|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Helen Chandler, Bela Lugosi, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan, David Manners, Bela Lugosi|
|Genre:||Horror - Vampires, Thriller|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL MUSIC OPERATIONS|
|Run time:||1 hour 11 minutes|
|Rental release:||14 Oct 2002|
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The Grand Daddy of them AllBy a customer from London UK , 03 Aug 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This is the original dracula movie and perhaps the grand father of all horror movies.
It is simply a classic.
Bela legosi is 'Dracula' and the supporting cast are fantastsic especially 'Fritz' who becomes Draculas slave feeding on Rats.
It has atmosphere and a charm about thi film that many other films have never quite captured.
It is regal, charming, and scary.
If you like Dracula or classic horror films , see how this classic without huge special effects or excessive blood ensures that you will never forget this film
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"They're all cry-zee, 'cept for you and me."By a customer , 17 May 2013This really is a shocker. It's bad in so many different ways, but then again, that's its charm. Watching this, the first (?) Dracula movie, you can't help but receive future echoes of so many others, so many horror staples, all done better but undoubtedly indebted to this one. Give it a look for the muddled locations, bizarre accents, departures from the novel that make no sense, and general air of pantomime good-humour and silliness. 'He's behind you!' 'Oh no I'm not!'
I wish movies were like this!By BeingHere (2 reviews) , 08 Dec 2012People say this is dated but the most amazing of Tod Browning! The start of every movie marathon I bother to watch
Dated but still quite eerieBy Bassman71 (617 reviews) from Didsbury, England , 21 Oct 2011The first big screen adaptation of Bram Stokers novel with Bela Lugosi Count Vladimir Dracula, Transylvanias finest.
Obviously it has aged in terms of dialogue and over-dramatic acting but there is still something about it that makes it quite eerie.
Most of the big outside shots are done with paintings but work and the interiors are spectacular from the inside of Draculas castle to the large drawings rooms in London.
Lugosi plays the part very well with an air of mystery although the stare is used a little bit too much with light across his eyes.
Best performance by a mile is Dwight Frye as Renfield who starts off as the man arranging Count Vlads travel arrangements, eventually turning into his insane, insect-eating servant and a good turn too by Edward Van Sloan as Professor Van Helsing.
Bela Lugosi is not dead...By juradino (811 reviews) from London , 03 Mar 2010I liked this Dracula because it is probably one of the first spoken versions and Dracula sometimes looks like serious version of Leslie Nielsen, undead and unloving it. Great, I bought DVD of it from Lovefilm shop.
DraculaBy a customer from Belfast , 27 Nov 2008I got this copy of Dracula and wondered would I like it at all, I love vampire films but was never one for the cheesey types, I also never liked Dracula as a character but in this film Bela Lugosi has completely changed my opinion, he acts with such grace and presence its really something to behold. I found myself really enjoying the film and the story and have come to the conclusion that it is one of the best vampire films I've ever seen.