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Dracula (1992)

R  |   |  Horror, Romance  |  13 November 1992 (USA)
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The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiancee and inflict havoc in the foreign land.


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This version of Dracula is closely based on Bram Stoker's classic novel of the same name. A young lawyer (Jonathan Harker) is assigned to a gloomy village in the mists of eastern Europe. He is captured and imprisoned by the undead vampire Dracula, who travels to London, inspired by a photograph of Harker's betrothed, Mina Murray. In Britain, Dracula begins a reign of seduction and terror, draining the life from Mina's closest friend, Lucy Westenra. Lucy's friends gather together to try to drive Dracula away. Written by Goth <brooks@odie.ee.wits.ac.za>

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The blood is life. See more »


Horror | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality and horror violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 November 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bram Stoker's Dracula  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)


$321,659 (Argentina)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Gary Oldman and Winona Ryder did not get along well at all during filming. The rest of the cast was shocked because the two actors had been friendly during rehearsals, then came back from a break in the schedule seemingly hating each other, with no indication given (then or later) as to what had happened. See more »


Mina's hat is tilted when she's standing in front of Dracula and the wolf. It's straight when she walks toward them a moment later. Factually, in the scene where Dracula introduces Mina to the Wolf, Mina's hat was noticeably and repeatedly repositioned from the being pulled down on her forehead to being pinned on the back of her head. See more »


Mina: [watching Lucy flirt with possible suitors at the party, voiceover] Lucy is a pure and virtuous girl. But, I admit that her free way of speaking shocks me sometimes. Jonathan says it is a defect of the aristocracy that they say what they please. The truth is that I admire Lucy, and I'm not surprised that men flock around her. I wish I were as pretty and as adored as she.
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Written and Performed by Diamanda Galás (as Diamanda Galàs)
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One of Coppola's Best
2 January 2005 | by (Dresden, Germany) – See all my reviews

Though I did not read the book and can't compare it to the movie, I found Bram Stoker's Dracula quiet excellent. The costume design, lighting, camera work, make-up-fx are all very good and make for a very atmospheric movie.

There are some truly outstanding things in this film.

1, the editing... excellent, I love the way they worked with dissolves, the hypnotic feel they created with the careful editing. Every frame flows in the other, the whole style grabs you and never lets you go... I simply could not turn my eyes off the screen.

2, the acting... Gary Oldman is THE Dracula, IMO. Seductive, strong, bad and scary in his own distinctive way, yet really romantic.

Hopkins is funny as Van Helsing and quiet ironic.

Winona is a great Mina. Beautiful, innocent. She looks great in these Victorian costumes.

Keanu Reeves is not as bad as many of you think. He makes the best of his underwritten character.

3, the Score... haunting, romantic, scary. It works beautiful with the pictures.

I think this movie is a great cinematic achievement and very underrated. It's a shame they don't make movies like that any more.


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