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The Hunger [Blu-ray] [1983]

  • SKU: 29141293
  • Release Date: 08/18/2015
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

    Synopsis


    The Hunger
    The exquisitely beautiful Catherine Deneuve plays Miriam, a centuries-old vampire capable of bestowing the gift of immortality on her lovers -- namely her current partner John (David Bowie). To sustain their sanguinary requirements, the pair cruises New York nightclubs in search of victims (as illustrated in a stunning opening sequence to the accompaniment of "Bela Lugosi's Dead" performed by seminal Goth band Bauhaus). When John awakens one morning to discover telltale signs of aging, it is revealed that his own sustained youth is not permanent, and his physical decrepitude begins to increase at an incredible rate. In a panic, John visits the clinic of scientist Sarah Roberts (Susan Sarandon), who has recently published a book on reversing the aging process, but she initially dismisses him as a crank, leaving him to sit in the lobby for several hours... during which his body ages several decades. After learning of his condition, Sarah traces John to his uptown flat. John is nowhere to be found, having been consigned by Miriam to a box in the attic with her legions of undead loves, leaving Miriam to deal with Sarah -- which she does quite effectively, seducing her into a steamy lesbian tryst. Their passion is consummated by a mingling of Miriam's blood with Sarah's, which later manifests itself as a psychic link between the two women and leaves Sarah with a rapidly-increasing appetite for blood. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Catherine Deneuve
      Catherine Deneuve - Miriam
    • David Bowie
      David Bowie - John
    • Susan Sarandon
      Susan Sarandon - Sarah Roberts
    • Cliff De Young
      Cliff De Young - Tom Haver
    • Beth Ehlers
      Beth Ehlers - Alice Cavender



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

    100%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      David Bowie in glorious HD

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      DWolfe47
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      Warner Archive has gotten around to giving one of my favorite vampire films a fresh 2K transfer that shimmers with style and captures the gothic '80's allure of the late Tony Scott's masterful filmmaking. David Bowie while not onscreen as much as the boxart would want you to believe brings all his handsome looks and devilish charm to the screen as the doomed lover of Catherine Deneuves' black widow of a vampire Miriam who's set her sights on a replacement lover, Susan's Surandon's Dr. Sarah Roberts. Not much in the way of special features sadly as I would have loved to hear from Bowie about how he got involved in this film and his current thoughts on it. Still, a great Blu-ray for a film I recommend for the less prudish and seeking a more art-house styled vampire film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      good film, classic movie

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      Drgnldy71
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      I vaguely remembered seeing this years ago and thought it was good then. I can't say that it's a fabulous film but it is an interesting tale that, at the time it was made, had a different twist to the typical vampire story. I enjoyed David Bowie in this. It seemed a bit campy but I think that's because its 20+ years old now. Place it in the oldies-but-goodies column and enjoy it for what it is.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the best

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      Rosebud
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      One of the best, original & unique Vampire movies ever made. Based on Whitley Strieber's book which I also recommend reading. Directed by Tony Scott with his usual flash & flair. Great cast & beautifully shot scenes. Bloody & scary not for kids or the squeamish but highly recommended as an "adult" vampire story.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Video transfer from the film!!!

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      John
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      Beautiful photography work of the original film has transferred great to this Blu-ray! Just to see Catherine Denuve and Suzan Sarandon is already worth to purchase this disc! The film simply is gorgeous!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Entertaining Vampire Movie

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      Erin
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      A female-driven vampire film remenescent of AHS Hotel. Unique and compelling.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Bowie meets Sarandon

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      Scherry1
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      More of a drama than horror, but beautifully shot and well acted! Tech merits are top notch!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Bowie film

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      bastet
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      I love Bowie music and his films so had to get it. He did really good job.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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