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Home entertainment: 'Alone at Night' ranks as a true vampire original

Home entertainment: 'Alone at Night' ranks as a true vampire original

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Kino Lorber, $24.95; Blu-ray, $34.95 A true original, writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour's bizarre and partly metaphorical vampire movie is set in a fictional Iranian town called Bad City, where criminals and degenerates reign. Amirpour adapts her own graphic novel (illustrated by Michael DeWeese) and plays around with all manner of pulp imagery, from horror to westerns to noir. But this film isn't really one for genre fans. It's a slow, moody piece that uses vampire mythology as a way to explore feminine empowerment in a repressive culture. Kino's Blu-ray set is suitably loaded with extras for such a one-of-a-kind picture, piling on...

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