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In London in the 1970s, Scotland Yard police investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism. They call in an expert vampire researcher named Van Helsing (a descendant of the great vampire-hunter himself, no less) to help them put a stop to these hideous crimes. It becomes apparent that the culprit is Count Dracula himself, disguised as a reclusive property developer, but secretly plotting to unleash a fatal virus upon the world. Written by
Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>
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Prof. Lorrimer Van Helsing:
[Urbanely to D.D. Denham, to hide that he is onto something]
What are you going to do with me? You can't let me go, can you? I know too much. Do you mind if I smoke? It's a bad habit, I know, but it helps me to concentrate.
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Well, my DVD says, `Count Dracula and His Vampire Brides' but IMDb says `The Satanic Rites of Dracula.' I don't think it really matters, since it's the same flick. This is one of the many Hammer films featuring Lee as Dracula and Cushing as Van Helsing. This was more of a James Bond flick with a vampire and satanic rituals than a real horror movie.
There's a secret spy organization, an evil cult with members from the London government, even James Bond-ish music. The only real difference is that occasionally you'll see a vampire or two. Another thing, the vampire brides were hardly in the flick at all. Inappropriate story forgiven, the acting was good and it's always fun to watch Lee and Cushing play off of each other.
There wasn't much gore, just a little chicken's blood and a couple stakes through the heart. Of course, there was the obligatory nudity scene and all the vampire slaying tools were assembled. The plague only infected one person and the make-up effects were decent, but still pretty lame.
Didn't the Count ever watch a Bond film? You're never supposed to reveal your entire scheme, ever. Oh well, too late now. I'd recommend this flick to hardcore Hammer fans only.
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