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Count Dracula (1 Mar. 1978)

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For those familiar with Bram Stoker's novel, this adaptation follows the book quite closely in most respects. Jonathan Harker visits the Count in Transylvania to help him with preparations ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Westenra
George Raistrick ...
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George Malpas ...
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Michael Macowan ...
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For those familiar with Bram Stoker's novel, this adaptation follows the book quite closely in most respects. Jonathan Harker visits the Count in Transylvania to help him with preparations to move to England. Harker becomes Dracula's prisoner and discovers Dracula's true nature. After Dracula makes his way to England, Harker becomes involved in an effort to track down and destroy the Count, eventually chasing the vampire back to his castle. Written by Cameron Fairchild <fairchop@ix.netcom.com>

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When first shown on British television in December 1977, the film was shown all in one evening lasting 155 minutes. When it was repeated (twice) in 1979, it was split into three episodes shown on consecutive nights. A repeat screening in 1993 was split into two episodes. See more »

Goofs

The shaving mirror scene: when Harker moves, there is a slight but noticeable delay, with his reflection moving just before he does. This occurs a few times, and makes it obvious that a trick mirror (possibly a Chromakey screen) is being used. See more »

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[first lines]
Wilhelmina 'Mina' Westenra: You'll write often?
Jonathan Harker: Every day, Mina, I promise.
Wilhelmina 'Mina' Westenra: And I promise to study my shorthand so that I shall be able to do your letters when we're married.
Lucy Westenra: Jonathan! Jonathan! Time for you to go.
Jonathan Harker: Yes, of course.
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The credits are superimposed over the infamous German woodcuts depicting the crimes of the historical Voivode Vlad Dracula. See more »

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Version of Dracula (1972) See more »

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The best Dracula ever.
17 March 2001 | by (Santa Barbara, Ca) – See all my reviews

I saw this once in about 1978 on public television in San Francisco. It was astounding because for once not just the horror, but also the senusality of the Dracula story was transferred to the screen without the (then) standard "monsters jumping out of the box" treatment. I got marvelous chills and tingles while watching. NOW, if those of us who remember this movie/tv show could just get a copy of it!


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