Although the script wasn't as inspired as "Horror of Dracula", "Taste the Blood of Dracula" demonstrates that the series still had bite and hadn't succumbed to the anemic writing that marred the last two entires in the series. A trio of risk taking married men decide to hook up with a Lord Cortley (Ralph Bates)disciple of the Count.. He interests them in participating in a ceremony designed to bring Count Dracula back to life. It's a nasty but inventive scene that immediately captures your attention. When the trio of businessmen beat Courtley to death, the Count uses his body to rise from the dead swearing revenge on those who killed his servant.
The sharp, vivid picture quality makes this an outstanding release in the Hammer series from Warner. Although it comes only with the original theatrical trailer as an extra, it's clear that great care was taken to present the film in its original widescreen format and to transfer the film as free of blemishes as is possible.
The mono sound also is of note. While it lacks the dynamic range of more recent films, the crisp and clear sound quality marks this as an outstanding reissue in the Hammer film series. The packaging reproduces the original poster art for the film for the US release (at least on the cover)as far as I can recall.
A nice package that lacks the usual frills, this will be a welcome addition to most fan's collections.