Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.
United Kingdom, 1983. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Peerford Ltd.. Screenplay by Ivan Davis, Michael Thomas, based on the novel by Whitley Strieber. Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt. Produced by Richard Shepherd. Music by Denny Jaeger, Michel Rubini. Production Design by Brian Morris. Costume Design by Ann Mollo. Film Editing by Pamela Power. United Kingdom, 1983.
Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie play a vampire couple who search the underground punk clubs of their urban city for victims with which to enjoy all manner of lethal, carnal pleasures. When she meets sexy young Susan Sarandon, she is immediately smitten and decides to kill Bowie off in order to have this new mate. Things seem to be going well (at least it seems that way in the cheesy Playboy-video style sex scene that the two ladies enjoy), but we come to realize that Bowie is not fully dead and has every intention of coming back for revenge. Lots of cool, stylish photography, very much mired in the style of its time, but this is the kind of bubbleheaded movie-making that would define Tony Scott’s career in the years to come. The actors don’t come off too poorly, but they’ve all done much better in other films.