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Bram Stoker's Dracula [Import]

3.9 out of 5 stars 362 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Actors: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, Richard E. Grant
  • Directors: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Writers: James V. Hart, Bram Stoker
  • Producers: Francis Ford Coppola, Charles Mulvehill, Fred Fuchs, James V. Hart, John Veitch
  • Format: NTSC, Import
  • Language: Bulgarian, English, Greek, Romanian
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Sony Music Canada Inc.
  • VHS Release Date: Aug. 31 1999
  • Run Time: 128 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 362 customer reviews
  • ASIN: 6302759110
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With dizzying cinematic tricks and astonishing performances, Francis Coppola's 1992 version of the oft-filmed Dracula story is one of the most exuberant, extravagant films of the 1990s. Gary Oldman and Winona Ryder, as the Count and Mina Murray, are quite a pair of star-crossed lovers. She's betrothed to another man; he can't kick the habit of feeding off the living. Anthony Hopkins plays Van Helsing, the vampire slayer, with tongue firmly in cheek. Tom Waits is great fun as Renfield, the hapless slave of Dracula who craves the blood of insects and cats. Sadie Frost is a sexy Lucy Westenra. And poor Keanu Reeves, as Jonathan Harker, has the misfortune to be seduced by Dracula's three half-naked wives. There's a little bit of everything in this version of Dracula: gore, high-speed horseback chases, passion, and longing.

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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Love this 4K Blu-ray version, of Bram Stoker's Dracula. I only hope one day movie fans discover just what a treat this underrated gem truly is. The sets, the costumes, and the performances are incredible. Everything about this movie is breathtaking. I have loved this gorgeous love story since it first debuted in theatres, back in 1992. Only the miscasting of Keanu Reeves spoils the movies ...borderline perfection. Inside note: Francis Ford Coppola had originally cast Johnny Depp, as Jonathan Harker, but rumour has it, that Columbia, who was financing the picture, made the unfortunate last minute decision to force Coppola to use a more 'popular actor' (Reeves) to help sell the film to North American mainstream audiences. Reeves can be greta in the right film, unfortunately here he sticks out like a sore thumb. Anthony Hopkins, Winona Ryder, Richard E. Grant, Sadie Frost, Tom Waits, and the 3 vampire brides, all give, excellent performances. It's a shame Depp wasn't used, because he would have offered a completely different & arguably brilliant take, on the Harker role. Still, it's a wonderful gothic love story. Even Annie Lennox made an impact with her often over-looked pop classic "Love Song For a Vampire" that should have won Best Song, at the Oscars. Ah, 1992, what year!!
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Format: Blu-ray
The classic tale is a litterary masterpiece, the atmospher & style stands out in BluRay. Vlad the Impaler's red suit of armour is visually stunning as he renounces God & stabs the heart of the cross. Sadie Frost looks sexy as the life is slowly sapped from her beautiful neck, while Winnona Ryder does a good job as her friend Madam Mina.

Strong performances from Keanu Reeves, Anthony Hopkins & the supporting cast; as it is a proper projection of the novel, you should really enjoy this in HD if you have never watched it.
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I have seen a lot of vampire movies in my life and this is the best. Spanish Dracula comes pretty close and the Hammer movies are fun but this is the best. The visuals and costumes are inspiring. Everything about this movies is good. Dracula is depicted as a demon that lives outside the grace of God so he is vulnerable to crosses, holy water, communion wafers, etc. I don't like movies that depict vampires as scientific monsters that are allergic to sunlight. When I was 12 and saw this movie it really had a significant impact on my life. I didn't know there was an Eastern Orthodox church or very much about Christian history. This movie inspired me to learn more about the history of the Church. I even started wearing a cross for a few years to protect me from vampires. I am not joking about that. I don't like celebrities but I feel as time goes on people will forget all the other roles these actors had so then it will just be actors in this movie. Right now I have holy water in my house, again, probably because of this movie.
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Format: DVD
Francis Ford Coppola breathed new life in to the classic vampire story by Bram Stoker, keeping faith with much of the original novel while adding his own touches that made it an artistic wonder.
The best parts of the movie are those that remain true to the book: Jonathan Harker's travel to the castle and fateful meeting with the Count; Harker's confrontation with Dracula's three vampire lovers; the newly arisen Lucy Westenra confrontation as a vampire with her loved ones in the cemetery; and the exciting race with the sun and the gypsies taking the coffin-bound Dracula to his castle.
The script follows Dracula's strengths and vulnerabilities faithfully. The Dracula of this movie walks in the daylight -- just as in the novel.
Even when the movie departs from the original and the plot lags with the romance of Dracula and Mina, Coppola creates breathtaking images with their own potent spell that held me enchanted.
Overall the performances are well done with one or two notable exceptions. Sadie Frost, however, steals the movie in the role of Lucy Westenra.
The movie, in my opinion, would have been better with more emphasis on horror. Dracula should be more scary than sympathetic.
Still, this is one of my favorite vampire movies ever and well worth repeated viewings.
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By A Customer on June 20 2004
Format: DVD
This is an awesome movie about the famous vampire Dracula. the good part is that it gives insight on the real legend behind this horror character, and it is not just a boring tale about crimes commited by vampires. it has a very good storyline and it is a remarkable love story between Dracula and Mina Harker. I do not understand why the movie is underrated, because it's probably the best of it's kind and the only movie that describes the legend of Dracula in detail.
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Format: DVD
Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather, Apocalypse now) delivers the best vampire movie ever. "Dracula" has great performances from Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins and Monica Bellucci (!). The only bad performance comes from Keanu Reeves -- everytime time he's on screen he looks like a pale moron. Anthony Hopkins role is even shorter, yet, he's great, as always. "Dracula" is very well written and directed, it has great sound & visual effects, a haunting soundtrack and it is very scary and erotic(!), see Monica Bellucci (Irreversible, The Passion Of The Christ) as one of Dracula's sexy undead brides.
This version of "Dracula" is fascinating because it's so different from the Bram Stocker famous novel. In the novel there was no mentioning of a love story between Dracula and Mina. In this film exists a sad love story.
There is a scene where Dracula and Mina drink Absinthe. That scene is hypnotic. It proves the film's tagline to be right: love never dies. See it for yourself if you don't believe me.
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