Dracula (1973)




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This TV-movie adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel of the "undead" was adapted by Richard Matheson and photographed by Oswald Morris. As the titular count, Jack Palance is a reluctant victim of an unwelcome fate, rather than a grinning bloodsucker. Nigel Davenport co-stars as Van Helsing, vampire-hunter deluxe, who pursues the count with his bagful of hammers and stakes. Much of the Stoker novel that had been eliminated in earlier versions has been restored by Matheson. Originally slated for telecast in October of 1973, Dracula was reshuffled to February 8, 1974, due to the late-breaking vice-presidential nomination of Gerald Ford. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Jack Palance
as Count Dracula
Simon Ward
as Arthur Holmwood
Nigel Davenport
as Doctor Van Helsing
Pamela Brown
as Mrs. Westurna
Fiona Lewis
as Lucy Westurna
Murray Brown
as Jonathan Harker
Sandra Caron
as Whitby Inn Maid
Sarah Douglas
as Dracula's Wife
Reg Lye
as Zookeeper
George Pravda
as Innkeeper
Hana-Maria Pravda
as Innkeeper's Wife
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Critic Reviews for Dracula

All Critics (5)

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Full Review… | April 4, 2011
Time Out
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Dan Curtis' DRACULA is not the greatest adaptation of the classic novel, but it infuses some new blood into an old corpse drained of life by myriad prior film incarnations.

Full Review… | June 21, 2014

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July 31, 2005

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January 24, 2005
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

Palance pretty creepy Count

October 23, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

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December 5, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for Dracula

Remember being really favorably impressed with this. Saw it many years ago. Can't remember many particulars...bu the general memory was highly favorable.

Sheppard Salter
Sheppard Salter

Average as far as Dracula movies go (there has never been one that got it right). Desperately needs a remastering. Sadly, the DVD's a washed-out mess.

Austin Vashaw
Austin Vashaw

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