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Count Dracula (1970)

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This doggedly faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel about a vampiric nobleman was helmed by cult director Jesus Franco. Despite its textual loyalty and atmospheric photography by Manuel Merino, the film -- a co-production from Spain, Italy, Germany, and Liechtenstein -- is plodding and dull. Even Christopher Lee (in an uncharacteristically weak performance as Dracula), Klaus Kinski (as the mad Renfield), and seven credited screenwriters cannot make this confused, distant film worthwhile. Cult filmmaker Bruno Mattei edited the Italian version, and scenes were later used in Calvin Floyd's In Search of Dracula. Among several different versions are prints running 100, 98, and 86 minutes. Franco appears as a servant to Professor Van Helsing (Herbert Lom), and though certainly literate, the film nevertheless fails as both horror and drama.

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Cast

Christopher Lee
as Count Dracula
Herbert Lom
as Prof. Van Helsing
Klaus Kinski
as R.M. Renfield
Maria Rohm
as Mina Murray
Soledad Miranda
as Lucy Westenra
Fred Williams
as Jonathan Harker
Jack Taylor
as Quincey Morris
Peter Paul Muller
as John Seward
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All Critics (1)

It's a good effort by all, even if it does fall short of complete success.

October 10, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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I love seeing Lee playing Dracula, even if it's been done to death, literally! Still, this is a good more modern version of the film, not that it's the best, it could have been better, but it's entertaining anyway.

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Aj V

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A gorgeous, gorgeous film with gorgeous, gorgeous people and plenty of unintentionally hilarious scenes. This film has one of the best soundtracks in the history of cinema, mainly thanks to the mesmerising metallic guitar sound that echoes almost like an out-of-tune cembalo or kantele.

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