Sunday, June 9, 2013

Bram Stoker's Dracula (on DVD)

Bram Stoker's Dracula
[DVD Dracula]

This movie is based on the novel by Bram Stoker. I haven't read the book so I can't say how close it is to the original, but it was a decent movie. It begins in the past showing Dracula as a Drakel warrior leaving his love to fight in battle. She is sent news that he has perished and throws herself into the river. He returns to find her dead, and drinks blood to become an immortal vampire. We then jump forward in time when a London lawyer travels to Transylvania at the request of Count Dracula. The lawyer leaves his love behind in London and promises to marry her upon his return, but he is held captive. While he is being held, Dracula travels to London, seduces the lawyer's fiancé and wrecks mayhem in the city. It was not as frightening as I expected it to be, but it is still a rated R horror movie, so if that's not your the kind of movie, I suggest you pass on this one. However, if you enjoy classic stories and or monster movies you'd probably enjoy it. There is also a romance story involving the friend of the fiancé in London, which may also appeal to some viewers, and provide a temporary break from Dracula himself in the early parts of the film. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the original novel by Bram Stoker.] -- recommended by Kristen A. - Gere Branch Library

[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ]

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