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Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

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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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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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(RCA Sound System)

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1.85 : 1
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The music used in the church resurrection scene is "The Black Mass: An Electric Storm in Hell" from the 1969 album "An Electric Storm" by White Noise. The group themselves were an experimental space-age rock combo formed by David Vorhaus and featuring Delia Derbyshire & Brian Hodgson from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. See more »

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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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You Better Come Through
Written by Tim Barnes
Performed by Stoneground
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certainly one of Peter Cushing's better performances
17 September 2009 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

So at a ripe old age I have finally got around to watching a film that I spurned on it's original release in favour of one or another European art-house movies and unlike die-hard Hammer fans find it very easy to enjoy. It is certainly one of Peter Cushing's better performances. I find he can tend to be a bit dry or very economical with his acting but here he is full of enthusiasm and in his pivotal role helps to involve us into the story. Christopher Lee, who again can be very lazy, here puts in a most effective and majestic performance. Neither of them, however, do as much as the charismatic, Christopher Neame, who grabs hold of his Chelsea followers and us from the very start. It's a great start too. Well, two really with the pre-credit sequence depicting events a hundred years before and then the 'swinging sixties' update and a most effective musical set from Stoneground. I don't think I've ever seen a musical number work so well in such circumstances, not even The Yardbirds in Antonioni's, 'Blow Up'. PS: Oh and there are some rather nice bosoms on display!


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