Horror Of Dracula

Horror Of Dracula

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Director: Terence Fisher

Cast: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Melissa Stribling

     
 

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Christopher Lee stars as the fanged Count Dracula in Horror of Dracula. The film is presented in its original 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio and looks very nice. The blood red colors and spooky black levels are all solid and well defined with only the slightest amount of grain penetrating the image. Otherwise this is a great looking transfer thatSee more details below

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Christopher Lee stars as the fanged Count Dracula in Horror of Dracula. The film is presented in its original 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio and looks very nice. The blood red colors and spooky black levels are all solid and well defined with only the slightest amount of grain penetrating the image. Otherwise this is a great looking transfer that should please all vampire fans. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono in English and is not half as impressive as the video portions of the disc. While the dynamic range is decent, directional effects and surround sounds are completely lacking. All aspects of the sound mix are free and clear of any excessive hiss or distortion. Also included on this disc are English, Spanish, French and Portuguese subtitles. This standard DVD edition only includes a few extra features -- some text pages of vampire movie information, a cast and crew listing, and an anamorphic widescreen theatrical trailer for the film.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
With so many mediocre vampire films, the few which are truly excellent often get lost in the static. Terence Fisher's 1958 Dracula is easily one of the best, and it proves just how important good writing, acting and directing can be in a time-tested genre. The performances are stellar: Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee make their respective roles of Dr. Van Helsing and the Count uniquely their own. Screenwriter Jimmy Sangster's condenses Bram Stoker's novel, shifting most events to Dracula's castle and sharpening the material's dialogue and pacing. Appropriately atmospheric and dark, the film adds enough touches of humor and sexuality to update the tale's heretofore staid feel. Fisher's Dracula is a must-see not just for devotees of modern horror but also for fans of good storytelling in general.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/01/2002
UPC:
0085391149927
Original Release:
1958
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
1:21:00
Sales rank:
3,599

Special Features

Interactive menus; Scene access; Theatrical trailer; Subtitles: English, Français, Español & Português

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Cushing Dr. Van Helsing
Christopher Lee Count Dracula
Melissa Stribling Mina Holmwood
Michael Gough Arthur Holmwood
Carol Marsh Lucy
John Van Eyssen Jonathan Harker
Miles Malleson Marx, the Undertaker
Valerie Gaunt Vampire Woman
William Sherwood Actor
Judith Nelmes Actor
Humphrey Kent Actor
Paul Cole Actor
Olga Dickie Gerda
Janina Faye Tania
Barbara Archer Inga
Charles Lloyd Pack Dr. Seward
George Merritt Policeman
George Woodbridge Landlord
George Benson Frontier Official
Geoffrey Bayldon Porter

Technical Credits
Terence Fisher Director
Molly Arbuthnot Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Asher Cinematographer
James Bernard Score Composer
Anthony Hinds Producer
John Hollingsworth Musical Direction/Supervision
Bill Lenny Editor
James Needs Editor
Bernard Robinson Art Director
Jimmy Sangster Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Blood-Stained Credits. [2:13]
2. Castle Dracula. [2:51]
3. Mysterious Lady. [2:09]
4. Count Dracula. [4:41]
5. Library Bloodlust. [4:17]
6. Victim's Notes. [3:55]
7. The Crypt. [2:53]
8. Van Helsing Arrives. [3:51]
9. Speeding Hearse. [3:34]
10. The Holmwoods. [4:07]
11. State of the Undead. [4:14]
12. Lucy's Case. [4:52]
13. Instructions Disobeyed. [3:45]
14. Tania's Tale. [3:17]
15. Sign of the Cross. [3:45]
16. Through the Heart. [2:07]
17. Dracula's Whereabouts. [2:38]
18. Mina's Rendezvous. [3:58]
19. Surprise at the Morgue. [1:15]
20. Truth About Mina. [2:26]
21. Vigilance Is No Defense. [6:12]
22. Secret in the Cellar. [1:32]
23. Race to the Castle. [2:53]
24. Final Battle. [1:12]
25. Vampire Vanquished. [1:39]
26. Cast List. [1:00]

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