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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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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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Trivia

Bruce Wightman who has a bit part in this was a expert on Bram Stoker and founder of the Dracula Soctiey. See more »

Goofs

When Renfield grabs the bars of his padded cell we can see that they wobble and are clearly made of rubber. See more »

Quotes

[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 Van Helsing (2004) See more »

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21 October 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Forget Coppola. This is as good as it gets. Although the budget looks meagre, and -- because of length -- some characters and events get cut or shortchanged, this is still the best "Dracula" out there. Jourdan is at once understated and menacing, the perfect Dracula. Judi Bowker is the best Mina ever. If you can find this movie, add it to your collection. Until someone makes a two-night miniseries with a decent budget and sound actorsand follows Stoker to the letter, this is the best "Dracula" you'll ever see.


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