Bram Stoker's DraculaDirector: 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 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.
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- Sony Pictures
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- [Wide Screen]
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Cast & Crew
|Gary Oldman||Count Vlad Dracul/Dracula|
|Winona Ryder||Mina Murray/Elisabeta|
|Anthony Hopkins||Professor Abraham Van Helsing|
|Keanu Reeves||Jonathan Harker|
|Richard 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 W. Lewis||Shadow Puppeteer|
|Fred Spencer||Shadow Puppeteer|
|Tatiana Von Furstenberg||Younger Woman|
|Jules Sylvester||Zoo Keeper|
|Laurie Frank||Lucy's Maid|
|Maud Winchester||Downstairs Maid|
|Hubert Wells||Zoo Keeper|
|Daniel Newman||News Hawker|
|Cully Fredricksen||Van Helsing's Assistant|
|Francis Ford Coppola||Director,Producer|
|Michael Apted||Executive Producer|
|David M. Dunlap||Camera Operator|
|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|
|Robert O'Connor||Executive Producer|
|Andrew Precht||Art Director|
|Thomas Sanders||Production Designer|
|Nicholas C. Smith||Editor|
|David E. Stone||Makeup|
|John Patrick Veitch||Co-producer,Screenwriter|
1. Prologue [5:43]
2. London, 1897 [2:24]
3. The Orient Express [4:00]
4. "Enter Freely, of Your Own Will" [3:31]
5. Destiny [3:04]
6. Mina, Lucy & the Suitors [4:32]
7. Mr. Renfield and Dr. Seward [2:40]
8. Many Strange Things [10:38]
9. The Storm [3:48]
10. "Do Not See Me" [3:09]
11. The Cinematography [4:26]
12. "The Eyes!" [3:06]
13. "Do Not Fear Me" [4:20]
14. Abraham Van Helsing [5:38]
15. "Where Did the Blood Go?" [2:29]
16. Rules Café [4:29]
17. Harker's Escape [2:43]
18. "Nothing but Common Garlic!" [3:07]
19. Vlad the Impaler [3:44]
20. The Death of Lucy [5:31]
21. "She Is Undead" [4:31]
22. The Vampire Hunters [7:41]
23. "Take Me Away From All This Death!" [6:17]
24. The Confrontation [3:33]
25. Vampire Hunters in Pursuit [3:01]
26. The Borgo Pass [:46]
27. Whores of Satan [3:37]
28. "Mina, You Are Near" [5:23]
29. Resurrection [2:50]
30. End Credits [6:17]
Audio Set Up: English
Audio Set Up: French/Français
Audio Set Up: Spanish/Español
Audio Set Up: Portuguese/Português
Audio Set Up: Commentary by Francis Coppola
Subtitles: Spanish Subtitled Commentary
Subtitles: Portuguese Subtitled Commentary
Subtitles: Korean Subtitled Commentary
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Disc #2 -- Bram Stoker's Dracula - Special Features
The Blood Is the Life - The Making of Dracula (28 Mins.)
The Costumes Are the Sets - The Design of Eiko Ishioka (14 Mins.)
In-Camera - The Naïve Visual Effects of Dracula (19 Mins.)
Method and Madness - Visualizing Dracula (12 Mins.)
"Heart of Darkness" Article, Cinefex Magazine (1993)
Gypsies in Coach (Extended)
Lucy's Party (Extended)
Harker Meets Dracula (Extended)
Harker/Dracula Dinner (Trim)
Harker Explores Castle (Extended)
Harker's Escape Attempt
Dracula on The Demeter
The Demeter Lands
Rule's Café/Convent (Extension)
The Death of Renfield
Ending (Early Version)
Bram Stoker's Dracula Theatrical Trailer
Bram Stoker's Dracula Teaser Trailer
Youth Without Youth
Ray Harryhausen in Color
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Rise: Blood Hunter
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This has been one of my favorite films for about the past 13 years. (Yes, I know I'm a slacker, but I just thought of doing a review for it.) Gary Oldman has always been my favorite actor, even before Dracula (State of Grace, Criminal Law, etc.) and he was the perfect casting choice for the most famous vampire. His command of accents was clear and impressive in this film, and he ruled the show with his performance all around. Anthony Hopkins was fantastic as Van Helsing, obviously, and added a new creepy element to the environment. The three suitors of Lucy were excellent and added humor to the otherwise dark script. What was terrible was the casting of Reeves and Ryder. What was the casting driector THINKING!!!??? They are both terrible actors to begin with, and can't do period films to save their lives. Their accents were terrible and oh-so-fake. Had it not been for Oldman and Hopkins, the two of them would've ruined the film. The only reason they were cast, clearly, was to bring in the teeny-bopper crowd while the film was in the theater. SAD! Yes, this film was very different from the novel, but I felt that the artistic approach was excellently done, and since it's a completely different form of media, the film should be seen as itself, not in comparison to something else. (To all the novel fans out there, I know it's difficult. I'm such a reader.) Anyway, I doubt there's many people who haven't seen this, but if you're one of them, see it at least once!
1462, Transylvania, Vlad the Impaler leaves his wife to fight the Turks. Out of malice, The Turks send her a letter telling her that her husband is dead. She is so distraught over his death and terrified at being captured that she throws herself from the castle turrets. When Vlad returns, he is told that his wife may not enter the Kingdom of Heaven as she has killed herself, which is a mortal sin. Vlad immediately renounces God and then he himself is condemned. 400 years later, Jonathon Harker leaves London and his fiancée Mina to travel to Transylvania. He has been assigned to help Count Dracula acquire property in England. Jonathon may never return… This film, despite its flaws, will always hold a place in my heart as it inspired me to write my novel, Vrolok. I have always loved horror movies so when I heard that Francis Ford Coppola was making a new Dracula film, I could not wait to see it. I remember eagerly anticipating the announcement of who was to play Dracula, and when I found out that it was Gary Oldman, I was not happy! The only thing I had seen him in was JFK, and I was not very impressed (I was too young to have appreciated Sid and Nancy). However, I still decided it was worth going to the cinema to see the movie as Keanu Reeves, Cary Elwes and Bill Campbell were also in it. From the moment Gary Oldman appears on screen, he captivates his audience. His performance is camp, overdone, and at times preposterous, yet it is still somehow seductive, mesmerizing, and sublime. (Bram Stoker would have been proud!). He even utters the line “The children of the night. What sweet music they make” with a thick Romanian accent and gets away with it. I saw this film when I was fifteen and was immediately converted into a life long Gary Oldman fan. As previously stated, and despite Oldman’s performance, the film does have its flaws. Keanu Reeves is about as wooden as a stake and the rest of the cast seem to, just like Gary Oldman, overdo the accents and this is a strategy that doesn’t quite work for the rest of the cast. In addition, Sadie Frost and Wynona Ryder running around in the rain in see-through outfits is clichéd and slightly annoying (I am sure most boys who see this film love that bit). Apart from Oldman’s performance, there is one other thing that has to be commended – the soundtrack – both Wojciech Kilar's score and Annie Lennox’s theme are dark, chilling, and poignant. All in all a great movie – it inspired me to write a book that may or may not make me a million but will always be something that I am proud to have completed.
a great vampire movie! ...... i say is the castle far?.. that was so funny lol!.. i would of said "excuse me how far is castle dracula?" or" how much longer 2 castle dracula?" but i still liked the movie 4 it's dark side & the good special effects. and gary oldman gave a great proformance so did anthony hopkins. i loved the special scene with gary & winona when he wanted 2 make her his 4ver, so right that moment he was ready & willing 2 turn her but he loved her so much that he couldn't so he told her i can't i love 2 much 2 condemned you but she refused & said take me away from all this death!..oh what a scene!............. is true love never dies.
Some of the acting was either good, not that good or over the top. Interesting but a little weird.
A classic that has been so well interpreted that it haunted me long afterwards.
a pesar de que la pelicula es "vieja" los efectos son MUY buenos, no le pide nada a los efectos especiales que vemos hoy en dia
I watched this movie last night. It was all right. I think the director should have done a better job of directing it. The directing looked really cheap, like it was a fake set or something. ANd the director of this movie directed The Godfather movies. The movie got really graphic and pornographic at some points. Gary Oldman did a really good job as dracula. I think it was good but needed a little more work. The good thing about it was, they stayed very close to the book. I still, think the original with Bela Lugosi was the best one still. SO if you like Dracula, you might like this one.
This was the best dracula movie I've seen so far! It's like a gothic Romeo and Juliet at the beginning, only Romeo turns on God and is now a vampire. Trust me, it's way better then the way I just explained it!! I loved it, romance and vampires all in one.
Hell, what can i say? The effects were great but it left something to desire. I loved how the actors fit their roles perfectly, I felt that they could have done a better job at making it more realistic. I am a big fan of Anthony Hopkins, but I believe that this was not one of his best acting jobs. But, if you like erotic horror, or just awesome special effects you'll like this movie. The book is much better.
I saw this movie the day it was originally released, and I am not sorry that I did. What got me was the fact that a man could be so deeply in love with his wife that he would search not just across the earth (well, from Romania to England) but across centuries for his one true love. I felt that the actors did their roles justice. Gary Oldman's performance was so good in that he portrayed his character with such intensity and yearning that you could actually feel the emotions, including great love and great heartache, as if they were pouring from the screen. There is some sexuality and nudity that might be a bit much for younger audiences, but otherwise it is a great film and I highly recommend it.
Coppola's "Bram Stoker's Dracula" is simply excellent. The film accurately follows the original story and it includes a brief story of why and how Dracula became a vampire; both are seamlessly blended, which also offers an understanding of Mina Harker's sympathy that goes beyond being seduced by evil. The movie is fast-paced, unlike Bram Stoker's novel being told mostly through letters and diary entries that accurately depicts the speed of communication in the late 1800's.
Academy-Award winner Francis Ford Coppola ("The Godfather," "Apocalypse Now") brings his unique vision of the Gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker to life. The all-star cast (Gary Oldman is the titular Count, Academt-Award winner Anthony Hopkins as Abraham Van Helsing, among others) is terrific. Purists have complained about the changes made by screenwriter James V. Hart and Keanu Reeves' wooden performance. I say that the script is EXCELLENT, enhancing the story even further than the novel originally did (an approach which Kenneth Branagh would take when he directed "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" two years later, with Coppola and Hart as executive and co-producers). The "R" rating that the MPAA slapped it with is undeserved. Compared to films like "Hannibal," the violence and nudity seem like "Child's Play" (no pun intended). Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief sexuality/nudity.
GREAT SPECIAL EFFECTS FOR ITS DAY! I LOVED WHEN HE HISSED AND TURNED INTO A PILE OF RATS. THE SEXUALITY WAS A BIT MUCH FOR KIDS UNDER 14, BUT I THOUGHT THIS WAS ONE OF THE BEST HORROR FLICKS...AND I HATE KEANU REEVES.
Bram Stoker's Dracula is one of the finest adaptions for Stoker's immortal tale. Gary Oldman IS Dracula. His performance is one of his best. Winona Ryder is a wonderful Mina Murray. Anthony Hopkins is fantastic as always. Keanu Reeves is just bad in every way except for a some good scenes. Sadie Frost is one of the best vixens in a vampire movie ever. This is a movie a horror/drama/romance fan should check out.
This movie is an amazing take on the Dracula story and even starts with a bang by mentioning the real Dracula, Prince Vlad Tepes Dracula. Gary Oldman was definitely in one of his most unforgettable and best roles as the prince, vampire, and lover. Winona did a decent job as Mina by portraying the innocence then the descent into lust and womanhood. Anthony Hopkins as Van Helsing was a genius move by Coppola, he fit the role perfectly as the quirky Dutch professor. And a brief note for parents: This movie is rated R for a reason. There is a sex scene, a few be-headings, and several stakings. Be sure to consider what you want your child to watch first before showing this movie.
Appearantly Francis Ford Copula was trying to turn Bram Stocker's horror tome into some kind of tragic love story. This is the dominant theme in the movie anyway. Stocker's orginial plot takes a back seat as Dracula's suduction of Mina Harker comes into play. This is one of those movies you have to enjoy in it's own right, because it is only a obscure reflection of Stocker's original. The costumes, sets, make-up, lighting, and music are epic in proportion. It is well cast, though the characters are not true to Stocker's. His characters were noble and virtueous, while the movie's are lustful, course, and generally jerks. If you are a fan of the book, you will not like this movie. While the book only hints at Vampire sexuality, the movie brazenly desplays it. The blood literally flows in torents and nearly every woman's breasts are exposed at some point. Definately not for the squimish. All in all, it is an OK movie, but a travisty to Stocker's book. The book was a story about a group of people trying to stomp out a evil monster. This movie is about a Vampire looking for love in a reincarnation of his dead wife. In the book you hate his guts, but in this, you almost pity him. It completely ruins the horror of the book.
Personally I think that Vampires Rock,and I thank Bram Stroker for Creating and working together with producers and Directors for making the movie I really think that it explained alot about the book and how you would think of the characters looking like when you do read it,it gave me a better explanation for just about everything so its very helpful in many ways,The Movie also extended some parts that the Book did not include such as when he had transformed into a man eating werewolf I mean that wasnt in the book but it sure did make the movie a lot more intresting and I enjoyed very much it was an awesome and if you havnt seen it you dont wanna miss it,this is only my opinion but I hope you guys like the movie as much as I did.