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Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

Mel Brooks' parody of the classic vampire story and its famous film adaptations.

Director:

Mel Brooks

Writers:

Mel Brooks (screenplay), Rudy De Luca (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Nielsen ... Dracula
Peter MacNicol ... Renfield
Steven Weber ... Harker
Amy Yasbeck ... Mina
Lysette Anthony ... Lucy
Harvey Korman ... Dr. Seward
Mel Brooks ... Professor Van Helsing
Mark Blankfield ... Martin
Megan Cavanagh ... Essie
Clive Revill ... Sykes
Chuck McCann ... Innkeeper
Avery Schreiber ... Peasant on Coach
Cherie Franklin Cherie Franklin ... Peasant on Coach
Ezio Greggio Ezio Greggio ... Coach Driver
Leslie S. Sachs Leslie S. Sachs ... Usherette (as Leslie Sachs)
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Storyline

Another spoof from the mind of Mel Brooks. This time he's out to poke fun at the Dracula myth. Basically, he took "Bram Stoker's Dracula," gave it a new cast and a new script and made a big joke out of it. The usual, rich English are attacked by Dracula and Dr. Van Helsing is brought in to save the day. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for comedic sensuality and gore | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Gaumont DVD [France]

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

22 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drácula: Muerto pero feliz See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$10,772,144
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS (8 channels)| Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Mel Brooks and the rest of the filmmakers gathered together for the first time to discuss the making of the movie, one of the early questions was should the picture be made in black-and-white, mainly because Brooks' earlier film Young Frankenstein (1974) was made in black and white in order to give the movie the feeling of the old Universal Frankenstein films. This idea was dropped, mainly because, as Steve Haberman said in the audio commentary of the film in DVD, a lot of the great Dracula movies were in color, specifically the Hammer pictures starring Christopher Lee and Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula (1992). See more »

Goofs

When Count Dracula is spinning Mina around in front of the mirror, he is holding her by one arm and one leg, both stretched out towards him. In the mirror, her legs are closer to each other than before. See more »

Quotes

[Dracula is outside Mina's room]
Dracula: [to the maid] Essie... Essie... Your eyelids are growing heavy You will sleep... sleep.
[Essie nods off to sleep]
Dracula: Mina... Mina, open your eyes!
[she does]
Dracula: Arise, Mina.
[she does]
Dracula: Walk to the door.
[Mina opens a door, and goes inside]
Dracula: Mina... you are in the closet. Open the door, and come out.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits have rolled, you can hear Dracula get the very last "last" word in -- "Chervania!". See more »


Soundtracks

Roses From the South
Waltz by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss II)
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"Dear God! What ARE you doing to the furniture?!"
9 August 2010 | by Mash-the-stampedeSee all my reviews

I remember being an 11 year old boy in stitches with laughter when I first viewed this film on new release VCR (yeah, video - old school)!

Having just watched this film again recently I have to say that it's still just as funny as it was as a child. The film of course is a parody on the 'Dracula" mythos and the jokes and gags are much better understood if you've watched films such as "Bram Stoker's: Dracula" which I can't watch seriously anymore cos' I constantly think of this film in certain scenes and start laughing!

The cast is brilliant in their roles especially Leslie Neilsen as "Dracula" and his brain-washed slave "Renfield" (Peter MacNicol) portraying an insane, insect eating madman extraordinarily well!

The humour is all in the typical Mel Brooks 'tongue-in-cheek' style and also quite reminiscent of Monty Python in parts, the over-the-top British accents may attribute to that part.

The final film directed by Mel Brooks, "Dracula Dead and Loving It" is very entertaining and the mindless humour make for a very enjoyable spoof movie!

Highly recommended : )


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