Vampire Academy

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Overview

Author Richelle Mead's New York Times bestseller makes the leap to the big screen, telling the story of Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch), a vampire/human hybrid tasked with protecting a benevolent breed of mortal vampires known as the Moroi from a race of ruthless, eternal bloodsuckers known as the Strigoi.
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Overview

Author Richelle Mead's New York Times bestseller makes the leap to the big screen, telling the story of Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch), a vampire/human hybrid tasked with protecting a benevolent breed of mortal vampires known as the Moroi from a race of ruthless, eternal bloodsuckers known as the Strigoi.
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Special Features

Alternate opening; Deleted scenes; A conversation with author Richelle Mead
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Editorial Reviews

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Although the vampire craze peaked sometime in the mid-'00s, when the Twilight saga and True Blood ruled high-school gossip, late-night dorm-room chats, and watercooler conversations at the office, Vampire Academy is more than just a last-ditch attempt to squeeze the last bit of juice (blood?) out of a trend that has faded and made way for other supernatural creatures. The movie was based on the book series by Richelle Mead, helmed by Mean Girls director Mark Waters, and written by Heathers scribe Daniel Waters. Thus, it possesses something that other films of its ilk do not: a keen look at the struggles to gain social status and simply survive in the cutthroat world of high school. The supernatural and romantic elements come second and third, respectively, which does Vampire Academy a huge service. Snuggling comfortably between the shallow void that is Twilight and the complicated mishmash of angels and demons in The Mortal Instruments, Vampire Academy tells of an underworld dominated by several different tribes: the Dhampirs, human/vampire hybrids who guard the Moroi; the Moroi, an ancient line of vampires; and the Strigoi, the undead nemeses of the Moroi. The film centers on Dhampir Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch), guardian of Moroi Lissa Dragomir (Lucy Fry), whose royal blood puts her next in line to take the throne as head of all things vampire. Deutch dominates the movie as she plays someone who's both a feisty, powerful guardian and a loyal friend. Her romance with the revered Dhampir Dmitri (Danila Kozlovsky) is far more intriguing than the burgeoning love affair of Lissa and the brooding Christian Ozera (Dominic Sherwood). With that said, Vampire Academy greatly benefits from the fact that it's more concerned with politics and friendship than romance. Though the film suffers from an overabundance of vampire-related puns, it is bolstered by a minimal amount of broodiness from the characters, as well as the powerful nature of its leading ladies. Far from the shrinking violets of tales past, this movie takes a hint from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and gives the female protagonists some serious martial-arts training and a relatively healthy perspective on dating. Vampire Academy is a fast-paced and humorous mash-up of Gossip Girl and supernatural romance for young adults, and unlike its many predecessors, it just works.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/2014
  • UPC: 013132611761
  • Original Release: 2014
  • Rating:

  • Source: Twc
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Color
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 11,236

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Zoey Deutch Rose Hathaway
Lucy Fry Lissa Dragomir
Danila Kozlovsky Dimitri, Dimitri Belikov
Gabriel Byrne , Victor Dashkov
Sarah Hyland , Natalie Dashkov
Joely Richardson , Queen Tatiana
Cameron Monaghan , Mason Ashford
Sami Gayle , Mia Rinaldi
Claire Foy , Ms. Karp
Ashley Charles , Jesse
Dominic Sherwood , Christian Ozera
Chris Mason Ray
Ben Peel Spiridion
Olga Kurylenko Headmistress Kirova
Rolfe Kent Conductor
Technical Credits
Mark Waters Director, Executive Producer
Jillian Defrehn Co-producer
Stuart Ford Executive Producer
Chris Gill Editor
Pamela Haddock Makeup
Corey Kaplan Co-producer
Rolfe Kent Score Composer
Marci Liroff Casting
Susan Montford Producer
Don Murphy Producer
Ruth Myers Producer
Deepak Nayar Producer
Howard Paar Musical Direction/Supervision
Vlad Paunescu Co-producer
Tony Pierce-Roberts Cinematographer
Reg Poerscout-Edgerton Casting
Nicci Power Co-producer
Michael Preger Producer
Jessica Tuchinsky Executive Producer
Frank Walsh Production Designer
Daniel Waters Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Vampire Academy
1. Chapter 1 [6:11]
2. Chapter 2 [7:36]
3. Chapter 3 [5:45]
4. Chapter 4 [6:50]
5. Chapter 5 [6:41]
6. Chapter 6 [6:39]
7. Chapter 7 [6:40]
8. Chapter 8 [5:16]
9. Chapter 9 [4:27]
10. Chapter 10 [5:27]
11. Chapter 11 [5:48]
12. Chapter 12 [6:01]
13. Chapter 13 [8:17]
14. Chapter 14 [8:21]
15. Chapter 15 [5:53]
16. Chapter 16 [8:17]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Vampire Academy
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   Captions
      English Captions For The Hearing Impaired: On
      Spanish Captions: On
      Captions: None
   Scenes
   Bonus
      Alternate Opening
      Deleted Scenes
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         Out Of My Pay Grade
         Dress Shopping
         Party Flashback
         Why Did We Leave The Academy?
         Microwave Mini Taquitos
      A Conversation With Author Richelle Mead
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2014

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    I really wish I could give this movie a higher rating because it

    I really wish I could give this movie a higher rating because it really was amazing. After watching the movie I was so hooked I had to purchase all of the Vampire Academy books. The actors play their roles to perfection and I literally fell in love with Rose & Dimitri within the first ten minutes of the movie. Admittedly I was one of those people who lumped the Vampire Academy in with Twilight. But I was wrong.... both the VA movie and the books are so much better. Whether you are a fan of Vampire/Supernatural or even romance you will love this movie. 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2014

    THOS BOOK TO MOVIE IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF YOU DONT LOVE

    THOS BOOK TO MOVIE IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF YOU DONT LOVE IT SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH YOU!. The actors chosen are great! ROse and Dimitri are hot and of course Christian is amazing. There is a little bit of changes from book but it is still GREAT!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2014

    I haven't read the books. I watched this because it looked like

    I haven't read the books. I watched this because it looked like a good Vampire Movie. It was, and more. This story is part supernatural, part coming of age, part political treachery, and part social warfare. I loved the 3 different types of vampires.

    1) The Moroi are the good ones. They're vampires, but not the undead. They need blood, but don't kill. They can endure limited amounts of Sunlight. They're the noble class of Vampires. I liked how they have powerful magic - over Earth, Air, Fire or Water.

    2) The Damphirs are half breeds. Half Vampire and Half Human. They're the Guardians of Moroi. They're sworn to protect the Moroi from the Stregoi.

    3) The Strigoi are the Evil Vampires. They're the undead - No guilt or Pain and Sunlight is lethal. It was intriguing that not only can the Strigoi turn both Damphirs and Moroi into Strigio, but also that the Moroi can choose to become Strigoi willingly.

    The main characters are Rose Hathaway and Lissa Dragomir. Rose is a Damphir. Lissa is a Moroi. They attend the academy together, though their training is quite different. Lissa is a princess, and has the potential to be more powerful than most Moroi. Though Rose is still in training she's already Lissa's guardian. They share a special bond. Emotionally and Magically Rose and Lissa are a part of each other.

    Vampire fans will enjoy this. Metaphorically and Literally this movie has Teeth.

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