[United States] : Warner Home Video, 2010.
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Rice, Anne, 1941- Vampire chronicles.
DVD; Dolby DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Includes English and dubbed French language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Title from container.
Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, Christian Slater, Kirsten Dunst.
Producers, Stephen Woolley and David Geffen ; screenplay, Anne Rice ; director, Neil Jordan ; director of photography, Philippe Rousselot ; editors, Mick Audsley and Joke Van Wijk ; music composer, Elliot Goldenthal; production designer, Dante Ferretti; vampire makeup and effects by Stan Winston.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1994.
Based on the novel by Anne Rice.
MPAA rating: R; for vampire violence and gore and sexuality.
The story is told by Louis de Pointe du Lac in 1991 to an interviewer about the lives of himself, Lestat and Claudia through trouble, death, curse and love over the past 200 years. Going back to New Orleans, 1791, young, plantation owner Louis is unhappy with his life as a widower. That is until Lestat de Lioncourt comes into his life. The vampire Lestat, allows Louis to make the decision of either death or life as a vampire forever. Not until his decision is already made, does Louis realize what he has become. He refuses to take human life. When he is about to leave, Lestat turns a little orphan girl into a vampire to make Louis stay.
Special features: "In the shadow of the Vampire:" behind-the-scenes documentary featuring interviews with the film's stars and creators; feature-length audio commentary by director Neil Jordan; introduction by Anne Rice, Neil Jordan and Antonio Banderas; production notes; theatrical trailers.
MW, 6-10; 8-14(add)