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The Fearless Vampire Killers, or Pardon Me but Your Teeth Are in My Neck

The Fearless Vampire Killers, or Pardon Me but Your Teeth Are in My Neck

Roman Polanski
 Cast: Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
, Jack MacGowran
Jack MacGowran
, Alfie Bass
Alfie Bass
, Jessie Robbins
Jessie Robbins
The Fearless Vampire Killers, or Pardon Me but Your Teeth Are in My Neck

The Fearless Vampire Killers, or Pardon Me but Your Teeth Are in My Neck

Roman Polanski
 Cast: Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
, Jack MacGowran
Jack MacGowran
, Alfie Bass
Alfie Bass
, Jessie Robbins
Jessie Robbins

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Overview

A pair of bumbling vampire-hunters attempts to destroy an undead nobleman and his cronies and rescue a buxom maiden in actor/director Roman Polanski's playful update of the venerable vampire genre. Bat expert and vampire obsessive Professor Abronsius (Jack MacGowran) barely survives his journey through the Alps into snowy Slovenia to continue his oft-maligned research into the undead. Thawed out by his hapless assistant, Alfred (Polanski), and the frisky local innkeeper, Shagal (Alfie Bass), Abronsius quickly notices the overabundance of raw garlic as a decorating motif in the inn and its environs. Too ineffectual to save Shagal from having his blood sucked, the professor and Alfred miss the boat again when the mysterious Count Von Krolock (Ferdinand Mayne) kidnaps Shagal's built, beautiful daughter, Sarah (Sharon Tate). The itinerant vampire hunters must travel through the icy wilderness to Von Krolock's abode and evade his manservant and his effete son Herbert (Iain Quarrier) before Sarah joins the ranks of the ghouls. They soon learn, however, that the luxury-starved lass actually enjoys her captors' lavish attentions. The action climaxes during a costume ball attended by a phalanx of blood-suckers, although the laughs and surprises continue until the very end. Sixteen minutes of unauthorized cuts have been restored in some video editions of The Fearless Vampire Hunters, although the animated credits sequence that replaced them is also retained. The film marks the feature debut of Tate, who replaced Polanski's original choice, Jill St. John, on the advice of producer Martin Ransohoff.


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Product Details

Release Date: 10/15/2019
UPC: 0883929696260
Original Release: 1967
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:47:00
Sales rank: 15,302

Special Features

Vintage making-of featurette The Fearless Vampire Killers: vampires 101; Theatrical trailer; English SDH Subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roman Polanski Alfred
Jack MacGowran Prof. Abronsius
Alfie Bass Shagal
Jessie Robbins Rebecca
Sharon Tate Sarah Shagal
Ferdinand "Ferdy" Mayne Count Von Krolock
Iain Quarrier Herbert Von Krolock
Terry Downes Koukol
Fiona Lewis Maid
Ronald Lacey Village Idiot
Sydney Bromley Sleigh Driver
Otto Diamant Woodcutter
Matthew Walters Woodcutter
Andrea Malandrinos Woodcutter

Technical Credits
Roman Polanski Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Gérard Brach Original Story,Screenwriter
Fred Carter Art Director
Sophie Devine Costumes/Costume Designer
Gene Gutowski Producer
Krzysztof Komeda Score Composer
Tutte Lemkow Choreography
Alastair McIntyre Editor
Martin Ransohoff Executive Producer
Wilfred Shingleton Production Designer
Douglas Slocombe Cinematographer
Tom Smith Makeup
George Stephenson Sound/Sound Designer
Roy Stevens Asst. Director

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