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'Vamps'
(Alicia Silverstone, Krysten Ritter, Richard Lewis, Kristen Johnston, Justin Kirk, et al / DVD / PG-13 / 2012 / Anchor Bay Entertainment)

Overview: A comedy from the creator of Clueless and Loser, 'Vamps' is the story of two young sassy female vampires (Alicia Silverstone, Krysten Ritter) living the high life in New York - until love enters the picture and each has to make a choice that will jeopardize her immortality.

DVD Verdict: In truth, I had a first hand look at this film a while ago as one of my ex-step daughters is IN this delightful little film! She plays a, predominatly, background character; save for one walk and talk scene, but I have to say even if she had not been in 'Vamps,' the film would still have gotten a big thumbs up from me.

As for the film itself, well, in its juciy, storytelling center it's definitely a metaphor for growing up and dealing with growing old. I mean, that's a no-brainer. And for the most part it succeeds. I mean sure Amy Heckerling (the director of 'Fast Times At Ridgemont High' and the writer/director of 'Clueless') doesn't exactly have the best track record for helming good movies, but 'Vamps' using vampires as a method of dealing with a very grounding, human issue is well played in my book.

Full of charm and warmth, 'Vamps' is a film that the 'Clueless' generation will definitely enjoy. Slightly anticlimactic, it still resonates with you long after its has popped its way out of the DVD player, trust me. Oh, and as she was seen walking around Detroit, where they filmed 'Vamps,' yes, there are some great cameos from Sigourney Weaver, the great Richard Lewis, the lovely Marilu Henner, and the always-British Malcolm McDowell! This is a Widescreen Presentation 1.85:1 enhanced for 16x9 TVs.

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