Dick Steele, Agent WD-40 is assigned by his Director, to stop the evil General Rancor from destroying the world. WD-40 believed Rancor was dead and he teams up with the hot K.G.B. Agent Veronique Ukrinsky to find Rancor and save the world.
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
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Third film spoofing the horror/suspense genre written and directed by Mel Brooks. The first was "Young Frankenstein" (1974), spoofing the entire Frankenstein horror anthology, and the second was "High Anxiety" (1977), spoofing the works of Alfred Hitchcock. The three pictures are sometimes considered Brooksian companion pieces. See more »
In the funeral scene between Jonathan and Lucy, Lucy is putting her hands on Jonathans chest. In the next shot from the other side she has her hands on his shoulders and the next shot her hands are on his chest again. See more »
[waking up from a bad dream]
Oh, it's night-time. I was having a daymare.
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After the end credits have rolled, you can hear Dracula get the very last "last" word in -- "Chervania!". See more »
Mel Brooks's scattergun approach to comedy has a number of misses. Spaceballs was OK at parodying its genre. This film is far more sophisticated and well played.
The successful jokes are on the culture of Victorain times with references to an engaged couple who after 10 years have suddenly held hands being condemned as immoral, prostitutes, lechers and the like.
Into these cultural and successful observations Brook's introduces Leslie Nielson doing a great impression of Bela Lugosi's Dracula with the difference that his powers are incompetent.
Seeing the Lugosi movie will give you the basis to appreciate the sophistication of this film.
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