Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary Reviews

  • Dec 19, 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

    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

  • Dec 26, 2012

    Is this the best ever adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel? Quite possibly. Read my review here: http://366movies.com/2012/12/25/357dracula/

    Is this the best ever adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel? Quite possibly. Read my review here: http://366movies.com/2012/12/25/357dracula/

  • Apr 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.

    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.

  • Apr 05, 2012

    Starring Wei-Qiang Zhang

    Starring Wei-Qiang Zhang

  • Feb 22, 2012

    The story of Dracula seems to work well with Guy Maddin's unique artistic talents.

    The story of Dracula seems to work well with Guy Maddin's unique artistic talents.

  • Nov 03, 2011

    Bram Stokers Dracula performed through music and dance. Bored me to tears and I fell asleep. Rubbish.

    Bram Stokers Dracula performed through music and dance. Bored me to tears and I fell asleep. Rubbish.

  • Oct 13, 2011

    Released in 2002.The Dracula story is given the Ballet Treatment in this visual feast.It is acted entirely with ballet performers and filmed using techniques employed usually in silent films. This combination of factors gives the film a rather unique feel, a merging of classic formula with postmodern styling and on top of that it is very faithful to Bram Stoker's book,a very intriguing film,do check it out,found it a bit odd though that Dracula is Played by an asian actor,but then again Christopher Lee played Fu Manchu 3 times.

    Released in 2002.The Dracula story is given the Ballet Treatment in this visual feast.It is acted entirely with ballet performers and filmed using techniques employed usually in silent films. This combination of factors gives the film a rather unique feel, a merging of classic formula with postmodern styling and on top of that it is very faithful to Bram Stoker's book,a very intriguing film,do check it out,found it a bit odd though that Dracula is Played by an asian actor,but then again Christopher Lee played Fu Manchu 3 times.

  • Nov 27, 2010

    The story of Dracula seems to work well with Guy Maddin's unique artistic talents.

    The story of Dracula seems to work well with Guy Maddin's unique artistic talents.

  • Nov 21, 2010

    This had so much potential, and I do love ballet. It fell short, unfortunately.

    This had so much potential, and I do love ballet. It fell short, unfortunately.

  • Oct 01, 2010

    Dracula hecho ballet y filmado como cine mudo. Aburridisimo.

    Dracula hecho ballet y filmado como cine mudo. Aburridisimo.