Roman Polanski’s THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS Starring Sharon Tate Available on Blu-ray From Warner Archives
Roman Polanski’s THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS (1967) starring Sharon Tate is currently available on Blu-ray From Warner Archives
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 humans – vampire killers – dancing among them. Director/cowriter 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 lovestruck 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!
This sly and stylish Sixties send-up of Hammer-style horror turns genre conventions on their side while shooting straight for the jugular. Expelled from the ivory towers of the academy thanks to his unassailable belief in the ways and means of Nosferatu, the somewhat inept Professor Abronsius (Jack MacGowran) picks up mousey assistant Alfred (Roman Polanski), and tries to go pro. On the hunt for Count von Krolock (Ferdy Mayne), the pair take up the defense of the semi-dressed damsel-in-distress Sarah (Sharon Tate). But in this turned around tale of stakes and slapstick, it just might be the vampires who are the most civilized… Get ready to trip the night fantastique with this seductive, hypnotic, color-popping luscious 1080p HD presentation that looks as if it was undead yesterday! Special Features: Vintage Making of Featurette “The Fearless Vampire Killers: Vampires 101; Alternate Animated Title Sequence; Theatrical Trailer (HD). 16×9 Letterbox