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The idea of fusing teen sex-comedy and horror genres into a boffo box-office bonanza seems like classic braindead Hollywood-think... but somehow, beyond all reason, the makers of this film manage to pull it off. Much of the credit goes to director Fran Rubel Kuzui Tokyo Pop who chooses wisely to let the jokes and action rip by so quickly that viewers won't have time to realize there's practically nothing going on. Also excellent is Kristy Swanson as the bubble-headed cheerleader who learns from a Van Helsing-ish ...
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The idea of fusing teen sex-comedy and horror genres into a boffo box-office bonanza seems like classic braindead Hollywood-think... but somehow, beyond all reason, the makers of this film manage to pull it off. Much of the credit goes to director Fran Rubel Kuzui Tokyo Pop who chooses wisely to let the jokes and action rip by so quickly that viewers won't have time to realize there's practically nothing going on. Also excellent is Kristy Swanson as the bubble-headed cheerleader who learns from a Van Helsing-ish stranger Donald Sutherland that she's, like, the reincarnation of this pure female warrior and stuff, destined to rid the world -- or at least the Valley -- of vampires. No sooner is the Buffster being schooled in the ways of vampire butt-kicking much to the consternation of meek pretty-boy beau Luke Perry than the lead vampire Rutger Hauer and his leering cronies show up -- and leading up the pack is none other than Pee-Wee Herman himself, Paul Reubens. Fans of this film's popular TV offspring will appreciate the fang-sharp humor but may be surprised to find little evidence of the spooky atmosphere that permeates the series -- though there are some inspired moments, particularly the ridiculous death-by-ruler scene.
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Special Features

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
Unfairly maligned upon initial release (what exactly could critics and viewers expect from a film titled Buffy the Vampire Slayer?) and relegated to a curiosity in light of its admittedly more effective television counterpart, this lightweight and ultimately forgettable early effort from Joss Whedon may not leave any lasting impression on audiences, though it remains an entertaining diversion if nothing else. Notably lighter in tone than the series that followed, the feature version of the popular small-screen stalwart may not offer the deft blend of drama, suspense, and character depth of the series version, though a solid cast and some decidedly over-the-top performances offer an entertaining comic variation on the story. The key factor in enjoying this film is not viewing it in comparison to the television series. Viewed as a precursor to such subsequent self-referential efforts as Scream (1996) and outright horror comedies as Scary Movie (2000), Buffy the Vampire Slayer offers a decidedly less menacing and raunchy spoof of teen films and the vampire mythos. Though its target may not be as specifically defined as those efforts, it shouldn't be altogether dismissed as an unfocused mess either. By no means will Buffy the Vampire Slayer ever be considered either a "good movie" or a truly effective skewering of the genre mainstays or typical high school stereotypes, though forgiving viewers who are willing to judge it on its own merits will ultimately find this easygoing romp a passable 86 minutes of entertainment.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2011
  • UPC: 024543743767
  • Original Release: 1992
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  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: DTS
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Español, Français
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: Blu-ray

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kristy Swanson Buffy
Donald Sutherland Merrick
Rutger Hauer Lothos
Paul Reubens Amilyn
Luke Perry Pike
Michele Abrams Jennifer
Hilary Swank Kimberly
Paris Vaughan Nicole
David Arquette Benny
Randall Batinkoff Jeffrey
Candy Clark Buffy's Mom
Andrew Lowery Andy
Sasha Jenson Grueller
Stephen Root Gary Murray
Natasha Gregson Wagner Cassandra
Mark de Carlo Coach
Johanna Ray
Thomas Jane Zeph
Tony Maxwell Student
Tony Maxwell Student
Kurtis Epper Sanders
James Paradise Buffy's Dad
David Sherrill Knight
Liz Smith Reporter
Paul Lane Robert Berman
Michael Kopelow Student
Rick Logan Bloody Student
Chino Binamo Vampire
Al Goto Vampire
Terry Jackson Vampire
Mike Johnson Vampire
Chi Muoi Lo Vampire
Ben R. Scott Vampire
Sharon Schaffer Vampire
Lincoln Simonds Vampire
Ricki Lake Charlotte (uncredited)
Ben Affleck Basketball Player
Technical Credits
Fran Rubel Kuzui Director, Executive Producer
Steve Aaron Sound/Sound Designer
James R. Barrows Art Director
Carol Baum Executive Producer
Claire Jenora Bowin Set Decoration/Design
Carter Burwell Score Composer
Marie France Costumes/Costume Designer
Sandy Gallin Executive Producer
Rob Halford Score Composer
James Hayman Cinematographer
Kaz Kuzui Producer
Terry J. Leonard Stunts
Lawrence Miller Production Designer
Randy Moore Art Director
Dennis Murphy Co-producer
Johanna Ray Casting
Zvi Howard Rosenman Producer
Jill Savitt Editor
Camilla Toniolo Editor
Joss Whedon Screenwriter
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cute Bubble Gum Buffy!

    I agree that the TV show is better and I prefer Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy but if you give this movie a chance you will see it's not that bad. Compared to the darker elements of the show this comes across as more of a fluffy cotton candy bubble gum version but it is cute and enjoyable and Kristy Swanson and cast definitely entertain.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    nice 90's nogalistic movie.

    nice 90's nogalistic movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Good classic

    Fun and nostalgic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i like it cause of Luke Perry

    the reason why i like this movie is cause Luke Perry he's so cute this movie was from 1992 so i think Luke Perry was still doing the tv show 90210 Well he's great in Buffy cause he's a rebel and not only that he's cute Every girl thinks he's hot hell he's a godess for a guy I love Luke Perry! that's what makes this movie great God bless Luke Perry!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pike isn't a name its a Fish LOL!!!

    God this is a great movie Kristy Swason stars as Buffy a teenage girl who just wants to marry Christian Slater and die and Luke Perry stars as a cute guy Pike who's super hot and is a rebel Buffy must fight off the vampires So with Pike's help He helps Buffy and Pike and Buffy end up together at the end of the movie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Riot

    Oh my god. This is such a good movie. And not in the way you would think. Unless you're thinking it's fun to mock. Alright, the TV show is better and we all know it. But this movie is so mock worthy. Try it, I gurantee you get at least one laugh. 2 full hours of mocking pleasure. It's nearly as fun to mock as The Brady Bunch movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Suckfest!

    The movie sucks! It's easy to understand why Joss Whedon hates the movie! The TV show is 100% better!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best vampire-comedy!

    The tv show sucks! It wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the movie. Kristy Swanson is gorgeous and it's hilarious.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kristy does it again (buffy the vampire slayer)

    This is a great performed film by Kristy Swanson, bloodsucking vampires have just hit buffy's town and she has just been told that she has been told she is the chosen one. i know most of you out there are thinking that this is going to be about some air-headed girl but it's not.... this is a great film and i have loved it for many years and aswell as jam-packed horror you also get comedy and action. also starrs- donald sutherland, luke perry,david arquette,hilary swank. reviewed by laura grist

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good Movie...

    Since this movie is from 1992 I think it is an excellent movie.. it has the typical valley girl, and the great looking, no-good-for-her guy! It is not supposed to be anything like the stupid TV series... and whether you are a huge fan of the series or not this movie is enjoyable...if you are looking for a good laugh... if stupid movies like Dumb and Dumber, Not Another Teen Movie, and Clueless annoy you then I totally do NOT recommend this movie..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Okay, but not horrible

    it wasn' t that bad, but the buffy shows were based on this movie

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