Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

PG  |   |  Fantasy, Horror  |  17 November 1972 (USA)
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Johnny Alucard raises Count Dracula from the dead in London in 1972. The Count goes after the descendants of Van Helsing.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Coles ...
Marsha A. Hunt ...
Gaynor (as Marsha Hunt)
Janet Key ...
William Ellis ...
Joe Mitcham
Philip Miller ...
David Andrews ...
Detective Sergeant
Lally Bowers ...
Constance Luttrell ...
Mrs. Donnelly
Michael Daly ...


In London 1872 - the final battle between Lawrence van Helsing and Count Dracula on top of a coach results in Dracula dying from a stake made from the remains of a wooden wheel. Lawrence dies from his wounds and, as he is buried, a servant of Dracula buries the remains of the stake by the grave and keeps a bottle of Dracula's ashes and the ring. One hundred years later, the colourful 1972, Johnny, the great-grandson of the servant joins up with a "group" containing Jessica, the grand-daughter of the present vampire hunter, Abraham van Helsing and with their unknowing help resurrect Dracula in the 20th Century who is determined to destroy the house of Van Helsing, but who can believe that The king of the Vampires really exists and is alive - in 20th Century London? Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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The Count is back, with an eye for London's hotpants . . . and a taste for everything See more »


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Release Date:

17 November 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dracula jagt Mini-Mädchen  »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Michael Coles would later reprise his role as Inspector Murray in The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973). Besides Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, he was the only actor to play the same character in more than one Hammer "Dracula" film. See more »


Jessica refers to Lawrence Van Helsing as her great-grandfather. However, he was actually her great-great-grandfather. See more »


Professor Van Helsing: A treatise on the black mass? What do you want with this?
Jessica Van Helsing: Oh, just a quiet bit of mind blowing.
Professor Van Helsing: Jessica, this is not a subject to mess around with. These are scientific works.
Jessica Van Helsing: You can buy that sort of stuff in almost any shady bookshop in Soho. I think it's all kinky.
Professor Van Helsing: What's that?
Jessica Van Helsing: Weird, man. Way out. I mean, spooks, hobgoblins, black magic. All that sort of stuff.
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Crazy Credits

The words "Rest in Final Peace" appear on screen before the end credits roll. See more »


Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Scream Queens (1996) See more »


""Black Mass: An Electric Storm in Hell" (uncredited)
Music by Delia Derbyshire, Brian Hodgson, David Vorhaus and Paul Lytton
Performed by White Noise
Courtesy of Island Records
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Hey man , this movie is so far out .........
19 June 2006 | by (Melling Merseyside England) – See all my reviews

Been reading the other comments of this film For some reason over the years various film critics and horror film book authors have been unjustly mean to this film. I mean you have Peter and Christopher together which is always a good start. A couple of smashing birds ( note the 70's lingo ) in Stephanie Beacham and Marsha Hunt and an absolute corker in the very sexy Caroline Munro ( who of course also advertised Lamb's Navy Rum , did a Bond Movie and perhaps the pinnacle of her career appeared as one of the hostesses with Ted Rogers and Dusty Bin on 3 2 1 ) I love the music too all very 70's. Christopher Neame's death scene was superb as was the final fight between Pete and Chris ( with that crazy 70's music once again ) is very well staged. Although Mr. Cushing looks as he's going to collapse going up and down those spiral steps.

The hilarious 70's costumes on the blokes look like they might have once belonged to Richard O'Sullivan in Man About the House. One chap spends the whole film dressed as some kind of 'kinky' monk.

The crazy 70's lingo is very funny and the group at the beginning at the party 'Stoneground ' well I'm just lost for words.

All in all I think this film is an absolute corker. If you haven't seen ignore the negative comments sit down and enjoy it.

I think it's a corker.

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