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The Vampyr: A Soap Opera (1992)

| Drama, Fantasy, Horror | TV Movie
In 1793 London, vampire Ripley [Omar Ebrahim] is chased through a maze of abandoned waterfront warehouses. He falls through a broken floor and lies dormant in the city's icy catacombs until... See full synopsis »

Directors:

Nigel Finch, Robert Chevara (co-director)

Writers:

Heinrich Marschner (opera), Charles Hart (words) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Omar Ebrahim Omar Ebrahim ... Ripley, the Vampyr
Philip Salmon Philip Salmon ... Alex
Winston Winston ... High Priestess of Satan
China Gordon China Gordon ... Acolyte
Moya Griffiths Moya Griffiths ... Acolyte
Hayley Kaye Hayley Kaye ... Acolyte
Leigh Mathey Leigh Mathey ... Acolyte
Miranda Miranda ... Acolyte
Pía Pía ... Acolyte
Richard Ashley Richard Ashley ... Satanist
Hema Chavda Hema Chavda ... Satanist
Pamela Craine Pamela Craine ... Satanist
Michael Eton Michael Eton ... Satanist
Yvonne French Yvonne French ... Satanist
Anna Golden Anna Golden ... Satanist
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In 1793 London, vampire Ripley [Omar Ebrahim] is chased through a maze of abandoned waterfront warehouses. He falls through a broken floor and lies dormant in the city's icy catacombs until awakened 200 years later by reconstruction workers. Ripley soon soars to power in the London businessworld but he is suddenly ordered by Satan to kill three women in three days in order to live another year. On day 1, he kills fashion model Ginny [Willemijn van Gent]. On that same day Ripley agrees to marry Miranda Davenant [Fiona O'Neill] when her father Hugo [Richard Van Allan] confesses that business failures have left him bankrupt. The wedding is set for the day after tomorrow even though Miranda is in love with Ripley's partner Alex [Philip Salmon]. On day 2, Alex watches Ripley chase after business executive Emma [Sally-Ann Shepherdson], and Alex confronts Ripley who confesses to being a vampire. On day 3, just hours before the wedding, Ripley's chauffeur takes the car to be washed and finds ...

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UK

Language:

English

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Quotes

Ripley, the Vampyr: We know no compassion, we retch at its smell / I must destroy her, or burn in Hell!
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Soundtracks

Der Vampyr
(1828)
Music by Heinrich Marschner
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A modern operatic treatment of an old tale
28 December 1998 | by nsimdbSee all my reviews

Ripley is a 19th century vampire that is woken from suspended animation in London in the 1990s. He proceeds to do what vampires are best at, work in the stock market! The singing in this film is generally good. Omar Ebrahim is excellent as Ripley as are Phillip Salmon and Richard Van Allen. The production is very stylish and has many contemporary elements in what is essentially an old tale. It has a few truly sublime moments where modern life and an operatic form are brought together in a most convincing way. The little scene in the carwash is a good example if this. The words here are marvelous. A girl is seen coming to work and as she arrives the owner sings: "Morning susie, be a brick. Cup of tea would do the trick". Susie then reads the news from the morning paper. It's all very natural and fits in with the music very well.


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