Bram Stoker's Dracula

Released 1992


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Francis Ford Coppola
Bram Stoker's Dracula is legendary director Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 horror-thriller based on the literary classic, now available on Gary Oldman leads this remarkable all-star cast (Including Keanu Reaves, Tom Waits, Winona Rider, and Anthony Hopkins) as the deadliest and romantic of all vampires - Count Dracula. In the dark-ages, a Transylvanian knights returns from winning an extoardinary battle against invading Turks on to find his beloved wife has committed suicide, Dracula curses his faith and swears to come back from death with all the powers of darkness. 400 years later, Dracula comes back as an old Transylvanian noble, who, unsuspecting to the locals and British visitors, is the cursed vampire terrorizing the land. It is only Dr. Abraham Van Helsing (Hopkins) that sees the count for what he really is. He must expose and defeat Dracula before he destroys the entire countryside with his never ending bloodlust, and turn the women into creatures of the night. This masterfully shot film is a chilling interpretation of the great literary work that has captured the imaginations and creeped the bones of readers for over a century.moreless


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  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Oldman and Ryder and Hopkins pant with eagerness. The movie is an exercise in feverish excess, and for that if for little else, I enjoyed it.

  • 70

    The New York Times Vincent Canby

    Dracula has the nervy enthusiasm of the work of a precocious film student who has magically acquired a master's command of his craft. It's surprising, entertaining and always just ...

  • 60

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Francis Ford Coppola's take on the Dracula legend is a bloody visual feast. Both the most extravagant screen telling of the oft-filmed story and the one most faithful to its litera...

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for dreamers, sexual tension, nightmares, life vs. death, visually stunning