Fearless Vamp killers

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  1. Martin S

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    There seems to be a rumour going about that a release of THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS is about to appear at the end of the month. An anomorphic widescreen print is quoted and it might be from Brazil. Anyone heard about this?
     
  2. Jerome

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    I haven't heard, but I would love it if it comes true. Are there any links to be posted?

    Edit: Jerome beat me to it. Unfortunately I can not access that web site due to firewall restrictions. Anyone care to post a little synopsis?
     
  4. Gordon McMurphy

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    It might be worth waiting for the MGM (?) region 1 version. Polanski is sure to do a commentary for it.

    I'd still like to hear about the transfer for this upcoming Brazilian (if that is where it is from) DVD though.


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  5. Jerome

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    that's what you can find on the website :

    THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS
    (DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES)
    USA/UK 1967 - Roman Polanski
    DVD DUE - 03/15/03
    Widescreen 2.35:1 (16x9 enhanced)
    Format: NTSC / Zone 0
    Extras: Restored Directors Version, Trailers
    Language: English
    Subtitles: N/A
    Audio: Dolby Stereo
    Category: Art House
     
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    I know that there are several different edits of this film. I would love to see the unedited version.
     
  7. Mark Zimmer

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    Yes, unfortunately no clear indication as to running time. However, the box art uses the US title The Fearless Vampire Killers, so it likely is the US recut, which is too bad. But if no R1 announcement is forthcoming in the near future, I may just pick this one up.
     
  8. Jussi Tarvainen

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    It could very well be the full director's cut. I taped a widescreen version of this movie from the movie channel TNT back in '98 and it was the full 103 minute (PAL) version and had the title "Fearless Vampire Killers" in the credits.

    Anyway, this sounds great (I'm the one who created this petition to have the film released on DVD).
     
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  10. Mark Zimmer

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    Hm, interesting, Damin. Perhaps even though it's NTSC it's using a PAL master? That would be pretty weird, but as I understand it Brazilian releases are unreliable enough (and often bootlegs) that I expect some caution is warranted on this disc.
     
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    Warner would be in charge, not MGM.
     
  12. Martin S

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    Anyone managed to get hold of this yet? I'm keen to know what the quality/ sound's like and its meant to be out now (I think)
     
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    There are different release dates posted, 3/23/03, 4/7/03. One that I saw was 4/10/03, but it's still listed as pre-order.
     
  14. Jussi Tarvainen

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    [bump]

    It's supposedly out now... Can anybody find a review?
     
  15. Martin S

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    There's a review in the Reviews section of the Forum at
    www.horrordvds.com.
    I'm still waiting for mine to arrive.
     
  16. Dave Mack

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    Hey Martin,

    went to the above site and can't find the review. Stated that there were no posts in the past 30 days, which can't be accurate.
    Was it a positive review???


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    This DVD seems to be a bootleg of the out of print MGM laserdisc, which was complete. Since I still own that, I'm going to wait and hope that Warner releases it one Halloween. Maybe next year with the Hammer films they promised on the recent chat here?
     
  20. Dave Mack

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    Hi Alan,

    If this DVD is indeed anamorphic, then it can't just be a laserdisc boot. I doubt that this film would even be bootlegged. If you look at the Brazil DVD websites, they don't sell any Star Wars OT boots, which are the most desireable of all boots, so I think it's legit. Thay have some weird licensing deals down there and there are several discs available that people assumed were boots but turned out to be legit.
     

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