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
High definition transfer
Film introduction: Watch Bram Stoker's Dracula With Francis Ford Coppola
Full-length director's audio commentary
Four brand new documentaries: The Blood Is the Life - The Making of Dracula; The Costumes Are the Sets - The Design of Eiko Ishioka; In-Camera - The Naïve Visual Effects of Dracula; Method and Madness - Visualizing Dracula
Over thirty minutes of newly unearthed deleted scenes
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
Great 4k transfer deep black levels bright colors draculas red robe looks phenomenal the dolby atmos sound is fantastic the scene where Gary Oldman and Winona Ryder are having wine you can hear the drip into the glass
This is the best looking and sound release of the film. This release has been fully restored in 4K and HDR and with Dolby Atmos audio. The HDR really helps the brights pop and deep blacks.
If you are a fan of this movie then pick this version up asap!
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.
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!!