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Horror of Dracula [DVD] [1958]

Release Date:10/01/2002
Christopher Lee stars as the fanged Count Dracula in Horror of Dracula. The film is presented in its original 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio and looks very nice. The blood red colors and spooky black levels are all solid and well defined with only the slightest amount of grain penetrating the image. Otherwise this is a great looking transfer that should please all vampire fans. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono in English and is not half as impressive as the video portions of the disc. While the dynamic range is decent, directional effects and surround sounds are completely lacking. All aspects of the sound mix are free and clear of any excessive hiss or distortion. Also included on this disc are English, Spanish, French and Portuguese subtitles. This standard DVD edition only includes a few extra features -- some text pages of vampire movie information, a cast and crew listing, and an anamorphic widescreen theatrical trailer for the film.
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

    Special Features

    • Interactive menus
    • Scene access
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Subtitles: English, Français, Español & Português


    The Horror of Dracula
    This Hammer Studios classic is far closer to the letter (and spirit) of the Bram Stoker novel than the Bela Lugosi version of Dracula. The premise finds the infamous count journeying from his native Transylvania to England, where he takes a headfirst plunge into the London nightlife, and begins to rack up victim after victim. In the process, Dracula also runs into his arch-nemesis, Van Helsing (Peter Cushing), which ignites a battle of wills between the two. Heavily censored in Britain when released (with the goriest moments truncated), this outing was restored by the BFI in the mid-late 2000s. It put Lee and Cushing on the map and paved the way for many sequels starring the two, and for many non-Dracula follow-ups with these actors as well. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Peter Cushing
      Peter Cushing - Dr. Van Helsing
    • Christopher Lee
      Christopher Lee - Count Dracula
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      Melissa Stribling - Mina Holmwood
    • Michael Gough
      Michael Gough - Arthur Holmwood
    • Carol Marsh
      Carol Marsh - Lucy

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