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Dracula A.D. 1972 -- In this retelling of the classic tale, Frank Langella stars as the bloodthirsty Count and Sir Laurence Olivier is his nemesis, Van Helsing, who is determined to end Transylvania's terror.

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Director:
Writer:
Don Houghton (screenplay)
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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:
Hey man , this movie is so far out ......... See more (83 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
Tim Barnes ... Rockgroup Member (as Stoneground)
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)
Sal Valentino ... Rockgroup Singer / Guitarist (as Stoneground)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lewis Alexander ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Glenda Allen ... Girl (uncredited)
Jane Anthony ... Debby Girl (uncredited)
Flanagan ... Go-Go Girl (uncredited)
John Franklyn-Robbins ... Minister (uncredited)
Christopher Morris ... Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Gibson 
 
Writing credits
Don Houghton (screenplay)

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 .... makeup artist
Barbara Ritchie .... hair stylist
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 .... music 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)

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Trivia:
Dracula's taunting of Van Helsing in the church ("You would play your brains against mine, against me who has commanded nations?") directly references Dracula's dialogue from Stoker's novel: "Whilst they played wits against me, against me who commanded nations, and intrigued for them, and fought for them, hundreds of years before they were born, I was countermining them."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:
Johnny Alucard:Master, I did it, I summoned you!
Count Dracula:It was my will.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Dark Shadows (2012)See more »

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21 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Hey man , this movie is so far out ........., 19 June 2006
Author: pandkduke from Melling Merseyside England

Been reading the other comments of this film For some reason over the years various film critics and horror film book authors have been unjustly mean to this film. I mean you have Peter and Christopher together which is always a good start. A couple of smashing birds ( note the 70's lingo ) in Stephanie Beacham and Marsha Hunt and an absolute corker in the very sexy Caroline Munro ( who of course also advertised Lamb's Navy Rum , did a Bond Movie and perhaps the pinnacle of her career appeared as one of the hostesses with Ted Rogers and Dusty Bin on 3 2 1 ) I love the music too all very 70's. Christopher Neame's death scene was superb as was the final fight between Pete and Chris ( with that crazy 70's music once again ) is very well staged. Although Mr. Cushing looks as he's going to collapse going up and down those spiral steps.

The hilarious 70's costumes on the blokes look like they might have once belonged to Richard O'Sullivan in Man About the House. One chap spends the whole film dressed as some kind of 'kinky' monk.

The crazy 70's lingo is very funny and the group at the beginning at the party 'Stoneground ' well I'm just lost for words.

All in all I think this film is an absolute corker. If you haven't seen ignore the negative comments sit down and enjoy it.

I think it's a corker.

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