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Taste the Blood of Dracula -- Three elderly distinguished gentlemen are searching for some excitementin their boring borgoueis lives and gets in contact with one of countDracula's servants.
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Director:
Writers:
Anthony Hinds (screenplay)
Bram Stoker (based on the character created by)
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Release Date:
7 June 1970 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
DRINK A PINT OF BLOOD A DAY See more »
Plot:
Three middle-aged distinguished gentlemen are searching for some excitement in their boring bourgeois... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Chronicling Hammer's "Dracula" Movies! See more (63 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Lee ... Dracula
Geoffrey Keen ... William Hargood
Gwen Watford ... Martha Hargood
Linda Hayden ... Alice Hargood

Peter Sallis ... Samuel Paxton

Anthony Higgins ... Paul Paxton (as Anthony Corlan)

Isla Blair ... Lucy Paxton
John Carson ... Jonathon Secker

Martin Jarvis ... Jeremy Secker

Ralph Bates ... Lord Courtley

Roy Kinnear ... Weller
Michael Ripper ... Cobb
Russell Hunter ... Felix
Shirley Jaffe ... Hargood's Maid
Keith Marsh ... Father
Peter May ... Son
Reginald Barratt ... Vicar
Madeline Smith ... Dolly (as Maddy Smith)
Lai Ling ... Chinese girl
Malaika Martin ... Snake girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amber Blare ... Bordello Girl (uncredited)
Vicky Gillespie ... Bordello Girl (uncredited)
Juba Kennerley ... Cafe Royal Patron (uncredited)
Jim O'Brady ... Mission Hall Diner (uncredited)
June Palmer ... Redhead Prostitute (uncredited)
Dido Plumb ... Mission Hall Diner (uncredited)
John Tatum ... Cafe Royal Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Sasdy 
 
Writing credits
Anthony Hinds (screenplay) (as John Elder)

Bram Stoker (based on the character created by)

Produced by
Aida Young .... producer
 
Original Music by
James Bernard 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Grant (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Chris Barnes 
 
Art Direction by
Scott MacGregor 
 
Makeup Department
Mary Bredin .... hairdressing supervisor
Gerry Fletcher .... make-up supervisor
 
Production Management
Christopher Sutton .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Whitehurst .... assistant director
Nicholas Granby .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Lindsey C. Vickers .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Arthur Banks .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Ron Barron .... sound recordist
Roy Hyde .... sound editor
Tony Lumkin .... recording supervisor
Dennis Whitlock .... dubbing mixer
Keith Batten .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Brian Johnson .... special effects (as Brian Johncock)
Bob Archer .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Terry Schubert .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Mike Tilley .... special effects team (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Les Bowie .... matte painter (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Peter Brace .... stunts (uncredited)
Peter Diamond .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Binney .... camera operator (uncredited)
Bob Jordan .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brian Owen-Smith .... wardrobe master
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
Philip Martell .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Geraldine Lawton .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual content/nudity and brief violence (re-rating) (2004)
Runtime:
USA:91 min | UK:95 min (uncut)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2005) | Finland:(Banned) (1970) | Ireland:15 | Italy:VM18 | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:R (re-rating) (2004) | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Trivia:
This was Ralph Bates's first of five Hammer films. The others were The Horror of Frankenstein (1970), Lust for a Vampire (1971), Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971) and Fear in the Night (1972).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When Hargood has forbidden Alice to go out and sends her to her room, he goes back to his newspaper and reads it upside down. (about 9'30" after beginning)See more »
Quotes:
Dracula:They have destroyed my servant. They will be destroyed...See more »

5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Chronicling Hammer's "Dracula" Movies!, 12 May 2005
Author: Stargazer59 from United Kingdom

It's open to debate, and that's part of the problem and fun with cataloguing such things accurately, but I've always believed there to be seven films in the Hammer "Dracula" cycle. Although "Brides of Dracula" has Dracula in its title, and good though it is, the Count's absence from this film surely excludes it from being part of the canon, strictly speaking. I include the two "modern" takes that Hammer took on the story. They reunite Lee as Dracula with Cushing as nemesis Van Helsing for the first time in the series since its début and thus give the feel of the cycle having come full circle.

Based on the aforementioned, this would make my personal favourite, "Taste the Blood of Dracula", the fourth of the seven and thus the middle film of the cycle. The "Frankenstein" series also comprises seven and its middle film, "Frankenstein Created Woman", covers the same territory as this Dracula movie, namely Victorian values and three aristocrats who get what's coming to them!!! I'm sure it wasn't planned this way, at least not from the outset, but there is a kind of beauty to viewing them with this sequence in mind. There is no lumbering monster in this Frankenstein film which makes it atypical of its series just as, without many of the familiar trappings we have come to expect such as priests, suspicious villagers and disgruntled coach drivers, "Taste the Blood of Dracula" is also atypical.

Alas, my argument isn't watertight! Although Dracula isn't mentioned in the title, in "The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires", released by Hammer after their last "official" Dracula movie "The Satanic Rites of Dracula", the character is included although this time not played by Christopher Lee. Therefore, it could be argued there are eight films in the cycle, nine if one still wishes to include "Brides of Dracula", and therein lies the problem. It is impossible, however desirable, to pin an exact number of films to the sequence!

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