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Scars of Dracula -- Christopher Lee returns to his signature role in this Hammer Studios production, the last of their period era Dracula films. In it, a young lothario named Paul is chased from his girlfriend's birthday party because of an earlier tryst with the local Burgomaster's daughter. Ending up asleep in the back of a carriage, Paul is unwittingly driven to Dracula's castle.
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Anthony Hinds (screenplay)
Bram Stoker (based on the character created by)
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Release Date:
23 December 1970 (USA) See more »
A young man, Paul Carlson, is on a trip and spends the night at count Dracula's castle. Needless to say... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Christopher Lee ... Dracula

Dennis Waterman ... Simon
Jenny Hanley ... Sarah
Christopher Matthews ... Paul

Patrick Troughton ... Klove
Michael Gwynn ... Priest
Michael Ripper ... Landlord
Wendy Hamilton ... Julie
Anouska Hempel ... Tania

Delia Lindsay ... Alice
Bob Todd ... Burgomaster
Toke Townley ... Elderly Waggoner
David Leland ... First Officer

Richard Durden ... Second Officer
Morris Bush ... Farmer
Margo Boht ... Landlord's Wife
Clive Barrie ... Fat Young Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Olga Anthony ... Girl at Party (uncredited)
George Innes ... Servant (uncredited)
Nikki Van der Zyl ... Sarah Framsen (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Ward Baker 
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
Moray Grant (director of photography)
Film Editing by
James Needs 
Art Direction by
Scott MacGregor  (as Scott Macgregor)
Makeup Department
Heather Nurse .... make-up assistant
Wally Schneiderman .... make-up supervisor
Pearl Tipaldi .... hairdressing supervisor
Production Management
Tom Sachs .... 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
Tony Baines .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Don Picton .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Edward Rodrigo .... props buyer (uncredited)
Bob White .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ron Barron .... sound recordist
Roy Hyde .... sound editor
Tony Lumkin .... recording supervisor
Dennis Whitlock .... dubbing mixer
David Crozier .... boom operator (uncredited)
Colin Needs .... assistant dubbing editor (uncredited)
Barry Reed .... sound maintenance (uncredited)
David Tappenden .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Roger Dicken .... special effects
Eddie Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Binney .... camera operator
Roderick Barron .... clapper (uncredited)
Roderick Barron .... loader (uncredited)
Joe Pearce .... still photographer (uncredited)
Bob Stilwell .... focus puller (uncredited)
Peter Woods .... camera grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Nightingale .... wardrobe mistress
Don Mothersill .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Stephen Hyde .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Adrian McDonald .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
Other crew
Betty Harley .... continuity
Philip Campbell .... unit runner (uncredited)
Ken Gordon .... production accountant (uncredited)
Stuart King .... assistant production accountant (uncredited)
Chris Nixon .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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96 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Australia:M | Finland:K-15 (2008) | Finland:(Banned) (1971) | Germany:16 (re-rating) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | Netherlands:16 (DVD rating) (2007) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:X (original rating) | USA:R (certificate #22613) | West Germany:18

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This is Michael Ripper's third consecutive appearance in a Hammer "Dracula" film, given that he previously played Max in Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) and Inspector Cobb in Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970). He is the only person other than Christopher Lee to appear in all three films. He also played a coachman in The Brides of Dracula (1960), in which Lee did not appear.See more »
Revealing mistakes: During a close-up of one of the mutilated corpses in the church, it is possible to see a pulse in the victim's neck.See more »
Paul Carlson:Hey! Hey, up there! Help! There's no way out! Help!See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A more sadistic Dracula, 5 August 2004
Author: rams_lakers from Colorado

In this movie we see Dracula burn his servant with a hot sword and stab his female vampire slave to death with a knife.

Christopher Lee had said this was the weakest and most unconvincing of the series. Perhaps he said that before "AD 72" and Satanic Rites" came out? He commented that the makeup was wrong. Was it "Vampires do NOT wear pancake!"? He didn't like the way they had him "biting" the victim. Biting more than once is chewing, is it not? He also complained that instead of writing a story around Dracula, they write it then try to fit Dracula into it.

This movie did have its moments. At least they put in a Stoker scene with him climbing the walls, though it looked a bit weird. He was bent over hobbling on the wall like he had something heavy on his back. Imagine him crawling up the way they showed Langela (Dracula 1979) doing it - from that angle. That would have been sweet.

The bat looked fake, the knife looked rubber, the burning castle looked like an obvious miniature with a big candle in it, the lightning hitting Dracula at the end was an obvious stunt man with a really bad (Michael Myers?) mask and the church scene after the bat attack was disturbing. I agree that the supporting actors were a bit over-matched against the Count. There is no expert vampire hunter in this, just two brothers (one being the third vampire hunter named "Paul" in the series) and that weak priest. I'll give this 5 stars out of 10, an average rating.

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