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½ December 30, 2013
Well I enjoyed this x A horror ballet x Well performed x May not have the gore and scariness of a typical horror film but was very different and enjoyable x A pleasure to watch x A love of ballet of course helped swing my vote xxx
November 7, 2013
This is wonderful in so many ways.
September 18, 2012
i know i'm supposed to like it because it's artsy, but honestly i'm really undecided about what i just watched.
April 29, 2012
Guy Maddin films are always pretty interesting on a visual level. This is okay, but not one of his best.
April 16, 2012
If you wanted to film a staged ballet, this is the way to do it: Hire Guy Maddin! The Canadian filmmaker rips apart the footage (Super 8 and other formats) and edits it back together in a delirious montage, processing it to one inch from death (or beyond -- this is the story of Dracula, after all) so that it looks like a silent film with faux tinting in phantastic colors with blurry edges and stark contrast. A few sustained dances creep in but this is largely an exercise in assemblage. The well-known story is given a few tweaks and it doesn't hurt that it takes place in the Victorian era, a Maddin specialty.
April 5, 2012
Starring Wei-Qiang Zhang
½ February 22, 2012
The story of Dracula seems to work well with Guy Maddin's unique artistic talents.
½ November 3, 2011
Bram Stokers Dracula performed through music and dance. Bored me to tears and I fell asleep. Rubbish.
½ November 27, 2010
The story of Dracula seems to work well with Guy Maddin's unique artistic talents.
½ November 26, 2010
This had so much potential, and I do love ballet. It fell short, unfortunately.
October 1, 2010
Dracula hecho ballet y filmado como cine mudo. Aburridisimo.
½ August 24, 2010
Beautiful film from Guy Maddin showing the classic Dracula tale as a silent ballet film. Itā??s a short film, only 75 minutes long, but watching the film, you wish it was longer. The sets and dancing are great, and the music is pretty amazing, especially the final scene. This also has one of the best/ most moving Dracula deaths Iā??ve seen. This is the fourth Maddin film Iā??ve seen and heā??s quickly becoming one of my favorite directors
July 30, 2010
Maddin's sensual masterpiece. To my knowledge, this is the only silent ballet horror film set entirely to Mahler.
May 9, 2010
The always interesting oddball from Winnipeg, Guy Maddin, has crafted a unique version of Dracula. The film is shot in silent B/W and uses ballet to explore the emotions of the Stoker novel set to the music of Gustav Mahler. Wonderfully filmed with inventive sets, this another terrific film from one of cinema's finest working filmmakers today.
½ February 22, 2010
I saw the video as well as the ballet onstage in Philadelphia. Frankly, I hated both of them.
October 1, 2009
Fantastic shots and cinematography as always. Need to watch a couple more times to figure out exactly what happened- but that's a good thing. Ballet slowed things at times. Superb imagery, soundtrack, settings.
½ September 11, 2009
Calling all Twihards! This is your new drug.
½ August 4, 2009
I love Guy Maddin and this is a great example of what his vision can bring to a story, although over all it's neither particularly entertaining nor exceptionally beautiful. I did, however, greatly enjoy the silent/dance mode of expressing the complex possibilities of Stroker's story and its evocation of sexual awakenings. In particular, I like how Lucy responds to hearing about Jonathan's time with the vampire harem. Especially with dancing nuns.
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