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Dracula in Istanbul (1953)

Drakula Istanbul'da (original title)
Azmi is a lawyer from Istanbul. Drakula of Romania has assumed a new title. Azmi travels to Romania for legal matters. He is warned of Drakula but Azmi is a strong believer of goodness.


Mehmet Muhtar




Credited cast:
Annie Ball ... Güzin Arsoy
Cahit Irgat ... Turan
Ayfer Feray ... Sadan
Bülent Oran ... Azmi
Atif Kaptan ... Drakula
Kemal Emin Bara ... Doktor Naci Eren
Kadri Ögelman ... Usak
Münir Ceyhan ... Doktor Afif
Osman Alyanak ... Tiyatrocu
Eser Tezcan Eser Tezcan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Toron Karacaoglu ... Bülent Oran Seslendirmesi
Esref Kolçak ... Dansci


A Istanbul lawyer named Azmi goes to Romania to meet with a Count named Dracula. Azmi is assigned to convey certain documents to the castle of Count Dracula. Dracula has bought many houses in Istanbul through Azmi and will move to Istanbul. But Dracula is a vampire from the descendant of Vlad the Impaler. It won't take long for our heroes to understand this. Written by serhanaga

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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Drakula can be seen walking when the sun shines obviously in the sky in the movie. See more »


After Güzin, Doctor and his assistant going downstairs, they starts talking about Sadan's situation and the camera's shadow is seen. See more »


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Mediocre in every department
4 October 2016 | by Zbigniew_KrycsiwikiSee all my reviews

Atrocious picture quality made this one nearly unwatchable, with innumerable breaks in the film, some scenes are blown out almost completely white, (unintentional?) double exposures, and even visible fingerprints.

This is another fairy faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker's original novel, but inept on all other departments, from bland acting, to its depiction of Dracula as nothing more than a bald old man, to uninspired directing, and no budget sets, which really look like someone's redressed cellar. The film looks nearly comical, like a (lame) William Castle flick.

Perhaps I'll give this a second chance, if I can ever locate a better copy of it, otherwise, I would have a difficult time recommending this to even the biggest fan of Dracula, even Pakistani Dracula was an improvement.

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Release Date:

4 March 1953 (Turkey) See more »

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And Film, Erman Film See more »
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1.37 : 1
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