This is Franco's version of Bram Stoker's Dracula and a non Hammer production film to star Christopher Lee as the Count once again. An English lawyer travels to Transylvania to meet his client Count Dracula for property matters. While staying in a lodge at Bistritz for the night, he is warned by the caretaker's wife against continuing his journey the following day. The lawyer ignores her warning as pure superstitious beliefs n sets off for the rest of his journey and arrives at the Borgo Pass where he's picked up by the Count's mysterious coachman. After reaching the Count's castle, he is welcomed by a thin, tall, gaunt old man who introduces himself as Count Dracula.
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Did You Know?
This is the first movie in which, as in the novel, Dracula begins as an old man and becomes younger as he feeds. See more
The story is set in the 19th Century. However, modern sidewalk painting can be clearly seen in some scenes. See more
[howling is heard from outside
The children of the night... what music they make.
In the opening credits (English and Spanish prints only): "Over fifty years ago Bram Stoker wrote the greatest of all horror stories. Now, for the first time, we retell, exactly as he wrote, one of the first - and still the best - tales of the macabre." See more
A 90-minute US version has the church-choir music removed from the climactic scenes, and tighter editing of those scenes. See more
Version of Blacula