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.