Friday, June 18, 2004

Pure Blood

Ken Kaplan

Winner of a Lucio Fulci award for Best Film at Rome’s Fantafest, Ken Kaplan’s feature debut is an audacious mix of horror genre conventions and acerbic references to South Africa’s past and present.

These are no ordinary bloodsuckers, these are racist vampires who insist on an Aryan lineage to the fluids they consume. Graced with a great soundtrack of 60s hits, the film shows a great talent for the fantastical, delivered with teeth planted firmly in the cheek.

South Africa/2001/90 mins/18. Dir: Ken Kaplan.


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