The second and third novels in author Anne Rice's popular book series The Vampire Chronicles provide the inspiration for this horror sequel starring ill-fated actress and recording artist Aaliyah, who was killed in an airplane crash before the film's release. Stuart Townsend is the vampire Lestat, who has awakened from a century-long slumber and turned his considerable energy to rock music. His vampirism identity mistaken for a gothic hard rock publicity stunt along the lines of Kiss or Marilyn Manson, he quickly becomes a pop music sensation. Lestat's powerful music reaches the ear of the slumbering Akasha (Aaliyah), the millennia-old "queen of the vampires" who was the first immortal bloodsucker. Akasha is soon free and embarking on a quest to seize control of the world with Lestat at her side. In the meantime, Lestat becomes an object of fascination for Jesse Reeves (Marguerite Moreau), member of a secret order studying the supernatural called the Talamasca, and a band of ancient vampires come together in an effort to stop Akasha, even though her destruction could potentially cause their own deaths. Queen of the Damned co-stars Lena Olin and Vincent Perez.~Karl Williams
Aaliyah remembered pays tribute to the beloved star
2 documentaries: Creating the Vampires and The Music of Lestat
Commentary with director Michael Rymer, producer Jorge Saralegui and composer Richard Gibbs
13 additional scenes
3 full-length Lestat music videos
Static X cold music video
Extended slept so long and not meant for me concert sequences
As the sequel to "Interview with the Vampire," I don't think it has quite the impact of Interview, but is very entertaining, nonetheless. For those that have read the "Vampire Chronicles," you'll appreciate the Lestat character with all his faults.
Let me say that I have been contemplating buying this film for some time now, & I'm really happy that I waited. Because, this is the edition I've been waiting for, while not knowing what it would be. Nice cover art, and, the 'Kong' movie doesn't hurt as well. Highly recommend this buy.
My daughter and I originally had a copy of this movie and lost it during our many moves. We couldn't live without so we had to go out and purchase another one. This time we were able to buy it on Bluray which we could not before.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
In my opinion one of the best of all time
I don' know why, but I have always loved this movie. I'm not that into rock/metal music, but for some reason I'm into most of the soundtrack for this movie. Aaliyah is also great in this.