In London in the 1970s, Scotland Yard police investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism. They call in an expert vampire researcher named Professor Lorrimer Van Helsing (a ...
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Three distinguished English gentlemen accidentally resurrect Count Dracula, killing a disciple of his in process. The Count seeks to avenge his dead servant, by making the trio die in the hands of their own children.
When Castle Dracula is exorcised by the Monsignor, it accidentally brings the Count back from the dead. Dracula follows the Monsignor back to his hometown, preying on the holy man's beautiful niece and her friends.
A young man, Paul Carlson, is on a trip and spends the night at Count Dracula's castle. He is murdered. After some time has passed, the young man's brother Simon comes to the small town where all the traces end to look for him.
Roy Ward Baker
Jonathan Harker begets the ire of Count Dracula after he accepts a job at the vampire's castle under false pretenses, forcing his colleague Dr. Van Helsing to destroy the predatory villain when he targets Harker's loved ones.
Count Dracula, a gray-haired vampire who regains his youth by dining on the blood of maidens, is pursued in London and Transylvania by Professor Van Helsing, Jonathan Harker and Quincey Morris after he victimizes them and their loved ones.
In London in the 1970s, Scotland Yard police investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism. They call in an expert vampire researcher named Professor Lorrimer Van Helsing (a descendant of the great vampire-hunter Dr. Abraham Van Helsing) to help them put a stop to these hideous crimes. It becomes apparent that the culprit is Count Dracula, disguised as a reclusive property developer, but secretly plotting to unleash a fatal virus upon the world.Written by
Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>
Christopher Lee only appears in the last 30 minutes of the film. See more »
When Jessica is attacked by the female vampires in the basement of the sinister cult house, the brunette vampire menacing her from the rear is missing an important bit of anatomy- vampire fangs. See more »
Prof. Lorrimer Van Helsing:
[Urbanely to D.D. Denham, to hide that he is onto something]
What are you going to do with me? You can't let me go, can you? I know too much. Do you mind if I smoke? It's a bad habit, I know, but it helps me to concentrate.
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USA version, re-titled "Count Dracula and his Vampire Bride" (1973), removes 4 minutes of footage from original UK release. See more »
No saying this is a great Hammer film here, nor is it even adequate. It is entertaining if you like horror films from the seventies as a rule and/or enjoy seeing Peter Cushing or Christopher Lee. Beyond that, I really cannot recommend the film very much. The vampires take a back seat to mad bike-riding hoodlums, a Chinese Satanist, a group of powerful British autocrats, and a group of investigators made up of a policeman, a British secret service agent, and the grand-daughter of Dr. Van Helsing. Peter Cushing is back from his same role in Dracula 1972 AD, but this film is nowhere as much fun as that one was. Cushing(and Lee's) scenes are brief and stilted for the most part. Cushing does what he can with the material, but Lee seems lost in this bizarre story of Dracula really wanting to die by killing off the entire human population with a new strain of Bubonic Plague. Ummm...okay. The acting in the film is decent overall, but just cannot bear the weight of the shallow, idiotic, tissue-thin script. Hammer tops off their greatest monster series with a real bomb. The film does have a few interesting moments, however, and if you want to see Lee and Cushing one more time ...go for it. But it is very evident Hammer was at the end of their creative process. Needless, unerotic nudity in this one. Terrorism, spies and the like also added in to make it seem more appropriate for the seventies. Big mistakes! Why wasn't Stephanie Beacham in it either? She could have at least livened up an otherwise drab scenery with her bouncing presence. And the much talked about ending...well, it is different. Hawthorn trees huh? New one on me.
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