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Count Dracula (1970)

Nachts, wenn Dracula erwacht (original title)
PG | | Horror | 1973 (USA)
Jess Franco's version of the Bram Stoker classic has Count Dracula as an old man who grows younger whenever he dines on the blood of young maidens.

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(as Jesse Franco)

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(story) (as Erik Krohenke), (screenplay)
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Jess Franco's version of the Bram Stoker classic has Count Dracula as an old man who grows younger whenever he dines on the blood of young maidens.

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Trivia

The DVD released in Germany has a Super-8mm Version (German language only), as a special feature on the disc. See more »

Goofs

The shadows of various crew members can be seen in several scenes throughout the movie, most noticeably in the first scene set in Renfield's cell. See more »

Quotes

Count Dracula: One of my race crossed the Danube a destroyed the Turkish host.Though sometimes beaten back he came again and again then at the end he came again for he alone could triumph.This was a Dracula indeed.
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The Most Faithful I've Seen
11 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This isn't a great movie, but probably the single most faithful screen adaptation of Bram Stoker's great story I've ever seen. It doesn't embellish or introduce a whole bunch of characters. It keeps the idea of Dracula being in an old man when we first meet him in Romania and getting younger as he drinks blood. I remember seeing it not too long after I had finished reading the book (the excellent annotated Dracula by Leonard Wolf (no relation)) and was hooked from start to finish. This is kind of an art house Dracula, faithful to story and spirit, short on special effect and expensive lighting. Kind of like Passolini's Gospel According to Matthew.


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