo tones with a large dosage of 80's Fabulous.

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jimg2000
Jul 28, 2020

Agree with the Mar 14, 2015 comments by ManMachine. Like to add that the body doubles of Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon are part of the attraction, and the best scenes are those superbly rendered mummies near the end.

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RobbyTheRobut
Oct 31, 2018

In turns beautiful, boring, original, provocative, and confusing, Tony Scott's (brother of Ridley) neo-Gothic vampire film will likely leave audiences with mixed reactions, though the visual poetry, engaging leads (Bowie, Deneuve, Sarandon), and evocative--though so very 80s-- soundtrack will be enough to satisfy the appetites of some horror fans.

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Amber L Moreno
Oct 01, 2015

I would put this on at a party, along with A Girl Walks Home At Night, Only Lovers Left Alive and whatever other moody darkness was in order. As a movie, it's appeal is definitely in its opening track (Bela Lugosi's Dead by Bauhaus) its star power and rapid aging of David Bowie, but who can resist Catherine Deneuve in the twilight of her career? Moody, wild and stylish, it's a must watch for any vampire aficionado.

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ManMachine
Mar 14, 2015

Hey! Like, what in the name of Count Chocula is going on here!?.......Why is it that modern-day movie-vampires are such messy buggers?? They are. When it comes to their favourite drink, Blood-Thick Slurpees, they splatter and spill the stuff around, all over the place, like it was going out of style.

Take The Blaylocks (that's the oh-so-refined Bowie/Deneuve vampire team), for example, they get more blood on the walls and on the floor than they ever do in their mouths. I'm not kidding. And half the time they can't even get it into their own mouths at all. Most of it ends up dribbling down their chins and onto the fronts of their very fashionable frocks. (tsk. tsk) I'm tellin' ya - Vogue magazine would never approve of this. Never.

The Blaylocks are total mess-cats when it comes to cadaver snacks and full-meal-deals. And not only that, but they are unbelievably reckless and, yes, stupid, too. When these ultra-chic bloodsuckers are finished with their feed for the night they actually haul the torn and chewed up scraps of their dinner down to their cellar and (get this) burn it up in their very own incinerator.

In the good, ol' days of movie-vampires (pre-1950's) The Count, Nosferatu and all their assorted cronies always seemed to be so careful whenever they drained a victim of their life-blood. It's true. You rarely ever saw even a trickle of blood run down a vampire's chin or drip from their victim's neck wound. It seemed back in Hollywood's hey-day that these movie-vampires meant business and sucked the body dry. Yeah,'Good To The Last Drop' was their motto, I'm sure.

But these hip-cat movie-vampires of today let the blood fly everywhere, making big, bloody messes from one end of their fashionable condo to the other. What in the world are vampires coming to?

Anyways - From a visual point of view 'The Hunger' is a very impressive film to look at and admire. Lots of moody lighting and stylish sets give it an above average look for a mere vampire flick. Director, Tony Scott (Ridley's brother), does a fine job of setting a even pace in the film's story line. And the gore will satisfy any fan of horror movies, in particular the final confrontation between Miriam and all her long-dead and dehydrated lovers. This girl certainly wasn't idle for a minute. And now the mummified lovers are all coming back to 'thank' her for her loyalty. (Tee-Hee)

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Basileus
Aug 23, 2012

In the wake of director Tony Scott's recent death, I decided to rewatch one of my favourite films of all time. Based on the novel by Whitely Streiber, the Hunger deals with 2 super-chic vampire lovers who live in a palatial New York townhouse, and hunt their victims at night in throbbing disco's. Unfortunately Bowie's character John begins to very rapidly age, leaving Denueve's Miriam to search for another companion and she selects Sarandon's Sarah Roberts for the job. Beautifully filmed and excellently acted and with an elegant music score, The Hunger is probably one of the best vampire films I have seen. Highly recommended.

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jimg2000
Jul 28, 2020

28 quotes in IMDb but not these:

He Ioved Betty.
-You thought he Ioved Betty.
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They all suffer from a disease called progeria. We don't know exactly what it is, but what it amounts to... is a premature degeneration comparable to that of aging. What we call the internal clock... begins to speed upat about the age of five. lt's a terminal disease. The average life expectancy is about 16.
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We have a woman who's well into her 90s... she only sleeps about two or three hours a night... and believe me, she has far more energy and enthusiasm than any of us.
-That's fantastic. What's her secret?
When l find out the answer to that... l certainly hope you'll invite me back.
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You wiII sIeep six hours in every 24... you wiII feed one day in seven... and from this moment, you wiII never grow oId. Not a minute. You'II be young forever.

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