Dracula: The Legacy Collection

Dracula: The Legacy Collection

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Director: Tod Browning

Cast: Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine

     
 

The two-disc set Dracula: The Legacy Collection contains five different films that feature the most famous vampire in movie history. Dracula, Dracula [Spanish Version], Dracula's Daughter, Son of Dracula, and House of Dracula are each presented in standard full-frame transfers that preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio ofSee more details below

Overview

The two-disc set Dracula: The Legacy Collection contains five different films that feature the most famous vampire in movie history. Dracula, Dracula [Spanish Version], Dracula's Daughter, Son of Dracula, and House of Dracula are each presented in standard full-frame transfers that preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. All soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. The extras on each film fluctuate in quality and quantity, but Dracula does include a commentary from film historian David Skal and a featurette on the history of the character hosted by film director Stephen Sommers. This is a solid release that should please any genre enthusiast.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Monica McIntyre
Though the vampire legend has successfully seeped into all corners of modern media (from PBS's Sesame Street to prime time's Buffy the Vampire Slayer), few bloodsuckers remain as recognizable or creepy as Bela Lugosi in Tod Browning's Dracula. One of the crown jewels in Universal's marvelous cycle of horror films from the 1930s, this classic stars Lugosi as the dapper vampire from Transylvania biting his way by night to immortality. Having played this role in Hamilton Deane and John Balderston's Broadway stage adaptation of the Bram Stoker novel, the Hungarian-born Lugosi was the obvious choice for this 1931 film, especially since Browning's longtime collaborator, Lon Chaney, had recently died. The story is familiar: Dracula and the mad Renfield (Dwight Frye) travel to London and clash with the forces of reason and respectability, especially Professor Van Helsing (Edward Van Sloan). But despite Browning's exquisite, expressionistic mise-en-scène, Lugosi steals the show. The film made him a huge star, and filmmakers quickly typecast him due to his convincing, trancelike mannerisms.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/27/2004
UPC:
0025192445521
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
6:39:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Van Helsing director Stephen Sommers hosts an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how these original Dracula films inspired his motion-picture event; Includes Philip Glass' new score to Dracula, performed by the Kronos Quartet on an alternate audio track (5.1 Surround); Introduction to the Spanish version of Dracula by star Lupita Tovar; "The Road to Dracula" original documentary on the making of the film; Commentary by film historian David J. Skal on an alternate audio track; Dracula original poster and photo gallery; Newly remastered audio track for maximum clarity; Original theatrical trailers for all films

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Dracula (Main Feature)
1. Main Titles [1:11]
2. A Night of Evil [4:04]
3. The Castle [3:55]
4. "I Am...Dracula" [2:49]
5. Renfield's Room [6:08]
6. Bound for England [3:17]
7. The Visitor [6:04]
8. Death Comes at Night [2:23]
9. Nosferatu [2:56]
10. Renfield's Warning [3:38]
11. The Next Victim [3:58]
12. Dracula Revealed [5:08]
13. Lure of the Vampire [3:46]
14. Necessary Precautions [9:00]
15. A Battle of Wills [2:26]
16. The Vampire's Curse [5:39]
17. Dracula Strikes Again [3:57]
18. Evil's End [3:57]
Side #2 -- Dracula's Daughter/The Spanish Version of Dracula
1. Main Titles [1:39]
2. The Count Is Dead [2:41]
3. Guarding Corpses [6:05]
4. Stealing Eyes [4:26]
5. Breaking the Spell [4:45]
6. Superstition vs. Science [3:42]
7. Making a Date [3:13]
8. Good Hunting [1:34]
9. Deadly Influence [5:46]
10. A Model Victim [3:50]
11. Under Hypnosis [4:59]
12. I Need Your Help [6:51]
13. Confirmed Suspicions [3:41]
14. Calling Scotland Yard [2:02]
15. Free Me From the Curse [6:30]
16. Return to Transylvania [3:17]
17. Your Life for Hers [5:23]
18. End Titles [:33]
1. Main Titles [1:27]
2. A Night of Evil [4:38]
3. The Castle [5:11]
4. "I Am...Dracula" [2:46]
5. Renfield's Room [3:16]
6. Bound for England [4:17]
7. The Visitor [2:42]
8. Death Comes at Night [5:27]
9. Nosferatu [4:07]
10. Renfield's Warning [6:29]
11. The Next Victim [5:15]
12. Dracula Revealed [3:40]
13. Lure of the Vampire [6:48]
14. Necessary Precautions [9:16]
15. A Battle of Wills [15:36]
16. The Vampire's Curse [6:36]
17. Dracula Strikes Again [4:34]
18. Evil's End [6:22]
Side #3 -- Son of Dracula/House of Dracula
1. No Count (Main Titles) [4:06]
2. Explore the Unknown [3:50]
3. Mysterious Appearance [5:42]
4. Associated With Evil [2:21]
5. A Fool's Paradise [6:16]
6. Secret Rendezvous [3:40]
7. Jealous Rage [4:47]
8. Reality or Insanity? [3:23]
9. Bed Time [6:21]
10. Retracing the Steps [7:06]
11. He Has Arrived [5:37]
12. Dracula's First Victim [3:32]
13. Cold Like Death [6:25]
14. She's Not Dead! [3:59]
15. Escaped From Jail [:54]
16. Destroy the Creature [4:12]
17. Beds Are Burning [4:11]
18. End Titles [3:20]
1. Night Caller (Main Titles) [3:33]
2. Accepting the Challenge [3:12]
3. Dedicated Physician [1:22]
4. Appointment After Dark [4:39]
5. A Call for Help [4:06]
6. Desperate Soul [3:26]
7. Seeking the Beast [4:10]
8. Echoes of Frankenstein [3:04]
9. Night Music [4:40]
10. Under the Influence [4:23]
11. Tainted Transfusion [5:44]
12. Metamorphosis [4:51]
13. Finding the Cure [3:46]
14. Monster on the Loose [4:49]
15. The Wrong Man [3:51]
16. Something's Going On [1:19]
17. Cured at Last [2:00]
18. Broken Promises (End Titles) [3:53]

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