You knew I'd be back, a quick blog trawl calms me down :o)
Nip over to Obscure Hollow and take a look at today's postings. Despite Mr Polanski's current dubious situation and his tragic/scandalous past there's no denying that he is a great film maker but many critics have ripped my favourite Polanski film to bits over the years... I saw "Dance of the Vampires" when I was quite a young child and it just seeped into my imagination and just won't leave. I adore this film, despite the dodgy "comedy" that often falls flat, this is one of the creepiest, most atmospheric Vampire films out there bar non. It's beautifully photographed, mainly on location in eastern Europeand has a wonderfully haunting soundtrack.
It's become a family tradition to watch this film whenever it snows (once every few years), that will make sense if you've seen it! My favourite scene is when all the ancient Vampires rise from their graves under the snow in the castle court yard to come to the midnight ball... yes, a Halloween Midnight Ball! Do yourself a favour and try and find a copy of the version shown on British TV rather than the American version (I think it's called The Fearless Vampire Hunters). I've seen both and presume that the critics were all watching the recut and messed around with US release... and I can see why they slated it!
OK, back to work!!!