Release date: 1993
I had been left a comment on my review of Czech film Upír Z Feratu by Stuart Hample letting me know about Svatba Upírů – also known as the Vampire Wedding. At the time I found some subtitles online but could not track down the film (though I believe it has had a Czech DVD release).
A Czech friend of mine finally got me together with the film (the version I saw is from a TV broadcast I believe). I have to say that the fan made subtitles are rough and quite literal in places. As the film is somewhat of a comedy this is a little problematic but I have taken that into account. Indeed the comedy element (and the feel of the film generally) seemed to be comparable to the Fearless Vampire Killers - indeed at one point other vampires in the Carpathians are mentioned, as is their leader, one Count Polanski. This fits in with Stuart’s comment, which mentioned Polanski’s opus. The film is said to be based on the works of Sheridan Le Fanu but this is at a very vague level.
|Rudolf Hrusinský as Richard Bancroft|
|Olivie and Count Kronberg|
|shot in coffin|
|biting a foot|
Very much worth hunting down, however. 7 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.