• Byzantium (2013)


Release Date: June 28th, 2013

DVD Release Date: October 29th, 2013

R |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

Mayhem follows when two female vampires (Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan), on the run from a kindred group, take refuge at a seaside British community.

Cast: Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Jonny Lee Miller, Caleb Landry Jones, Sam Riley, Daniel Mays, Warren Brown, Ruby Snape

Director: Neil Jordan

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Parallel Film Productions Ltd., Lipsync Productions, Number 9 Films

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Tirdad DerakhshaniPhiladelphia Inquirer

    While it flirts with the ridiculous, the film manages to maintain a certain gravitas as its many stories unfold. show more

  • 88
    Bruce IngramChicago Sun-Times

    It takes a while, but the old-fashioned pleasure of watching a well-told story unfold eventually becomes the chief satisfaction in Byzantium, though there are other things to enjoy as well. show more

  • 60
    Ian BuckwalterNPR

    Neil Jordan seems well aware that audiences may be feeling deep fatigue about vampires. So with his latest, the director of Interview With the Vampire makes a vampire film that seeks to reinvent the species, while harking back to a more classical — read: less sparkly — take on the genre. show more

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