Based on Bram Stoker's classic 1897 novel, this film from Francis Ford Coppola and screenwriter James Victor Hart offers a full-blooded portrait of the immortal Transylvanian vampire. The major departure from Stoker is one of motivation as Count Dracula (Gary Oldman) is motivated more by romance than by bloodlust. He punctures the necks as a means of avenging the death of his wife in the 15th century, and when he comes to London, it is specifically to meet heroine Mina Harker (Winona Ryder), the living image of his late wife (Ryder plays a dual role, as do several of her costars). Anthony Hopkins is obsessed vampire hunter Van Helsing, while Keanu Reeves takes on the role of Jonathan Harker, and Tom Waits plays bug-eating Renfield. Bram Stoker's Dracula was the winner of three Academy Awards.~Hal Erickson
All-new interviews with Francis Ford Coppola and Roman Coppola
Rare commentary with director Francis Ford Coppola, visual effects director Roman Coppola, and makeup supervisor Greg Cannom
Audio commentary & film introduction by director Francis Ford Coppola
Original theatrical trailer
The blood is the life - making of Bram Stoker's Dracula
In camera - the naïve visual effectgs of Dracula
Deleted & extended scenes
The costumes are the sets - the designs of Eiko Ishioka
Method and madness - visualizing Dracula
Francis Ford Coppola
Jim V. Hart
Gary OldmanCount Vlad Dracul/Dracula
Winona RyderMina Murray/Elisabeta
Anthony HopkinsProfessor Abraham Van Helsing
Keanu ReevesJonathan Harker
Richard E. GrantDr. Jack Seward
Cary ElwesLord Arthur Holmwood
Bill CampbellQuincey P. Morris
Sadie FrostLucy Westenra
Tom WaitsR.M. Renfield
Monica BellucciDracula's Bride
Jay RobinsonMr. Hawkins
Don W. LewisShadow Puppeteer
Fred SpencerShadow Puppeteer
Tatiana VonFurstenbergYounger Woman
Jules SylvesterZoo Keeper
Maud WinchesterDownstairs Maid
Hubert WellsZoo Keeper
Daniel NewmanNews Hawker
Cully FredricksenVan Helsing's Assistant
Charles B. MulvehillProducer
Francis Ford CoppolaProducer
Wojciech KilarComposer (Music Score)
Nicholas C. SmithEditor
Andrew PrechtArt Director
Jim V. HartCo-producer
Susan B. LandauAssociate Producer
Michael AptedExecutive Producer
Robert O'ConnorExecutive Producer
Garrett LewisSet Designer
Eiko IshiokaCostume Designer
David M. DunlapCamera Operator
Costume Horror,Gothic Film,Sex Horror
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Year of Release
Blu-ray, Includes Digital Copy
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV
English, French, Spanish
English, French, Spanish
Bram Stoker's Dracula [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray] 
Refreshed my viewing after watching it in 1992. If you enjoy vampire movies, this one is a must.
-Picture; Great to see it release in 4K. Of course have to change to another custom HDR setting to avoid magnifying grain & ended up looked clean, smooth , yet sharp with strong color.
-Digital Copy; Yes, full version with Vision & Atmos.
-Sound; While it is appreciated to get released with Atmos, it was nothing that stood out. It was mostly front stage active. I have heard movies that are even older that had top notch immersive surround effect like Blade Runner is a reference demo in my book.
-Gear used for sound & visuals:
LG 65’ C6P 4k/3D passive OLED (manually calibrated)
9.2 Onkyo RZ + pre amp for 7.2.4/11.2 (integrated calibrated then manually tweeted with SPL sound level meter & balance/adjust for full dynamic range)
Klipsch P-REF towers
& dual R112SW subs
Polk Audio MC80 8’ quad in-ceiling heights
Oppo 4K UDP-203
Monster cables: Premium Black Platinum HDR HDMIs, THX Audio RCA, Digital Subwoofer Cables & Fiber Optic Ultra 1000
Monoprice 14 gauge awg copper speaker wire
Nakamichi Speaker Plugs
Auralex Acoustic Isolation platforms
I'll be the first to admit, I don't buy into the 4K Blu Ray train as fast as some people. Some movies don't NEED to be in 4K, a regular Blu Ray suffices and in some cases a Blu Ray is even too clean of a picture - exposing things (looking at you The Wizard of Oz). But this is one of my favorite movies (with one casting exception) so I had to triple dip.
The transfer really sings, it's gorgeous, it doesn't expose any tricks or hide hides with the make ups or other effects. The sound is great and mixed well, I don't have to turn up the audio when it's just dialogue and turn it down when it's louder moments.
Overall a really good transfer of a really good movie and if you can get it on sale, 15 bucks for it is a perfect price - especially since you get the digital copy and standard blu ray.
A lesser known directed Francis Ford Coppola film, staring a really good cast, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins and the always great Gary Oldman who plays a really scary Dracula. The films is a great omage to the original tale and early book. As the tale goes, In the 1400's Vlad Dracula returns from war to find his wife commited suicide, thinking he was killed in the war. He, Dracula then becomes enraged and desecrates the chapel and renounces his maker, declaring that he will rise from the grave and avenge his wifes death and the chruch that damned her for eternity for her suicide, by using the powers of darkness. He stabs at the chapel's holy stone cross with his sword, drinking the blood that pours out of it this act transform him from Vlad The Impailer to the King of Darkness, Dracula as he lurks the night to find his victums . This move will scare the stuffing out of you, even if you know the films basic story from its many Hollywood iterations from the 30's and the 50's. It breaks new ground in an adult way and is beautifuly filmed as well. Don't see it by yourself...
To date, this is the definitive version of all Dracula films. Coppola's vision is a most detailed and intricate journey into the Legend and delivers the creeps and chills this story deserves. From the script, the excellent photography, effects, makeup, music, and sets to the costumes, direction, and the ensemble of perfect actors for their roles, this film captures an authentic ambiance and horrifying look into the vampire's tale. Gary Oldman's portrayal of the Count is so spot on he should have been given a nomination as well as Anthony Hopkins' Van Helsing.
The Atmos sound is absolutely engrossing and perfectly suited to entice goosebumps. Very well done in all aspects.
Francis Ford Coppola was the biggest director in the 1970's, almost every movie he directed was either nominated or won Best Picture. He was suppose the be the next crown prince of Hollywood, but instead slogged through the 1980s with middling successes. After returning to the Godfather franchise in the early 1990s, it seemed he was on the upswing. This was his follow up, a creepy love letter to classic horror movies of the silent era. Combing German Expressionism and Gothic horror Ford was able to reimagine one of the single greatest horror icons for a new generation. Many of the reimagining of these classic characters over the years have been more less terrible, but this one stands as premium example of how a remake (or retelling) can really add new dimensions to a old story. Watching in 4K really brought the film back to life. Easily one of the best picture qualities I've seen so far. If you own a 4KTV this is a must have!
I'm just going too "bite" right into this review by saying if you are a fan of Vampire movies, this is a must have for your Blu Ray collection!
Francis Ford Coppola, Director, just simply out done himself with
Bram Stoker's Dracula, which is a straight up classic! This movie was directed and produce with an all star cast which played their roles with impeccable genius.
Trust me when I say, you figuratively get "sucked" into this brilliantly produced movie and may I suggest that you watch it during the dead of the night on a big screen with a top end home theater system.
This movie is not for faint of heart, although it does hinge on the basis that true love never dies.
Great special effects and a great buy which included a digital hd too transfer to your mobile device.
Another great buy at Best Buy!
This Is & Forever Will Be My Favorite Dracula Film! Francis Ford Coppola Does Things Visually In This That Are So Disturbing & Beautiful At The Same Time. Gary Oldman Should've Been Nominated For His Performance & This Haunting Tale Proves Love Conquers All. The Score Is One Of The Best Cinema Has To Offer & Every Oscar It Won Was Deserving & Then Some. Horrifying, Gothic, Dark, Beautiful, Romantic All Describe Bram Stoker’s Dracula! It’s A Must See!!
This is a most eclectic and eccentric retelling of the Bram Stoker tale of Vlad the Impaler, better known as Dracula, If your taste in vampires is more Frank Langella than Nosferatu then this film may not be for you. However, if so, you are missing a most inventive and fun romp through Transylvania and Edwardian London with a cast of eclectic actors giving excellent performances. Some might find it all a bit over the top, but that's actually part of the fun, as are the art direction and production design. This is a feast for the eyes, So sink in your eyetooth and enjoy the sweet taste of full blooded filmmaking.
The Blu-ray boosts excellent video and audio quality with several "extras" so no complaints there.
So pop up some corn, sprinkle it liberally with garlic salt, and enjoy.