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When a ship is wrecked off Whitby, the only survivor, Count Dracula, is discovered lying on the beach by the sickly young Mina, who is visiting her dear friend Lucy Seward. Lucy, her fiance Johnathan Harker (a solicitor), and her father Dr. Seward (who runs the local asylum) try to make the Count feel welcome to England. The Count quickly takes the life of Mina, and proceeds to romance Lucy, with the intention of making her his greatest bride. Soon after the death of Mina, the Sewards call her father, Dr. Van Helsing to come to their home. As Lucy falls deeper under the spell of the Count, Dr. Van Helsing almost immediately comes to understand that his daughter fell prey to a vampire and discovers the culprit to be none other than the Count himself. Dr. Van Helsing, Dr. Seward, and Johnathan Harker work together to foil the Count's plans to take Lucy away to his native Transylvania.
Throughout history he has filled the hearts of men with terror, and the hearts of women with desire.
Release Date: July 13, 1979
Runtime: 109 mins
All Genres: Horror, Romance
Languages: English, Dutch, Romanian
Country: USA, UK
IMDB Rating: 6.1
Buried.com Rating: 7.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D
MPAA Rating: R
Frank Langella ...Count Dracula
Laurence Olivier ...Prof. Abraham Van Helsing
Donald Pleasence ...Dr. Jack Seward
Kate Nelligan ...Lucy Seward
Trevor Eve ...Jonathan Harker
Jan Francis ...Mina Van Helsing
Janine Duvitski ...Annie
Tony Haygarth ...Milo Renfield
Teddy Turner ...Swales
Sylvester McCoy ...Walter (as Sylveste McCoy)
Kristine Howarth ...Mrs. Galloway
Joe Belcher ...Tony Hindley
Ted Carroll ...Scarborough Sailor
Frank Birch ...Harbormaster
Gabor Vernon ...Captain of Demeter
Frank Henson ...Demeter Sailor
Peter Wallis ...Priest
John L. Balderston
More Movie Taglines:
- Throughout history he has filled the hearts of men with terror, and the hearts of women with desire.
- The story of the greatest lover who ever lived, died, and lived again.
- Count Dracula: I am the king of my kind.
Count Dracula: Listen to them - children of the night. What sad music they make!
Count Dracula: Now it is you, my best beloved one. You will be flesh of my flesh, blood of my blood. You will cross land and sea to do my bidding. I need your blood. I need.
Count Dracula: "You are a wise man, Professor, for someone who has not yet lived even a single lifetime." Prof. Abraham Van Helsing: "You flatter me, Count." Count Dracula: "But not wise enough to return to your native Holland, immediately." Prof. Abraham Van Helsing: "I prefer to remain."
Milo Renfield: "Please master. Hurt me, torture me, I deserve it. But Please, don't kill me." Count Dracula: "Renfield, you disappoint me."
- The car that Jonathan Harker drives is a Hispano-Suiza.
Donald Pleasence was initially offered the role of vampire hunter Van Helsing, but rejected it, saying it was too similar to his role as Dr. Loomis in the "Halloween" films. He accepted the smaller role of Dr Seward instead.
This is a film adapted from a hit Broadway play. Frank Langella was nominated for a Tony Award for his stage performance of the title character.
Sylvester McCoy was interviewed for Renfield
The part that Teddy Turner played was spilt into two because the production team wanted to cast Sylvester McCoy in a role.
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