Rent Vampire Academy (2014)

2.8 of 5 from 85 ratings
1h 45min
Rent Vampire Academy Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
  • General info
  • Available formats
Synopsis:
Welcome to St. Vladimir's Academy where bloody runs thicker than water and school can be murder. Rose and Lissa are best friends at St. Vladimir's hidden boarding school for vampires. As well as the usual trials - confusing boys, bitchy girls and blood-sucking teachers - someone, or something, is out to get them. When they try to run away they are quickly recaptured and plunged straight back into a world of dangerous secrets and cryptic threats. Can they unravel the mystery of their unknown enemy before they drop out... forever?
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Harry Bradshaw,
Directors:
Producers:
Susan Montford, Don Murphy, Deepak Nayar, Michael Preger
Writers:
Richelle Mead, Daniel Waters
Studio:
E1 Entertainment
Genres:
Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/07/2014
Run Time:
105 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Alternate Opening
  • Deleted Scenes
  • A Conversation with Author Richelle Mead

Rent other films like Vampire Academy

Reviews of Vampire Academy

Currently there are no reviews for this title

Critic review

Vampire Academy review by George Hooper - Cinema Paradiso

I have never really been a fan of Young Adult movie adaptations, they never quite feel the way they are supposed to. It may just be my adverse reaction to Twilight or the fact I haven’t fallen quite as in love with The Hunger Games as the rest of the world has but Vampire Academy is the next in a long line of YA films that fail to hit the mark, not only in its choice of performers but in its story as it presents a childishly puberty story that never quite feels supernatural in the way its supposed to be.

Vampire Academy follows Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch), a half human, half vampire guardian who has the enviable task of protecting fellow vampire Lissa Dragomir (Lucy Fry), a member of mortal vampire royalty that Rose must protect as part of her order. She must attend a prestigious school alongside her and ensure her safety while also trying to live some kind of life of her own, no matter how hard that might be when everyone is out to kill you and your friends.

Although the premise seems interesting and Deutch has a kind of classic look to her that implies knowledge beyond her youth, a useful trait for her character, the film never takes full advantage of its out there plot points as the vampire element finds itself swept under the rug at times in favour of classic high school hijinks while they return in full force towards the end to remind you that this is in fact a vampire film, despite the constant flip flopping from plot thread to plot thread.

However the film really is about establishing characters and setting up this new world and while Marvel films manage to do this a little more successfully there is plenty to look forward to in future films. However Vampire Academy suffers in much the same way as the recent Guardians of the Galaxy as it tries too hard to create a world when the film really needs the effort, not the idea that future films could exist along the way. While there is something here in terms of characters the film is light on suspense, enjoyable action and the romance elements feel tagged on, making for a disappointing if not completely pointless excursion into the vampire genre.

Help & support

Find answers to frequently asked questions and contact us should you need to

How It Works

See prices and levels and find out how Cinema Paradiso service works

Friends for Films

Invite your friends to join and get free subscription each month