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Great line. I should use that.
Some people feel true noir didn't happen until after the war ended.
That's a good point. I think of this film as an early noir. There are more than enough noir elements and themes for it to qualify, IMO.
I had another friend who was more open minded about noir to the point of being ridiculous. He labelled practically everything he saw as a noir: MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, THE LONGEST DAY, etc
I stand firm by the opinion peak lapels should only be on double breast jackets.
When I saw this on a double bill with THE BIG SLEEP back in 1988, these films were still being broadcast on regular television fairly often. The audience knew this film inside and out. Today, you might catch it on Turner Classic Movies, and would have to order it online to find a DVD copy. Kind of sad, really.
Me, too. Often if I'm asked for my number one all time favorite film, this one takes the spot. Sometimes it's THE BIG SLEEP or OUT OF THE PAST.
I wouldn't mind seeing it again like that, though.
Color schemes were chosen differently for black and white than color, so I wonder whether or not the odd looking hues used in the Ted Turner version, were in fact, accurate?
I love it. Any noir with Robert Mitchum ends up a favorite of mine.
So here goes....................
................the underrated, under-appreciated classic in which Lee gets to speak and make use of his magnificent voice...........................
SCARS OF DRACULA (1970)
A Hammer Production
Camera pans down to a window, and there it is.........
The Count's scarlet lined cloak.
an flies off............
Christopher Lee resurrected!!!!
It usually takes half the film before the Count is revived.
Here we have torch wielding villagers marching to Dracula's castle to set it ablaze.
The villagers return to the local church to find their family members slaughtered by Dracula's pet bat. Some gruesome shots here. Nice make up work.
Lovely OHMSS alumni Jenny Hanley and her wimpy-ass college student boyfriend Dennis Waterman.
In all fairness, I actually like Waterman here. He might have made a decent Jonathan Harker. It's just a tradition in the Hammer Dracula's to have college aged young heroes go up against the Count. When compared to the great Peter Cushing they all look like wusses.
Waterman's somewhat Bondian brother is played by Christopher Matthews.
No, I don't think Matthews would have made a good Bond, but some of his facial expressions remind me a bit of Laz.
He's a player.
George Lazenby would be proud. Damn!!!! He should have played this role! That would have been great!
I wonder how Lee felt about that?
I'll give it away.....................he's going to get slaughtered by Dracula later.
Thin plot here and the film is kind of an acquired taste, but lots of fun.
Paul almost falls over the edge of an incredibly long (matte painted) drop.