Any non-Bond film.....Comments while you watch...

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    Marks on her throat.
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    Langella, like Lugosi, did NOT wear fangs for his Dracula portrayal.
    He felt there were dozens of Dracula movies to showcase bloody fangs, and wanted to be a bit different.
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    Donald Pleasance steals every scene he's in by eating.
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    Harker goes to Dracula's new residence with legal documents for the Count to sign buying Carfax Abbey.
    A great variation of Dracula's castle.

    This version is set entirely in England.
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    Dracula is wearing a beautiful deep purple housecoat/ robe.

    I really need to track down an old VHS copy of this to enjoy the film in it's original hues.
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    Amazing sets in this version and an excellent John Williams score.
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    I far prefer this DRACULA over the Coppola version. Though I love that film, too.
    That film also had color timing issues with a Blu-ray re-release some time back.
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    Lucy is en route to Carfax Abbey for a date with Dracula.

    Meanwhile Professor Van Helsing (LAURENCE OLIVIER) arrives at Whitby upon news of his daughter's death.
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    Good evening.

    Langella is suave.
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    Candlelit dinner with Lucy, Dracula impresses her by speaking Romanian.
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    I always liked Frank as Zorro, too. Solid 1974 TV version, nearly a scene for scene remake of the Tyrone Power classic.
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    I saw this version on a double bill with THE COMPANY OF WOLVES ages ago.
    The audience laughed in several scenes, and cheered in others.
    The film had a remarkable atmosphere in the cinema.
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    Van Helsing and Lucy at Mina's grave.

    The Count arrives as it is near sundown. Overcast cloudy.
    Frank looks great in this scene. minimal hair product here. Very cool looking cape.
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    Seduction scene courtesy of Maurice Binder.
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    The Bondian title style love scene does seem a tad out of the period element.

    I like it anyway.

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    Van Helsing and Seward crawl underneath the mines below the grave of Mina.
    This, IMO is a great sequence as JAN FRANCIS is given a fairly gruesome make up here.
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    ............and she is staked.
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    Olivier weeps loudly.
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    Harker discovers Lucy drained of blood and is forces to partake in a blood transfusion.
    Olivier barks orders at everyone.
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    Here's one of my favorite scenes............the Dracula/Van Helsing confrontation.
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    I'm often told I have a light foot step.
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    When Dracula smashes the mirror the audience roared with laughter.
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    Lee and Cushing remain my favorite pairing of Drac and Van Helsing. Then Bela and Van Sloan.

    Olivier and Frank are pretty good teaming, though. Good chemistry.
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    Dracula turns into a wold and leaps out the window.
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    Mina gets destroyed again. She is exhumed and her heart cut from her body.

    Trevor's Eve's Harker loses his lunch.
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    Van Helsing and Harker adjourn to Dracula's abode to destroy him....................and they get their a$$es kicked.

    This bit is pretty entertaining which some solid effects.
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    Dracula is wearing pajamas which include a wrinkled shirt and coffin cape.
    The cape is deep blue with a black lining. Only to be seen in its original colors.
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    He morphs into a bat and bites Harker on the face.

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    Now Lucy is attacking Harker. Her fangs are tiny.
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    One amazing scene after another of Jonathan Harker being a wuss.

    Interestingly, Trevor Eve looks a bad as$ in later film roles. Somewhere I read he was considered for Bond for THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS.


    I believe that about as much as I believed Gillian Anderson would be cast as Bond for the upcoming B25.
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