Blood-C: The Last Dark is currently in the middle of its Japanese theatrical run, but distributor Shochiku decided to pique the curiosity of people who still haven’t seen the horror-action film with an extended preview, in which vampire girl (spoilers?) Saya teams up with a group of revolutionary hackers in order to fight a despotic political figure and his oppressive government.
Official Synopsis from the Press Release:
Following the enforcement of the new Youth Protection Ordinance, minors are forbidden to circulate in the streets at night and the use of the Internet is regulated. However, young people continue to fight for their own freedom through underground methods.
A group called Sirrut, in particular, has declared war on Fumito Nanahara, a man whose great influence at both political and economic level has virtually made him the ruler of Tokyo.
The Sirrut fight their war with the weapon they know best: Internet. And while searching for more information about their enemy in the cyberspace, they come across a number of urban legends referring to the existence of the “Tower,” a mysterious organization behind Fumito that is rumored to be conducting experiments involving human beings, and alluding to people being… eaten.
Determined to expose the truth, the Sirrut members start investigating. But as they are in the subway following a lead, a monstrous creature appeared from nowhere starts attacking the passengers. As panic and mayhem spread, one girl stands firmly in front of that living nightmare, a Japanese sword in her hand, her eyes as cold as ice…
Blood-C: The Last Dark will be making its way to North American shores via Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival this summer.