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The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)

 -  Horror  -  October 1978 (USA)
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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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Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride  »

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Trivia

Michael Coles reprises his role as Inspector Murray from Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972). Besides Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, he was the only actor to play the same character in more than one Hammer "Dracula" film. See more »

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During their fist meeting with Van Helsing, he offers the men a cigarette from a cigarette box. He closes the lid and sets the box down on a table. In the next shot, the lid is open. See more »

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Count Dracula: [to Van Helsing] In the days to come, you will pray for death... release...
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Follows Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) See more »

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Sad end to Hammer Dracula films
4 August 2006 | by (downtown, Michigan) – See all my reviews

In this the last of the Hammer Dracula films, screenwriters tried to add a touch of James Bond, with Dracula heading a SPECTRE-like organization bent on world destruction and, of course, out to suck a little blood on his way to Armageddon. There is a bevy of pretty vampire girls, and loads of tooth and nail struggles to the death, but not much of this is very engrossing. Part of the problem is the laughable looking horde of motorcycle thugs who serve the evil count, as all seem to be dressed in clothing that makes them look like refugees from London's Carnaby Street; their hairstyles only underscore this impression. Hammer should have ended the franchise earlier.


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