Vampires in Havana (1986)
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Movie Details
Genre Animation; Comedy
Director Juan Padron
Writer Ernesto Padron; Juan Padron
Language English
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Running Time 72 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
The third feature by Cuban director Juan Padron, Vampires in Havana (1985) is a silly, raunchy spoof of horror and gangster films. Wolfgang Amadeus von Dracula, the nephew of the famous count, invents a formula that allows vampires to endure sunlight--which he tests on his nephew Joseph "Pepe" Emmanuel. It works so well that Pepe is completely unaware of his true nature; he plays jazz trumpet in a nightclub and joins a cell plotting to overthrow a repressive general. Pepe soon finds himself dodging the general's inept henchmen and rival vampire syndicates who want the valuable formula. Drawn in a simple, cartoony style that suggests a cross between the work of Zagrebfilm and the Mad Magazine cartoons of Sergio Aragones, Vampires in Havana offers American audiences a rare glimpse of the work of one of Cuba's leading animators. Unrated; suitable for ages 16 and up: Nudity, sexual humor, profanity, violence, ethnic stereotypes. --Charles Solomon
Personal Details
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 658769025439
Release Date 3/25/2003
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Animated Color
Links
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