O Beijo do Vampiro
- TV Series
Long-time asleep since the middle ages, the undead Count Boris returns for the love of his reincarnated wife.Long-time asleep since the middle ages, the undead Count Boris returns for the love of his reincarnated wife.Long-time asleep since the middle ages, the undead Count Boris returns for the love of his reincarnated wife.
The special effects are nothing short of incredible. Vampires hurl lightening, angels wield flaming swords, men turn into wolves, and this list too goes on and on.
The music deserves mention as well. Who can forget the haunting theme of the vampires, the exotic music of Maramores, or the active Latin/German song of the angel Ezeqiel (ex nihilo et angelus...must be heard to be believed). Songs like "Fairy Tale" by Shaman is a perfect fit for this novella.
This novella delivers many messages about love, God, and the war between good and evil. One scene has Livia tell Boris that evil and destruction cannot win because God will not allow it. Boris replies that maybe God is tired of humanity and wants to destroy it. Despite that, most of the soap opera is of a highly humorous nature. Scenes like when Galileo's white son was turned black and went Rastafarian; or when Marta led a group of farmers into revolution. I watched the Spanish dubbed version (El Beso del Vampiro) and I loved it (even though the Portuguese audiences said it was poorly done and heavily edited).
All in all this novela deserves recognition and hopefully a time slot on English networks.
- Nov 5, 2003