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Don Houghton (writer)
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Release Date:
October 1978 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
In London in the 1970s, Scotland Yard police investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Pretty good, considering some of the others in the series. See more (95 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Alan Gibson 
 
Writing credits
Don Houghton (writer)

Produced by
Don Houghton .... associate producer
Roy Skeggs .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Cacavas 
 
Cinematography by
Brian Probyn (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Chris Barnes 
 
Casting by
James Liggat 
 
Art Direction by
Lionel Couch 
 
Makeup Department
George Blackler .... makeup artist
Maude Onslow .... hair stylist (as Maud Onslow)
 
Production Management
Ron Jackson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Whitehurst .... assistant director
Chris Carreras .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Graham Easton .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Don Picton .... assistant art director
Ken Softley .... construction manager
D. Clarke .... stand-by carpenter (uncredited)
J. Fleetwood .... stand-by rigger (uncredited)
Wilf France .... props (uncredited)
Arthur Jacobs .... chargehand dresser (uncredited)
R. Race .... stand-by stagehand (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Claude Hitchcock .... sound recordist
Terry Poulton .... sound editor
Dennis Whitlock .... dubbing mixer
Keith Batten .... boom operator (uncredited)
Chris Munro .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chic Anstiss .... camera operator
Peter Carmody .... camera loader (uncredited)
Peter Carmody .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Stan Patton .... camera grip (uncredited)
Malcolm Vinson .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rebecca Breed .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Larry Richardson .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Elizabeth Wilcox .... continuity
 
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Also Known As:
"Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride" - UK (DVD menu title), USA
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Runtime:
87 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Australia:M | Australia:R (DVD rating) | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Brazil:16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:18 (1974) | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG (cut) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) (1988) | USA:R | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
Final appearance of Christopher Lee as Dracula in the Hammer Dracula series.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Jessica is attacked by the female vampires in the basement of the sinister cult house, the brunette vampire menacing her from the rear is missing an important bit of anatomy- vampire fangs.See more »
Quotes:
Count Dracula:[to Van Helsing] My revenge has spread over centuries and has just begun!See more »

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20 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Pretty good, considering some of the others in the series., 6 February 2003
Author: FoxRyan from Newcastle, UK

Saw Satanic Rites last night for the second time, and paid more attention this time. The film, if you`re waiting to see a lot of Dracula will be a bit of a let down (but let`s face it, since Taste the Blood of Dracula, I don`t think Christopher Lee has had 30 minutes screen time with all of the Dracula films joined together.) The movie starts slowly, with, for once, no Dracula resurrection scene. He`s just back, and does not appear until well into the film. (He appears in a scene obviously stuck in because they realized he had not made an appearance at all so long into the film). When Peter Cushing appears, you start to feel like this is a proper Hammer film after all. Peter Cushing really does this one justice. Then from the time he visits D.D.Denham, it is a pretty good Dracula picture. The action between our hero and villain gets going, and builds up to a reasonable finale. This is better than Dracula AD 1972, but as I have said before, the whole series should have stayed in Victorian times. Joanna Lumley is radiant as Jessica, who's character returns from the previous film. It is a pretty scary premise. Dracula, finally sick of being resurrected for 2 or 3 days at a time, wants to end it all, but in doing this, he wants to take everyone with him. THE WHOLE WORLD! It is a good plot which just happens to have Dracula as the figure-head. For once Christopher Lee gets a reasonably decent script and delivers his lines beautifully. A couple of points. In some of the Dracula films, we are introduced to new but apparently tested ways of dealing with the fanged one. Dracula, Prince of Darkness introduced clear running water, as used at the end of DPOD, in Dracula AD 1972, and in Satanic Rites. Then in AD `72 we are introduced to the fact that the good Count can be knobbled with a silver bladed knife. Handy, since Van Helsing has one. Then in this movie, Van Helsing introduces the Hawthorn bush, from which Christ recieved his crown of thorns. Guess where Drac ends up near the end? Do these things really work? Or is it just that sunlight and the old stake are boring now, and the writers just make these things up? I feel a bit cheated when someone like Dracula can be beaten by lightning, drowned in a moat (NOT running water), or overcome in a church (whereas he had already killed a girl and placed her body in a full blown God worshipping church.) This film, when it gets going, is a pleasing finale to the Christopher Lee years as Dracula, and to boot, Peter Cushing delivers a really good performance too.

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