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Count Dracula

  • Film

Time Out says

With Kinski gibbering away in the padded cell as the puppet-like Renfield, and Lee re-running his seductive Hammer suavity as the Count, this near-forgotten low-budget version seems to have laid much groundwork for later forays into cinematic vampire lore. The script's ambitions (early marked by a not over-extravagant title claim to be illustrating Stoker's novel 'as written') are high and distinctly dead-pan, though perhaps not best served by direction that veers with some consistency to the endearingly inept (or, more charitably, to rigorous anti-illusionism?). Yet the movie emerges as a soberly intelligent reappraisal of a potent and oft-misrepresented mythology.
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Release Details

  • Duration:98 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Jesús Franco
  • Screenwriter:Peter Welbeck Harry Alan Towers
  • Cast:
    • Christopher Lee
    • Herbert Lom
    • Klaus Kinski
    • Frederick Williams
    • Maria Rohm
    • Soledad Miranda
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