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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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Inflamed with his Vampire thirst for blood and evil and beautiful girls. [Australia] See more »


Certificate:

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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

During production, Hammer Productions became the first movie studio to be presented with the Queen's Award for Industry. See more »

Goofs

When Paul stakes Dracula in the tavern basement, the Priest says that Paul must also say a prayer otherwise Dracula will not die. Not only is this not true in general vampire lore, it is not true in the previous films in this series of Hammer films. Vampires have been staked and destroyed without saying a prayer afterwards. See more »

Quotes

Paul: [the Monsignor is asking Paul about his church affiliation] I don't go to church, sir.
Monsignor Ernest Mueller: [Surprised] You don't go to church?
Paul: No, sir.
Monsignor Ernest Mueller: You're not a Protestant, are you?
Paul: No, sir.
Monsignor Ernest Mueller: Thank heaven for that!
Paul: [a bit hesitant] I am an atheist, sir.
Monsignor Ernest Mueller: [Taken aback] I beg your pardon?
Paul: I'm an atheist, sir.
Monsignor Ernest Mueller: You mean you deny the existence of God?
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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 »


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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