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Dracula's Daughter/Son of Dracula [DVD]

  • SKU: 4267331
  • Release Date: 07/24/2007
  • Rating: NR

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    • "Dracula's Daughter" trailer
    • "Son of Dracula" trailer
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    Dracula's Daughter
    It may be sacrilege to say so, but Dracula's Daughter is an immense improvement over the original 1931 Dracula, despite the absence of Bela Lugosi in the cast. Gloria Holden is first-rate as the title character, alias "Countess Marya Zaleska," who after stealing her father's body from the authorities with the help of her faithful hunchbacked assistant Sandor (Irving Pichel), sets fire to the corpse in hopes of obliterating the family curse of vampirism. Try as she might, though, the "Countess" is unable to resist the temptation to go for the jugular vein; in one of the kinkier plot developments, she seems to favor the blood of female victims. Lest anyone read anything into this, however, it is established that she is hopelessly in love with handsome scientist Jeffrey Garth (Otto Kruger), and by film's end she has kidnapped Garth's sweetheart Janet Blake (Marguerite Churchill), hoping to lure him to Transylvania where he will be forced to become her mate throughout Eternity. Edward Van Sloan returns in his Dracula role as tireless vampire hunter Van Helsing, who once again comes to the rescue with a generous supply of garlic necklaces, crucifixes and wooden stakes. Full of clever and often surprising little touches (few other films of the mid-1930s would kill off a comedy-relief character in the second reel!), Dracula's Daughter is among the best of the vintage Universal horror films. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Son of Dracula
    Son of Dracula represents a felicitious creative collaboration between director Robert Siodmak and his screenwriter-brother Curt. The story is set in the American south, where the mysterious Count Alucard (Lon Chaney Jr.) has recently taken up residence. Katherine Caldwell (Louise Allbritton), a student of the occult, is fascinated by Alucard, so much so that she agrees to become his wife. But when Katherine begins to look and act strangely, her former suitor Frank Stanley (Robert Paige) suspects that something's amiss. Assisted by town doctor Brewster (Frank Craven) and psychologist Laszlo (J. Edward Bromberg), Frank comes to the inescapable conclusion that Count Alucard is actually the dreaded vampire Count Dracula's offspring (this much he might have figured out simply by spelling the man's name backward!) To prevent Dracula from spreading his influence throughout America, Frank and his confreres race against time to destroy the count and, hopefully, rescue poor Katherine. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Gloria Holden
      Gloria Holden - Countess Marya Zaleska
    • Otto Kruger
      Otto Kruger - Dr. Jeffrey Garth
    • Marguerite Churchill
      Marguerite Churchill - Janet Blake
    • Irving Pichel
      Irving Pichel - Sandor
    • Edward Van Sloan
      Edward Van Sloan - Dr. Von Helsing

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A good vampire "sequel" 2 Dracula

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      This early sequel type movie to Universal's "Dracula" was truly one of the better vampire movies for some time to come. Yes, it did cross a few tabus, especially with such a strong female lead. Can you imagine if it was more about the art form in the movie instead of making money how much better that it would have been; the atmosphere alone is a presence. Overall it was part of the horror/monster craze that took place after "Dracula", "Frankenstein" etc. Yet compared to all the other movies that had to have at least one "monster" in it and some couldn't make it without 2 or 3 more monsters in it such as the Frankenstein monster and the wolfman, this movie holds it's own. Perhaps it was the lead actress, or the plot or the fact that someone actually cared about making a good movie or at least an interesting one that had some of it's own originality could be why this stands out as a "better" vampire movie. There is a scene in 2013's "Kiss of the Damned" movie where an older female vampire is in the company of a young female human fan that stikes a familiar note to this movie. In fact the young human female almost looks similiar to the actress playing that part in "Dracula's Daughter". Except the human female is a model who is going to pose for a picture that the vampire artist (the Daughter) is about to paint and in "Kiss of the Damned", the vampire is a stage performer/actress meetig a human fan who is a virgin. I wonder what other movies have bits taken from this old, but just not "classic" movie? If you collect vampire movies, this should be in your collection.

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