Count Dracula (1970)
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as R.M. Renfield
as Prof. Van Helsing
as Mina Murray
as Quincey Morris
as Lucy Westenra
as Jonathan Harker
as John Seward
Critic Reviews for Count Dracula
It's a good effort by all, even if it does fall short of complete success.
Audience Reviews for Count Dracula
I've seen probably close to (if not) 10 of Franco's films and COUNT DRACULA is easily my favorite. However I would caution anyone who sees this as their introduction to Franco as I do not think that this film is a great representation of what seems to be his signature style. Perhaps this is why I enjoyed it so much. This entry into the famous vampire story of Dracula has much of the set pieces and atmosphere I would have expected to find in a Bava masterpiece. Franco (and crew) deliver an imaginative, creepy and appropriately ethereal atmosphere! Some surrealistic elements and stylistic spices are recognizably Franco (if you've seen his films) but more importantly . . . THIS IS EASILY AN ABOVE AVERAGE IF NOT GREAT VAMPIRE MOVIE!
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.
I was really looking forward to Jess Franco's take, but it's ultimately a hollow adaptation. It's got an amazing cast (Lee, Kinski, Miranda) yet the audience isn't offered any reason to connect with the characters. The whole movie moves very slowly, yet the plot is extremely rushed - what a disappointing combination.
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