Bram Stoker's Dracula

Bram Stoker's Dracula

DVD - 2007 | Collector's ed
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Jonathan Harker is a young lawyer who is assigned to a gloomy village just outside of Transylvania. He is forced to stay at the castle of the undead vampire Dracula and imprisoned by his minons. Dracula travels to London after being inspired by a photograph of Harker's betrothed, Mina Murray. Once Dracula lands in England, his reign of seduction and terror begins. He drains the life from Mina's closest friend, Lucy Westenra. Lucy's friends, including her fiancé, gather together to try to drive Dracula away.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007]
Edition: Collector's ed
ISBN: 9781404912502
1404912509
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC B COLLECTORS ED
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Dracula

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an overly restrained performance by ms. horowitz. too bad ms. frost never worked again. the commentary is ho-hum. makes you wonder what goes on during the hot napa nights.

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reginator_22
Jan 24, 2018

Good movie!

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JLIOlib
Jan 21, 2018

Great performance of Gary Oldman. The title language of the Special Features DVD is in Japanese.

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chellebabe
Oct 23, 2017

Love this movie, that's why I'm getting it again. Gary Oldman is superb, special effects great, additional story line is so good. You should still get the original "nosferatu" and Bela Logosi's Dracula

plotline Mar 04, 2017

Bloody, Baroque, Spectacular

Hark, all ye cinephiles. The master beckons! And few among your numbers shall resist him. For he brings to bear all the wondrous powers at his disposal.

Observe: shadow puppets dancing on the horizon against a crimson sky; iris apertures (in and out); transforming dissolves (from a frightful pair of wounds on a delicate neck into twin pinpoints of light in a wolf's eyes); miniatures and animation (a creepy, willful shadow finds its way across a castle wall); the startling recreation of early cinematic imagery (jerky-jerky, flickering movements from the dawn of motion pictures). Yes, faithful movie lover, gaze upon all this and be swept up in a maelstrom of inventive joy where you will find more... much, much more!

With awe-inspiring virtuosity Francis Ford Coppola pays deep tribute to the art of filmmaking with his deliciously overstuffed rendition of the old vampire chestnut. He calls it BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA and indeed parts of it, like Murnau's NOSFERATU (1922), are extremely loyal to the spirit and reality of the novel. But in his zeal to express his profound respect for the medium Coppola also bows to Browning and Lugosi.

Gary Oldman plays the title role (fiercely, tenderly, howlingly) in two stages, first as a wizened, pasty-faced, bouffant-coiffed, satin-robed nobleman (the Murnau/Max Schreck vision) and later as a dandified, well-heeled aristo-about-town (the Lugosi influence).

Using Victorian England, a veritable hothouse of repressed carnality, as the main backdrop, Coppola makes this the most sexualized, eroticized vampire movie in existence.
There's so much to mention and not enough space so here's the upshot: the movie is a treasure trove of technique and creativity. It's a sustained, focused, cinematic tour-de-force (and Keanu is good in it too!). It's atmospheric, exciting, kaleidoscopic.

You bet it was "made in Hollywood"- it's like something from Tinseltown's Golden Age.
2/14/17

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c67macdonald
Feb 26, 2017

Great cinematography, the sex scenes great and scary and realistic, acting super!

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therhiannamater
Jan 23, 2017

I will defend this movie with my life if it came to it. Gary Oldman is absolutely incredible as Dracula and gives one of my favorite performances in modern film. Winona Ryder is the perfect vision of Gothic beauty and elegance. Also, Tom Waits as Renfield, it just doesn't get better than that.

Elafi Dec 07, 2015

I think this movie is the perfect example of the power of names to impress. I can't believe this thing was critically acclaimed. The spooky atmosphere is about all I can find that's good about it. But the story--oh my God. People come to Dracula for horror and misogyny. The misogyny they indubitably got, but where, pray, was the horror? And adding some reincarnated love story to the mix? Spare me. I was extremely disappointed with this movie. I expected better of Coppola.

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lukasevansherman
Apr 14, 2015

"Take me away from all this death." So much blood.

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babyboy04
Jul 10, 2014

I love vampires books and movies. They are my favarite thing to watch.

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Sep 26, 2010

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Ugogurl
Sep 26, 2010

Count (Lord) Dracula ascends upon England to wreak havoc on the fiancee of a man who Dracula wants as his own.

In this evil love story Reeves is the unsuspecting muse of Gary Oldman, while Hopkins & Ryder try to save him from the dark underworld.

Gary Oldman, Keanu Reeves, Anthony Hopkins and Winona Ryder do an excellent job all around.

Not recommended for anyone under 21, due to the graphic sexual scenes and pure evilness portrayed.

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reginator_22
Jan 24, 2018

Dracula: I have crossed oceans of time to find you.

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