Determined to rid the world of all vampires and to gain vengeance for having himself been turned into one, a centuries-old vampire with a mortal's heart tracks down the most powerful remaining demon in a castle in contemporary Transylvania
Ted Nicolaou's vampire film Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm comes to DVD with a standard full-frame 1.33:1 image. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include biographies of the cast and crew, behind-the-scenes footage, and a commentary track by the director. Considering the inexpensive list price, this disc actually provides a wealth of material, making an interesting release for genre enthusiasts who may be unaware of the Subspecies films.
If that isn't enough of a title, it's also subtitled "The Master's Revenge." The old master is Radu Vladislas, the same bloodsucker from the other Subspecies movies. Michelle (Denise Duff) is back once more as well, although her sister gets knocked off unceremoniously in the first few minutes. It's impossible not to warm a little to a film that has the line, "So what brings you to Bucharest, master?" and this film doesn't mess around delivering what its audience wants. That means blood, lots of blood, and everybody talks with their mouths full. Vampires can't seem to wipe their chins, but they sure are plucky. Filmmakers pretty much expect that you've seen the first three films. The DVD also has a cheapo video release update, showing off the latest Blood Dolls and Puppet Master films, as well as a "making of" for this film. Hope this doesn't disappoint, but there is no actual storm of blood. Tsk, tsk, what a shame. --Keith Simanton