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Dracula

  • Horror
  • Drama
  • 1958
  • Terence Fisher
  • 78 mins
  • X

Summary

Classic horror starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Jonathan Harker mysteriously disappears when he pays a visit to the feared Count Dracula. His old friend Van Helsing discovers Harker's diary, leading him to the conclusion that the Count is a vampire who has risen from the grave and seeks the blood of the living to keep himself alive.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

Bram Stoker's terrifying vampire creation becomes a modern classic in the adept hands of the House of Hammer. The film was epoch-making in its impact, thanks to the fabulous gothic atmosphere, Terence Fisher's stylish direction and the fact that the undead tale was shot in gory colour for the first time. Christopher Lee's interpretation of Dracula is astonishingly fresh, heroic and powerful, while Peter Cushing makes an ideal Van Helsing. The latter's climactic battle with his bloodsucking nemesis is justly acclaimed as a magic movie moment in the history and development of the horror genre.

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Credits

Cast

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Van HelsingPeter Cushing
Arthur HolmwoodMichael Gough
Mina HolmwoodMelissa Stribling
Count DraculaChristopher Lee
Lucy HolmwoodCarol Marsh
Jonathan HarkerJohn Van Eyssen
Marx, the undertakerMiles Malleson
Vampire womanValerie Gaunt
Dr SewardCharles Lloyd Pack

Crew

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DirectorTerence Fisher

Details

Theatrical distributor
BFI
Released on
2007-11-02
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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