Vampirella (1996) from Tuna

Vampirella (1996 video) Is a comic book film that shows the origins of vampires. Seems the entire earth cult was started by a renegade prison and his gang from Vampiros. They were deviants, who bit people and sucked their blood, whereas normal residents of the planet drank the blood that flowed in natural rivers there. They killed the leader when they escaped, and his daughter, Ella, followed, but crashed on Mars, where she was stuck for centuries. A space shuttle mission rescued her, and brought her to Earth. Meanwhile, Vlad and his gang had suffered mutation on their voyage, and became allergic to light, wooden stakes, and religious relics and icons, and their bite no longer killed people, it turned them into vampires.

Meanwhile. there is a group of mercenaries who are battling the international vampire brotherhood, led by Richard Joseph Paul. Ella, played by Talisa Soto, is dubbed Vampirella, and teams with Paul to fight Vlad (Roger Daltrey) and his group, who are planning global domination.


Soto wears a red vinyl superhero suite that only covers the essentials. Two female vampires show breasts, HEFer of the Month August 1991 Corinna Harney and Peggy Trentini.
Most of the IMDB comments are hyper-critical, and I have to face the fact that I am no judge of comic book bad movies. As you recall, I was the only living human who was entertained by Supergirl, and I was also entertained by this one. Sure, it was low budget. Sure, it was over the top. Of course the film was full of holes. That is part of the fun of a true B movie.

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IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C.

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