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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.


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ArapahoePatrick Aug 24, 2020

A movie that feels like it was made entirely so the creators could play with old special effects and do some truly remarkable things with them. Is it the greatest movie ever? No, but it wasn't trying to be.

Dec 13, 2019

This movie does not hold up. It's beautiful to look at and the cast is great (not counting Keanu Reeves). Surprisingly, it follows the book fairly closely...although it gives more backstory and a ridiculous romance to the count and Mina. This movie is overblown and too '90s in all the wrong ways. I found it - in particular a couple of scenes - a little too "sexy".

Jun 08, 2019

Filmed with early movie technology and theatrical styles. Watch if you are a BIG vampire fan in general.

Feb 23, 2019

I think of this movie as a timeless love story not so much a horror movie. It's also a reminder that redemption is possible.
I think Gary Oldman is an underrated actor. I really enjoyed his performance in this movie. My favorite Dracula.

Mar 08, 2018

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.

Jan 24, 2018

Good movie!

Jan 21, 2018

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

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.

Feb 26, 2017

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

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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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Jan 24, 2018

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


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