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Dracula A.D. 1972 -- While England swings, the immortal blood sucker finds jaded psychedelic-era kids are ideal victims. Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing again face off in a Hammer Studio frightfest.

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Director:
Writer:
Don Houghton (screen-play)
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Release Date:
17 November 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Count is back, with an eye for London's hotpants . . . and a taste for everything See more »
Plot:
Johnny Alucard raises Count Dracula from the dead in London in 1972. The Count goes after the descendants of Van Helsing. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Dracula meets modern day London - with great results! See more (86 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Lee ... Count Dracula

Peter Cushing ... Professor Van Helsing

Stephanie Beacham ... Jessica Van Helsing

Christopher Neame ... Johnny Alucard
Michael Coles ... Inspector
Marsha A. Hunt ... Gaynor (as Marsha Hunt)

Caroline Munro ... Laura
Janet Key ... Anna
William Ellis ... Joe Mitcham
Philip Miller ... Bob

Michael Kitchen ... Greg
David Andrews ... Detective Sergeant
Lally Bowers ... Matron
Constance Luttrell ... Mrs. Donnelly
Michael Daly ... Charles
Artro Morris ... Police Surgeon
Jo Richardson ... Crying Matron
Penny Brahms ... Hippy Girl
Brian John Smith ... Hippy Boy
Stoneground ... Rockgroup
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lewis Alexander ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Glenda Allen ... Girl (uncredited)
Jane Anthony ... Debby Girl (uncredited)
Tim Barnes ... Rockgroup Member (uncredited)
John Blakeley ... Rockgroup Member (uncredited)
Flanagan ... Go-Go Girl (uncredited)
John Franklyn-Robbins ... Minister (uncredited)
Brian Godula ... Rockgroup Member (uncredited)
Lynne Hughes ... Rockgroup Member (uncredited)
Deirdre La Porte ... Rockgroup Member (uncredited)
Cory Lerios ... Rockgroup Member (uncredited)
Lydia Mareno ... Rockgroup Member (uncredited)
Christopher Morris ... Boy (uncredited)
Steve Price ... Rockgroup Member (uncredited)
Annie Sampson ... Rockgroup Member (uncredited)
Sal Valentino ... Rockgroup Singer / Guitarist (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Gibson 
 
Writing credits
Don Houghton (screen-play)

Bram Stoker  uncredited

Produced by
Josephine Douglas .... producer
Michael Carreras .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Michael Vickers 
 
Cinematography by
Dick Bush (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
James Needs 
 
Casting by
James Liggat 
 
Production Design by
Don Mingaye (designer)
 
Makeup Department
Jill Carpenter .... make-up
Barbara Ritchie .... hairdresser
George Blackler .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Ron Jackson .... production manager
Roy Skeggs .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Lynn .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ron Benton .... assistant art director
Bill Greene .... construction manager
John Chisholm .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Roy Baker .... sound editor
Claude Hitchcock .... sound recordist
A.W. Lumkin .... recording director
Bill Rowe .... dubbing mixer
Keith Batten .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects
 
Stunts
Rick Lester .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bernard Ford .... camera operator (as Bernie Ford)
Steve Birtles .... electrician (uncredited)
George Whitear .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Leon Spielberg .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
 
Other crew
Doreen Dearnaley .... continuity
Philip Campbell .... unit runner (uncredited)
Robin Demetriou .... cast and crew chef (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dracula 1972" - International (English title) (informal title)
"Dracula 1972 D.C." - International (English title) (poster title)
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Runtime:
USA:96 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2005) | Finland:(Banned) (1972) | Netherlands:12 (DVD rating) (2006) | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (1995) | UK:18 (re-rating) (1988) | USA:PG | West Germany:16 (VHS) | West Germany:16 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film was released only two days before Horror Express (1972), which likewise starred Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Jessica refers to Lawrence Van Helsing as her great-grandfather. However, he was actually her great-great-grandfather.See more »
Quotes:
Professor Van Helsing:[spelling Johnny Alucard's surname backwards] A disciple of Dracula. Oh my God!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Perfect Scary Movie (2005) (TV)See more »

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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Dracula meets modern day London - with great results!, 11 April 2005
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

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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