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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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Laura
Janet Key ...
Anna
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Joe Mitcham
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Lally Bowers ...
Matron
Constance Luttrell ...
Mrs. Donnelly
Michael Daly ...
Charles
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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 Time: Now. The Place: Kings Road, Chelsea. The Killer: Count Dracula. See more »

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Fantasy | Horror

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17 November 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dracula jagt Mini-Mädchen  »

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Trivia

Lawrence Van Helsing was born on July 12, 1814 and died on September 18, 1872. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Joe Mitcham: Is there anybody down there wishing to talk to anyone up here? Ooh, it's for you, Sapphire!
Gaynor: That gig went out with mini-skirts, you schlep.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Follows Scars of Dracula (1970) See more »

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You Better Come Through
Written by Tim Barnes
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I Can Dig It!

I love this film. It is a wonderful Hammer vampire story put in the seventies, with swinging girls and guys, the hippie culture(of sorts), and ancient old nemesises Dracula and Van Helsing. The opening is one of the best in the Hammer tradition as we see Dracula and Van Helsing battling in the 1800's on a carraige. Now, do not get me wrong. The film is dated very much, and it is somewhat implausible. But Peter Cushing is in top form and his performance as the descendant of Van Helsing is worth seeing the film alone. Add some very pretty(and busty) Hammer beauties like Caroline Munro and Stephanie Beacham...and Christopher Lee as the antogonist and it's a can't-miss.


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