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Count Dracula (1970)

Nachts, wenn Dracula erwacht (original title)
PG | | Horror | 12 October 1973 (USA)
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.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as Jesse Franco, Jess Franco, Jesus Franco Manera)

Writers:

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

Cast overview:
Christopher Lee ... Dracula
Klaus Kinski ... Reinfierd (as Klaus Kinsky)
Herbert Lom ... Dr. Van Helsing
Maria Rohm ... Mina Harker
Fred Williams ... Jonathan Harker (as Frederick Williams)
Soledad Miranda ... Lucy Westenra
Paul Muller ... Dr. Seward
Jack Taylor ... Quincey
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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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Language:

English | Spanish | Italian | German

Release Date:

12 October 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Murcia, Spain See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is Sir Christopher Lee's only appearance as Count Dracula with facial hair. See more »

Goofs

When Dracula and Harker pass in front of a mirror, the Count is holding a candelabra. Of course the Count has no reflection, but the candelabra should have been visible. 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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Alternate Versions

German DVD includes the scene of a gypsy woman, deleted from the US version. See more »

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Excellent version of Stoker's novel
10 January 2002 | by inkybrownSee all my reviews

Filmed in Spain and Germany, Jess 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. This movie is quite faithful to the novel, unlike so many other Dracula films of the period. Starring screen legend Christopher Lee as Count Dracula, it also features Franco regulars Soledad Miranda, Fred Williams, Maria Rohm, Jack Taylor, Klaus Kinski, and Paul Müller. Franco appears in the film (as he does in many of his movies) as a servant to Professor Van Helsing. Franco contributes great direction and a perfectly eerie atmosphere to this low-budget film, which was one of Soledad's most prominent international roles. The talented cast and direction, as well as a fantastic score by Bruno Nicolai, make this one of the best filmed versions of the Dracula story and a great companion to Francis Ford Coppola's version made decades later.


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