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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Dan Curtis' Dracula Blu-Ray Review

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Dan Curtis' Dracula Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: The definitive Count Dracula... as flesh-crawling an experience as you ve ever had. Los Angeles Times

Academy Award® winner* Jack Palance stars in this terrifying adaptation of Bram Stoker s classic vampire legend written for the screen by sci-fi/horror master Richard Matheson and produced by the legendary Dan Curtis (Dark Shadows). Palance is Count Dracula, whose centuries-old existence is threatened after he attacks the lovely Lucy Westenra (Fiona Lewis) and her fiancĂ© (Simon Ward, The Tudors) calls in famed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing (Nigel Davenport) to investigate.  Filmed on location in England and Yugoslavia, DAN CURTIS DRACULA has been transferred and restored in 2K High Definition from the original 35mm camera negative and presented here on Blu-Ray for the first time!

*Best Supporting Actor 1992  - City Slickers

Special Features: Interviews, Trailer, Alternate Ending

Review: There are so many versions of Dracula spanning so many decades, how do you choose one to watch?  Well, there are the classics, but there is also this fantastic adaptation from 1973 starring Jack Palance as the prince of the undead.   This blu-ray release is a really fun watch and one that I hadn't seen in decades!  It was made by Dan Curtis, of Dark Shadows fame (the show not the Burton film!).  I had all but forgotten this version until this blu-ray came out.  The film looks amazing in high-definition and its a lot spooier than I remember, I was very impressed.  This is a must-have for any horror fan!

Interest Range: Horror