Dracula: Prince of Darkness

Dracula: Prince of Darkness

Director: Terence Fisher

Cast: Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Andrew Keir

     
 

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Christopher Lee dons the evil Count's cloak once again after an 8-year hiatus for this first "authentic" sequel to Hammer Studios' Horror of Dracula (the literal 1960 follow-up Brides of Dracula did not feature Lee). The story begins when two stuffy vacationing couples make an ill-fated stopover at Castle Karlsbad in the Carpathian mountains -- despiteSee more details below

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Christopher Lee dons the evil Count's cloak once again after an 8-year hiatus for this first "authentic" sequel to Hammer Studios' Horror of Dracula (the literal 1960 follow-up Brides of Dracula did not feature Lee). The story begins when two stuffy vacationing couples make an ill-fated stopover at Castle Karlsbad in the Carpathian mountains -- despite the warnings of the mysterious Fr. Sandor (Andrew Keir) and the near-destruction of their coach when the terrified driver runs for his life. After a slightly tedious stretch, one of the men (Charles Tingwell) is sacrificed in a bloody Satanic ritual, orchestrated by the Count's loyal manservant Klove (Philip Latham) to bring the legendary vampire back to life. The revived Count immediately sets his sights on the man's wife (Barbara Shelley), making her his undead bride; the surviving pair seek refuge in Fr. Sandor's abbey, with the undead bloodsuckers in hot pursuit. This stylish and chilling production is imbued with Gothic atmosphere by director Terence Fisher (one of his last films for the studio) and remains one of the classier entries from Hammer's heyday. Also known as Revenge of Dracula.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/17/2013
UPC:
0687797936462
Original Release:
1966
Rating:
NR
Source:
Millennium
Region Code:
A
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
17,653

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christopher Lee Dracula
Barbara Shelley Helen
Andrew Keir Father Sandor
Francis Matthews Charles
Suzanne Farmer Diana
Charles "Bud" Tingwell Alan
Thorley Walters Ludwig
Philip Latham Klove
Walter Brown Brother Mark
George Woodbridge Landlord
Jack Lambert Brother Peter
Philip Ray Priest
Joyce Hemson Mother
John Maxim Coach Driver

Technical Credits
Terence Fisher Director
Roy Ashton Makeup
Chris Barnes Editor
James Bernard Score Composer
Bowie Films Special Effects
Anthony Hinds Screenwriter
Anthony Nelson Keys Producer
Don Mingaye Art Director
James Needs Editor
Michael Reed Cinematographer
Bernard Robinson Production Designer
John Sansom Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Commentary featuring Christopher Lee, Suzan Farmer, Francis Matthews and Barbara Shelley; World Of Hammer Episode 'Hammer Stars: Christopher Lee'; Documentary: Back To Black; Restoration Comparison; Restored Original Trailer; Stills Gallery

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