I never saw The Fearless Vampire Killers when it came out, because I heard it had been mangled by the idiot running MGM back then, who mangled any number of films. I think the first time I saw it was in 16mm somewhere and while I enjoyed it, it wasn't a favorite Polanski of mine. I admired the look of it, it was beautifully directed, had great photography, and a great score, and the actors were all good. And it had several gorgeous sequences. But, for me, it never quite gelled into a whole. Then I had the DVD, of course, and that thing was an ugly brown mess that rendered the film into a nothingness. When the French Blu-ray came out I bought it instantly. While the detail was reasonably good, once again the color was lifeless and brown and it was too annoying to even watch, and of course the English subtitles were forced. I had high hopes when Warner Archive announced this, and placed an immediate pre-order. It arrived yesterday and I took a gander at it. I'm happy to say my high hopes were not only met but exceeded. This is a wonderful transfer and, at long last, it has perfect color instead of everything leaning to flat and brown. Skin tones are finally correct, blues and reds are finally correct, and the whole thing has great detail and contrast. So far, I'm enjoying it in a way I haven't before. And that's a good thing. Anxious to hear what others think, but I doubt this film, knowing what MGM prints looked like back then, ever looked quite this good.