What We Do in the Shadows

What We Do in the Shadows

DVD - 2015
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Vulvus, Viago, and Deacon are vampires who live here, among us. They are real vampires; undead, immortal creatures who stalk the night and search for human blood, preferably virgins. Witness the many horrid, abominable aspects of vampire life, such as hunting and feeding, vampire rivalry and fighting with werewolves, as well as normal night to night aspects that make them not so different from us like keeping the flat clean, jobs, shopping, meeting people and trying to fit in.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] : Paramount Pictures Corporation, [2015]
Edition: Widescreen version.
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE COMEDY WHAT WE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1

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LPL_TraciB Oct 16, 2019

One of my favorite movies ever--it's so funny & well done.

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LPL_EliH Mar 30, 2018

A quirky and quite funny slice of life (er-- slice of undeath?) look at what's it like to be a modern vampire in New Zealand. Surprisingly, there's actually some amount of plot and introspection of the characters, which just enhances the film's weirdness and charm.


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Soyghurt
Aug 08, 2020

Piotr (aka Peter). Tom Petty. Just saying.

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helo1980
May 20, 2020

I was surprised how much I like this.
I would call it a sleeper hit:
Four flat mates in New Zealand being filmed by a documentary crew.
The flat mates are vampires from different eras....'nuff said.

Give it a shot, you'll like it.

LibraryRosanna Feb 26, 2020

This has got to be one of my favourite movies of all time. That being said, it is quirky and full of vampire gags. What is it about? A group of vampire flatmates, living in modern-day New Zealand, coping with day-to-day trials such as the neighbouring band of werewolves, an upcoming vampire gala and pesky familiars. I've watched it several times now, and it still makes me laugh. In a nutshell, it's a bit like "This is Spinal Tap" meets "Dracula." The cast is brilliant and it's actually quite heartwarming in places. Give it a go if you want something a little different.

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benjithegreat
Feb 16, 2020

Absolutely hilarious! Even if you're not into the whole vampire thing. I don't care one iota about them, but this movie is excellent - This is Taika at his best! There is however a TV show that is currently out - I've seen it and ...nah. The movie: 10 stars! (The TV show: maybe 3 or 4)

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lukasevansherman
Nov 17, 2019

Has recently been made into a TV show that is nearly as clever and funny as the film. Jemaine Clement created it for TV and directs a few episodes. Taika Waititi directed the pilot.

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amanoletters99
Oct 10, 2019

A silly vampire spoof that has its moments, B-

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BertBailey
Aug 18, 2019

I'd heard excellent things about this flick by Taika Waititi--the New Zealander talent behind 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' which I thought was excellent. Unfortunately they don't have the Closed Captions that anyone who's hearing impaired needs.
He's also the writing/directing talent of several other flicks that I gather are as fresh, original, free of Hollywood-like ingratiation (Boy; Thor, Ragnarok; and Eagle vs Shark). Unfortunately, they too suffer from the same oversight.

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stencilarchive
Jun 10, 2019

A brilliant spoof of the vampire genre, via a spoof of the documentary style. Also a refreshing twist/reworking of the vampire genre. I am surprised this has never been done before. Pairs well with the TV series from these creators. Laughs guaranteed.

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mglibrary
Apr 21, 2019

A fun mockumentary that has become my Halloween favorite! If you like shows like the Office and its style, then you will like this movie. The humor is mostly found in subtle dialog or visuals which just adds to the charm of the movie. It isn't a movie that forces you to laugh a certain parts, but a movie that provides a fun story, with humor often involved. I highly recommend!

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fallcitykelle
Feb 22, 2019

this is the best mocumentary of all time. This is my kind of humor. vampires in real life not romanticized versions of blood suckers but vampires in todays world with todays issues. The humor is so subtle that it takes you by surprise and you find yourself laughing out loud. This is a movie you watch over and over and show to friends. A classic cult film to treasure.

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Dieu_D Dec 22, 2016

We're vampires, we don't put down towels.

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LearningEveryDay
Feb 04, 2016

"Don't bother me when I'm doing my dark bidding on the Internet."

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jimg2000
Sep 28, 2015

How are these funny or witty?
Vamp A: I went in to the lounge the other day and there was blood all over my nice antique couch.
Vamp B: Which one, the red one?
Vamp A: Well, it's red now, yeah. If you're going to eat a victim on my nice clean couch put down some newspaper on the floor and some towels. It's not hard to do.
Vamp B: We're vampires! We don't put down towels.
Vamp A: Some vampires do.
Vamp B: Well, not serious ones!
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Vamp X: Yes, some of our clothes are from victims. We might bite someone and then... you think, 'ooh, those are some nice pants!'
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Vamp X: Just pay attention. Pay attention. Laugh with the group. You will not remember the last hour and a half, of what you have just seen. You will forget... the contents of this movie.

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mexicanadiense
Aug 19, 2015

"We're werewolves, not 'swearwolves'!"

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Boobychuk
Jul 05, 2015

Boobychuk thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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splbibliosucks
Apr 11, 2015

Spoof of 3 modern day Vampires doing a documentary (comedy).

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