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

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Dracula meets modern day London - with great results!
11 April 2005 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

For the sixth film in the hugely popular Dracula series, Hammer have opted to keep the story seen in the other five films relatively similar to usual - i.e. Dracula gets resurrected, goes on the rampage and then gets defeated again, but this time the action has been moved away from the staple Gothic settings of the earlier films and into a more contemporary setting - namely, swinging 70's London! The problem with Hammer's Dracula series is that they're all a bit similar, so this new setting has injected some much needed new blood into the series, and while this effort is patchy and more than a little messy - on the whole I rate this as one of the best of the series and a huge treat for Hammer fans! This entry in the series is also notable for the fact that the two main stars of the original are together again in a Dracula film for the first time since then. Seeing Christopher Lee as Dracula is always a treat, but it's even more so when you've got Peter Cushing as Van Helsing in the same movie!

As the story has been brought forward a few centuries, Cushing now stars as a descendant of his original character while Lee still takes up the role of the immortal count. Both of these great actors do their usual thing, and it's great to see two men enjoying their craft. As usual, Lee doesn't get all that much screen time; but every moment he's on screen is excellent, and many of the Dracula scenes in this movie are among the best of the series. Keeping in with their usual thing, the majority of the cast is made up of unknowns; but this time there's a big stand out - Christopher Neame in the role of Dracula's disciple; Johnny Alucard (Dracula spelt backwards!). Neame is gloriously over the top and his performance is another delight in this already delightful movie. The ending is a little bit disappointing, as it's all over so quickly but it hardly matters by the end as for the last ninety minutes you've been watching one of the most camp and outrageous horror films that Hammer ever produced. Don't listen to the negative vibes surrounding this movie - if you're a Hammer fan, you'll be right at home.


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