Petition: The Fearless Vampire Killers on DVD

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  1. Jussi Tarvainen

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    Being a fan of this Roman Polanski horror/comedy masterpiece, I've created a petition to let Warner Bros. know that there is demand (I hope) for the film.
    The petition is located here:
    http://www.petitiononline.com/vampire/petition.html
    I hope many of you will find it in their hearts to support a good cause, i.e. getting another cult classic on DVD. Please sign. [​IMG]
     
  2. Jay E

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    #18
     
  3. Rain

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    Way cool.
    #19 has always been my lucky number. [​IMG]
     
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    #21
     
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    #29

    Let me go off topic for a while, and ask why is it I can't see signatures myself in the browser window on that site anymore?
     
  6. Jussi Tarvainen

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    Not sure if this'll help, but on the "view current signatures" page, if you click on the number of signatures there are (currently 29) you'll see their details.
     
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    I know how we can get Warner to release this classic for sure! Ask Roman Polanski to retitle it "Scooby Doo and The Fearless Vampire Killers," and Warner will be all over that baby!
     
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    I thought that this was already announced, quite a while ago, as a tentative release sometime this year. I wish I could recall where I read that.
     
  9. George_Reis

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    I think that FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS was announced by Warner in the Bizzaro World (an alternate universe) as part of Warner's ongoing "Midnite Classics" DVD series. Also in that batch is THEM, DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE, PHANTOM OF THE RUE MORGUE, HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS, FRANKENSTEIN 1970, FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE and ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WOMAN. Mind you, this is the "Bizzaro World," and we have no way of getting there.
     
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    Yes George, and don't forget these other "Bizzaro World" Warner Midnite Classic DVDs:
    Beast From 20,000 Fathoms
    Beast With 5 Fingers, The
    Bedlam
    Body Snatcher, The
    Cat People
    Demon Seed
    Devil Doll
    Doctor X
    Freaks
    Green Slime, The
    Haunting, The
    House of Wax
    Illustrated Man, The
    Isle of the Dead
    I Walked With a Zombie
    Mad Love
    Mark of the Vampire
    Mask of Fu Manchu, The
    Mystery of the Wax Museum
    Omega Man, The
    Picture of Dorian Grey, The
    Soylent Green
    Valley of Gwangi
    Village of the Damned
    Walking Dead, The
     
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    Whatever happened to the TENANT, Polanski's masterpiece? Wasn't there talk it would be released in MAY?
    Thanks,
    Sebastian. [​IMG]
     
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    Not sure but I think Paramount has delayed THE TENANT and DON'T LOOK NOW to 4th quarter '02.
    TFVK is a great film and has the potential to be an incredible DVD, I'm in! Thanks for the petition Jussi! [​IMG]
     
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    I should probably mention that The Fearless Vampire Killers isn't the original version of the film. Polanski's version (the one originally released in the UK) was called Dance of the Vampires; when MGM picked it up for U.S. release they cut some footage, relooped some of the dialogue, and changed the title to The Fearless Vampire Killers, which was such a goofy title that it eventually became the title by which the movie was known everywhere, even in the UK. As far as I know the current U.S. VHS edition is of the cut version, although I haven't seen it in awhile so I don't know for sure. It's probably too much to expect the DVD to go back to using the Dance of the Vampires title, which hardly anybody remembers, but I would hope they would release the original Polanski cut. (Incidentally, Polanski himself apparently hated the new title.)
     
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    bump to get some more signatures. Thanks!
     
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    #337 here....
     
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    I've never seen this film in it's OAR so I would definitely buy this if released. I just signed the petition(#340).
     
  18. Jussi Tarvainen

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    Going for 500... only 95 more, so bump! Can you suggest any other forums where I should post info about this petition?
     
  19. Jussi Tarvainen

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    Since yesterday was the 1/6th anniversary of this petition, I've decided to inform Warner Bros of it. (Of course, everybody is still free to sign it at any time.) The problem is that I've been unable to find an e-mail address of anybody at the company. Could anybody help out?
     
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    Jussi,

    As you've discovered, this film does indeed have a large number of fans. But 745 signatures?! While this is certainly encouraging, it'd be great if we could get a thousand or more signatures. Come on folks...if you've got any desire at all to see this unique vampire horror/comedy film released on DVD, please sign Jussi's petition. Considering some of the crap that's being released on DVD these days (I know, one person's crap is another person's treasure), this film truly deserves to be on DVD.

    John
     

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