Count Alucard (read his name backwards) finds his way from Budapest to the swamps of the Deep South; his four nemeses are a medical doctor, a university professor, a jilted fiancé and the woman he loves.
Lon Chaney Jr.,
At the Gotham City library, Barbara Gordon helps Bruce Wayne find a book on butterflies so he can prove a point to a friend, a millionaire explorer. As Bruce and his youthful ward, Dick ... See full summary »
Most people will go through their entire lives without seeing a single film with truly breathtaking beauty and astonishing grace in construction. I myself was in danger of being one of those people until the day this movie appeared before me. Never before had my breath been so taken away by a film, a series of frames recorded on thin tape, and never again would I be able to truly say that I was touched to my very soul by veritable cinematic excellence.
The pure, undeniable genius of the simplicity of this film is staggering; The concept of a city's greatest superhero, Batman, combating a universal and eternal villain, Dracula, seems simple to the observer but, in fact, makes for a spectacular mind-altering experience.
Symbolism is consistently artfully drawn between Batman's bat-like nature and Dracula's own bat-like ways. If batman spreads his wings in a fearsome display, frequently it will be paralleled with Dracula's mystical transformation into the flying rodent.
I won't give away the surprising ending, but I will say that the battle betweeen good and evil bats is a clash of titans not to be missed. If you ever see this film gracing the shelves of a respectable movie-renting establishment, don't pass up the opportunity! If this movie doesn't make imdb's top 10 within three years, i'll be extremely surprised.
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