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Director: Roman Polanski     Starring: Jack MacGowran
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40249743
UPC: 012569514621
UPC 14: 00012569514621
Rating: NR
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The old bat researcher, professor abronsius and his assistant, alfred, go to a remote transylvanian village looking for vampires.
Editor's Note
Following the success of REPULSION, THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS was Roman Polanski's first big-budget film, a noticeably more upscale and lavish production than any of his previous offerings. Professor Ambronsius (Jack MacGowran), an eccentric old academic specializing in the study of bats, and his bumbling but well-meaning assistant, Alfred (brilliantly played by Polanski himself), travel to a small village in snowbound Transylvania (actually, filming took place in the Italian Alps) that has been plagued by a clan of local vampires. After innkeeper Shagal's comely daughter, Sarah (Sharon Tate), is abducted by Count Von Krolock (Ferdy Mayne), Ambronsius and Alfred venture out to the count's castle to rid the area of its bloodsucking parasites once and for all--a dangerous undertaking indeed, especially since it soon becomes apparent that traditional weapons against the undead are not quite as effective as folklore would have one believe and that attractive young maidens are not the only ones in danger of becoming victims of a vampire' uninvited advances. One of Polanski's most impressive achievements in FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS is presenting viewers with a perfectly executed horror-parody while at the same time maintaining a consistent underlying sense of dread.

Features

Video Features DVD, Widescreen, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/13/2005
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1967
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 65146
Video UPC UPC: 00012569514621
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Alfie Bass
Video Cast Info Jack MacGowran
Video Cast Info Jessie Robbins
Video Cast Info Roman Polanski
Video Cast Info Sharon Tate
Video Cast Info Alistair McIntyre - Editor
Video Cast Info Douglas Slocombe - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Gene Gutowski - Producer
Video Cast Info Gerard Brach - Writer
Video Cast Info Martin Ransohoff - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Roman Polanski - Director
Video Cast Info Wilfred Shingleton - Production Designer
Plot Summary
In this send-up of Dracula films, a professor and his assistant go to central Europe in search of vampires that terrorize the residents of Slovenia. They meet Count Dracula, who is using an alias, and witness the legions of vampires rising from their coffins. They escape but bring along a girl who has been attacked--and who continues to spread the curse.

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...[With] authentic mood, production design and Christopher Komeda's superb musical score..." 07/09/1993 p.8D

Premiere
"[With] very eccentric charm." 11/01/2004 p.101

Uncut
"[A] delightful oddity. There's a dream-like, gothic quality to it..." 11/01/2004 p.158

Sight and Sound
"[H]andsomely shot and designed..." 02/01/2005 p.83

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Polanski,Roman
Product attributeLabel:   Warner Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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