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Count Dracula (1970)

Nachts, wenn Dracula erwacht (original title)
Jesús Franco's version of the Bram Stoker classic has Count Dracula as an old man who grows younger whenever he dines on the blood of young maidens.

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Jesús Franco (as Jesse Franco)

Writers:

Erich Kröhnke (story) (as Erik Krohenke), Augusto Finocchi (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Christopher Lee ... Dracula
Klaus Kinski ... Reinfierd (as Klaus Kinsky)
Herbert Lom ... Dr. Van Helsing
Maria Rohm ... Mina Harker
Fred Williams ... Jonathan Harker
Soledad Miranda ... Lucy Westenra
Paul Muller ... Dr. Seward
Jack Taylor ... Quincey
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Franco Castellani Franco Castellani ... Renfield's Warden
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Jesús Franco's version of the Bram Stoker classic has Count Dracula as an old man who grows younger whenever he dines on the blood of young maidens.

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Horror

Certificate:

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Release Date:

12 October 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bram Stoker's Count Dracula See more »

Filming Locations:

Murcia, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first screen adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel to include the character of Quincey Morris. See more »

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The shadows of various crew members can be seen in several scenes throughout the movie, most noticeably in the first scene set in Renfield's cell. See more »

Quotes

Count Dracula: One of my race crossed the Danube a destroyed the Turkish host.Though sometimes beaten back he came again and again then at the end he came again for he alone could triumph.This was a Dracula indeed.
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one of the best and most authentic versions ever made
9 November 2001 | by reasonbran234See all my reviews

this is an unjustly obscured, great horror film that does more justice to the novel than any of the Hammer versions but maintains their atmosphere perfectly and outdoes "the horror of dracula" by far. christopher lee looks just like the description of the Count in stoker's novel, and far from being 'funny' or 'cheap' as some of the other reviewers here have called it (did they watch the same movie, or what?), you don't doubt it's reality for a moment. the soundtrack is really eerie and appropriate to some of the truly horrifying scenes, such as the poor woman screaming outside the castle at dracula to give her baby back, and the surrealistic scene in which jonathan harker leaps out the castle's window. kinski is superb and utterly convincing (and i'm usually not all that impressed by him) as renfield, and it is really creepy to watch his behavior at times. (especially when he eats bugs and smears the friggin blood on the rubber walls. ick!) in fact, i could find very little wrong with this movie at all, and any true horror fan will revere it. not just a must watch, a must own.


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