Warner-France will bring to Blu-ray director Roman Polanski's The Fearless Vampire Killers a.k.a Le Bal des vampires (1967), starring Jack MacGowran, Roman Polanski, and Alfie Bass. The release will be available for purchase on November 20th.
It's the living end, a fancy-dress ball for blood fiends in Count Von Krolock's Transylvanian castle. Surely no mortal would be foolish enough to infiltrate this hemogobbling horror of a soiree. But partygoers notice something in the ballroom mirrors: the reflections of human - vampire killers - dancing among them. Director/co-writer Roman Polanski (The Pianist, Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown) spoofs vampire movies with this droll balancing act of shocks and laughs. He also portrays Alfred, mousy apprentice to a doddering researcher of vampirism (Jack MacGowran)...and the love struck defender of gorgeous Sarah (Sharon Tate) when the count (Ferdy Mayne) tries to make her the ghoul of his dreams. It's all fang-tastic fun!
I want to upgrade my VHS tape version. But, this seems to be Region B only. Need A. My VHS is the unrated version with 20 extra minutes. Total running time = 1:51. Hope this is released Region A with both theatrical & unrated versions.
Update: I think this is the edited/censored/shorter version.
From IMdB: Runtime: 108 min | USA:91 min
This movie was hilarious, and I will be buying this! These are the kind of comedies, that's been lacking from the movie industry today. The current so-called comedies that Hollywood are making today are not funny. They're just plain stupid.