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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)

Louis Jourdan ... Count Dracula

Frank Finlay ... Abraham van Helsing

Susan Penhaligon ... Lucy Westenra

Judi Bowker ... Wilhelmina 'Mina' Westenra

Jack Shepherd ... Renfield
Mark Burns ... Dr. John Seward

Bosco Hogan ... Jonathan Harker
Richard Barnes ... Quincey P. Holmwood
Ann Queensberry ... Mrs. Westenra
George Raistrick ... Bowles
George Malpas ... Swales
Michael Macowan ... Mr. Hawkins (as Michael MacOwan)
Susie Hickford ... Dracula's Bride
Belinda Meuldijk ... Dracula's Bride
Sue Vanner ... Dracula's Bride
Bruce Wightman ... Coach Passenger
Izabella Telezynska ... Coach Passenger
O.T. ... Coach Passenger

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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Runtime:
150 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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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:
Continuity: Jonathan Harker's shaving mirror, while it is hanging on the wall, is clearly made up of one large central panel and four beveled panels at the edges. However, when Dracula takes it and waves his hand over it, it consists of only one large, flat panel.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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FAQ

Is this version of "Dracula" very faithful to the original novel?
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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful Adaptation, 3 January 2001
Author: rmont-2 from Charlottesville, Virginia

I must agree with all those who say that this is the best adaptation of Stoker's masterpiece. Although I enjoyed F.F. Coppola's film, I still feel that this little gem captured the eerieness and forboding of the novel much better. The production does have its flaws. Occasional poor editing and the switching from film to tape which are too obvious. Dark Shadows like special effects.

I disagree with those who feel Louis Jourdan is miscast. I think he has just the right menace and dark sensuality to portray the Count.

Why on Earth hasn't anyone put this on the video cassette market? It's beyond me. But more importantly, why hasn't anyone figured out that this is the definitive Dracula and done a bigger budget remake. I guess Hollywood today simply doesn't have the kind of resources the BBC had in the late 70s.

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