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Dracula

(DVD - 1999 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Dracula


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After a naive real estate agent succumbs to the will of the Count, the two head to London where the vampire hopes to stroll among respectable society by day and search for potential victims by night.
Title: Dracula
[videorecording]
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal,, c1999
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (179 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: The road to Dracula, an origianl documentary ; feature commentary with film historian David J. Skal ; new score by Philip Glass performed by Kronos Quartet ; poster and photo montage ; production notes ; cast and filmmakers ; theatrical trailer ; Universal web link
Includes theatrical trailer
DVD release of the 1931 motion pictures
Based on the novel by Bram Stoker and the play adapted by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston
This DVD features the restored version, a version with new music by Philip Glass and the original full-length Spanish version
Summary: After a naive real estate agent succumbs to the will of the Count, the two head to London where the vampire hopes to stroll among respectable society by day and search for potential victims by night.
Additional Contributors: Stoker, Bram - Dracula - 1847-1912
Balderston, John L. - Dracula - 1899-1954 - (John Lloyd),
Deane, Hamilton - Dracula
Glass, Philip
Frye, Dwight - 1899-1943
Manners, David - 1901-1998
Chandler, Helen - 1906-1965
Lugosi, Bela - 1882-1956
Kohner, Paul
Melford, George - d. 1961
Fort, Garrett
Laemmle, Carl - 1908-1979
Browning, Tod - 1882-1962
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Kronos Quartet
ISBN: 9780783227450
0783227450
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Dr
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Report This Jun 09, 2013
  • MyEvilTwin rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Released in 1931 - I think Dracula is something of a rare phenomenon, in that, over 80 years have now passed and it still remains one of the most compelling horror movies ever made._____ This bit of eerie fascination for Dracula cannot only be credited to the fine direction by Tod Browning (as well as this film's absolutely spectacular sets and excellent production values), but, it's also directly attributed to the mesmerizing performance given by Bela Lugosi in the title role._____ This 2-DVD set also contains the Spanish-speaking, sister production of Dracula released in the same year, which was filmed simultaneously with the Hollywood version - At night, using the very same sets._____ Featuring an all-Spanish cast, this film's Dracula was played by actor Carlos Villar who clearly didn't have the acting chops needed to project the same level of sinister evilness that Lugosi did._____ Both filmed in b&w, the Spanish version of Dracula is 103 minutes long, while the Hollywood version is only 75 minutes.

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Dracula (1931) - trailer

Report This Feb 24, 2013
  • Red_Sox rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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