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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

This is the first film in which, like in the novel, Dracula begins as an old man and becomes younger as he feeds. See more »

Goofs

The opening text (at least in the Spanish version) states that Bram Stoker first published "Dracula" "50 years ago". According to the filming time of this movie, that would be 1920. However, "Dracula" was first published in 1897. See more »

Quotes

Count Dracula: [howling is heard from outside] The children of the night... what music they make.
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Version of Van Helsing (2004) See more »

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This film has the requisite quality of "creepiness."
12 August 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Despite some relatively poor production values, this film has the requisite quality of "creepiness" that any good Dracula film really should have. Kinski is fine. This is also Christopher Lee's most accurate performance as the Count. Too bad the editing is so jumpy. It's almost like watching a documentary, or an antique silent film (but with sound). If they had just invested a little more money, this could have become "the" authentic film adaptation of the novel. As it stands, it is only for real devotees of the genre.


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