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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 »
User Reviews:
Good fun, but not up to scratch. See more (80 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 Bellows
Janet Key ... Anna
William Ellis ... Joe Mitcham
Philip Miller ... Bob

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

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

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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)
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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)

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Trivia:
The film was inspired by the story of the Highgate Vampire, a media sensation surrounding reports of supposed supernatural activity in Highgate Cemetery in London in the early 1970s.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:
Narrator:[Opening] The year 1872 and the nightmare legend of Count Dracula extends its terror far beyond the mountains of Carpathia to the Victorian metropolis of London here in Hyde park the final confrontation between Lawrence van Helsing and his arch enemy the demon vampire Dracula.See more »
Soundtrack:
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Good fun, but not up to scratch., 29 January 2003
Author: FoxRyan from Newcastle, UK

An interesting entry into the series, but really, I feel there was still life in the 19th Century time frame. Bringing Dracula to the 70s was, I think a mistake. Christopher Lee seems to be mostly forgotten and never gets the opportunity to get out and do what he does best. He remains in an old disused church for the whole film and only has a few decent scenes. We have Peter Cushing here, of course, playing an excellent part as Van Helsing, which somewhat saves the film. Decent portrayals by Lee, Cushing, Beacham, Munroe and Neame are worth watching. The 2 best things about this movie are , 1, the opening. Hyde Park, and Dracula and Van Helsing and racing through on a horse drawn carriage battling it out. The carriage crashes and they are both thrown. Van Helsing recieving fatal wounds and Dracula impaled on a broken wheel. Pretty good stuff, although not enough lighting was used so the carriage top battle and following events are rather hard to see. 2, the finale. As Van Helsing plans to destroy Dracula he drives a silver bladed knife through the Count's heart, only to be removed by his Granddaughter Jessica. Van Helsing then lures Dracula out to his death. The first few moments between Lee and Cushing in this final battle are classic, and for the first time in the series history, the 2 main characters speak to each other. The film is worth a look, if you`re a fan of modern horror then Lee and Cushing will seem a little lost, but if you`re a fan of the old Hammer Dracula films, take a look, with the beginning and the end, you just might like it.

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