R | | Horror, Romance
In 1913, the charming, seductive and sinister vampire Count Dracula travels to England in search of an immortal bride.
This was one of five Dracula movies released in 1979, the other four being Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), Love at First Bite (1979), Nocturna (1979), and Dracula Blows His Cool (1979). In the same year, Vlad Tepes (1979), a Romanian film concerning the historical figure after whom the Count was named, was released. 1979 also saw the release of two other vampire movies: Thirst (1979) and Salem's Lot (1979).
In the past 500 years, Professor, those who have crossed my path have all died, and some not pleasantly.
When Dracula transforms into a bat and attacks Renfield in Carfax, he falls backwards, rolls over a crate and down the stairs, colliding with the "stone" balustrade as he falls (and causing it to wobble).
Director John Badham intended to film the movie in black and white but was forced by the studio to shoot in Technicolor. When the movie was re-released on laserdisc in 1991, at the behest of Badham, the lush color was drained from the film. All subsequent home video releases feature the desaturated print.
English, Dutch, Romanian, Russian
$3,141,281 22 July 1979
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