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#1 of 63 Jeff_A

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Posted August 06 2001 - 12:16 AM

It is time for another appeal to release this wonderful film in all of its glory. Come on, Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate! Who will join me?

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#2 of 63 Ricky f

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Posted August 06 2001 - 12:29 AM

Sure I'm In Jeff

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#3 of 63 Jon Robertson

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Posted August 06 2001 - 12:34 AM

MGM - I adore this film. Please give it the 16x9 transfer it so duly deserves.

I will buy it in a heartbeat as soon as it's released and that's a promise that won't be broken.

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#4 of 63 Steve Christou

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Posted August 06 2001 - 04:41 AM

I'm with ya Jeff, count me in too.
AKA Dance of the Vampires, it's a classic Polanski horror comedy.
A remastered DVD of this movie would be fantastic!
I would buy it in a flash.
And Sharon Tate was gorgeous, mmmmmmm!

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Posted August 06 2001 - 04:50 AM

ANY Polanski film deserves DVD treatment, and this is one of his finer cinematic moments! I would pick this up in a second, bare bones or not!

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#6 of 63 Dick

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Posted August 06 2001 - 05:01 AM

Hate to rain on your parade, people, but someone would have if not I - Warner Bros. now owns this film. Pull up a chair and plan on spending the next decade waiting for this one.

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Posted August 06 2001 - 07:52 AM

Whoever owns it, I'm interested in seeing it because I've heard a lot about it over the years.

Count me in, MGM or Warner Bros.

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#8 of 63 Wes Ray

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Posted August 06 2001 - 08:01 AM

I don't know why my first reply wouldn't show up, so please excuse me if this is a double post, but I would definitely like to see this one on DVD regardless of who owns the rights. I've heard a lot about this movies through the years, but haven't had a chance to watch it. Count me in for this one, M.G.M or Warner Bros, whoever owns it.

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#9 of 63 Bruce Morrison

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Posted August 06 2001 - 10:47 AM

Yes, count me in. I've always loved this Polanski classic. It looks stunning in wide-screen, so I hope it doesn't come out in the compromised ratio that we sometimes get on DVD with older Panavision movies.
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#10 of 63 John Fleming

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Posted August 06 2001 - 12:09 PM

You know,

This subject keeps coming up on this forum - Jeff, thanks for bringing it up again. The Fearless Vampire Killers needs to be released on DVD as it has a substantial following...when it's released, I'm sure sales of the disk will prove this. This is too unique a movie to see it not released on DVD...it deserves anamorphic widescreen video, quality audio tracks (the soundtrack is excellent), and any extras possible such as deleted scenes(?), director's or actors' commentaries, inclusion of the animated sequence at the beginning of the film which isn't in all versions, etc.

Glenn Erickson (The DVD Savant) who as far as I can tell sure appears to be a fan of this film, mentioned to me via email less than a year ago that because this movie is MGM pre-1985, "it's in the hands of Turner/Warner".

Warner, please put this very humorous but eerie vampire spoof on your release schedule - you won't regret it...thanks.

John

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Posted August 06 2001 - 02:18 PM

I'm happy to add my voice to this new effort to get FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS, preferably with extra features (the alternate cartoon opening sequence, "ALL EYES ON SHARON TATE" featurette, isolated music score, etc), on Region 1 DVD.

C'mon, Warner, there are many of us more interested in purchasing DVDs of films made prior to 1990. By the way, thanks much for finally giving CITIZEN KANE and THE MUMMY ('59) the nod on DVD...I hope this is the beginning of a new trend, and not just an anomaly in your marketing strategy.

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#12 of 63 Jim Bivins

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Posted August 07 2001 - 01:13 PM

OH YES! This one has got to be released! Next year Warner?

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Posted August 07 2001 - 01:37 PM

Moses; "Warner, oper your grain silos!"
Warner; "They are for the gods alone!"

Moses and all good HTF slaves revolt and pry open Warners grain silos, releasing a tidal wave of new dvd titles, nourishing the deprived population.


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#14 of 63 John Fleming

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Posted August 07 2001 - 05:39 PM

Folks,

I understand Warner will be participating in an upcoming chat; although I won't be participating, could someone take it upon themselves to ask about Fearless Vampire Killers? It would be greatly appreciated by everyone who's a fan of this movie. Heck, I'll even sign the petition du jour for any movie you want released on DVD Posted Image

By the way, for those of you who've never seen this film, you owe it to yourselves to check it out and see the subtle but very effective performance by the late Sharon Tate (who was of course tragically murdered by Charlie Manson and his followers). Sharon was unfortunately cut down in the prime of her life to use a cliche, and this movie serves as a testament to her beauty which at least in this film, was tinged with a sexual innocence.

Warner, we beseech you! Release F.V.K. on DVD, por favor. Gracias.

John

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Posted August 08 2001 - 05:16 PM

Sounds like a good idea to me!

Hmmmm, after reading that article, I think Anchor Bay should get the rights to this and produce one of their 2-disc sets (featuring the original and American versions on separate discs). That'd be a cool L.E.!

I've also been enlightened - I thought the movie seemed a little off-kilter when I first saw it on VHS years ago...

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Posted August 08 2001 - 05:18 PM

One of my favorites. A very funny, beautiful, twisted film. I'd love to have it.

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Posted August 10 2001 - 12:32 AM

My sincere thanks to all of the members (albeit, too few) supporting the release of this great film. For us, it appears we will have to continue with this dual struggle of a lack of interest and Warner's pathetic control. How sad. Posted Image Maybe one day this classic will find its way to a great company like Anchor Bay. Ah, to dream.

I would humbly ask all of the members of HTF who have not had the opportunity to see Fearless Vampire Killers to consider the following. The next time you need to take your VCR for a test run (just to make certain it is still working), do yourself a great favor and rent the VHS version of this film. I am certain you will then see what makes this release so desirable to its passionate fanbase. Thank you for listening.

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Posted August 10 2001 - 02:17 AM

I have the laser for this great film but I would gladly upgrade it. What I'm hoping is that a Warner executive will be visited by the ghost of DVD past, present & future and will wake up in the morning with a whole new outlook on DVDs. No more Bah Humbug!

#19 of 63 Jeff Swindoll

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Posted August 10 2001 - 06:28 AM

Twistedly, one almost wishes that this was still with MGM, I bet they would've released it on DVD by now. At least if WB ever gets around to it there's no way it can be considered a "family" film. That means 2.35:1 in all it's glory

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Posted August 10 2001 - 06:40 AM

Just wanted to go on record to say I'd buy one too.

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