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

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Roman Polanski's Fearless Vampire Killers is a film that really needs to be seen widescreen to be fully appreciated, which you can now do with this solid release from Warner Bros. While people can debate its curious use of slapstick until the cows come home, there is no doubt that it is a gorgeously shot flick that ranks up there alongside Hammer's most accomplished '60s horror outings. This disc comes packed with a 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen image that certainly does show off the camerawork and extravagant sets well, though, sadly, it's plagued by film elements that weren't corrected in the transfer. The mono Dolby Digital track on the other hand, might lose points for home theater inadequacy, but its mix is just fine otherwise. Extras include the theatrical trailer and a vintage clip, "Fearless Vampire Killers: Vampires 101," that must have played in some theaters upon the film's release. Just like the film, it's a silly setup where a professor of some sort (Max Wall) takes you through the vampire mythos and sets the audience up for the movie. Missing is the animated prologue from the American version -- and don't look for any commentaries or galleries of any sort. Still, the disc is worthy of recommendation, if only to be able to see the film on DVD the way it was meant to be seen.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/05/2004
UPC: 0012569514621
Original Release: 1967
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:47:00
Sales rank: 3,295

Special Features

Closed Caption; Vintage making-of featurette "The Fearless Vampire Killers: Vampires 101"; Theatrical trailer; Languages: English & Français; Subtitles: English, Français, & Español

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

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Credits [2:22]
2. Welcome to Transylvania [3:25]
3. Telltale Signs [4:04]
4. Good Little Fairy [3:40]
5. The Hunchback [6:41]
6. A Quick One [2:25]
7. Bath and a Bite [4:39]
8. Frozen Stiff [3:16]
9. The Wrong Vampire [1:00]
10. Castle Visitors [4:24]
11. Meeting the Count [4:59]
12. Guests for the Night [4:20]
13. Bedding Down for Daytime [5:28]
14. Whose Coffin? [4:52]
15. Crypt Creepers [5:03]
16. No Staking Skills [3:44]
17. Soapy Distraction [5:15]
18. Taking a Peek [3:46]
19. Bite for Bite [4:09]
20. Wake-Up [4:49]
21. Loose Cannon [5:55]
22. Tonight's Bill of Fare [2:32]
23. Party Crashers [1:54]
24. Dances Among Vampires [3:55]
25. Dashing Through the Snow [4:03]
26. Fangs to Him; Cast List [4:02]

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