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Blacula is the story of Mamuwalde, an African Prince. In 1780, after visiting Count Dracula, Manuwalde is turned into a vampire and locked in a coffin. The scene shifts to 1972, when two antique collectors transport the coffin to Los Angeles. The two men open the coffin and unleash Blacula on the city of Los Angeles. Blacula soon finds Tina, who is his wife, Luva, reincarnated, and gains her love. Tina's friend, Dr. Gordon, discovers Blacula is a vampire and hunts him down.Written by
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When Gordon and Jack arrive at the hospital where they confront the vampire woman taxi driver, it's the dead of night with no hint of sunrise. When Gordon opens the blinds, it's obviously still night, with only orange streetlight coming through the window, yet the woman screams and "dies", and Gordon says the sunlight killed her. Sunlight would have been much brighter. See more »
Hi! What'll you have?
Make it a Bloody Mary.
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When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure an 'X' rating. All cuts were waived in 1998 when the film was granted an '15' certificate for home video. See more »
...from the standards of Blaxploitation movies of the time. The movie itself is more comical than scary (which is why I love it), but William Marshall brought a sense of dignity to his role of Mamawalde. In fact, it was his idea to change the main character from a jive-talking Black vampire to a tormented former king with a rich and tragic past. In the end, you actually feel sorry for him. This is an underrated film that is much better than it's avertizements would suggest. Though it may not be the best vampire/horror flick in the world, and it takes liberty with historical facts (a slave trade in Transylvania?!) it does contain a rather touching love story. With that being said, I have to admit that this movie also contains some of the most hilarious dialogue I've heard in a monster movie.
"Hey, man, that's a baaad cape!"
"A bat! A BAT! A GIANT BAAAT!!"
"Hey, where's that big dude with the cape?......AAAAH!"
"Suddeny I find your Congnac to be as...distasteful as your manner!"
And a load of others that, for censorship reasons, I probably cannot repeat here.
I recommend this movie to anyone who wants to have a spooky, retro good time.
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