The Weinsteins Think You’re Not Ready for Lesbian Vampire Killers

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If you’ve been following how The Weinstein Company does business over the years, you might have come to the (not necessarily wrong) conclusion that these guys just don’t make good business decisions when it comes to movies not made by that Quentin Tarantino guy. For one, they tend to buy movies from overseas but instead of releasing them immediately, or in a timely manner, shelve the film for years with intentions of a future DVD release. Secondly, they’ll gratuitously change the title of the movie, usually add the word “Legend” to it if the movie happens to be Asian and contains any inkling of martial arts.

Now, the Weinsteins have made the brilliant decision to change the title of Phil Claydon’s horror-comedy “Lesbian Vampire Killers” to just “Vampire Killers” for its U.S. DVD release. Why? I told you, the Weinstein Company just doesn’t make good business decisions. Haven’t you been paying attention?

Obviously one of the real treats of the movie is its outrageous title. The film itself certainly lives up to the promise of lesbians, vampires, and killers. It’s got “cult hit” written all over it, but that was back when it was sporting the title “Lesbian Vampire Killers”. Granted, maybe taking one word out of a movie title isn’t the end of the world, but it sure reeks of going out of one’s way to pander to the mainstream that, in all likelihood, won’t bother watching a movie called “Vampire Killers” anyway.

Lesbians - check. Vampires - check. What more do you want?

Lesbians - check. Vampires - check. What more do you want?

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    SOOOOOO I got this movie coming down the pipe. It’s a low budget action flick called “Sexy chicks with Guns,” but I don’t think the title sells it. I think we should just change the title to “…With Guns” you know leave people wondering what it’s about. -From your friends at the Weinstein Corp

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      The sad part is? You’re probably not all that far off.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

        Oh I know. Look how long they sat on Outlander too and that was a great movie. ALot of good movies are getting the shaft. Trick ‘R Trea, Outlander, Blood and Bone.

  • Dedpool

    SOOOOOO I got this movie coming down the pipe. It’s a low budget action flick called “Sexy chicks with Guns,” but I don’t think the title sells it. I think we should just change the title to “…With Guns” you know leave people wondering what it’s about. -From your friends at the Weinstein Corp

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Nix

      The sad part is? You’re probably not all that far off.

      • Dedpool

        Oh I know. Look how long they sat on Outlander too and that was a great movie. ALot of good movies are getting the shaft. Trick ‘R Trea, Outlander, Blood and Bone.

  • J. James

    The weinstiens are lame as all hell! Screw them! I saw this movie and it reaks of style. Perfect combo of brit humor,comic book story telling, and gore. *spoiler* the only set back in my opinion is the fact that the blood isn’t red in the film…its white. This film is a little gem of a film and is worth watching for anyone thats up on their shit! The fact they are goin to drop the word “Lesbian” from the film title is stupid and misleading..i mean the film is about killing Lesbian Vampires!

  • J. James

    The weinstiens are lame as all hell! Screw them! I saw this movie and it reaks of style. Perfect combo of brit humor,comic book story telling, and gore. *spoiler* the only set back in my opinion is the fact that the blood isn’t red in the film…its white. This film is a little gem of a film and is worth watching for anyone thats up on their shit! The fact they are goin to drop the word “Lesbian” from the film title is stupid and misleading..i mean the film is about killing Lesbian Vampires!