Dracula (1931) was a Fantasy - Horror Film directed by Tod Browning and Karl Freund and produced by Carl Laemmle Jr., Tod Browning and E.M. Asher.
The film was based on the novel of the same name and also Stage Play written by Bram Stoker published in 1897 (novel); Oct 5, 1927 - May 1928 (play performed at Fulton Theatre, NY).
Dracula was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2000.
DRACULA PRINCE OF DARKNESS On Blu-ray From Shout FactoryBy Dan Day Jr. on Dec 26, 2018 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog
I got quite excited when I found out earlier this year that Shout Factory was planning on releasing a number of Hammer Films horror titles on Blu-ray. My enthusiasm was tempered a bit when it was announced that DRACULA PRINCE OF DARKNESS was going to be the first in the series. Nothing against the m... Read full article
HORROR OF DRACULA On Blu-ray From Warner ArchiveBy Dan Day Jr. on Dec 19, 2018 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog
The Region A Blu-ray debut of the most famous Hammer film of all time has already stirred up a fair amount of controversy--so much so that I've debated on whether I should even write this blog post at all. Instead of going into the history and/or the importance of the film, I'll get right to the po... Read full article
On Blu-ray: Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing in Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)By KC on Nov 20, 2018 From Classic Movies
It must have been shocking for the period piece-adoring Hammer crowd to behold the hairy, groovy hippies dancing on pianos and making love under the dining room table in Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972). While there is the presence of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing to provide a reassuring bridge to the p... Read full article
DRACULA A.D. 1972 On Blu-ray From Warner ArchiveBy Dan Day Jr. on Oct 20, 2018 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog
The Warner Archive Collection made a lot of fanboys happy when it was announced they would be releasing DRACULA A.D. 1972 and THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA on Region A Blu-ray. THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA disc has been delayed to November, but DRACULA A.D. 1972 is available now. With DRACULA A.D. 1... Read full article
Classic Films in Focus: THE BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960)By Jennifer Garlen on Jan 8, 2018 From Virtual Virago
Peter Cushing returns to the role of Doctor Van Helsing for this sequel to Hammer's 1958 reinvention of the Dracula story, but, in spite of the title, Dracula never actually appears. Instead, Van Helsing combats a new undead menace and the relentless obstacle of the doctor's own terrible timing, whi... Read full article
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[Dracula picks up Renfield with his bony hands and in a few seconds, Renfield dies]
Maid: He's crazy!
Martin: They're all crazy. They're all crazy except you and me. Sometimes I have my doubts about you.
Renfield: He came and stood below my window in the moonlight. And he promised me things, not in words, but by doing them.
Van Helsing: Doing them?
Renfield: By making them happen. A red mist spread over the lawn, coming on like a flame of fire! And then he parted it, and I could see that there were thousands of rats, with their eyes blazing red,l ike his, only smaller. Then he held up his hand, and they all stopped, and I thought he seemed to be saying: "Rats! Rats! Rats! Thousands! Millions of them! All red-blood! All these will I give you! If you will obey me!"
Van Helsing: What did he want you to do?
Renfield: That which has already been done!
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Several famous elements often associated with Dracula are not visible in this film. At no point does Dracula display fangs. Also, the famous vampire bite mark on the neck is never shown either (though it is visible in the Spanish version).
The movie's line "Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make." was voted as the #83 movie quote by the American Film Institute (out of 100).
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