Bram Stoker's Dracula
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Bram Stoker's Dracula

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Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Cast: Francis Ford Coppola, Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins

     
 

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Based on Bram Stoker's classic 1897 novel, this film from Francis Ford Coppola and screenwriter James Victor Hart offers a full-blooded portrait of the immortal Transylvanian vampire. The major departure from Stoker is one of motivation as Count Dracula (Gary Oldman) is motivated more by romance than by bloodlust. He punctures the necks as a means of avenging the… See more details below

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Overview

Based on Bram Stoker's classic 1897 novel, this film from Francis Ford Coppola and screenwriter James Victor Hart offers a full-blooded portrait of the immortal Transylvanian vampire. The major departure from Stoker is one of motivation as Count Dracula (Gary Oldman) is motivated more by romance than by bloodlust. He punctures the necks as a means of avenging the death of his wife in the 15th century, and when he comes to London, it is specifically to meet heroine Mina Harker (Winona Ryder), the living image of his late wife (Ryder plays a dual role, as do several of her costars). Anthony Hopkins is obsessed vampire hunter Van Helsing, while Keanu Reeves takes on the role of Jonathan Harker, and Tom Waits plays bug-eating Renfield. Bram Stoker's Dracula was the winner of three Academy Awards.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Robert Firsching
One of the most commercially successful horror films of all time, Francis Ford Coppola's reinterpretation of the legendary vampire story isn't really a horror film at all. Despite a powerful opening sequence, amazing special effects, and a brief scene of a lycanthropic wolf-beast having sex, this version strips away most of the scares and sex in favor of romance. Rather than the powerful, feral sexuality of previous screen Draculas -- Christopher Lee comes to mind -- Gary Oldman's performance hinges on sadness, longing, and the memory of his murdered wife. Those familiar with horror archetypes might even argue that this is a mummy film in vampire's clothing. Critics were quick to praise Coppola for his faithfulness to Bram Stoker's novel, but, in re-creating its detail, he may have missed its essence: the vampire is not a romantic anti-hero, but a dark representation of sexual taboo.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/02/2007
UPC:
0043396150201
Original Release:
1992
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
ABC
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
2:07:00
Sales rank:
6,945

Special Features

Over 30 minutes of deleted scenes; Audio commentary & film introduction by director Francis Ford Coppola; The Blood Is the Life - The making of Dracula; The Costumes Are the Sets - The design of Eiko Ishioka; In-Camera - The naive visual effects of Dracula; Method and Madness - visualizing Dracula

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gary Oldman Count Vlad Dracul/Dracula
Winona Ryder Mina Murray/Elisabeta
Anthony Hopkins Professor Abraham Van Helsing
Keanu Reeves Jonathan Harker
Richard E. Grant Dr. Jack Seward
Sadie Frost Lucy Westenra
Cary Elwes Lord Arthur Holmwood
Bill Campbell Quincey P. Morris
Tom Waits R.M. Renfield
Monica Bellucci Dracula's Bride
Jay Robinson Mr. Hawkins
Don Lewis Shadow Puppeteer
James Murray Actor
Fred Spencer Shadow Puppeteer
Victoria Thomas Actor
Tatiana Von Furstenberg Younger Woman
Jules Sylvester Zoo Keeper
I.M. Hobson Hobbs
Laurie Frank Lucy's Maid
Maud Winchester Downstairs Maid
Robert Getz Priest
Hubert Wells Zoo Keeper
Daniel Newman News Hawker
Robert Buckingham Husband
Cully Fredricksen Van Helsing's Assistant

Technical Credits
Francis Ford Coppola Director,Producer
Michael Apted Executive Producer
Michael Ballhaus Cinematographer
David M. Dunlap Camera Operator
Tony Epper Stunts
Fred Fuchs Producer
Anne Goursaud Editor
Jim V. Hart Co-producer,Screenwriter
Eiko Ishioka Costumes/Costume Designer
Wojciech Kilar Score Composer
Susan B. Landau Associate Producer
Garrett Lewis Set Decoration/Design
Charles B. Mulvehill Producer
Matthew Mungle Makeup
Robert O'Connor Executive Producer
Andrew Precht Art Director
Thomas Sanders Production Designer
Glen Scantlebury Editor
Nicholas C. Smith Editor
David E. Stone Makeup
John Patrick Veitch Co-producer,Screenwriter

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