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#1 of 42 OFFLINE   Martin S

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Posted January 14 2003 - 06:02 AM

I read in a British mag that Polanski's THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS was coming out on MGM's Midnite Movies series. Anyone know if this is true?

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#2 of 42 OFFLINE   Dave Mack

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Posted January 14 2003 - 08:51 AM

Would make sense since the musical based on it is currently on B'way. Probably the best time to capitalize...

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#3 of 42 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted January 14 2003 - 08:54 AM

I'm pretty sure that Warner owns the rights to this film so I don't think it can be part of MGM's Midnite Movie series here in region 1.

#4 of 42 OFFLINE   Jeff Ulmer

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Posted January 14 2003 - 09:27 AM

I believe this was just announced as a double feature by MGM. Check the Bits' new section.

#5 of 42 OFFLINE   Jon Robertson

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Posted January 14 2003 - 10:47 AM

I can't see anything indicating such a thing. Could you post a link, or at least tell us what to expect? Posted Image

#6 of 42 OFFLINE   Jeff Ulmer

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Posted January 14 2003 - 12:21 PM

I can't find it, but I probably have it mixed up with The Vampire Lovers/Countess Dracula disc coming from MGM.

Too many Vampire titles...

#7 of 42 OFFLINE   Dick

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Posted January 15 2003 - 12:00 AM

MGM might well own the video rights to this film in the UK. Here we must wait for Warner to spit out.

#8 of 42 OFFLINE   Jussi Tarvainen

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Posted January 15 2003 - 12:54 AM

I am just praying for the announcement to come. (I'm the one who created the petition to have the film released on DVD.)
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#9 of 42 OFFLINE   Frederic_A

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Posted January 15 2003 - 01:50 AM

I just hope nobody gets the idea of using the butchered US release - from what I've read, it must be really bad.

#10 of 42 OFFLINE   Matt.Koz

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Posted July 01 2004 - 07:05 AM

This is due from Warner's October 5th according to DVD Drive In.

#11 of 42 OFFLINE   Marc Colella

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Posted July 01 2004 - 07:37 AM

Mentioned here as well (with larger artwork image):

http://www.dvdanswer....4250&n=1&burl=

#12 of 42 OFFLINE   Dave Mack

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Posted July 01 2004 - 11:03 AM

sweeeeeeeeeet....

and 'bout time!

Also, will the Kolchack flicks be new transfers??

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#13 of 42 OFFLINE   Dave Mack

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Posted July 01 2004 - 11:07 AM

and PLEASE!!! No DAMNED EE..!!!!!!!!! D. Boulet, Help!!!

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#14 of 42 OFFLINE   Frederic_A

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Posted July 01 2004 - 07:27 PM

Great news!

So, will this R1 release be the full European version (Dance of the Vampires)? The title doesn't make me optimistic.

#15 of 42 OFFLINE   Jim Peavy

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Posted July 02 2004 - 08:39 AM

So, will this R1 release be the full European version (Dance of the Vampires)? The title doesn't make me optimistic.
Me neither. I mean, if that's the case it's coming in, it definitely doesn't look like Dance of the Vampires. Polanski reportedly hated the other title (the one featured prominently on dvdanswers.com).
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#16 of 42 OFFLINE   Gordon McMurphy

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Posted July 02 2004 - 08:44 AM

Yeah, it will only be a must-buy for me if it is the uncut European cut with a good transfer. I'm a big fan of Polanski, but this isn't one my favourites. But I would buy it to bolster my Polanski collection if it is the Euro cut.

#17 of 42 OFFLINE   Ken Koc

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Posted July 02 2004 - 09:06 AM

The US laserdisc was titled "Fearless Vampire Killers" but it was the longer European version. I'm reasonably sure that it will be the longer version. The shorter one has not been shown in years.
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#18 of 42 OFFLINE   Jim Peavy

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Posted July 02 2004 - 09:33 AM

The US laserdisc was titled "Fearless Vampire Killers" but it was the longer European version. I'm reasonably sure that it will be the longer version.
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#19 of 42 OFFLINE   JayHM

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Posted July 02 2004 - 12:06 PM

Okay, I just wanna chime in and say that this film (the longer version specifically) was one of my favorites as a kid, and I distinctly remember appreciating it as both a comedy and a serious vampire film. The gothic atmosphere was exceptional. Great mood, cinematography, and music, and very funny as well. I'm definitely picking this one up.

#20 of 42 OFFLINE   John Fleming

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Posted July 03 2004 - 03:53 PM

Okay, so I'm late to the party Posted Image This is as one might expect from my sig, awesome news in my opinion. I think Ken Koc is right on the money with his comment regarding the longer and shorter versions. I say this because even my MGM/UA Turner VHS tape from 1990 is the longer uncensored version. But unfortunately, it's MAR...arrrrgggh! The Fearless Vampire Killers (or Dance of the Vampires) released in anamorphic widescreen on DVD in a non-Snapper case in early October?! What an early Halloween treat! You go, Warner! Did I say I'm excited? Posted Image