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Director:
Writers:
Gerald Savory (adaptation)
Bram Stoker (novel)
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Release Date:
1 March 1978 (USA) See more »
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For those familiar with Bram Stoker's novel, this adaptation follows the book quite closely in most respects... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Directed by
Philip Saville 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gerald Savory  adaptation
Bram Stoker  novel "Dracula"

Produced by
Morris Barry .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kenyon Emrys-Roberts 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Hall 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Bedford 
Rod Waldron (videotape editor)
 
Production Design by
Michael Young 
 
Costume Design by
Kenneth Morey 
 
Makeup Department
Suzan Broad .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Denis Curran .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Derek Miller-Timmins .... studio sound
John Pritchard .... film sound
Anthony Sloman .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Mickey Edwards .... visual effects assistant
Tony Harding .... visual effects designer
A.J. Mitchell .... special video effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Howard King .... studio lighting
 
Editorial Department
John Barclay .... vision mixer
Bill Stephan .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Kenyon Emrys-Roberts .... conductor
 
Other crew
Dick Bailey .... title designer
Fiona Cumming .... production assistant
Sally Head .... script editor
Roselyn Parker .... production assistant
Ros Wolfes .... production assistant (as Rosalind Wolfes)
 

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150 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The production was considered so prestigious by the BBC that it forced the cancellation of a Tom Baker "Doctor Who" (1963) serial about vampires, written by Terrance Dicks, because BBC executives feared the viewing public would regard the Doctor Who as a send-up.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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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Movie Connections:
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FAQ

Is this version of "Dracula" very faithful to the original novel?
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23 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Best "Dracula" Ever, 7 June 2003
Author: jmdanley from United States

Faithful to the novel, magnificently performed in every way. This mini-series showed how well a classic novel should be adapted. Coming only 2 years before Langella's performance, Louis Jordan showed how sexy a middle aged man can be in this role.

Thirty-five years after I first saw it, most of it sticks in my memory as the greatest adaptation of Bram Stoker's timeless novel. From the opening scenes as Jonathan Harker makes his way through the Carpathian Mountains to the final scenes as the heroes converge on the Count, this took the approach of being presented in a mini-series format to tell the long story that Bram Stoker conceived.

Lucy's slow transformation from dying waif to lusting vampire is the most memorable scene and may actually be too intense for some viewers.

Far better than Francis Ford Coppola's version of the early 90's. Definitely worth watching annually on Halloween.

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