Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride

Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride

Christopher Lee
Director: Alan Gibson Cast: Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee
, Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing
, Michael Coles
Michael Coles
Alan Gibson


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The final installment in Hammer Studios' Dracula series is also the least interesting of the lot. A fairly direct follow-up to Dracula A.D. 1972, this sequel finds the Count (Christopher Lee) developing a potent strain of bubonic plague which he and his devil-worshipping disciples plan to release from 1970's London to wipe out nearly all life on earth. His efforts are challenged once again by the dedicated Dr. Van Helsing (Peter Cushing), leading to a rather uninvolving climax. Despite the always-welcome presence of Lee and Cushing, this installment plays too flagrantly with the time-honored Hammer Gothic formula, giving Dracula actual dialogue and surrounding the leads with a dull, amateurish supporting cast -- with the possible exception of Joanna Lumley (later of BBC-TV's Absolutely Fabulous). This also marked Lee's final performance as the Count and signaled the beginning of the end for Hammer's horror heyday. Also known as Satanic Rites of Dracula and Dracula is Dead and Well and Living in London.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827893928
Original Release: 1973
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 20,663

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christopher Lee Count Dracula
Peter Cushing Prof. Lorrimer Van Helsing
Michael Coles Insp. Murray
William Franklyn Torrence
Fred Jones Prof. Keeley
Joanna Lumley Jessica
Richard Vernon Col. Matthews
Patrick Barr Lord Carradine
Richard Mathews Poiier
Lockwood West Freeborne
Maurice O'Connell Hanson
Valerie VanOst Jane
Barbara Yu Ling Chin Yang
Pauline Peart Vampire Girl
John Harvey Commissionaire
Marc Zuber Guard 1
Paul Weston & His Orchestra Guard 2

Technical Credits
Alan Gibson Director,Producer
Chris Barnes Editor
John Cacavas Score Composer
Lionel Couch Art Director
Claude Hitchcock Sound/Sound Designer
Don Houghton Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Brian Probyn Cinematographer
Roy Skeggs Producer

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