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Horror comedies were a dime a dozen in the 1980s. One movie that certainly took that term to extremes was the Grace Jones stripper/action/vampire comedy movie Vamp. Originally released by New World Pictures, Anchor Bay has gotten its hands on this film and released a very nice edition of the movie on DVD. Boasting a 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer, Vamp has been made to look almost good as new. The colors and flesh tones are all very bright and clean, with black levels especially solid. Also impressive is ...
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Horror comedies were a dime a dozen in the 1980s. One movie that certainly took that term to extremes was the Grace Jones stripper/action/vampire comedy movie Vamp. Originally released by New World Pictures, Anchor Bay has gotten its hands on this film and released a very nice edition of the movie on DVD. Boasting a 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer, Vamp has been made to look almost good as new. The colors and flesh tones are all very bright and clean, with black levels especially solid. Also impressive is the lack of edge enhancement or digital artifacting spotted during the movie. Overall, Anchor Bay has done a fantastic job of taking this relatively obscure title and making it look clean and fresh. Audio is presented in Dolby Digital Mono 1.0, and while definitely not as impressive as the video portion of the disc, this track sounds clear and concise. Dialogue, gooey effects, and Jonathan Elias' eerie musical score are all free of distortion or hiss. No subtitles are included with this feature. Vamp also sports a very nice array of supplemental features. An audio commentary track by director Richard Wenk and stars Chris Makepeace, Gedde Watanabe, and Dedee Pfeiffer is both funny and informative. Much information about the production is discussed and shared by the participants, along with some fun jabs at the movie itself (almost in the style of Mystery Science Theater 3000). This track included on Vamp is one of the better and lighter commentary tracks available on DVD. "Dracula Bites the Big Apple" is an early short by director Richard Wenk and a precursor to Vamp. This short film is a lot of fun to watch, if a bit dated and stale compared to its big sister Vamp. A "blooper reel" features some goofy outtakes by the stars and actors in the film, and some rough, video-quality "behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage" includes a bizarre look at Grace Jones practicing one of her attack scenes on an unwitting fraternity boy. Both the "blooper reel" and the "behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage" are very short features and very strange to watch. Finally there are two full-frame theatrical trailers, no less than seven TV spots, and a very large still gallery featuring promotional materials and concepts for the finished version of Vamp. Fans of Vamp will be more than thrilled to learn that this edition of the movie is way above average, featuring a solid transfer, decent audio, and enough supplemental material to feed a roving band of blood suckers!
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Special Features

Widescreen presentation [1.85:1] enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Audio commentary with co-writer/director Richard Wenk and stars Chris Makepeace, Dedee Pfeiffer, and Gedde Watanabe; Theatrical trailers; TV spots; Behind-the-scenes rehersal footage; Blooper reel; Short: "Dracula Bites the Big Apple"; Poster and still gallery
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The mid-'80s gave birth to a string of horror comedies, most of them junk, but this unique entry manages to rise above the pack in a number of ways. First off, Vamp boasts a tight script by director Richard Wenk that gets the blend of comedy and horror just right, allowing the two moods to switch off with each other in ways that cleverly toy with the audience's expectations. Wenk also directs the film with a sure hand, giving it a crisp, colorful look and working in some unusual set pieces between the expected horrific and comedic moments like a fight scene set to the tune of "Volare". Best of all, the film boasts a game cast that brings the story's many colorfully drawn characters to life. Chris Makepeace makes an engaging "unlikely hero" type, Gedde Watanabe provides some skillfully timed comic relief, and Billy Drago and Grace Jones invest some genuine menace into their villain characters. All in all, Vamp is the rare horror comedy that doesn't insult a horror fan's sensibilities, and is likely to interest those who don't normally go for anything horror-related.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/21/2001
  • UPC: 013131141894
  • Original Release: 1986
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  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Mono / Dolby 5.1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, monaural
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chris Makepeace Keith
Sandy Baron Vic
Robert Rusler A.J.
DeDee Pfeiffer Amaretto
Gedde Watanabe Duncan
Grace Jones Katrina
Billy Drago Snow
Brad Logan Vlad
Lisa Lyon Cimmaron
Ray Ballard Coffee Shop Proprietor
Adam Barth
Thomas Bellin Shorty
Simmy Bow Bum
Jim Boyle Fraternity Leader
Tricia Brown Candi
Hilary Carlip Jess
Mitch Carter
Cathy Cavadini
Janeen Davis Bartendress
Deborah Fallender Voice Only
Greg Finley
Julius Le Flore Garbage Truck Driver
Roger Hampton Police
Robin Kaufman Little Girl
Greg Lewis Bus Driver
David McCharen
Marlon McGann Hard Hat
Bryan Michael McGuire Pool Player
Bill Morphew Dragon
Paunita Nichols Maven
Leila Hee Olsen Seko
Tanya Papanicolas Waitress
Ytossie Patterson
Pops Dead Man in Car
Hy Pyke Desk Clerk
Jan Rabson
Andy Rivas Police
Dar Robinson Security Guard
Stuart Rogers Student
Bob Schott Gang Leader
Marilyn Schreffler
Naomi Shohan Bartendress
Larry Spinak Student
Gary Swailes Sock Salesman
Francie Swift Dominique
Dennis Tufano Voice Only
Eric Welch Student
Trudel Williams Dragon Girl
Technical Credits
Richard Wenk Director, Original Story, Screenwriter
Philip Aja Art Director
Teresa M. Austin Makeup
Robin Beauchesne Makeup
Donald P. Borchers Original Story, Producer, Screenwriter
Greg Cannon Special Effects
Katherine J. Carmichael Set Decoration/Design
Peter M. Chesney Special Effects
Tom Chesney Special Effects
Chris Chesney Special Effects
Russell Clark Choreography
Carol Clements Art Director
Clint Colver Animator
Elliot Davis Cinematographer
Jonathan Elias Score Composer
Image Engineering Special Effects
Joann Gair Makeup
Marc Grossman Editor
Jarn Heil Special Effects
Betty Pecha Madden Costumes/Costume Designer
Apogee Productions Special Effects
Alan Roderick-Jones Production Designer
Roberto Viskin Special Effects
Jesse Wayne Stunts
Pamela Westmore Makeup
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selelctions
1. Program Start/Main Titles [2:42]
2. Failed Initiation [4:08]
3. Duncan [4:48]
4. "Drop the knife, Snowflake" [4:48]
5. After Dark Club [5:09]
6. Queen Of Blood [3:59]
7. Backstage Pass [2:06]
8. Feast Of Desire [5:19]
9. Looking For A. J. [5:09]
10. Heartless [3:39]
11. Elevator Ride [3:56]
12. The Albino Gang [4:11]
13. Escape [2:06]
14. The Body In The Dumpster [3:21]
15. "Anyone can have an off night" [3:33]
16. Vamp Attack [1:23]
17. Stake Through The Heart [4:44]
18. Vic's Lament [3:11]
19. Flaming Surprise [3:19]
20. Dead-End [1:36]
21. Duncan's Transformation [3:18]
22. "Thank God for mass transit" [1:48]
23. The Vampire's Lair [3:33]
24. Marksman [2:18]
25. A Bad Case Of Sunburn [2:51]
26. One Wacky Night [2:45]
27. End Credits [3:53]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Extras
      Dracula Bites The Big Apple
      Behind-The-Scenes Rehearsal Footage
      Blooper Reel
      Trailers
         Trailer #1
         Trailer #2
      TV Spots
         Spot #1
         Spot #2
         Spot #3
         Spot #4
         Spot #5
         Spot #6
         Spot #7
      Commentary
         Commentary with Writer/Director Richard Wenk and Stars Chris Makepeace, Dedee Pf
         Commentary with Writer/Director Richard Wenk and Stars Chris Makepeace, Dedee Pf
      Poster and Still Gallery
   Play
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Don't Read Their Review

    'Vamp' is one of the best vampire movies of the 80's. The special effects are great, Grace Jones is awesome, and it takes an unfunny situation and turns it into a very comedic adventure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Campy Horror Comedy

    'Vamp' is still on of my favorite 80's movies. If you like dark humor and witty dialogue with a few vampires thrown in, then this movie's for you.

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