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Dracula II: Ascension -- "Dracula II: Ascension" is a sequel to "Dracula 2000," with the ageless vampire again returning from apparent extinction...


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  (in credits order)
Jennifer Kroll ... Twins of Evil

Jason Scott Lee ... Father Uffizi

Craig Sheffer ... Lowell

Diane Neal ... Elizabeth Blaine

Khary Payton ... Kenny

Brande Roderick ... Tanya

Jason London ... Luke
Chris Hunter ... Corello

Tom Kane ... Doctor (voice)

John Light ... Eric

Stephen Billington ... Dracula II

Nick Phillips ... Officer Smith

John Sharian ... Officer Hodge
Dragos Balauca ... Altar Boy
Silviu Olteanu ... Young Priest
David Gant ... Old Priest

Roy Scheider ... Cardinal Siqueros

Daniela Nane ... Cat-Woman

David J. Francis ... Jesus
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vasile Albinet ... Horseman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Patrick Lussier 
Writing credits
Joel Soisson (written by) &
Patrick Lussier (written by)

Produced by
W.K. Border .... producer
Nick Phillips .... executive producer
Ron Schmidt .... co-producer
Joel Soisson .... producer
Original Music by
Marco Beltrami 
Kevin Kliesch 
Cinematography by
Douglas Milsome 
Film Editing by
Lisa Mozden  (as Lisa Romaniw)
Casting by
Sam Chandley 
Carrie Hilton 
Art Direction by
Serban Porupca 
Costume Design by
Oana Paunescu 
Makeup Department
Daniela Busoiu .... key makeup artist (as Dana Busoiu)
Cristina Catanescu .... assistant makeup artist
Christopher K. Grap .... special makeup effects artist: crew
Snowy Highfield .... makeup effects sculptor
Marina Ionescu .... assistant hair stylist
Steven Lawrence .... special makeup effects artist
Viorel Militaru .... prosthetic makeup artist
Mirela Nitu .... key hair stylist
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... makeup effects designer (as Gary Tunnicliffe)
Production Management
Jack Skeets Gleeson .... assistant production manager: Los Angeles
Bogdan Moncea .... executive in charge of production
Jason Mundy .... production supervisor: Los Angeles
Jake Myers .... executive in charge of production
Ovidiu Stoia .... production manager: second unit
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cris Andrei .... first assistant director
Cris Andrei .... first assistant director: second unit
Bogdan Barbulescu .... second assistant director
Irina Bryson .... third assistant director (as Irina Niculin)
Oana Ene .... second second assistant director
Monica Lazureanu .... second second assistant director
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... second unit director
Art Department
Adriana Bucataru .... assistant set decorator
Mihai Buciumeanu .... assistant property master
Gabi Bálint .... swing gang (as Gabi Balint)
Crina Cartos .... construction coordinator (as Crina Cartas)
Stefan Curelaru .... assistant art director
Costin Dragan .... assistant property master
Viorel Ghenea .... property master
Adriana Iurascu .... storyboard artist
Iasar Memedali .... leadman/on-set dresser (as Iasar Memedari)
Petre Nicolescu .... swing gang
Ciprian Oprea .... on-set carpenter
Mihaela Poenaru .... assistant art director
Florin Samoila .... lead painter
Christian Simion .... construction foreman (as Cristian Simion)
George Stanciu .... set painter
Mihai Stanciu .... set painter
Sound Department
Steve Baine .... foley artist
Todd Beckett .... sound re-recording mixer
Alex Bullick .... second assistant sound editor
Tony Currie .... adr editor
Stanomir Dragos .... sound engineer: post-production
Nelson Ferreira .... dialogue editor
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Jill Purdy .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses
Lucian Iordache .... special effects supervisor
Ionel Popa .... special effects consultant
Visual Effects by
Chadd B. Cole .... digital artist
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging: iO FILM
Jamison Scott Goei .... visual effects supervisor
Adam Hawkey .... digital film opticals: iOFilm
Ivo Horvat .... digital artist
Sookie Park .... digital artist
Kevin VanHook .... visual effects supervisor
Pam Vick .... digital artist
Chris Zapara .... visual effects
Sean C. Cunningham .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Mariana Apostu .... stunt player
Dicu Aurel .... stunt player (as Aurel Dicu)
Florin Barcun .... stunt player
Ferenc Berecz .... stunt player
Aurel Boata .... stunts
Gabi Burlacu .... stunt player
Anne-Marie Caragea .... stunt player (as Ana-Maria Caragea)
Nelu Caragea .... stunt player
Nicu Constantin .... stunt player
Zuzana Drdacka .... stunt player
Doru Dumitrescu .... stunts
Marius Florian .... stunt player (as Florin Silviu Marius)
Julian George .... stunt player
László Imre .... stunt player
Bela Kasi .... stunts
Péter Katona .... stunt player (as Peter Katona)
Catalin Mancafa .... stunts
Laszlo 'Sancho' Mecseki .... stunt player (as László Mecseki)
Domonkos Pardanyi .... stunt player (as Domonkos Pardany)
Adrian Pavlovschi .... stunt coordinator
Ken Quinn .... stunt coordinator
Béla Unger .... fight coordinator (as Bela Unger)
Mihai Ungureanu .... stunt player
Fanel Ursu .... stunt player
Vasile Albinet .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Gabi Burlacu .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Marius Florian .... stunt double: Father Uffizi (uncredited)
Dicu Marian .... stunt double: Jason Scott Lee (uncredited)
Vasilescu Valentin .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Raduta Adi .... additional generator operator (as Adi Raduta)
Manole Bogdan .... grip
Alessio Bramucci .... best boy electric
Patrick Bramucci .... gaffer
Pascu Cioc .... electrician (as Cioc Pascu)
Calin Constantin .... gaffer
Florica George .... electrician
Ilie Georgica .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as George Ilie)
Catalin Grigoras .... electrician
Cristi Grosu .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Marcu Ion .... electrician
Radu Ion .... best boy electric
Gheorghe Ionel .... grip
Adrian Ionescu .... electrician
Laurentiu Marcu .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Marcu Laurentiu)
Costel Musat .... electrician
Vali Pal .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Emanuel Parvu .... still photographer
Ionut Perianu .... loader
Raniero Raparelli .... generator operator
Antonio Scaramuzza .... Steadicam operator
Alexandru Sterian .... camera operator (as Alex Sterian)
Vaclav Svehla .... additional generator operator
Ladislav Szucks .... additional generator operator (as Ladislau Szucs)
Ion Tincea .... grip
Michael Tsimperopoulos .... Steadicam operator (as Michail Tsimperopoulos)
Sorin Udrea .... key grip
Gheorghe Ursescu .... electrician (as George Urescu)
Malek Vilem .... additional generator operator
Casting Department
Rita VanderWaal .... casting: USA (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mihaela David .... wardrobe supervisor
Carmen Ilie .... costumer
Aurelia Ivascu .... costumer
Florinela Popescu .... costumer
Editorial Department
Diana Negoitescu .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Kevin Banks .... music editor
Michael Stern .... scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Ion Balcan .... driver
Costel Barbu .... driver (as Barbu Costel)
Dan Brezeanu .... driver
Gheorghe Ciocarlea .... driver
Dragos Constantinescu .... driver
Eugen Dinu .... driver (as Dinu Eugen)
Ion Eremia .... driver
Nae Ioana .... driver
Marcu Ion .... driver
Gheorghe Ionel .... driver
Giancarlo Lanzeri .... driver
Laurentiu Marcu .... driver (as Marcu Laurentiu)
Gabi Marin .... driver
Cornel Nevala .... driver
Gabriel Pop .... driver
Sarmis Stamatescu .... driver
Ion Stefan .... driver (as Stefan Ion)
Petre Surugiu .... driver
Marin Traian .... driver
Dan Trica .... driver
Mircea Tudor .... transportation coordinator
Bobby Barbacioru .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Madalina Bland .... assistant to director (as Madalina Simionescu)
Michele Boudreau .... production accountant
Wes Craven .... presenter
Simone De Camargo .... post-production accountant
Clara Jacobs .... production secretary (as Clara Gheorghiu)
Devin C. Lussier .... computer consultant
Ruxandra Popescu .... production accountant
Paul Serbanescu .... production assistant
Cornelia Stefan .... script supervisor
Ovidiu Stoia .... location manager

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Wes Craven Presents Dracula II: Ascension" - USA (video title)
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Rated R for violence/gore and language
85 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The last actor in the final credits roll is Rutger Hauer as Dracula III, even though he does not appear in the film. This sets the stage for the sequel.See more »
Continuity: Luke throws a knotted rope on Dracula, which then disappears and reappears between shots.See more »
Luke:We had nothing to do with this!
Father Uffizi:You had everything to do with this.
[examines Elizabeth]
Father Uffizi:You're turning.
Elizabeth Blaine:[weakly] Leave me alone.
Father Uffizi:The infection must have been slight to begin with. There's still a way this can be reversed.
Father Uffizi:Sunlight. Take her into the sunlight. Pray that there is enough of what's human to survive the destruction of what's not.
Luke:[helps Elizabeth up] Okay.
Father Uffizi:The agony will be unimaginable. No matter how strong her will, in the end, she will fight her way back to the dark side. You must not let her.
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You're gonna need a bigger stake., 20 September 2012
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

In Dracula II: Ascension, the short-awaited sequel that horror fans didn't demand, producer Wes Craven and director Patrick Lussier have created another slick, contemporary vampire tale that once again plays fast and loose with the Dracula legend; thankfully, neither goofy Gerard Butler nor thoroughly irritating Jonny Lee Miller return for Part II, and matters are dealt with in a far less pensive manner than before, making the film a more enjoyable effort overall than the rather disappointing Dracula 2000.

Having been burnt to a crisp by the sun at the end of the first film, the legendary vamp's charred corpse is delivered to a morgue where a group of medical students soon realise that the latest body on their slab belongs to no mere mortal. Believing that they can use the vampire's remains to advance medical science, and offered a huge sum of money by a total stranger to do just that, they smuggle Drac out of the building and take him to a deserted mansion to begin their experiments. Meanwhile, dedicated Vatican-approved vampire slayer Father Uffizi (Jason Scott Lee) searches for the missing vamp with the intention of destroying him forever...

Some decent gore, including several neat be-headings and a bloke having his faced chewed off; a few interesting pieces of vampire lore rarely seen in the movies; solid acting, with a cool turn by Stephen Billington as Dracula, who seems to be channelling Tom Cruise's Lestat for his performance; and cheap but effective scares that'll make you feel rather stupid for having jumped: Dracula II is pure popcorn fun with zero pretensions, and is all the better for it.

6.5 out of 10, rounded up to 7 for IMDb.

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