Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 13, 2011
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Featurette
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spots
- Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
- DTS - English, French, Spanish
- DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Natasha Gregson Wagner,
Mark De Carlo &
Fran Rubel Kuzui
Camilla Tonolo &
Kaz Kuzui &
Director of Photography:
New York Times - 07/31/1992
"...Slight, good-humored....Swanson's funny, deadpan delivery holds the film together..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/31/1992
"...High-spirited....[Swanson] provides the ideal combination of energy and comic disdain that characterize a most unlikely savior..."
A fully accessorized L.A. high school cheerleader is informed by a mysterious stranger that she is destined to battle vampires. Soon she's wreaking havoc on a local chapter of bloodsuckers. But when the top vampire vows revenge, it totally fouls up her social schedule. Forerunner to the popular television series.
Buffy is the bubbly blonde reincarnation of all those fearless vampire slayers of yore--or so she is told one day by a mysterious old man in a trench coat. Against her better judgment, she follows the would-be boot-maker to a graveyard, where she is tested in combat by a gruesome pair of newly minted bloodsuckers. Of course Buffy emerges victorious, but this ordeal is only the beginning of a series of deadly and protracted battles with the evil vampire Lothos and his legion of undead warriors. The spunky cheerleader may be L.A.'s only hope for survival.
Theatrical Release |
- Estimated budget $7 million; color by DeLuxe.
- Paul Reubens was reportedly a last-minute substitute for Joan Chen in the role of Amilyn, Rutger Hauer's vampire sidekick.