Dracula (2013–2014)
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The Blood Is the Life 

New to England, Alexander Grayson hosts a lavish party. He becomes fixated on Mina, a beautiful young woman who looks like his dead former love. Newly engaged to Mina, Harker grapples with worries over providing Mina the life she deserves.

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Dracula, having assumed the persona of rich, innovative American entrepreneur Alexander Grayson, makes a dashing entry in Victorian London's high society with a grand ball in his splendidly palatial mansion. Except for people with conflicting business interests, everyone is openly impressed by his demonstration of a revolutionary light-bulb with wireless power. Yet his backers, a secret vampires society, scold his excessive wooing of socialite Mina Murray, the spitting image of his late beloved Ilona, and fiancée of journalist Jonathan Harker, whom he grants an exclusive interview. Indeed, the equally secret order of the dragon already declared war on him, unleashing the Prussian sword-master Hermann Kruger. Written by KGF Vissers

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The "Order of the Dragon" actually existed in Transylvania, where Bram Stoker set his novel, and is the origin of Dracula's name. The Order of the Dragon was founded to uphold Christianity and defend the Holy Roman Empire against the Ottoman Turks. Vlad II Dracul, father of Vlad III ("The Impaler"), was admitted to the order in recognition of his bravery in fighting the Turks. The name Dracula means "Son of Dracul". See more »

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Die Walkure: Act II Scene 1: Hojotoho! Hojotoho! (Brunnhilde)
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Dracula, American Entrepreneur and Man of Science
13 March 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Dracula is released from his tomb and comes to London posing of the American entrepreneur Alexander Grayson. He offers a ball to the high society in his mansion and shows his latest invention. When he sees Mina Murray with her fiancé Jonathan Harker in the party, he recalls his deceased wife that was murdered by the secret Order of the Dragon. Dracula seeks revenge against the members of the Order of the Dragon and is helped by a Londoner that wants to destroy the secret society.

The legendary character of Bram Stoker's novel was shown in different versions in the cinema history: Nosferatu, Dracula films from Hammer studios, and versions from famous directors (such as Tod Browning, Herzog, Coppola) and also by unknown directors. "The Blood is Life" is a television show with a great production, showing London in the Nineteenth Century. The cinematography, set decoration and costumes are very beautiful. However the story is weird, with Dracula as an American entrepreneur and man of science; Jonathan is a journalist; and Renfield is a black man. For fans of the famous vampire, this first show is quite ridiculous. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Dracula: The Blood Is Life"


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