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Blacula (1972)

An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Blacula / Mamuwalde
... Tina / Luva
... Michelle
... Dr. Gordon Thomas
... Lt. Jack Peters
Charles Macaulay ... Dracula
Emily Yancy ... Nancy
Lance Taylor Sr. ... Swenson
Ted Harris ... Bobby McCoy
Rick Metzler ... Billy Schaffer
... Skillet (as Jitu Cumbuka)
Logan Field ... Sgt. Barnes
Ketty Lester ... Juanita Jones
... Sam (as Elisha Cook)
Eric Brotherson ... Real Estate Agent
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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 Clint Poskozim <Kuest000@aol.com>

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25 August 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blacula - den sorte vampyr  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,180,000
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Trivia

William Marshall, who played Mamuwalde, had earlier played Dr. Daystrom on Star Trek: The Ultimate Computer (1968) and went on to portray the King of Cartoons on Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986) from 1987-90. See more »

Goofs

Blacula has only just been released from a 200-year-long imprisonment yet when Nancy takes his picture at the club, he knows what a camera is. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Jack Peters: Who the hell would want a dead faggot?
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Soundtracks

Blacula (The Stalkwalk)
Composed, arranged, performed and Orchestra conducted by Gene Page
Produced by Billy Page
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Groovy blacksploitation classic.
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In 1780,African Prince Mamuwalde visits the castle of Count Dracula in Transylvania seeking his support in ending the slave trade.Dracula curses his noble guest,murders his wife and transforms Mamuwalde into a vampire,imprisoning him in a coffin to suffer the unending thirst of the damned.Released nearly two centuries later by a pair of homosexual interior decorators,Mamuwalde emerges as Blacula,a vampire with a strong urge to kill.On a nightly quest for human blood he meets and fells in love with Tina,the woman who reminds him his long time dead wife..."Blacula" is a campy and enjoyable horror flick.William Marshall is perfect as a lonely and sympathetic vampire Blacula.The acting is fine and there are some nice scares including slow-motion attack on Sam,the morgue attendant.Overall,"Blacula" is an ultimately satisfying blacksploitation flick that is surely destined to be a cult classic.8 out of 10.


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