a majority of the time he plays it subtle and just as suave and seductive as Bella Lugosi even though at times he just does a dramatic walk-in every time he's on-screen
he carries the role with enough of a sternness
Donald Pleasance and Laurence Olivier are really good playing Professor Seward and Abraham van Helsing, too
the movie has an incredible fast pace which astonished me considering they go through everything like the black-and-white version did
John Williams also composes an incredible score despite it repeating the same melody over and over
there's even 2 scary scenes that make the film that much more gothic and dark and I do mean that
the cinematography is really stylish as well seeing as how everything looks bleak, dark, and very eerie
the finale is actually exciting as it turns out as the film draws to a close
it is a shame though it may be overlooked cause it didn't do so well when it was released but it is to be commended for wanting to be on top like all the other versions of Dracula
I have now seen all different versions of Count Dracula/Nosferatu/Count Orlok starting from German version where Max Schreck gave marvelous scares with his getup - Bela Lugosi in 1931 version - Christopher Lee in 1958 version Horror of Dracula - then two films released in the year 1979 German version by Werner Herzog Klaus Klinski played Count Dracula - and British/American version Frank Langella played the character - and 1992 version portrayed by amazing actor Gary Oldman.
Film remains under darker tone to maintain the ghastly bizarre look of the events of Edwardian England. Frank Langella shines over the screen with his astounding portrayal of the character, tempting his victims with his personality and that sudden-fearful emergence at scenes. Although, the ending of the film might surprise some; but to me it looked one of great scenes to be done with Count Dracula. Laurence Olivier looks average but his style of language-accent forces you to believe in his dedication toward the famous role that has always been considered contender for Count Dracula.
In many Dracula versions, nowhere shall you see the bruises and attacks so fearsome than in this version; which is why the film is worth checking-out.