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EHC Discussions => General Horror Films => Topic started by: CountOrlok on March 17, 2020, 06:30:29 AM

Title: Dracula
Post by: CountOrlok on March 17, 2020, 06:30:29 AM
I'm a big Dracula fan, I've even read the 1897 novel. 

My fav Dracula movies:

Nosferatu (1922)

This deserves to be put in its own category because it's that awesome.

(https://silentlondon.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/nosferatu.jpg)

Dracula (1931)

Classic.

(http://basementrejects.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/dracula-1931-dracula-2.jpg)

Dracula (1958)

Also classic.  All the Hammer Draculas are good.  Especially Dracula:  Prince of Darkness.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pRMTzmPb1lQ/TjoVVYLr_BI/AAAAAAAAJuI/oIKWZ5R2CPQ/s1600/Horror%2Bof%2BDracula%2B5.jpg)

Count Dracula (1970)

This one is more about mood and atmosphere like a lot of 60s/70s European horror movies.  I think it's pretty underrated.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IrSwA736Psw/T6QWK77JekI/AAAAAAAAEqg/DEgi8jI363c/s1600/Count+Dracula.jpg)

Nosferatu (1979)

This is very haunting and gothic, one of the best remakes.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cL7ulOkrSlY/UPnPZ5MmzEI/AAAAAAAACfE/zse0mf0CIPg/s1600/nos7he.jpg)

Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

This is a visual feast, great music and setpieces.  Gary Oldman and Anthony Hopkins are awesome.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6FsmV0KzS_g/UJv8t6JzxAI/AAAAAAAAIVE/it60nBz_gA0/s1600/BRAM_STOKERS_DRACULA-10.jpg)

Dracula:  Dead and Loving It (1995)

This parodies mostly the 1931 Dracula and a few other Dracula movies.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_VrwOLoUXUYI/TDR6mTRBp-I/AAAAAAAAALg/ou2C_pXDPBU/s1600/dracula_dead_and_loving_it_jd.jpg)

Dracula 2000 (2000)

Yep, this is kinda cheesy and silly but it's a fun Dracula flick.

(https://infinispace.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/dracula_2000_header.jpg)
Title: Re: Dracula
Post by: Hemwick on March 17, 2020, 10:35:29 AM
Great list.  I love most of these and especially the the German Nosferatu.  Such a great remake
Title: Re: Dracula
Post by: Geller on March 26, 2020, 09:57:32 AM
Where do you get the Nosferatu film from 1922 btw?
Title: Re: Dracula
Post by: Hemwick on March 26, 2020, 02:19:55 PM
It's quite easy to find on Amazon and I have at least three copies in various box sets with other great Vampire Films all Pre 1980s.  Just look into the fine details of the versions you are interested in because many of them have differnt scores.  I have a copy that has Type O Negative as the score.  The 1970s one is also a great and I cant recommend it enough.  But yeah definitely check Amazon
Title: Re: Dracula
Post by: Splat on March 26, 2020, 06:23:54 PM
I have the Kino Lorber version. Has a heap of extras too.
Title: Re: Dracula
Post by: CountOrlok on March 26, 2020, 06:53:55 PM
I used to have the dvd of Nosferatu that had the original score. 

How is that? - it's a silent film.  Apparently they had live orchestra playing during screenings.

Not a fan of those other scores.
Title: Re: Dracula
Post by: Hemwick on March 26, 2020, 08:19:17 PM
I agree some of the other scores arent that great.  But eh I'll watch it either way. 
I did get to see Angelspit (just the guy Zoog) and some other artists do a live scoring of the film.  Was really good poorly attended though
Title: Re: Dracula
Post by: CountOrlok on March 26, 2020, 09:21:02 PM
I'm talking when it originally came out in 1922.  Silent films of that era apparently had live orchestra instead of a soundtrack, since the technology didn't exist yet.
Title: Re: Dracula
Post by: CountOrlok on March 27, 2020, 08:27:36 AM
There are a couple of other Dracula movies I've seen:

Dracula (1973) - didn't really like this one as I thought Jack Palance sucked as Dracula (no pun)
Dracula (1977) - this is a British tv adaptation that is very close to the novel, but it's boring and stagey as fuck
Dracula (1979) - I've heard good things about this, but I don't like Frank Langella as Dracula
Dracula 3D (2012) - this is notoriously bad, but not in a good way, mostly boring
Dracula Untold (2014) - very boring movie, tried twice to watch it but couldn't finish it

Of course Dracula has been in countless movies.. way too many to list.