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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

Although the producer claims that Klaus Kinski was hoodwinked into playing Renfield when producers gave him a script with a fake title, director Jesús Franco says this was not true. See more »

Goofs

When Dracula and Harker pass in front of a mirror, the Count is holding a candelabra. Of course the Count has no reflection, but the candelabra should have been visible. See more »

Quotes

Count Dracula: [howling is heard from outside] The children of the night... what music they make.
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Connections

Version of Mystery and Imagination: Dracula (1968) See more »

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"My favorite Christopher Lee film of all time."
14 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

This film has many flaws and gaffs but that makes it all the more interesting! "Count Dracula" has a superior atmosphere and direction by Jess Franco. Christopher Lee gives an excellent performance as Dracula and Klaus Kinski is fantastic as the insane Renfield! This film is forgotten by today's film history and most people pass it as being a cheap, beyond low-budget horror film, but I see it through a different light.

Herbert Lom makes Dr. Van-Helsing so interesting, you can't stop watching. Another great thing about the film was the dark and gloomy sets such as the Borgo Pass and Castle Dracula.

The score for the film was superb, and it goes right together with the fantastic film.

I hope the people who read this take my word and just watch, "Count Dracula", for what it is. It's a film that shouldn't be forgotton.


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