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Dracula (1992)


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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:19 AM

View Postschizoidwoman, on 17 August 2012 - 10:46 AM, said:

I did my Master's dissertation on the Karnstein trilogy; I was lucky enough to know the screenwriter, Tudor Gates, prior to his death and he was a wealth of entertaining information!

Thats pretty cool. :tu:

I forget to list one vampire film from this period, Mario Bava's Black Sunday (1960, Italian). This black and white classic displays Bava's talent with the hypnotic and surreal. There is literally tons of vampire films from America, England, and Italy but I think I covered some of the best period ones similar or directly inspired by Bram Stoker's Dracula.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:42 AM

From a technical point of view, it's a masterpiece - all of the effects are "in camera" ones. From the green smoke, to the eyes in the glass - all done with physical effects and no "CGI" or "digital post production".

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:22 AM

Outstanding movie..not perfect, but it is a classic in my opinion.

None of the special effects in the film were computer generated. They used traditional movie making methods and everything was 'conjured' during the shot. Genius. I would be careful though, it does have some terrifying scenes. It is Rated R as well.


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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:10 AM

dracula kinda a classic everyone has to see sometime im 13 and i saw it.


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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:00 PM

View PostTaun, on 14 August 2012 - 12:57 PM, said:

Being a big fan of comedy I would add:

"Buffy The Vampire Slayer" (the movie not the series)...
and "Love at First Bite"...

Haha, 'Children of the night...shut up!'  Funny flick.

I *love* Oldman in this film.  The sceenplay takes some liberties with Stoker's novel, however.  Although Dracula may have been based on Vlad the Impaler, it's not explicitly stated like it is in the movie.  But let's be honest, the book isn't that well written; it's slow moving and the dialogue is wooden.
The cinematography is wonderful but Ryder and Reeves' accents are very iffy.  Plus there's a strange lesbian connection between Lucy and Mina which isn't in the book and serves no purpose to the story.  That's more 'Camilla' territory.

You should also consider Christopher Lee's Dracula in the 1958 Hammer flick 'The Horror of Dracula'.

Best vamps are Christopher Lee, Gary Oldman, Bela Lugosi, Frank Langella, and George Hamilton (Love at First Bite).  Jack Palance in the role is just weird...

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:08 PM

View PostAmbush Bug, on 15 August 2012 - 09:46 PM, said:

One of the best King books ever written, imo, yet one of its biggest common criticisms that it is nothing but a modern contemporary retake on Bram Stoker's Dracula. But I am one that didnt mind this fact because of its excellent build and produced plenty of late nite shivers and heebie-jeebies.

Speaking of vampire novels, any one here read I Am Legend by Richard Matheson?

I have it on my Kobo and have wanted to read it for ages.  Have you seen any of the film adaptations?  I've only seen Last Man on Earth with Vincent Price.  Anyone know if The Omega Man or I Am Legend with Will Smith are worth watching?

Sidenote: The Hunger movie is so overrated.

Apparently a 'must read' vampire novel is Theodore Sturgeon's 'Some of Your Blood'.  While it isn't scary (no movies or books scare me these days), it's a really interesting story.  It's pretty short, so anyone with a bit of free time to kill, you should check it out :yes:

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 10:50 PM

View PostLady_Mercury, on 29 August 2012 - 02:08 PM, said:

I have it on my Kobo and have wanted to read it for ages.  Have you seen any of the film adaptations?  I've only seen Last Man on Earth with Vincent Price.  Anyone know if The Omega Man or I Am Legend with Will Smith are worth watching?

Sidenote: The Hunger movie is so overrated.

Apparently a 'must read' vampire novel is Theodore Sturgeon's 'Some of Your Blood'.  While it isn't scary (no movies or books scare me these days), it's a really interesting story.  It's pretty short, so anyone with a bit of free time to kill, you should check it out :yes:

Yes, actually The Last Man On Earth is the very best and most faithful adaptation of I Am Legend. That is a great film.

The Omega Man is worth a watch I guess... only for its 70s apocalyptic action style especially since I am no Charleton Heston fan AT ALL. The new one with Will Smith is absolute crap with crappy CGI.

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