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Dracula Overview:

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.

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Billy the Kid Versus Dracula (1966)

By Beatrice on Apr 23, 2019 From Flickers in Time

Billy the Kid Versus Dracula Directed by William Beaudine Written by Carl K. Hittleman 1966/USA Circle Productions Inc. First viewing/Amazon Prime Dr. Henrietta Hull: Well, if I didn’t know better, I’d say it was the work of a vampire. William ‘Billy the Kid’ Bonney: Vampire?... Read full article


DRACULA PRINCE OF DARKNESS On Blu-ray From Shout Factory

By 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 Archive

By 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 Archive

By 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


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Quotes from

Van Helsing: What have you to do with Dracula?
Renfield: DRACULA?... I never even heard the name before


Renfield: I'm loyal to you, Master, I am your slave, I didn't betray you! Oh, no, don't! Don't kill me! Let me live, please! Punish me, torture me, but let me live! I can't die with all those lives on my conscience! All that blood on my hands!
[Dracula picks up Renfield with his bony hands and in a few seconds, Renfield dies]


Renfield: I'm loyal to you Master, I 'm your slave, I didn't betray you! Oh no, don't! Don't kill me! Let me live, please! Punish me - torture me - but let me live! I can't die with all those lives on my conscience, all that blood on my hands!


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Facts about

John Carradine was among the actors considered for the title role essayed by Lugosi. However, there is no corroborating evidence from that time period, only Carradine's own later testimony. He also claimed to have turned down a makeup test for the Monster in 1931's "Frankenstein, " due to the absence of dialogue. This statement seems to have a greater bearing of truth, as the actor did indeed work at Universal in the late spring-early summer of 1931, on a film titled "Heaven on Earth. "
In the scene where Dracula and Renfield are traveling to London by boat, the footage shown is borrowed from a Universal silent film called The Storm Breaker. Silent films were projected at a different frames-per-second speed from that later adopted for sound films, accounting for the jerky movements and quicker-than-normal action of these shots.
The peasants inside the inn are praying The Lord's Prayer in Hungarian.
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Dracula

Released 1931
Inducted 2000
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