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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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User Reviews:
The last great Dracula movie? See more (59 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)
June Palmer ... Redhead Prostitute (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
Nick 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
 

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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:GP (certificate #22364) (original rating) | USA:R (re-rating) (2004)

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Trivia:
The film was originally not going to feature Dracula at all, much like The Brides of Dracula (1960), due to Christopher Lee becoming increasingly reluctant to reprise the role and the producers not expecting to be able to convince him to do so. Lee's increasing salary demands were also a factor. Ralph bates would have played the lead. The script was rewritten to include Dracula after the producers were finally able to coax Lee back to the role after Warner-Seven Arts refused to back the film without the actor's participation.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the prologue Weller hears a series of earsplitting, bloodcurdling screams, which lead him to witness Dracula's demise. However, whilst impaled on the cross during Dracula Has Risen From The Grave, the Count makes little in the way of noise - gasps rather than ear-piercing shrieks capable of pervading through the dead of night.See more »
Quotes:
Dracula:[screaming at Alice] I have no further use for you!See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The last great Dracula movie?, 18 July 2004
Author: david-697 from Stockton, England

At one point this was planned as a `Dracula-free' Dracula movie (along the lines of `Brides Of Dracula' or `Kiss Of The Vampire'), fortunately the American backers had more sense and demanded the inclusion of Mr Lee. I say fortunately, as I think that `Taste The Blood Of Dracula' is Lee's second-best outing in the role (just behind the classic 1958 `Dracula').

Peter Sasdy is a highly imaginative, but sadly unappreciated director and he makes the most of a strong script. The cast is impressive, a strong mixture of established character actors (Keene, Carson, Sallis etc) and fresh faces (Hayden, Blair, and Bates) and there is no weak links. Hayden (an iconic figure in the early ‘seventies) and Blair in particular give memorable performances.

From the edgy, blackly comic pre-credit sequence on-wards, this movie rarely misses a step. The only exception being the climax, which seems to me to be more than slightly confusing and unclear. This however is just a minor grip, as this movie is in my opinion the last great Dracula movie (and head and shoulders above the previous film in this cycle, the very dull `Dracula has risen From The Grave') and a highpoint of late Hammer Horror.

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