R | | Drama, Horror, Romance
In 1913, the charming, seductive and sinister vampire Count Dracula travels to England in search of an immortal bride.
Reportedly, the theatrical print of this movie looks markedly different to recent versions. In 1991, when it was re-released on LaserDisc, Director John Badham changed the colour tinting ( not colour timing, as some sources list, which is a completely different process ) , and as such, the vibrant look of the movie was desaturated. The colour scheme of the movie took on a virtually colourless look, and consequently debates occurred on Internet chat forums, which version people liked more.
You fools! Do you think with your crosses and your wafers you can destroy me? Me! You do not know how many men have come against me. I am the *king* of my kind! You have accomplished nothing, Van Helsing. Time is on my side. In a century, when you ...
When Renfield surprises Jonathan in the car and begs him to help him, there is a bat -apparently Dracula- watching them. The animal is an Amazonian fruit bat, not a vampire bat. Yet, neither of them can be found anywhere in Europe.
The 2019 Shout! Factory release restores the original theatrical color timing and as a bonus has the previously available desaturated version.
English, Dutch, Romanian, Russian
$3,141,281 22 July 1979