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Still shot from the movie: Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant.

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

A bored teenager named Darren Shan (Chris Massoglia) looks for excitement by attending a performance of the Cirque Du Freak. While there, he captures the attention of Larten Crepsley (John C. Reilly), a suspected vampire, who persuades the boy to become his assistant. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 108
Theater Release: 23 Oct 2009
Video Release: 16 Feb 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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This movie seems to be a mix between Twilight (the story of a young girl who pushes her way into the world of Vampires) and the Harry Potter stories (where a young boy learns he has the potential to become a wizard). This movie is based on a book series by Darren Shan (who lends his name to the lead character). The excitement of the circus can be felt while watching the real Cirque du Soleil perform.

Home Video Extra Features

Release Date: 16 February 2010

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant releases to DVD in Widescreen, with audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English, French and Spanish). Subtitles are available in English, French and Spanish, and English Audio Description is provided. Bonus materials consist of the featurettes, Guide to Becoming a Vampire and Tour du Freak.

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant releases on Blu-ray Disc in Widescreen, with audio tracks in 5.1 DTS-HD MA (English) and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English, French and Spanish). Subtitles are available in English, French and Spanish, and English Audio Description is provided.

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