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Genre: Fantasy

Vampire Hunter D

Vampire Hunter D

VAMPIRE HUNTER D is a prime example of old-school cult-classic 80’s Japanimation, and a title that has been requested by Rio Theatre fans for years. Now… On the big screen! This mythical anime is set in a post-nuclear holocaust dystopia of 12,090 A.D., when the Earth is ruled by the supernatural and vampires, mutants and demons, “slither through a world of darkness” (in the words of the film’s opening introduction).

The film follows the story of a young lady after she is bitten by an evil vampire in medieval Romania, and asks for the help of a mysterious stranger known only as “D” to kill the vampire, thus sparing her a similar fate. Battling gothic creatures along the way, the mystery of who “D” really is soon becomes apparent, to himself and the viewer.

“This is the D that your body craves. This is the D that takes place in a far-flung, post-nuclear hellscape where vampires, werewolves, and all manner of things that go bump in the night reign supreme.” (Nerdist)

Tuesday, May 7
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm

Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony. (18A) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

VAMPIRE HUNTER D (Toyoo Ashida, 1985 / 80 mins / 18A / Japanese with English subtitles) A young girl requests the help of a vampire hunter to kill the vampire who has bitten her, and thus prevent her from becoming a vampire herself.

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