It’s a good year for Vampire Hunter D fans as not only are we getting the original film on DVD and Blu-ray from Sentai Filmworks this summer, but Discotek Media is bringing out Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust with plans for a fall release. The company has picked up the rights to the 200o feature anime film back in February and they’re going to bring it out later this year, if all goes as planned, with separate DVD and Blu-ray releases in the works. They’re currently looking at an early September 2015 release on the two formats and have now launched a new trailer for it through their social media.
The film was animated by Madhouse and was directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri based on the script by JAck Fletcher, who also served as the ADR director for the English language version. The work is based on the sprawling novel series by Hideyuki Kikuchi and Yoshitaka Amano. It was previously released by Urban Vision in North America.
Plot concept: The story revolves around D, the infamous “dunpeal” (born of a vampire father and a human mother) outcast and renowned vampire hunter. His prowess at hunting the creatures of the night allowing his acceptance among humans, he is called upon to locate Charlotte Elbourne, the lovely daughter of an affluent family who has been mysteriously kidnapped.
When the sun sets, the hunt goes on! Charlotte`s father offers a rich bounty, be she dead or alive, a task D willingly accepts, even with notorious Markus brothers and their gang of bounty hunters seeking the prize as well. Amidst the chase and unknown to all lurks a sinister evil which has been secretly manipulating their every move and has set a chilling trap that none will expect and few will survive. With the tables turned and the secrets revealed, the hunters could quickly become the hunted!