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Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)

When Castle Dracula is exorcised by the Monsignor, it accidentally brings the Count back from the dead. Dracula follows the Monsignor back to his hometown, preying on the holy man's beautiful niece and her friends.

Director:

Freddie Francis

Writers:

Anthony Hinds (screenplay) (as John Elder), Bram Stoker (based on the character created by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Christopher Lee ... Dracula
Rupert Davies ... Monsignor
Veronica Carlson ... Maria
Barbara Ewing Barbara Ewing ... Zena
Barry Andrews ... Paul
Ewan Hooper ... Priest
Marion Mathie Marion Mathie ... Anna
Michael Ripper ... Max
John D. Collins ... Student
George A. Cooper ... Landlord
Christopher Cunningham Christopher Cunningham ... Farmer (as Chris Cunningham)
Norman Bacon Norman Bacon ... Altar boy
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Storyline

When his castle is exorcised, Dracula plots his revenge against the Monsignor who performed the rites by attempting to make the holy man's young niece his bride. Written by <joet@omni.voicenet.com>

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Taglines:

He lives! They die! Christopher Lee as the fanged undead. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

6 February 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Draculas Rückkehr See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hammer Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Hammer stalwart Terence Fisher was due to direct this until he was forced to bow out following an automobile accident, leaving Cameraman Freddie Francis at the helm. See more »

Goofs

Dracula's castle seems to be missing the front road, the bridge from the road to the door, and the moat with the frozen water. This apparently explains how Dracula's body ended up somewhere else due to the disappearance of these former features of the castle. See more »

Quotes

Dracula: [to Maria] Now my revenge is complete.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to remove some closeup shots of Dracula pulling a stake from his heart. Later video and DVD releases were uncut. See more »

Connections

Followed by Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Students' Beer Song
(uncredited)
Written by Tony Colton and Philip Martell
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You Can't Keep a Good Vampire Down
1 November 2013 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Great Gothic Hammer horror. One of the better Dracula sequels and one of director Freddie Francis' best. It has a lot of the elements you expect and appreciate from Hammer: solid actors, great sets, quality direction, beautiful and vivacious young women. The plot is relatively simple: Dracula wants revenge and pretty blonde Veronica Carlson but her Monsignor uncle and loser boyfriend have a thing or two to say about that. There's also some interesting additions to the mythology where belief vs atheism is concerned. It all makes for a very entertaining sequel full of many familiar and proved effective Hammer staples, with several new ones as well.


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