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S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

(aka "The Fearless Vampire Killers or: Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck" or "Tanz der Vampire" or "Le bal des vampires" or "Vampyrernes Nat" )

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USA / UK 1967

"The old bat researcher, professor Abronsius and his assistant, Alfred, go to a remote Transylvanian village looking for vampires. Alfred falls in love with the inn-keeper's young daughter Sarah. However, she has been spotted by the mysterious count Krolock who lives in a dark and creepy castle outside the village..."

 

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Theatrical Release: February 1967 - UK

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DVD Comparison:

Warner - Region 1,2,3,4 - NTSC vs. Cinemagia (OOP) - Region 0 - NTSC

Big thanks to Ole Kofoed and Gregory Meshman for the Screen Caps!

(Warner - Region 1,2,3,4 - NTSC - LEFT vs. Cinemagia (OOP) - Region 0 - NTSC - RIGHT)

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Distribution

Warner

Region 0 - NTSC

Cinemagia
Region 0 - NTSC
Runtime 1:47:18 1:47:16
Video

2.35:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.10 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

2.35:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.63 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate:

 

Warner

 

Bitrate:

 

Cinemagia (OOP)

 

Audio English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, French, German, Italian Dub DD 1.0

English Dolby Digital 5.1 / 2.0 Stereo?.

Subtitles English, French, Spanish, English captions or none. Portuguese or none.
Features Release Information:
Studio: Warner

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1

Edition Details:
• Vampires 101 - Promo featurette with Max Wall (10:19).
• Trailer.

DVD Release Date: October 5, 2004
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Chapters 26

Release Information:
Studio: Cinemagia

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen letterboxed - 2.35:1

Edition Details:
• The pre-title cartoon from the US version.
• Biographies and Filmographies.
• Posters Gallery.
• Trailer.
• Easter Egg (10 minutes interview with Tate).
 

DVD Release Date: April 24, 2003
Keep Case

Chapters 27

 

Comments Both DVD's is the long version of the movie, but have kept the US title "The Fearless Vampire Killers", as opposed to the "Dance of the Vampires" title shown at the top of this page from a recording from Danish television. For more information about the different cuts look HERE:

We no longer have the Brazil disc anymore so we can't see if the original mono track is included, the menu says a stereo track, but another review list it as a mono track.

There is visible damage to the Warner , but it definitely has the superior sharpness and contrast. The Cinemagia has some contrast boosting and is slightly cropped on the left edge. We recommend the anamorphic Warner most definitely in this case.

NOTE: The Warner is scaled down to 800 but the Cinemagia is in native resolution.

 - Gary Tooze


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(Warner - Region 1,2,3,4  - NTSC - TOP vs. Cinemagia (OOP) - Region 0 - NTSC - BOTTOM)

 

 


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(Warner - Region 1,2,3,4  - NTSC - TOP vs. Cinemagia (OOP) - Region 0 - NTSC - BOTTOM)

 

 


(Warner - Region 1,2,3,4  - NTSC - TOP vs. Cinemagia (OOP) - Region 0 - NTSC - BOTTOM)

 


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Pre-title cartoon - US version (extra on Cinemagia).

 


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Image:

Warner

Sound:

Warner

Extras:

Cinemagia

 

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Distribution

Warner

Region 0 - NTSC

Cinemagia
Region 0 - NTSC




 


 

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