Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter

Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter

Horst Janson
Director: Brian Clemens Cast: Horst Janson
Horst Janson
, Shane Briant
Shane Briant
, Caroline Munro
Caroline Munro
Brian Clemens

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Overview

This catalog release from Paramount is typical of this studio's approach toward most of their DVD product: high on quality but skimpy on supplements. The best element of this edition of Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter is its transfer: the image quality is spotless and rich with color and detail while the mono soundtrack manages to be quite powerful despite its non-stereo limitations. In the area of extras, there is a commentary with writer/director Brian Clemens and star Caroline Munro: this track suffers from the occasional dull spot (Clemens sometimes falls into the trap of parroting the on-screen action) but both participants show a contagious enthusiasm for their work and their reminisces yield a few nice tidbits. Other than this commentary, the disc has no other features - not even a trailer, which is a common problem with Paramount discs. This skimpiness is disappointing but fans will be thankful that the studio invested in the commentary, which adds some welcome context to the film. All in all, Paramount's edition of Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter could have added a few more frills for the fans who will inevitably be its main audience but it's still a good way to acquainted with this cult favorite.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2003
UPC: 0097360848441
Original Release: 1974
Rating: R
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:31:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by Genre historian Jonathan Sothcott, writer/director/producer Brian Clemens and actress Caroline Munro; Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby Digital English mono; English subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Horst Janson Kronos
Shane Briant Paul Durward
Caroline Munro Carla
John Cater Prof. Heironymous Grost
Ian Hendry Kerro
Robert James Pointer
Trevor Lawrence Deke
Terence Sewards Tom
Wanda Ventham Lady Durward
Lois Daine Sara Durward
John Carson Actor
John Hollis Barman
William Hobbs Hagen
Peter Davidson Big Man
Elizabeth Dear Ann Sorell

Technical Credits
Brian Clemens Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Albert Fennell Producer
Godfrey A. Godar Camera Operator
Laurie Johnson Score Composer
A.W. Lumkin Sound/Sound Designer
James Needs Editor
Robert Jones Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Bill Rowe Sound/Sound Designer
David Tringham Asst. Director
Jim Willis Sound/Sound Designer
Ian Wilson Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Drained of Youth
2. Isabella's Last Birthday
3. Professional Vampire Hunters
4. Graveyard Grief
5. Eyewitness
6. Trouble at the Tavern
7. The Durward's Residence
8. Provoked
9. Death to Dr. Marcus
10. Slain Sorell Family
11. Steel Blade and Beautiful Bait
12. A Family Secret
13. Captain Kronos Conquers

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Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very fun pop culture mash-up featuring a great mix of action, comedy and horror. The title character, a cross between the Man with No Name, James Bond, and one of Mifune's samuraiis, travels across Napoleonic Europe doing battle with the forces of evil and wooing the ladies. If you are a fan of almost any genre, there is something for you here. Though it has many humorous parts, there is also a very real threat in this film, making the final battle between Kronos and the main villain a swashbuckling climax of the first order. A film to be enjoyed by anyone whoever fought imaginary monsters with a cardboard sword.