Two cops go investigating something. They enter a building and find a dead girl hanging upside. In a room is some guy with a glass of blood. He attacks them and beats them. He's much stronger and ends up killing one of the cops and escapes crawling up a wall.
The cop who is actually an NSA agent is now introduced to the truth by his superiors--there are thousands of vampires and they now want to be integrated into society. The dead girl was bled and the killer was a vampire. The agent is made to join forces with a vampire investigator. They go to the vampire ghetto for no reason, where the cop is nearly attacked. There he meets the main vampire. They introduce him to some Asian girl who reveals some info but also seduces the agent. In the course of the investigation they run into various vampire characters and recover a database of all the vampires that tells us which clique of vampires they belong to--those that want integration with humans, those who don't, those who don't care. We go to some underground club where they meets some more sinister vampires.
But the humans aren't exactly up to much good either. They've developed a virus that affects only vampires, just in case that vampires don't have good intentions. We learn also a bit more about the past of our vampire investigator. When the vampires mount an operation to import weapons the cops intervene, but it turns out it was an operation to allow some vampires to leave town. Eventually we find out who this killing vampire is, which isn't much of a surprise, but it is a surprise to find out what he's up to. Of course our two heroes will have to confront this guy.
The Breed has an interesting style. The human world is authoritarianOrwellian complete with philosophical aphorisms that are constantly being broadcast. It's a future that resembles the 30s with widespread misery. Moreover, the quality of the movie itself is something out of the 80s not a 2001 movie. The cast is pretty dismal with the exception of Adrian Paul who tries to do his best, the rest don't even try or just can't. Unfortunately the movie doesn't stick to the vampire theme but misuses it for some social message and as a symbol for WWII. Completely unnecessary. It has a decent story, a cool style. With a stronger cast, more focused script, and some real actors it could have been a neat and original vampire flick.
Review by TdSmth5 from the Internet Movie Database.