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Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

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Mel Brooks' parody of the classic vampire story and its famous film adaptations.

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Another spoof from the mind of Mel Brooks. This time he's out to poke fun at the Dracula myth. Basically, he took "Bram Stoker's Dracula," gave it a new cast and a new script and made a big joke out of it. The usual, rich English are attacked by Dracula and Dr. Van Helsing is brought in to save the day. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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Rated PG-13 for comedic sensuality and gore | See all certifications »

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22 December 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Drácula: Muerto pero feliz  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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£432,489 (UK) (13 December 1996)
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The bat transformations of Dracula were inspired by the cartoonish transformations of Bela Lugosi into a bat in Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948). See more »

Goofs

During the dance scene with the big mirror, we see Dracula spinning Mina around. The camera then pans slowly towards the mirror, and we see Mina spinning around midair. She spins at the same speed as in the part of the shot that includes Dracula. However, we can see in the background the white-gloved hands of the conductor, moving up and down at a very slow rate. This suggests that the midair-Mina was actually spinning a lot faster and the scene was slowed down. See more »

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Renfield: No! Not ANOTHER enema!
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After the end credits have rolled, you can hear Dracula get the very last "last" word in -- "Chervania!". See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Gayracula (2013) See more »

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Hungarian Dance No. 5
Written by Johannes Brahms
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Honestly one of the funniest films I've ever seen
10 April 2002 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

"Dracula: Dead and loving it" (1995) has to be one of the most if not the most underrated Mel Brooks comedy. As inspired by Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, this movie is part of the absolute highlights in the career of Brooks. I didn't like "Robin Hood: Men in tights" (1993) half as much. It had some good moments here and there and couple decent laughs but overall it left me pretty disappointed.

"Dracula: Dead and loving it" was phenomenal, script was so hilarious almost every joke hit the bullseye. I didn't expect much when I started to watch it for the first time couple of years ago. Critics made this one look like a waste of time and that's what I afraid it would eventually be. Surprisingly I found myself rolling on the floor laughing like a maniac. I watched it again almost immediately and I was laughing to its ingenious and outstanding humor days and days afterwards.

I mean how can they possibly make this classic story look so damn amusing and ridiculous? I love the terrific cast. Lelsie Nielsen makes one of the wittiest performances of his life as Count Dracula. Next year he played the leading role of almost unbearable "Spy hard". I guess he already gave everything he got in this film and had nothing left to make the audience laugh anymore.

Peter MacNicol is wonderful as Renfield and Mel Brooks steals the show in the scenes where he plays Dr. Abraham Van Helsing. "Dracula: Dead and loving it" is absolutely sensational parody masterpiece and I simply can't understand people who seem to find it bad. Definitely one of the funniest films of the 90's. If I have to list the most funniest movies I've ever seen in my whole life, this one will most certainly be mentioned too. 10/10.


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