Bram Stoker's Dracula

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Francis Ford Coppola (1992)

121min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Eerie, romantic and operatic, this exquisitely mounted revamp of the undead legend is a supreme artistic achievement. Francis Ford Coppola's film is grandiose in visual approach and uses every cinematic trick - from the basic atmospheric lighting of the silent era to today's more sophisticated techniques - to accentuate the poetic sensuality of Bram Stoker's novel rather than the more exploitative bloodsucking elements. Keanu Reeves's acting as threatened estate agent Jonathan Harker may not be to everyone's taste, but, as the tired count who has overdosed on immortality, Gary Oldman's towering performance holds centre stage and burns itself into the memory.

Summary

A 15th-century Transylvanian knight becomes a vampire after the death of his beloved wife. Centuries later, he learns she has been reincarnated, and travels to Victorian London with the intent of seducing her into joining him in living death. Francis Ford Coppola's Gothic horror based on the novel, starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins and Keanu Reeves.

Cast & Crew

Dracula Gary Oldman
Mina Murray / Elisabeta Winona Ryder
Professor Abraham Van Helsing Anthony Hopkins
Jonathan Harker Keanu Reeves
Doctor Jack Seward Richard E Grant
Lord Arthur Holmwood Cary Elwes
Quincey P Morris Bill Campbell
Lucy Westenra Sadie Frost
RM Renfield Tom Waits
Dracula's bride Monica Bellucci
Dracula's bride Michaela Bercu
Dracula's bride Florina Kendrick
Director Francis Ford Coppola
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Tri-Star Films (UK)Guidance: Contains violence, swearing, a sex scene and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
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