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Blacula (1972)

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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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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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His bite was outta sight! 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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Film debut of Denise Nicholas'. See more »

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When Gordon and Jack arrive at the hospital where they confront the vampire woman taxi driver its the dead of night with no hint of sunrise. But moments later when they are struggling with the vampires the window blinds are pulled away and bright sunlight washes through the window, killing her. See more »

Quotes

Dracula: You shall pay, black prince. I shall place a curse of suffering on you that will doom you to a living hell. I curse you with my name. You shall be... Blacula!
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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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