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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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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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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)
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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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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:
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.See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Well... humdinger, 10 September 2006
Author: mstomaso from Vulcan

This last of the Hammer Dracula horror films is fairly simple really. It's a decent production budget and some talented acting thrown into a weak script and an embarrassingly nonsensical story line. Still, some of the cinematography is interesting, and the acting talent manages to maintain its dignity - especially the stalwart Cushing. And yes! That is the same Lumley of Ab Fab fame!

Christopher Lee is only in the film for a short time, and his primary role is to lumber around looking menacing, and to fight environmental hazards. He actually gets into a lengthy battle with a Hawthorn bush at one point. Apparently, Dracula wants a wife and because of his general dislike of Van Helsing, he has decided to abduct his daughter. Human sacrifice and other vaguely satanic rituals occur near the beginning of the film and generate a bit of tension, but these interesting scenes are only vaguely connected to the plot which finally develops about mid way through the film. It mostly makes sense, if you have the patience to follow it and the will to suspend a mountain of disbelief, but how much of it was really necessary?

The female roles in this film are decidedly disposable - not at all unusual for the time of production. Most of the women don't even achieve the distinction of being sex objects. The only somewhat interesting female role is Barbara Yu Ling's creepy character.

Besides seeing Lee play Dracula one more time, and some of the rest of the acting (especially Cushing and Jones), there is very little to recommend this film. For fans only.

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