Count Dracula

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Synopsis

This doggedly faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel about a vampiric nobleman was helmed by cult director Jesus Franco. Despite its textual loyalty and atmospheric photography by Manuel Merino, the film -- a co-production from Spain, Italy, Germany, and Liechtenstein -- is plodding and dull. Even Christopher Lee (in an uncharacteristically weak performance as Dracula), Klaus Kinski (as the mad Renfield), and seven credited screenwriters cannot make this confused, distant film worthwhile. Cult filmmaker Bruno Mattei edited the Italian version, and scenes were later used in Calvin Floyd's In Search of Dracula. Among several different versions are prints running 100, 98, and 86 minutes. Franco appears as a servant to Professor Van Helsing (Herbert Lom), and though certainly literate, the film nevertheless fails as both horror and drama. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

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Release Date
12/15/15 
Studio
Severin
MPAA Rating
NR -- Not rated
Length
1 hour, 38 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
Region
  • Blu-ray region A (North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia)
Video Features
  • Disc 1
  • Audio Commentary with Horror Historian David Del Valle and Actress Maria Rohm
  • Beloved Count - Interview with Director Jess Franco
  • A Conversation with Jack Taylor
  • Handsome Harker - Interview with Actor Fred Williams
  • Stake Holders - An appreciation of Jess Franco's Count Dracula by Filmmaker Christophe Gans
  • German Trailer
  • Disc 2
  • Cuadecuc, Vampir -
  • Pere Portabella's expressionistic behind-the-scenes feature film
Number of Discs
2

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