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Dracula (1992)

The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

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Quincey P. Morris (as Bill Campbell)
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Dracula's Bride
Michaela Bercu ...
Dracula's Bride
Florina Kendrick ...
Dracula's Bride
Jay Robinson ...
Mr. Hawkins
I.M. Hobson ...
Hobbs
Laurie Franks ...
Lucy's Maid
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Storyline

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 »

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,521,679 (USA) (12 August 2012)

Gross:

$82,522,790 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The blue flames seen on the road to the castle are a detail mentioned in the original book. In the novel, it is explained that on one night every year blue flames are seen over areas containing hidden treasures. In the scene from the novel, Harker's coach driver stops several times to place rocks over them as markers in order to find them in the daytime and possibly dig up the treasure. See more »

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When Mina and Lucy are running back to the house after the monster rapes Lucy, you can see the shadow of one or two stage lights on Mina's dress. See more »

Quotes

[Dracula has been slashed in the throat by Jonathan and impaled by Quincey]
Mina: [to Jonathan] When my time comes, will you do the same to me? Will you?
Jonathan Harker: [pause] No.
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Written and Performed by Diamanda Galás (as Diamanda Galàs)
Courtesy of Mute Records Limited
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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.

10/10


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