Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)
Average Rating: 6/10
Reviews Counted: 11
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Release Date: Jun 7, 1970 Wide
Average Rating: 3.3/5
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One of the more accomplished entries in Hammer's Dracula series (which would soon lapse into creative anemia during the 1970s), this fourth installment finds Christopher Lee in top form as the Count, who returns to menacing life after three middle-aged swingers decide to dabble in black magic to bolster their sagging sex lives. Dracula is reborn when the trio's blood-drinking rituals lead to the destruction of his devil-worshipping colleague Lord Courtley (Ralph Bates), whereupon the Count
Jun 7, 1970 Wide
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Thematically intriguing %u2014 a sort of broadside attack on Victorian hypocrisy.
The strangest and most confused of the Dracula films up to that point, and the first of Hammer's vampire films where the bad elements seriously threaten to outnumber the good.
Given the lack of Lee screen time, 'Taste' is actually a pretty damn good Hammer film, with a strong story, the usual stock of excellent actors, great costumes, etc.
Is this Dracula 4 or 5 for Christopher Lee? No matter for his fans, it's never enough.
Drink the blood of the Master!
Genius. Christopher Lee. Genius.
Poor Mr. Lee only gets a few minutes of screen time, and even then I'm not sure he utters so much as a word of dialogue.
Fans will be happy to know that this cut of Taste restores deleted footage.
A must! Taste the Blood of Dracula is not only one of best in the Christopher Lee Dracula series but one of Hammer's best overall productions.
Taste the Blood of Dracula is unusual in that it keeps Dracula somewhat on the sidelines.
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