After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
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
At the beginning of the film, Jonathan Harker asks why the Count has purchased his houses in such specific locations, a question that is never answered in the film. The explanation given in the book is that the fifty boxes of Transylvanian earth were distributed throughout Dracula's houses in locations surrounding London, so that Dracula would have many places to rest and regain his strength at daybreak, during which Dracula must rest only in either a coffin or the earth of his homeland (Transylvania). See more »
Lucy gives Mina her ring as a wedding gift but later we see it back on Lucy's hand. See more »
I shall rise from my own death, to avenge hers with all the powers of darkness.
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British video version contains a scene where Jonathan Harker's nipple is licked by one of the female vampires, who then bites it and causes it to bleed. See more »
This one really nails it. Lush, sensual, sexy\gory, beautiful and creepy. With just the right touch of humor to keep it in perspective. Tom Waits as Renfield gone bonkers is great comic relief. Nosferatu of 1922 or Werner Herzog's version of 1979 are also very good but they've got nothing on this one. It stands well with them and is a must for any Vampire story lover. This one pulls of Dracula's story in high style! One of Coppola's Best works.
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