The Twins Effect(2003)

The Twins Effect(2003)

The Twins Effect, also known as Vampire Effect in the United States, is a 2003 Hong Kong film directed by Dante Lam and Donnie Yen. The film was derived from Cantopop group Twins, starring both members Charlene Choi and Gillian Chung in the leading roles. Co-stars include Edison Chen and Ekin Cheng. Jackie Chan makes a special appearance in the film as well.

Following its release on March 8, 2003, The Twins Effect was a box-office success in Hong Kong, became the highest grossing domestic film of the year. The film gained huge popularity, mainly from fans of Twins.


Plot

An evil vampire duke seeks to kill and collect the blood of a royal family of European vampires in order to become all powerful. The last surviving member of the family, Prince Kazaf, flees to Hong Kong with his servant Prada. There, they are introduced by estate agent Momoko to live in an abandoned church.

Vampire hunter Reeve is depressed after his partner Lila is killed by vampires. He decides to train Lila's younger sister, Gypsy, to inherit her sister's duty and fight the vampire duke. However, Reeve's own sister, Helen, sees Gypsy as a rival.

At the same time, Kazaf meets Helen and falls in love with her, after which he intends to lead the life of a human being, but he is tracked down by the duke. Helen helps Kazaf and lets him hide in her home, where they are later discovered by Gypsy. Meanwhile, Reeve falls into the duke's trap while hunting vampires. Helen and Gypsy team up to save him.

Cast

Charlene Choi as Helen
Gillian Chung as Gypsy
Ekin Cheng as Reeve
Edison Chen as Kazaf
Anthony Wong as Prada
Mandy Chiang as Momoko
Josie Ho as Lila
Maggie Lau as Nurse Maggie
Jackie Chan as Jackie Fong, the ambulance driver
Karen Mok as Ivy
Chapman To as Ken
Mickey Hardt as Duke Dekotes
Cheung Tat-ming as Jackie's friend
Ricardo Mamood as Ethan
Winnie Leung as Deborah
Digger Mesch as Vampire Thomas
Marky Lee Campbell as Vampire Boz
Mark Strange as Vampire Smashing
Philip Chen as Vampire Lebrow
Daniel Whyte as Vampire Ice
Simon Robida as Vampire Zoolander
Daniel O'Neill as Vampire Dan
Bey Logan as Vampire John
Robert Meister as Vampire Elron
Michael Clements as Vampire Nobals
Don Ferguson as Vampire Train
Philip Ng as Ambulance Vampire (uncredited)
Matthew Sturgess as Vampire Food (uncredited)
Spencer Lam as Jackie's father
Matt Chow as Matt
Yumiko Cheng as a wedding guest
Victy Wong as a wedding guest
Ho Wai-yip as a wedding guest
Yeung Yung-lin as a wedding guest

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