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Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) was a Horror Film directed by Terence Fisher and produced by Anthony Nelson Keys.

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Originally shown (in London) in a double billing with The Plague of the Zombies.
Filmed back-to-back with Rasputin: The Mad Monk, using many of the same cast members and sets.
In the scene where Dracula is being "resurrected" from a coffin into which his ashes have been spread, from blood dripping down from a poor victim (provided by Klove) Dracula is made to "manifest himself" over a period of about a minute. This was achieved by overlapping "dissolves" of a series of twelve locked-down camera shots, involving first the ashes, then a skeleton, then some body-fat on the skeleton, etc., along with swirling mist, till we finally perceive the full form of Dracula. He doesn't appear fully dressed as is usually the case - the shot moves to outside the coffin and a bare arm reaches out. The vampire's clothes were seen in earlier scenes awaiting his return.
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