Review: Vampire Hunter D

by Amy Harlib

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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (Urban Vision Entertainment 2000). Written and Directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. Based on a novel by Hideyuki Kikuchi (Asahi Sonorama). Music by Marco d’Ambrosio. Running time: 111 minutes. Rated R.

Inspired by the fluidity and the visual intricacy of the magisterial Hayao Miyazaki, , a Japanese anime feature (for adults as one might guess from the title) recently released in limited distribution in the USA and shown …

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Review: Negadon Attacks

by Amy Harlib

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Negadon Attacks: Three Animated Odysseys from Japan (Central Park Media Corporation, NY) Imaginasian Theater, NYC, May 12-18, 2006.

A New York-based media company, Central Park Media, that imports Japanese manga (comics) and anime (DVDs) for sale in the USA, arranged for limited theatrical distribution for a 90-minute-long presentation of a trio of its best offerings under the title Negadon Attacks: Three Animated Odysseys from Japan. All readily …

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Review: The Starry Wisdom

The Starry Wisdom: A Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft

Review by Amy Harlib

The Starry Wisdom : A Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft. Edited by D.M. Mitchell. (Creation Books International, London, UK; A.K. Distribution, PO Box 40682, San Francisco, CA, USA 94140-0682; third expanded edition, Dec. 2003, $19.95, trade paperback, ISBN#: 1-840-68087-3).

British editor and doyen of dark fantasy, D. M. Mitchell, gathers 23 contemporary stories in an attractively-covered trade paperback – The Starry Wisdom : A Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft

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Review: Thirteen Phantasms

Review by Amy Harlib

James P. Blaylock. Thirteen Phantasms and Other Stories Ace Books, NY, April 2003 ISBN#: 0-441-01014-8.

California writer of fantastic fiction James P. Blaylock, though not prolific in the shorter form, has produced award-winners happily included among the 16 stories (two co-authored with Tim Powers), all previously published (but many hard to find), collected together in the book Thirteen Phantasms. This gathering begins with an introduction titled “Five Hundred Dollars” about how Californian local color and eccentricities, …

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