Once Bitten opened in the United States in November of 1985, followed by West Germany in 1986, and then cut a swath through France, Poland, and Eastern Europe—closely following the brutal, destructive path of Hitler's Third Reich during World War II. It has since played throughout the world, where people of all races, creeds and religions have joined in the communal experience of not laughing at my jokes:

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Worldwide Releases and Dates
Country Title Release Date
USA Once Bitten 15 November 1985
Australia Once Bitten 8 May 1986
Sweden En lady på bettet 30 May 1986
West Germany Einmal beißen bitte 21 August 1986
Austria (alternative spelling) Einmal beissen bitte 21 August 1986
Spain Mordiscos peligrosos 25 May 1987
Spain (Barcelona) Mordiscos Peligrosos 30 July 1987
Portugal A Primeira Dentada 2 December 1988
Italy Se ti mordo... sei mio 1985
France (theatrical); Canada (DVD) Séduction á pleines dents 1985
France (video title) Vampire Forever 1996 (PFC Vidéo)
Poland (theatrical) Raz ugryziona 15 listopada 1985 (świat)
Chile (video title) ¡Muerde, Vampira...Muerde! 1987
Poland (DVD title) Pocałunek księźniczki
Brazil Procura-se Rapaz Virgem
Finland Yksi puraisu
Hungary Csak egy harapás
Russia, Kazakhstan, Latvia Однажды Укушенный
Japan ワンス・ビトゥン 恋のチューチューバンパイア 1995 (Theatrical)




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Press Kit and Publicity Photos

German Lobby Cards

Einmal beißen bitte premiered in West Germany on 21 August 1986, creating the only night in history in which free West Germans were escaping over the Berlin Wall into repressive East Germany—just to avoid seeing the film.

Lobby Card (India)

Continuity Photos
In 2011, the film's continuity script (for makeup, hair, clothes, etc.) went up for auction on eBay. The 118 page production script is dated February 8, 1985 and features many highlighted sections -- and page after page of attached continuity Polaroids of the actors. I bid $500 (actually $501.01, to be precise), thinking that no sane person would outbid me at that price... and lost to these guys: Screen Used Movie Props and Wardrobe. Months later (unbeknownst to me), they re-sold it... for $150 less than I had bid on eBay! Nice business model, film nerds! (UPDATE: They're out of business -- and whoever bought it doesn't appear to be using the images for promotional or publishing purposes, so if you're reading this: CONTACT ME!) Here are a few images from the auction. The first seven are from the original sale on eBay, and the rest are from the auction site:

Deleted Scenes

The following photos are from: A) a graveyard scene that was never filmed (however, publicity photos were still taken), and B) a wedding scene from a dream sequence that was filmed but cut after test screenings. Part of the cut footage can also be seen in the film's trailer. (Countess: "How would you like to spend eternity with me?" Mark: "I can't. I've gotta to go to college.")

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