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Byzantium [DVD] [2012]

  • SKU: 21865231
  • Release Date: 10/29/2013
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (16 out of 16)

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    Byzantium
    Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan star in Interview With the Vampire director Neil Jordan's lavish yet decadent tale of a blood-sucking mother/daughter duo whose dark 200-year history threatens to catch up with them at a run-down hotel on the English coast. Their story begins during the Napoleonic Wars, when young Eleanor (Ronan) is abandoned as Clara (Arterton) falls into a passionate love affair. Two centuries later, demure Eleanor and extroverted Clara are on the run when they seek sanctuary in a dilapidated coastal resort. There, Clara sets her sights on a lonely soul named Noel (Daniel Mays), who has just inherited the Byzantium hotel, a once-thriving inn that has fallen into a sad state of disrepair. Before long, the elder vampire has transformed the Byzantium into a makeshift brothel where she and her young companion can quench their thirst for human blood while maintaining a low profile. Meanwhile, Eleanor falls for Frank (Caleb Landry Jones), a charming young waiter who unwittingly draws out the natural storyteller in her. Amidst a string of mysterious disappearances in the sleepy coastal town, Frank realizes that Eleanor's extraordinary tales are much more than simple fantasy. As Clara and Eleanor's sanguinary past slowly comes into focus, it's only a matter of time before the pair will be forced to either flee once again or face their fates with a sense of dark courage. Jonny Lee Miller and Sam Riley co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Gemma Arterton
      Gemma Arterton - Clara
    • Saoirse Ronan
      Saoirse Ronan - Eleanor
    • Sam Riley
      Sam Riley - Darvell
    • Jonny Lee Miller
      Jonny Lee Miller - Ruthven
    • Daniel Mays
      Daniel Mays - Noel



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    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      From the Creator of the Borgias Comes Vampires

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      TheLaughingMann
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      While I am sore over the fact that the man who created the Borgias on Showtime WANTED to take on this project, his attempts to give the show one more season failed multiple times and led to its unfortunate cancellation (though I am in agreement with so many that the show ended on a high note at such a perfect place given how the family's history unfolds afterward). I still gave this movie a shot and I was sold well on the work. It looks good, sounds good, has a nice localized story between the lady leads, and it's one to make you curious of some things. For the price, definitely worth it for those who miss classic vampires that get the right balance of betterment and subtlety to their characters.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Different Type of Vampire Flick

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      TheProfessor
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      Great performances from the actors. Bloody at times, but more of a drama than a horror film. An interesting addition to the vampire mythos with a very original way of becoming a vampire. I enjoyed it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Blown away

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      EvilResident
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      Was not expecting much, but this movie is incredible. Great soundtrack, wonderful performances, and for some reason, BBY has it for like $10 less than everywhere else.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Differant vampire take

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      CONOP
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      Female centered vampire tale eschewing the more popular versions of vampires.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Interesting vampire flick.

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      mccaat
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      Impressive vampire tale. Sad. Sweet. Beautiful. Dark. Intense. Gripping. Ronan and Arterton are excellent. A great purchase from Best Buy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very nice........scary & thriller.............."

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      lovemovies
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      "Although not well advertised and distributed, this movie actually is a piece of true art....Must See It............"

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Companion to Interview with the Vampire

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      MmYes
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      Though not really a sequel, Neil Jordan's vampire film can be a better follow-up to Interview with the Vampire than its official sequel.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Underrated

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      TheDeadInMe
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      This is another underrated movie with a sort of dark scene to it. It is not a b-movie though.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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