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Added on: 23/10/1999 16:14
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Dracula (a.k.a. Bram Stoker`s Dracula) (UK)

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Love never dies
Certificate: 18
Running Time: 123 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
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In Stoker`s version of Dracula, Coppola returns to the original source of the Dracula myth, and from that gothic romance, he creates a modern masterpiece.
Gary Oldman`s metamorphosis as Dracula who grows from old to young, from man to beast is nothing short of amazing. Winona Ryder brings equal intensity to the role of a young beauty who becomes the object of Dracula`s devastating desire. Anthony Hopkins co-stars as the famed doctor who dares to believe in Dracula, and then dares to confront him.

Opulent, dazzling and utterly irresistible, this is Dracula as you`ve never seen him. And once you’ve seen BRAM STOKER`S DRACULA, you`ll never forget it.

Special Features:
Interactive Menus
Scene Selections
Theatrical Trailer
Documentary: `Dracula: The Man, The Myth, The Legend`
Costume Designs
DVD Trailer

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 Italian
Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 French
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 Spanish
Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 German
Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English

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Directed By:
Francis Coppola

Written By:

Keanu Reeves
Richard E. Grant
Gary Oldman
Anthony Hopkins
Winona Ryder
Cary Elwes

Casting By:
Victoria Thomas

Soundtrack By:
Wojciech Kilar

Nicholas C. Smith
Anne Goursaud
Glen Scantlebury

Costume Designer:
Eiko Ishioka

Production Designer:
Thomas E. Sanders

John Veitch
Susan B. Landau
Fred Fuchs
Charles Mulvehill
James V. Hart
Francis Coppola

Executive Producer:
Michael Apted
Robert O`Connor

Columbia / Tristar

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8 / 10
Totally worth £20!
posted by EllieHM on 5/2/2000 20:05
9 / 10
A great movie no matter how you choose to analyze it.
While not meant to scare you to death, it`ll give you quite a few chills down your spine.
The only flaw of the disk is Keanu Reeves. Come on!!! I can have a better English accent myself (and I`m an Israeli, plus, I`m not an actor). A bad choice in the casting, but that is it. Nothing else is wrong with the movie.
The editing is simply remarkable. One rarely sees so many interesting cuts and fades without them being annoying. This movie goes to show, that clever editing is something to be jealous of.
The transfer itself (1.85:1) is astonishing. The amount of details is incredible. Nothing is missing even in the dark scenes, and trust me - there are a lot of those in the movie.
The DD 5.1 audio is amazing. I had to lower the volume on my surround speakers, since they were used so often throughout the movie. I`m not saying they were over-used, but I did have to lower them in order to stay in touch with the dialog from the center speaker. The sound effects are simply great.
All the extra features are nice and extensive and they really add up to this excellent as it is movie.
I dare you to watch this one alone. At night.
posted by Zvi Josef on 22/7/2000 04:43
10 / 10
There are a lot of vampire movies based on Bram Stoker`s vison and his representation of Dracula but this version, that is directed by Francis Ford Coppola, is the best and the most fascinating one, I think.

The atmosphere, the climax is tremendous and the colors, the music is astonishing. Beyond all the violence (in fact that is very erotic), this movie is the best one that represents the idea of eternal love.

I know that most of the people watched this movie but I recommend you to buy the DVD edition because all the grain and reflective blackness are removed and sound is presented in dolby digital.

The short feature about costumes gives you the chance to compare the initial drawings and the costumes.

In the DVD, there is a beautiful featurette that contains behind-the-scenes and previews and some interviews.

Highly recommended!
posted by NMA on 17/1/2001 15:22
9 / 10
One of the best looking DVD`s in my collection. The transfer on this disc is one of the best there is and when this is matched with Francis Ford Coppola`s visual masterpiece you have a bit of a looker.

Gary Oldman delivers a stunning performance as Dracula, giving his character a human like quality. While Anthony Hopkins is having a great time as Van Helsing.

The Extras include a good 30 min `Making of` which gives a good insight into how Francis Ford Coppola makes his films. There is a section for the oscar winning costume designs, a trailer and cast and crew filmographies.

Well worth the money.
posted by Mike Jones on 22/9/2001 16:08
8 / 10
Out of all the many Dracula movies, this one is up there with the best and is probably the most realistic and true to life. With a good cast, Oldman outstanding as the count, Ryder
doing a good job as the love intrest, and Hopkins who seems to stroll through his parts and seems to enjoy himself. Alot has been said already about Reeves, i`ll leave it at that.
The picture quality on this DVD is excellent and is perfect for
this film, making the most of the various colours, but a the same time not losing anything in the many darkened scenes.
The audio is also very good, plenty of haunting sounds which set the atmosphere, as well as the distant wolf cries that apear behind you, and a good music score which helps set the mood. The extras are good too, not loads of them but enough to complement the disc. There is a great making of which gives you a great insight to what goes on behind the scenes as well as the usual trailers, filmographies etc. Overall a fine DVD, a good film, great quality, and a few extras, certainly worthy of a place in your collection.
posted by Andy Hall on 8/7/2002 14:25