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DVD-Review: The Fearless Vampire Killers

After an unscheduled, but much needed post-easter-break DVDLog is back this week – not with the latest and newest, but a translation of an article I had already posted last autumn in German: Roman Polanski’s The Fearless Vampire Killers alias Dance of the Vampires is a perfect companion for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows and even one of its inspirations. Famously cut to pieces on its American release and only shown much later in its original version in the USA, Polanski’s little masterpiece has always been very popular in Europe and is still a great classic which delightfully refuses to be a typical vampire or horror movie. Warner’s DVD release from 2004 was unfortunately a disappointment, but even today it is the best version available and technically at least acceptable. This article, a slightly improved and expanded translation of the German version is more about the movie itself than a technical review of the DVD.

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