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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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Tina / Luva
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Michelle
Thalmus Rasulala ...
Dr. Gordon Thomas
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Lt. Jack Peters
Charles Macaulay ...
Emily Yancy ...
Nancy
Lance Taylor Sr. ...
Swenson
Ted Harris ...
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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Storyline

Blacula is the story of Manuwalde, an African Prince. This movie presents a modern version of the classic Dracula story in a very chilling and inventive way. In 1780, after visiting Count Dracula, Manuwalde is turned into a vampire and locked in a coffin.. The scene shifts to 1972, when two antique collectors transport the coffin to Los Angeles. The two men open the coffin and unleash Blacula on the city of Los Angeles. Blacula soon finds Tina, who is his wife, Luva, reincarnated, and gains her love. Tina's friend, Dr. Gordon, discovers Blacula is a vampire and hunts him down. Written by Clint Poskozim <Kuest000@aol.com>

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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)  »

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Blacula - den sorte vampyr  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The group performing in the club is The Hues Corporation. See more »

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Blacula has only just been released from a 200-year-long imprisonment yet when Nancy takes his picture at the club, he knows what a camera is. 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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What the World Knows
Performed by The Hues Corporation
Written by Wally Holmes
Produced by Wally Holmes and Norman Ratner
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William Marshall is a very good vampire...
21 January 2004 | by (New Haven, CT) – See all my reviews

When you consider the fact that this movie was saddled with a low budget, a title that--while certainly apropos--is essentially a punch line, and all the constraints that low budget-dom entail... this is a pretty good movie. William Marshall is very good (the 'this will be your tomb' line is delivered as convincinly as any Chris Lee utterance) and was certainly worthy of the role of Bl(Dr)acula. The era of the film provides its own fun. 7/10. The sequel is better on all counts: more scary, campy, funny, visually interesting and sexy.


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