Dracula Prince Of Darkness details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Christopher Lee, Andrew Keir, Barbara Shelley, Francis Matthews, Suzan Farmer, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Thorley Walters, Walter Brown|
Dracula Prince Of Darkness
|Run time:||1 hour 26 minutes|
|Rental release:||29 Oct 2001|
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This film is actually ...By HD (148 reviews) from West Midlands , 02 Apr 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This film is actually extremely well-made, being one of the earlier Hammer horrors, and not suffering from the lack of Imagination that plagued some of the films. Playing the role of Count Dracula for only the second time, Christopher Lee is superbly menacing even though he does not utter a single word. The scene in which he is brought back to life is especially good, and the atmosphere is kept at a high tension throughout. Special mention must also go to the wonderfully designed sets
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classic brillianceBy cheesekake (1498 reviews) from uk , 02 Mar 2013the brilliance about the Hammer House of Horror films was the special effects, nowadays theres all computer graphics, but in them days it was great poses, emotional controlling music and lots of tomato sauce, mixed with a brilliant story line. love them classics
Christopher Lee Hammers it up (again)By Kevstar68 (7 reviews) , 07 Oct 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThis is the kind of thing I used to sneak downstairs to watch on TV when I was a child. Hammer horrors were generally good at creating a spooky mood and this one has most of the horror stereotypes of the vampire movie - posh English types holidaying somewhere in Europe, the local yokel scene in the inn, the coach driver who aggressively refuses to drive anywhere near the big scary castle, a woman being bitten by Dracula fairly early on just so that the woman we're supposed to care a little bit more about will be in greater peril, etc, etc.
In truth, this is not that good (the dramatic tension of the demise of Dracula is thinner than the ice on which it plays out) but it was nice to see it on Blu-Ray, fully restored and in the correct ratio. There are also some reasonable extras, and I was particularly amused by Barbara Shelley's claim that she got so carried away with her acting in the scene where she is finished off with a stake through the heart, that she swallowed a fang. Now that's commitment.
My First Horror FilmBy roo5204 (4 reviews) from Leeds , 03 Jul 2012This was the first horror film I watched many years ago and its still a great Hammer Horror with Christopher Lee as Dracula. I have watched it many times but always enjoy it. Christopher Lee is fantastic in this role and the supporting cast were all well known actors in their day. Definately one to watch.
Okay Dracula Movie.By filmsaremypassion (149 reviews) from Bexhill , 14 Jan 2009I have seen qutie a few Dracula movies, some are good and some are really bad. So my mum suggested this tilte and I rented it out seeing it last night. It starts off qutie quickly, two annoying snotty couples are warned by a monk not to go up to a castle and what do they do? Go there! Grr! There they meet a creepy butler (never trust one!) explaining about Dracula's past and how he died. The wife of one of the couples dosen't like it and wants out but unfortanly, things start to go wrong when Dracula returns and causes choas once again. It wasn't that bad of a Dracula movie, it's just the ending that was pretty bad. What happened to the others? But in all, it was very suspenseful and Christopher Lee's Dracula has a unusual charmsia that makes him the undead lord so succesful.
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King of darkness.By a customer from Bradford , 01 Nov 2008(3R - three word reviews)