Bram Stoker's Dracula
When Dracula leaves the captive Jonathan Harker and Transylvania for London in search of Mina Murray, the reincarnation of Dracula's long-dead wife Elisabeta, obsessed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing sets out to end the madness.
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"DEEPLY and purposefully cheesy on the highest budget i've ever seen. i'm one of those weirdos who really LIKES the artistry behind matte paintings and set design, so the lack of exterior shots is charming to me. the acting (aside from lucy, van helsing, and dracula) are so ******* wooden it looks like the rest of the actors were browbeaten into exhaustion by take after take. the use of shadowwork reminded me of stage lighting in a play rather than a film. also kinda softcore porny, which adds to the cheese. i've heard someone describe this film as an attempt at making dracula into a tragic byronic figure, but he always came off as a calculated and emotionally manipulative character."
"At the time of its original release, Dracula was considered an awful movie. Over the years, it's developed a cult following and is much more appreciated. The many looks of Dracula, along with the main characters, are all costume inspiring. Combined with the beautiful score, the age-old tale is beautifully told, making the film is a great choice for a haunting Halloween evening. #Halloween #Thriller #Oct8"
"This is a unique adaptation of the classic novel which seems more interested in capturing its decadence than emphasizing the “horror” aspects of the story. Coppola, who hadn’t done anything on this scale since Apocalypse Now, seems determined to jam every visual idea he could conjure into the film. This leads to some masterful images but also makes the film seem disjointed and overstuffed. It is amusing to see Keanu Reeves, who is almost universally beloved now, be so horribly miscast in this movie that his performance became a running joke for years after. However, all the other roles are really well cast. (The fact that Hopkins and Waits never did a traveling stage show as Van Helsing and Renfield is a tragedy). All in all, the film is better than its reputation and is worth a watch. 3.5 out of 5 stars"
"I dunno whether to be proud or concerned I was able to identify Tom Waits in heavy makeup, on a small TV without knowing he was in this, but I did. Sort of high production camp venture that is pretty universally weirdly acted in many different distinct way. Plus it was crazy sexual, no two ways about vampire biting being tied to sex. I overall liked it, just not as much as some."
"Better than the original. A little confusing at times. All the actors did an amazing job but Gary oldman is above the rest. "
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