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When it was announced that Tom Cruise would play the vampire Lestat in this adaptation of Anne Rice's bestselling novel, even Rice chimed in with a highly publicized objection. The author wisely and justifiably recanted her negative opinion when she saw Cruise's excellent performance, which perceptively addresses the pain and chronic melancholy that plagues anyone cursed with immortal bloodlust. Brad Pitt and Kirsten Dunst are equally good at maintaining the dark and brooding tone of Rice's novel. And in this rare mainstream project for a major studio, director Neil Jordan compensates for a lumbering plot by honoring the literate, Romantic qualities of Rice's screenplay. Considered a disappointment while being embraced by Rice's loyal followers, the movie is too slow to be a satisfying thriller, but it is definitely one of the most lavish, intelligent horror films ever made. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Dolby
  • Widescreen

Cast

Brad PittLouis de Pointe du Lac
Tom CruiseLestat de Lioncourt
Kirsten DunstClaudia
Antonio BanderasArmand
Stephen ReaSantiago
Christian SlaterDaniel Malloy
Thandie NewtonYvette
Domiziana GiordanoMadeleine

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  • Genre: Horror Movies
  • Director: Neil Jordan
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 123 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaNov 11, 1994
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    AustraliaMA
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaAug 22, 1997
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