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The Satanic Rites of Dracula -- In london in the 1970s, scotland yard police investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism.
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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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Cast

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Directed by
Alan Gibson 
 
Writing credits
Don Houghton (screenplay by)

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 .... make-up
Maude Onslow .... hairdresser (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 .... musical 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:
This was John Harvey's final Hammer 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, as D.D. Denham] You are an interfering man, Professor. Do not meddle, or you will have to deal with me.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Blonde Ambition (1981)See more »

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17 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
end of an era, 18 May 2006
Author: signofend from United Kingdom

Hammer's last throw with Christopher Lee who refused to do another Dracula after AD 1972. He regarded the last Hammer's as such a departure from Stoker as to be sacrilegious. This replaces horror with a thriller. Dracula in a thriller? French Connection was a thriller. How does the suave and deadly Count become transplanted into a more style which uses more realism? He cannot, he is incongruous. Consequently Dracula makes almost no appearance until the last 15 minutes. The rest of the film is a chase between his henchmen and Cushing with the police. The quality of the Dracula films had deteriorated in their glamour and stylishness and transferring to the modern day was an attempt to inject glamour again. The most interesting piece of this film is the satanic rite of the title. Its images and practises have been used by the Church of Satan and other occult groups. The actor, scientist and parapsychologist Stephen Armourae has referred to it in articles and the actress Mia Martin has appeared in some of his drawings and paintings. Oddly despite such a high profile release none of the actors including Pauline Peart and Mia Martin did anything since despite their glamour and looks.

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