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An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles.

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Dr. Gordon Thomas
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Lt. Jack Peters
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Emily Yancy ...
Nancy
Lance Taylor Sr. ...
Swenson
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Bobby McCoy
Rick Metzler ...
Billy Schaffer
Ji-Tu Cumbuka ...
Skillet (as Jitu Cumbuka)
Logan Field ...
Sgt. Barnes
Ketty Lester ...
Juanita Jones
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Sam (as Elisha Cook)
Eric Brotherson ...
Real Estate Agent
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Interior decorators buy the coffin of an African prince bitten by Dracula centuries before and bring it back to Los Angeles. The African prince starts feeding his hunger while following a woman who looks like his departed wife. Written by Anonymous

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Warm, young bodies will feed his hunger, and hot, fresh blood his awful thirst! See more »

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25 August 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blacula - den sorte vampyr  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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The group performing in the club is The Hues Corporation. See more »

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In the opening fight scene, some candles are knocked out of a candelabra on the table only to return in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Waitress: [to Mamuwalde] Hi! What'll you have?
Mamuwalde: Make it a Bloody Mary.
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Version of Great Performances: Count Dracula (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

There He Is Again
Performed by The Hues Corporation
Written by Wally Holmes
Produced by Wally Holmes and Norman Ratner
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William Marshall lifted this film...
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...from the standards of Blaxploitation movies of the time. The movie itself is more comical than scary (which is why I love it), but William Marshall brought a sense of dignity to his role of Mamawalde. In fact, it was his idea to change the main character from a jive-talking Black vampire to a tormented former king with a rich and tragic past. In the end, you actually feel sorry for him. This is an underrated film that is much better than it's avertizements would suggest. Though it may not be the best vampire/horror flick in the world, and it takes liberty with historical facts (a slave trade in Transylvania?!) it does contain a rather touching love story. With that being said, I have to admit that this movie also contains some of the most hilarious dialogue I've heard in a monster movie.

"Hey, man, that's a baaad cape!"

"A bat! A BAT! A GIANT BAAAT!!"

"Hey, where's that big dude with the cape?......AAAAH!"

"Suddeny I find your Congnac to be as...distasteful as your manner!"

And a load of others that, for censorship reasons, I probably cannot repeat here.

I recommend this movie to anyone who wants to have a spooky, retro good time.


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