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Director:
Writer:
Don Houghton (screenplay)
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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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Amusingly schizophrenic 70s horror ultimately falls flat See more (96 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Alan Gibson 
 
Writing credits
Don Houghton (screenplay)

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 (uncredited)
 
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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Additional Details

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:
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 »
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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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Amusingly schizophrenic 70s horror ultimately falls flat, 31 October 2002
Author: funkyfry from Oakland CA

This film brings Dracula back again in the 20th Century. Oddly, although this film stars Lee and Cushing, Britain's best horror actors, the tone and plot of the film are more like a 70s cop flick (or TV show like Baretta or Kojak) than gothic horror. One nice touch is that Dracula's attempt to create a new plague is seen as a twisted suicide attempt. Even this good idea is drummed into the ground, though. Typical of its stupidity are evil guys in bad leather/fur parkas, and an evil oriental woman.

Hammer fans might want to see it just for the sake of the performances, which are right on as always (from Lee and Cushing); horror fans in general should just seek out the much better "Horror of Dracula" (which has finally received an airing on DVD thanks to WB) or "Dracula: Prince of Darkness", both of which succeed in atmosphere and tone where this one tries to be different, but can't be anything more than slightly amusing.

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