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Blood Ties (1991)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | TV Movie 27 May 1991
This film concerns the exploits of the "Carpathian American" society in Long Beach. Carpathian Americans are just like any other expatriate organization, they enjoy family get together, and... See full summary »

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Amy Lorne (as Kim Johnston-Ulrich)
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Butcherbird 'Butch' Vlad
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Robert Lesser ...
Talk show host Alex Smart
Nicholas Kepros ...
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Vampire hunter #2
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Marilyn Rockafellow ...
Managing editor of the Long Beach Post Gazette
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This film concerns the exploits of the "Carpathian American" society in Long Beach. Carpathian Americans are just like any other expatriate organization, they enjoy family get together, and share business opportunities (cf the Italian Americans ...). There is just one minor difference, the Carpathian Americans seem to have a predilection for drinking human blood. The film begins somewhere deep in the bible belt where teenager Cody wakes to find that intruders have just skewered his parents and are about to set fire to them for good measure. Despite being shot by a crossbow bolt Cody makes his escape from the "hunters". He remembers his parent's advice to him that if he was ever in trouble he should contact his uncle in Long Beach. The uncle turns out to be a local businessman (of an unscrupulous nature) and also a leading light in the "Carpathian American" society. Cody is introduced to other members of the society notably Harry, a crusading journalist and his non-Carpathian ... Written by Tom Longshaw <longshaw@signal.dera.gov.uk>

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Blood Ties - Legami di sangue  »

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Harry Martin: You make things for sale Eli, you invent corruption.
Eli Chelarin: And don't you ever sell it short Harry, corruption is the last untapped resource of pure energy on the planet. It feeds the market. It drives the economy. Corruption empowers Harry and absolute corruption empowers absolutely.
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Great Fun for Vamp Lovers!
25 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

I really think this movie presented night-time soap opera quality. It should have been made into a series. It shedded new light on the idea of vampyrs. The type in Blood Ties were born into darkness but, made choices on the direction of their being. If they kill or not. It also brought an interesting viewpoint of Lilith's nature and legend. She was said to be the first feminist. But, in Blood Ties she was also the birthing device of hell's children and the counterpart to slavic Dracula. I wish they would continue on this path with the subject of vampyrs.


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