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Argento's Dracula [DVD] [2012]

  • SKU: 2873949
  • Release Date: 01/28/2014
  • Rating: NR
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    87% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (51 out of 59)

    Special Features


    • Behind the scenes
    • Music video - Kiss Me Dracula
    • Trailer
    • Red Band trailer

    Synopsis


    Dracula 3D
    Bram Stoker's timeless tale of supernatural romance gets filtered through the lens of Italian horror legend Dario Argento in this lavish horror tale starring Thomas Kretschmann as the titular Count. Summoned to Transylvania by the reclusive Count Dracula, Passo Borgo librarian Jonathan Harker (Unax Ugalde) soon discovers that his beloved wife Mina (Marta Gastini) is in grave danger. The Count is determined to take Mina as his bride, and even the renowned vampire slayer Abraham Van Helsing (Rutger Hauer) may be powerless to stop him. Meanwhile, as a mysterious local woman (Asia Argento) falls under the Count's malevolent spell, Harker races to save Mina from a fate far worse than death. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Thomas Kretschmann
      Thomas Kretschmann - Dracula
    • Asia Argento
      Asia Argento - Lucy
    • Marta Gastini
      Marta Gastini - Mina
    • Rutger Hauer
      Rutger Hauer - Van Helsing
    • Unax Ugalde
      Unax Ugalde - Jonathan Harker



    Customer rating

    Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews

    87%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Not a typical Argento...moody a slow burner

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      TDog
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      This film has been widely panned...but it's always compared to other Argento offerings, which is highly unfair...you know the basic Dracula plot, so your not goin to have his usual surprise deaths or gore..if you hark back to the Hammer offerings of the 60's and 70's...this would fit right in..if it had a Hammer logo instead of Dario's name at the top, I believe it would have been better received..camera work, as usual is outstanding and us a beautiful period and location piece,,..acting is very good, as always Dario's daughter Asia is excellent...if you want action and gore ..it's not for you...if you want that throwback, with a new re telling...jump in..I for one enjoyed greatly...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great 3D Work & Interesting Film

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      DoctorTed
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      I enjoyed this film and really liked the way the 3D filming was done. If you purchase the film, watch the added features especially about the 3D filming and editing techniques- very informative and interesting. The film storyline is interesting, acting is good, and there is old-fashioned Technicolor style lush colors and sharpness to the film. It reminds me of the old Hammer horror films with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. I highly recommend this film- especially to Dracula and vampire fans.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not the best work by Dario Argento

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      DDog47
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      I like Dario Argento's body of work. He's done some very good films over the years. The idea of him doing a DRACULA adaptation was compelling--unfortunately, the film comes up short. It looks great and I'm sure was even better in 3-D, however, there is a lot of mediocre acting in this and, added to the rather hackneyed plot, it brings the overall level of the movie way down. Asia Argento, usually reliable, is not at her best in this one--and her accent is kind of annoying. In short, this is kind of fun to watch if you're a vampire movie or Dracula fan but I would recommend it to no one else.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Another Argento Misfire

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      omanbandit
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      I was not expecting much considering that Argento's career over the last two decades has seen a decline in the quality output. The movie is a bit of a mess. The movie does offer some decent gore and Rutger Hauer does a fine job as Van Helsing but not enough to save this movie. The cheap sets, and absolutely poor CGI effects are an issue as well as the story line very loosely based on Bram Stoker's classic novel. The movie just limps along save for some decent gore effects and only those true Argento fans will appreciate this movie for what it's worth.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Famed horror director takes a shot at Dracula

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      Tony77
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      I enjoyed this film a lot. I always liked the look of Dario Argento's films. The locations seem authentic to the story setting and the actors do a great job as well. The plot follows the general story line of "Dracula", but seems to be set in a small town in Eastern Europe (Transylvania?) instead. The Blu-Ray version looks really good in HD. There are a lot of good behind-the-scenes footage in the extra features, but most of it is in Italian. It isn't all that surprising to me, since it is an Italian film. There are English subtitles for these extras, which helps.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not as good as Argento's earlier films

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      etale
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      Seems that ever since Coppola's version of Dracula, subsequent versions of the Stoker novel have been less faithful. This version owed more to Horror of Dracula (the 1958 Hammer version), with more nudity and gore added. However, there are some original ideas, especially the idea that the leaders of the town seem to ignore Dracula's crimes, because he has contributed much funds for their interstructure. Argento has made some of the best horror films, such as Suspiria and Deep Red. This is not one of his best. But it is worth viewing anyway (If you are over 18).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great 3D film!

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      DoctorTed
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      I was very pleased with Argento's Dracula as an effective 3D film and also as an interesting version of Dracula- much in the style of the old Hammer horror films. There was lots of blood and gore, some nudity, and good acting. I was very impressed with the color, sharpness of the film, and the effective use of 3D to enhance the overall film. The Director Argento did a good job of pulling everything together to produce an entertaining film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Mediocre movie; good 3-D

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      phlick
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      I got it for the 3-D so it was worth the 10 bucks. The movie itself was a pretty mediocre effort with decent production values but bad CG. Only for hardcore Argento fans or those who would enjoy some topless scenes in the glory of 3-D.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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