- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 8, 2013
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Paramount Catalog
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
- Dolby Digital Surround - English, French
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Put a little heart into it."
- Maximillian (EDDIE MURPHY), to a gangster trying to hurt him, before reaching into the thug's chest and yanking his heart out.
"You changed yourself into Al Sharpton'"
- Julius (KADEEM HARDISON), to Maximillian (EDDIE MURPHY), who has transformed into Preacher Pauley.
Variety - 10/30/1995
"...A good balance between horror and comedy....Murphy proves effective and menacing as the vampire..."
Maximillian is a debonair black vampire, the last in a line of Caribbean bloodsuckers. He has just arrived in Brooklyn to search for Rita, a beautiful cop who does not realize that she's half-vampire -- and predestined to be Maximillian's bride. Meanwhile, Rita and her handsome partner Justice are investigating Maximillian's bloody murder spree... and falling in love with each other. But when Rita meets the dashing vampire, she finds herself attracted to him as well. Will Rita fulfill her destiny by becoming a vampire and Maximillian's wife' Or will she change the course of fate and find happiness with a mortal instead'
Theatrical Release |
- Released theatrically in the USA October 27, 1995. The film went on to gross $18.7 million at the domestic box office.
- Color by DeLuxe.
- Additional cast: Messiri Freeman (Eva); Kelly Cinnante (Officer); and Ayo Adeyemi (Bartender).
- Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.
- Copyright 1995 Paramount Pictures.