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Bram Stoker's Dracula [Special Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1992]

  • SKU: 8525429
  • Release Date: 10/02/2007
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (273 out of 291)

    Special Features


    • 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

    Synopsis


    Bram Stoker's Dracula
    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, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Gary Oldman
      Gary Oldman - Count Vlad Dracul/Dracula
    • Winona Ryder
      Winona Ryder - Mina Murray/Elisabeta
    • Anthony Hopkins
      Anthony Hopkins - Professor Abraham Van Helsing
    • Keanu Reeves
      Keanu Reeves - Jonathan Harker
    • Richard E. Grant
      Richard E. Grant - Dr. Jack Seward



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 291 reviews

    94%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Dracula a beautiful, yet sorrowful horror tale

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      ipsofacto
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      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...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Whole New Levels Of Terror!

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      TStoney
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      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 would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      great looking disappointment

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      prlwctd

      The film won 3 well-deserved Oscars (for Makeup, Costumes, & Sound Effects Editing) and Sir Anthony Hopkins is perfect casting as Van Helsing. For all that, however, Coppola's 'definitive' rendering the Bram Stoker's legendary novel is less than stellar. First & foremost, the title is misleading. This film is no closer to the book than the many other films on the Count. Here, we are supposed to sympathize with the count who is portrayed as a tragic lover. Oldman looks the part, but, thanks to the material, doesn't make the same impression in the role as Lugosi & Lee. Likewise, Winona Ryder & Keanu Reeves are miscast as Mina & Jonathan. Had this presented itself as simply another take on Dracula, I would've taken it on those terms and would probably be less harsh with it. However, its belief in its own superiority as the closest adapation of Stoker's book makes a critical analysis imperative.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Engaging

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      Tiptoe
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      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!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      An Eccentric Dracula by Way of Francis Coppola

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      Narukami
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      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.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      A poor release: no improvement over the blu-ray.

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      HorcruxBob
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      The worst UHD release I have encountered so far. The noise and grain are out of hand on this. Not in the same class as "The Mummy" (1999). Quality was uneven there. But many high-resolution, sharp shots could be found, with a great color and a minimum of noise. Not the case here.This has received great-reviews across the board, and I must disagree with all of them. I could not finish the feature, and I had purchased the remastered blu-ray on release day. Faded picture, overly-contrasted, a low point. Not a great moment for Sony. Fear not: they did much better on the "Spiderman" (2002) UHD.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Movie is a classic must own, but not in Blu-Ray.

      Posted
      Brightside

      First off, I'm not knocking the movie itself. Francis Coppola really did a good job in the movie's direction. I personally believe that the movie itself is worth watching. My main point however, is it's best to get this cheaper at the dvd price. With the technological capabilities of Blu-Ray, it does not make sense to digitally remaster a movie made in the early 90's. With todays standards of Hi-Def resolutions in modern movies that push special effects to a new limit, it was a wasted effort to recreate this movie on Blu-ray and display the outdated special effects during the movie's time. Bottomline, watch this movie on DVD and enjoy it for the plot, storyline, and its cast. This is not a movie you need to see in Hi-Def.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Love this Film

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      TheProfessor
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      This film is amazing. It would be perfect except for the casting of Keanu Reeves that the studio forced upon Coppola. This transfer is better than the last blu-ray edition by far with more correct colors and contrast (the first blu-ray release of this had overly muted colors and was much, much too dark). The only negative, other than Keanu, is that the transfer is framed incorrectly. Everything is framed too low and to the left it seems. The original, darker blu-ray had the correct framing. I guess they just can't get this film completely right on blu-ray.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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