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Count Dracula

Count Dracula

Christopher Lee
Director: Jesùs Franco Cast: Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee
, Klaus Kinski
Klaus Kinski
, Soledad Miranda
Soledad Miranda
Jesùs Franco

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Overview

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.


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Product Details

Release Date: 12/15/2015
UPC: 0663390000830
Original Release: 1970
Source: Severin
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 2:53:00
Sales rank: 28,044

Special 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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christopher Lee Count Dracula
Klaus Kinski Renfield
Soledad Miranda Lucy
Maria Rohm Mina
Herbert Lom Van Helsing
Jack Taylor Actor
Fred Williams Actor
Judi Bowker Actor
Teresa Gimpera Actor
Paul Muller Actor

Technical Credits
Jesùs Franco Director,Screenwriter
Dietmar Behnke Screenwriter
Milo G. Cuccia Screenwriter
Carlo Fadda Screenwriter
Augusto Finocchi Screenwriter
Bruno Mattei Editor
Manuel Merino Cinematographer
Bruno Nicolai Score Composer
Derek Parsons Editor
Harry Alan Towers Producer,Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Count Dracula
1. Opening Titles [1:30]
2. Sinister Forebodings [5:14]
3. A Journey Through the Borgo Pass [6:27]
4. Enter Freely And Of Your Own Will [3:45]
5. Children of the Night [4:04]
6. Dracula's Reluctant Guest [6:06]
7. Harker's Escape [5:31]
8. Renfield [4:57]
9. Mina and Lucy Arrive [3:56]
10. The Seduction of Lucy [4:30]
11. The Second Night [6:50]
12. The Horrors of Renfield [5:43]
13. Lucy's Final Moments [4:15]
14. His Name Is Dracula [4:19]
15. The Graveyard Stake Out [5:15]
16. In Search of Dracula [7:20]
17. A Night at the Opera [4:14]
18. The Count Flees [5:55]
19. The Final Showdown [6:28]
20. Closing Titles [:40]
Disc #2 -- Cuadecuc Vampir
1. Chapter 1 [9:20]
2. Chapter 2 [13:22]
3. Chapter 3 [10:14]
4. Chapter 4 [10:24]
5. Chapter 5 [10:44]
6. Chapter 6 [9:02]
7. Chapter 7 [3:04]

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