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The Hunger (1983)

R | | Horror | 29 April 1983 (USA)
A love triangle develops between a beautiful yet dangerous vampire, her cellist companion, and a gerontologist.

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Tom Haver
Beth Ehlers ...
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Charlie Humphries
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Phyllis
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Ron
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Young Woman from Disco
John Stephen Hill ...
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Arthur Jelinek
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Storyline

The Egyptian vampire lady Miriam subsists upon the blood of her lovers. In return the guys or girls don't age... until Miriam has enough of them. Unfortunately that's currently the case with John, so his life expectancy is below 24 hours. Desperately he seeks help from the famous Dr. Sarah Roberts. She doesn't really belive his story, but becomes curious and contacts Miriam ... and gets caught in her ban, too. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Nothing Human Loves Forever

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Horror

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29 April 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El ansia  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,832,898, 1 May 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,979,292
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Apparently, Ridley Scott was set to direct the film, but decided to pass when he heard that David Bowie was in on the deal. See more »

Goofs

During the "Flower Duet" scene, Sarah spills what looks like red wine on her blouse, but she was sipping from a glass that contained a whiskey-colored liquid. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
John Blaylock: No ice.
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Connections

Features Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Gibet
by Maurice Ravel
Published by Arima and Durand SA
Music Supervised and Arranged by Howard Blake
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Interesting to watch
9 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

A film with lots of style, beautifully shot, almost like a dream. This must be Tony Scott's best film to date, why do you ask? The director shows vision, not only in its visual medium but the editing, the music, the production design, the classical costumes and the chance to work with some talent.

David Bowie is very good, almost perfect for his part and Catherine steals the whole film. Susan Sarandon is also very good, the infamous Lesbian scenes are highly erotic and also very artistic.

This film isn't your usual Vamp movie, the film adds depth to these so-called Vampires.

The film probably required a bit more plot but nevertheless, this is all about style, this film looks fantastic.

Do not watch this in pan and scan, make sure you see it in widescreen because the director and cinematographer make full use of the panavision width.


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