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Dracula (1992)

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The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dracula
... Mina Murray / Elisabeta
... Professor Abraham Van Helsing
... Jonathan Harker
... Dr. Jack Seward
... Lord Arthur Holmwood
... Quincey P. Morris (as Bill Campbell)
... Lucy Westenra
... R.M. Renfield
... Dracula's Bride
... Dracula's Bride
... Dracula's Bride
Jay Robinson ... Mr. Hawkins
I.M. Hobson ... Hobbs
Laurie Franks ... Lucy's Maid
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Storyline

This version of Dracula is closely based on Bram Stoker's classic novel of the same name. A young lawyer (Jonathan Harker) is assigned to a gloomy village in the mists of eastern Europe. He is captured and imprisoned by the undead vampire Dracula, who travels to London, inspired by a photograph of Harker's betrothed, Mina Murray. In Britain, Dracula begins a reign of seduction and terror, draining the life from Mina's closest friend, Lucy Westenra. Lucy's friends gather together to try to drive Dracula away. Written by Goth <brooks@odie.ee.wits.ac.za>

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and horror violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 November 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bram Stoker's Dracula  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,521,679, 15 November 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$82,522,790

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$215,862,692, 31 December 1993
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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Francis Ford Coppola recorded his audio commentary in English and Italian. See more »

Goofs

When vampire Lucy enters her vault, all of the candles spontaneously ignite. There are two five-branched candlesticks at the entrance of the vault, one of which is seen to ignite in two separate shots, taken from different angles, but edited in such a way to make it look as if those same candles have been lit and almost immediately re-lit. See more »

Quotes

Dracula: [about the wolves that are howling] Listen to them: the children of the night. What sweet music they make.
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Love Song for a Vampire
(from 'Bram Stoker's Dracula')
Produced by Stephen Lipson
Written and Performed by Annie Lennox
Courtesy of BMG Ariola Muenchen GmbH
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One of Coppola's Best
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Though I did not read the book and can't compare it to the movie, I found Bram Stoker's Dracula quiet excellent. The costume design, lighting, camera work, make-up-fx are all very good and make for a very atmospheric movie.

There are some truly outstanding things in this film.

1, the editing... excellent, I love the way they worked with dissolves, the hypnotic feel they created with the careful editing. Every frame flows in the other, the whole style grabs you and never lets you go... I simply could not turn my eyes off the screen.

2, the acting... Gary Oldman is THE Dracula, IMO. Seductive, strong, bad and scary in his own distinctive way, yet really romantic.

Hopkins is funny as Van Helsing and quiet ironic.

Winona is a great Mina. Beautiful, innocent. She looks great in these Victorian costumes.

Keanu Reeves is not as bad as many of you think. He makes the best of his underwritten character.

3, the Score... haunting, romantic, scary. It works beautiful with the pictures.

I think this movie is a great cinematic achievement and very underrated. It's a shame they don't make movies like that any more.

10/10


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