Fabulous product. To her amazement, the seduction is mutual. Several scenes are reordered and edited differently, Renfield is portrayed as a homosexual, the sex scenes are longer and more explicit, all blood and biting scenes are removed from the film, and this version also contains an alternate ending. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Proceed to checkout ({qq} items) {$$$.$$}. The bloodsucking count arrives in England and his seductive charms are soon in full swing in this moody, erotic - and often chilling - version of the gothic horror tale. Enjoyable film let down by washed out quality print! You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. I almost saw this with Langella in the lead at the Geary theater in San Francisco during the 70's. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Directed by Phillip Marshak. Quickly browse titles in our catalog based on the ones you have picked. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Add the first question. The shorter LUST AT FIRST BITE runs 74 minutes, and contains alternate footage different from the original version of the film. John Holmes, whose acting is limited to his impressive endowment, has two scenes. The characters in this film have changed completely; she wasn't supposed to be the daughter of the vampire killer but Mina Harker, married to Jonathan. Amazon's Choice recommends highly rated and well-priced products. You also, alas, have the gorgeous young Kate Nelligan as Lucy, and in her prime, she could out act and exhibit sensuality like no one. Horrifying scenes, scary, as when Olivier meets the zombie vampire corpse of his daughter Mina in the cave under her grave: "Papa, kommen sie hier, Papa", blood drooling down her lips (sorry if I mispelled the German). A private detective is hired to find an ancient book. Reviewed in the United States on May 3, 2018. Jul 17, 1978 - Jul 22, 1978 Understudy: Michael O. Smith (Abraham Van Helsing, Dr. Seward) Tour Stops Mina van Helsing, who is visiting her friend Lucy Seward, discovers Dracula's body after his ship has run aground and rescues him. A female friend of a sexually frustrated mother tries broadening her horizons with a sex orgy. Count Dracula (Jamie Gillis), a vampire who's recently purchased a castle adjacent to a mental institution, as well as his vampire brides, use the patients, and daughters of Dr. Seward, to satisfy a lust for blood and sex. I think the whole movie is a blast of that stage version! Unfortunately, Langella became ill, and was covered by his understudy, no less than the late great Jeremy Brett (of Sherlock Holmes fame). All very confusing. This is really one of the better tellings of the Dracula story, but it seems that it gets lost in the shuffle at times. Elvira's Movie Macabre: Satanic Rites of Dracula / The Werewolf of Washington. 4 Film Favorites: Draculas (Dracula A.D. 1972, Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, Horror of Dracula, Taste the Blood of Dracula) Christopher Lee 4.7 out of 5 stars 453 We work hard to protect your security and privacy. You have Olivier brilliantly on hand as the good Doctor Van Helsing, and Donald Pleasance aptly playing the keeper of the Madhouse, and Lucy's Father. Director John Badham wanted to film in black and white, just like Universal's 1931 "Dracula". Langella is really very creepy and hideously handsome in the role, both seductive, secretive, and repulsive, all at the same time. Periodically an intercom interjects with odd comments, "Dr. Silver report to room 22 for a lobotomy".Apparently a few scenes involving urination have been cut, but be prepared for incest scenes between John Leslie and 'sister' Kay Parker, as well as a necrophilia scene with Mike Ranger and the 'undead' Serena. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 23, 2015. Who is Mina Van Helsing???? Written by This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Bram Stoker's Dracula (Collector's Edition), 4 Film Favorites: Draculas (Dracula A.D. 1972, Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, Horror of Dracula, Taste the Blood of Dracula), The Hammer Horror Series (Brides of Dracula / Curse of the Werewolf / Phantom of the Opera / Paranoiac / Kiss of the Vampire / Nightmare / Night Creatures / Evil of Frankenstein), Hammer Film Collection - 5 Movie Pack: The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll, Scream of Fear, The Gorgon, Stop Me Before I Kill, The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb. Dracula (Revival, Play, Drama, Broadway) opened in New York City Oct 20, 1977 and played through Jan 6, 1980. Dracula is gentlemanly and has style and elegance. A very entertaining spoof of Tod Browning's Dracula. Video availability outside of United States varies. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. 12 of 15 people found this review helpful. You have Olivier brilliantly on hand as the good Doctor Van Helsing, and Donald Pleasance aptly playing the keeper of the Madhouse, and Lucy's Father. Fear Not ! Jamie Gillis does an excellent portrayal of Dracula, giving superb homage to Bela Lugosi, "Children of the night, what music they make". There are some familiar English faces in the cast. Also he is seen in daylight, it wasn't dark when he was on his horse..... Enjoyable if not a bit inaccurate. It is old fashioned and beautifully presented. I think the whole movie is a blast of that stage version! By 1979, black and white was considered commercial suicide. Firstly I have to say I really enjoyed this take on dracula,original stylish and gothic, however it is let down by a washed out and drained looking picture! The film is ok if you haven't read the original book. Santo Contra Los Jinetes Del Terror / Santo En La Venganza De La Momia / Santo Y Bl... Mel Brooks' History of the World -- Part I, Prison School - The Complete Series [Blu-ray], Future Diary - The Complete Series + OVA [Blu-ray], Rosario + Vampire - The Complete Series [Blu-ray]. With Jamie Gillis, Annette Haven, John Leslie, Serena. Mr Jourdan plays his part as a romantic that the women are enchanted by instead of the monster in the book. Instead they have her friend Lucy marrying Jonathan and therefor kill Mina off. The DVD jacket is in Swedish. The High Desert of California, California, USA. Very disappointed hence three stars! Was this review helpful to you? Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. There's a problem loading this menu right now. (1978). In this stylish retelling of the classic tale of horror, Frank Langella gives an electrifying performance as the bloodthirsty Count, with Sir Laurence Olivier as his legendary nemesis, Van Helsing, the renowned and relentless vampire hunter seeking to end the Dark Prince's reign of terror over the citizens of Transylvania!Bonus Content: There's a problem loading this menu right now. Apparently filmed at Scotties Castle in Death Valley. Why? Why? All very confusing. Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2018. Langella is really very creepy and hideously handsome in the role, both seductive, secretive, and repulsive, all at the same time. In Whitby, England in 1913, Count Dracula arrives from Transylvania via the ship Demeter one stormy night. He is SEXY, and he knows it-- and how to use it. This is really one of the better tellings of the Dracula story, but it seems that it gets lost in the shuffle at times. The DVD jacket is in Swedish. A shipwrecked World War II sailor comes to the rescue of two American nurses held in the clutches of a twisted Nazi officer and his three female assistants on a deserted South Pacific island. If you don't know the original story, then this is the vintage movie for you. Also this film opens with the ship wreck so Mr Harker doesn't even initially visit the Count in Transylvania beforehand. John Badham's 70s version of Dracula hasn't been especially well-loved: an adaptation of the popular Broadway revival of the stage version, it lacks one of the key things that made the stage version so memorable (Edward Gorey's monochrome production design), makes considerable diversions from the novel (being as it is based on the stage version, which does the same), and has a fangless Dracula - Langella refused to don the teeth.