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Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Horror  |  22 December 1995 (USA)
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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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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£432,489 (UK) (13 December 1996)
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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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[still at the breakfast scene. A grasshopper jumps onto the patio. Renfield, intentionally, throws his fork]
Renfield: Oh! Dropped my fork!
[Renfield gets on all fours and scrambles under the table for the insect]
Dr. Steward: Mr. Renfield, what are you doing down there?
Renfield: Fork found!
[comes back up]
Renfield: Sorry for the delay.
[the grasshopper's leg is sticking out of Renfield's mouth, and wiggling about. Renfield looks at Dr. Seward, confused]
Dr. Steward: My God, man! You're eating insects right from the ground!
Renfield: What makes you say that?
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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 »

Connections

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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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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