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In London 1872 - the final battle between Lawrence van Helsing and Count Dracula on top of a coach results in Dracula dying from a stake made from the remains of a wooden wheel. Lawrence dies from his wounds and, as he is buried, a servant of Dracula buries the remains of the stake by the grave and keeps a bottle of Dracula's ashes and the ring. One hundred years later, the colourful 1972, Johnny, the great-grandson of the servant joins up with a "group" containing Jessica, the grand-daughter of the present vampire hunter, Abraham van Helsing and with their unknowing help resurrect Dracula in the 20th Century who is determined to destroy the house of Van Helsing, but who can believe that The king of the Vampires really exists and is alive - in 20th Century London?
The Count is back, with an eye for London's hotpants . . . and a taste for everything
Title: Dracula A.D. 1972
Release Date: November 17, 1972
Runtime: 96 mins
All Genres: Horror
IMDB Rating: 5.4
Buried.com Rating: 6.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D
MPAA Rating: PG
Christopher Lee ...Count Dracula
Peter Cushing ...Professor Van Helsing
Stephanie Beacham ...Jessica Van Helsing
Christopher Neame ...Johnny Alucard
Michael Coles ...Inspector
Marsha A. Hunt ...Gaynor (as Marsha Hunt)
Caroline Munro ...Laura Bellows
Janet Key ...Anna
William Ellis ...Joe Mitcham
Philip Miller ...Bob
Michael Kitchen ...Greg
David Andrews ...Detective Sergeant
Lally Bowers ...Matron Party Hostess
Constance Luttrell ...Mrs. Donnelly
Michael Daly ...Charles
Artro Morris ...Police Surgeon
Jo Richardson ...Crying Matron
Penny Brahms ...Hippy Girl
Brian John Smith ...Hippy Boy
Tim Barnes ...Rockgroup Member (as Stoneground)
Sal Valentino ...Rockgroup Singer / Guitarist (as Stoneground)
John Blakeley ...Rockgroup Member (as Stoneground)
Brian Godula ...Rockgroup Member (as Stoneground)
Lynne Hughes ...Rockgroup Member (as Stoneground)
Deirdre La Porte ...Rockgroup Member (as Stoneground)
Cory Lerios ...Rockgroup Member (as Stoneground)
Lydia Mareno ...Rockgroup Member (as Stoneground)
Steve Price ...Rockgroup Member (as Stoneground)
Annie Sampson ...Rockgroup Member (as Stoneground)
Jane Anthony ...Debby Girl
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"You better come through"
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- The Count is back, with an eye for London's hotpants . . . and a taste for everything
- The Time: Now. The Place: Kings Road, Chelsea. The Killer: Count Dracula.
- Past, present or future, never count out The Count!
- Professor Van Helsing: There is evil in the world. There are dark, awful things. Occasionally, we get a glimpse of them. But there are dark corners; horrors almost impossible to imagine... even in our worst nightmares.
[Writing Johnny Alucard's name backwards] Professor Van Helsing: Oh my God. A disciple!
Johnny Alucard: Master, I did it, I summoned you! Count Dracula: It was my will.
Johnny Alucard: Dig the music, kids!
Bob: Okay, okay, so we'll go to the cavern tomorrow, usual time. Laura will be there. A bit drained, but she'll be there.
- Renamed for its French and Spanish releases because it was reached theaters there one year later.
Paul Annett was offered the chance to direct this project.
The music used in the church resurrection scene is "The Black Mass: An Electric Storm in Hell" from the 1969 album "An Electric Storm" by White Noise. The group themselves were an experimental space-age rock combo formed by David Vorhaus and featuring Delia Derbyshire & Brian Hodgson from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
Four actors in the film appeared in future James Bond films. Christopher Lee played Francisco Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Caroline Munro played Naomi in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Michael Kitchen played Bill Tanner in GoldenEye (1995) and The World Is Not Enough (1999), and Christopher Neame played Fallon in Licence to Kill (1989).
Dracula's taunting of Van Helsing in the church ("You would play your brains against mine, against me who has commanded nations?") directly references Dracula's dialogue from Stoker's novel: "Whilst they played wits against me, against me who commanded nations, and intrigued for them, and fought for them, hundreds of years before they were born, I was countermining them."
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