Now this is just silly. Shock Till You Drop is reporting that combination distributors Vivendi Entertainment and The Weinstein Company have seen fit to reduce the British horror/comedy title Lesbian Vampire Killers to simply Vampire Killers when it comes out later this year on DVD in the US of A. I'm not the biggest fan of the movie - I think its plot of two idiot men who stumble into dealings with femme-exclusive vamps and ancient curses has some half-hearted laughs and some scantily clad ladies, but is otherwise nothing special - but this decision is flabbergasting to me, because, well, why bother?

It's not as if the movie is widely popular to begin with, but the only reason it has what little recognition it does is because of the name Lesbian Vampire Killers. A christening like that comes with a certain set of expectations and a certain built in demographic, to call it just Vampire Killers is to retroactively neuter the very reason it exists in the first place. I understand the logic behind this re-title less than I understand how to forge the phallic-shaped handle of the sword used to kill the she-vamps in the movie. It's just the DVD release, for crying out loud.
categories Dvds, Horror