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Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

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)  »

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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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Trivia

Megan Cavanagh (Essie) plays Amy Yasbeck's (Mina) servant. In Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) the pair play Broomhilde and Maid Marian respectively. See more »

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In the funeral scene between Jonathan and Lucy, Lucy is putting her hands on Jonathans chest. In the next shot from the other side she has her hands on his shoulders and the next shot her hands are on his chest again. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan Harker: [having been told to drive a stake into Lucy] Oh, that's horrible. Is there no other way?
Van Helsing: One other. We could cut off her head, stuff her mouth with garlic and tear off her ears!
Jonathan Harker: [after a moment's thought] Give me the stake.
[pauses again]
Jonathan Harker: No. No, I can't do it... you do it!
Van Helsing: It must be done by one who loved her in life!
Jonathan Harker: I only liked her!
Van Helsing: Close enough!
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits have rolled, you can hear Dracula get the very last "last" word in -- "Chervania!". See more »

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Spoofs Horror of Dracula (1958) See more »

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Roses From the South
Waltz by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss II)
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Stake on target
5 April 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Mel Brooks's scattergun approach to comedy has a number of misses. Spaceballs was OK at parodying its genre. This film is far more sophisticated and well played.

The successful jokes are on the culture of Victorain times with references to an engaged couple who after 10 years have suddenly held hands being condemned as immoral, prostitutes, lechers and the like.

Into these cultural and successful observations Brook's introduces Leslie Nielson doing a great impression of Bela Lugosi's Dracula with the difference that his powers are incompetent.

Seeing the Lugosi movie will give you the basis to appreciate the sophistication of this film.


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