IMDb > Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)
Dracula A.D. 1972
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 11 | slideshow) Videos
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.

Overview

User Rating:
5.9/10   3,211 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 7% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer:
Don Houghton (screen-play)
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for Dracula A.D. 1972 on IMDbPro.
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 »
NewsDesk:
(40 articles)
July 14th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include It Follows, Ex MacHina, Howling II
 (From DailyDead. 13 July 2015, 9:39 PM, PDT)

Howling II Blu-ray Clips & Trailer
 (From DailyDead. 13 July 2015, 8:59 AM, PDT)

Contest: Win Howling II on Blu-ray
 (From DailyDead. 9 July 2015, 9:17 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Like, Taste the Blood of Dracula, kids! See more (85 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)
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dracula 1972" - International (English title) (informal title)
"Dracula 1972 D.C." - International (English title) (poster title)
See more »
Runtime:
USA:96 min
Country:
Language:
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:
Paul Annett was offered the chance to direct this project.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 »
Movie Connections:

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Like, Taste the Blood of Dracula, kids!, 9 June 2008
Author: TrevorAclea from London, England

For reasons known only to the author, Bram Stoker's Dracula never included the line "Sergeant, I'll bet you a pound to a pinch of s**t that there's a little piece of hash at that party, and if there is, I've got them.", but the early 70s saw that particular oversight put right. Dracula A.D. 1972 saw Hammer trying to pump new life into the old Count with a new creative team whose big idea was basically to rehash the plot of Taste the Blood of Dracula in the 1970s with Christopher Neame in the Ralph Bates role as Johnny Alucard, here conning a thrill-seeking group of with it kids (Michael Kitchen and Caroline Munro among them) into making a date with the Devil with a Black Mass at the deconsecrated church that not only holds Lawrence Van Helsing's body (Lawrence? Whatever happened to Abraham?) and Dracula's ashes. "Okay, okay. But if we do get to summon up the big daddy with the horns and the tail, he gets to bring his own liquor, his own bird and his own pot." As with the Godzilla films, the main attraction is kept off the screen for most of the running time – top-billed Christopher Lee's role is probably smaller in this than any other in the series, four brief scenes probably totalling no more than ten minutes. Worse still, looking more like Peter Sellers than Transylvanian aristocracy, he brings nothing except continuity to the part: he does what is asked of him with professionalism, but that's about it. Instead the bulk of the film is carried by Neame's Malcolm McDowell wannabe, second-billed Peter Cushing as Van Helsing's grandson Lorimar, Stephanie Beacham and Michael Coles' open-minded cop ("There is a Satan." "Of course. Otherwise we wouldn't need a police force, would we?"). Yet despite the clumsily handled prologue and finale it's fairly entertaining even if it is completely derivative, perhaps even more entertaining now than when it was released because its hip and happening trappings are far funnier than the intentional comic relief – not least Johnny Alucard urging "Dig the music, kids!" during the black mass – and it's a lot better than Dracula 2000. The DVD also includes the wonderfully over the top trailer - "Are you ready? He's ready. He's waiting to freak you out – right out of this world!" – but not the short making of documentary from when the picture was still called Dracula Today (other rejected titles included Dracula Chases the Mini Girls and Dracula Chelsea '72!).

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (85 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
I ACTUALLY LIKED THIS! buymeg
Dead man in Dumpster josephbrando
Sportscar in 'modern day' part, early on. Adrian67
The cavern bar electric-banana
DVD Announced from Warner Bros. ksequoia
A VERY Young Michael Kitchen! tritwentyonemom
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Taste the Blood of Dracula Horror of Dracula The Satanic Rites of Dracula Dracula The Plague of the Zombies
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Fantasy section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.