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Count Dracula (1970)

Nachts, wenn Dracula erwacht (original title)
PG | | Horror | 12 October 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) | 2 more credits »
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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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Christopher Lee, who plays Dracula, and Herbert Lom, who plays Dr. Van Helsing, never saw each other during the filming. They shot all their joint scenes separately. See more »

Goofs

The story is set in the 19th Century. However, modern sidewalk painting can be clearly seen in some scenes. See more »

Quotes

Count Dracula: [howling is heard from outside] The children of the night... what music they make.
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References Horror of Dracula (1958) See more »

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Excellent version of Stoker's novel
10 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Filmed in Spain and Germany, 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. This movie is quite faithful to the novel, unlike so many other Dracula films of the period. Starring screen legend Christopher Lee as Count Dracula, it also features Franco regulars Soledad Miranda, Fred Williams, Maria Rohm, Jack Taylor, Klaus Kinski, and Paul Müller. Franco appears in the film (as he does in many of his movies) as a servant to Professor Van Helsing. Franco contributes great direction and a perfectly eerie atmosphere to this low-budget film, which was one of Soledad's most prominent international roles. The talented cast and direction, as well as a fantastic score by Bruno Nicolai, make this one of the best filmed versions of the Dracula story and a great companion to Francis Ford Coppola's version made decades later.


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