Virgin Games recently gave their website a makeover and introduced a brand new welcome offer for new players. To coincide with these changes they've also launched a new advertising game. It's built on the strapline #livealittle and it features a vampire called Vlad. Vlad, however, isn't quite in the same vein as Count Dracula!
In the ad, as seen above, Vlad has got a little bit bored being undead. He's been around for 500 years and wants to keep himself busy. This includes becoming the first vampire with legitimate employment. However, Vlad's role as a supermarket cashier is met with difficulties such as dealing with garlic.
However, Vlad's job does lead him to picking up a girlfriend. It's not the stunner in the red dress but the little old lady that's been trying to buy garlic. Apparently even she's a bit young though but you have to "Live A Little". This part of the ad does have a Little Britain feel to it as it goes along the lines of Jason & his best friend's Nan.
Who Is The Actor?
We believe that the actor playing Vlad in the Virgin Games advert is Jonathon Pointing. He may be familiar to you as he's also the guy in a recent Weetabix advert. We're not sure who plays the little old lady - let's hope she's safe after her date with Vlad!
Although the advert is in the same vein as the movie What We Do in the Shadows, we do actually quite like it. Vlad is likeable as the lead and the situations believable. The Little Britain-esque date is a bit creepy, but then it's the same feeling you get watching those sketches in Little Britain. At least there was no snogging in the advert!
This may not have the £10million budget or Hollywood star that Foxy Casino can boast, but it's actually a much better advert.
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