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Old 06-03-2017   #1
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Dracula Adaptations

General discussion and appreciation for adaptations of Dracula.


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Re: Dracula Adaptations

Strangely, I don't think I've ever actually seen or heard a single adaptation of Dracula. I've read the book, of course, but for one reason or another, I've just never experienced the story in any form other than that of Bram Stoker's original (as published) text.
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Re: Dracula Adaptations

Does it have to be adaptations of the original or are other Dracula stories allowed?

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Dracula: Pages From A Virgin's Diary

This is Dracula as ballet and Silent film.
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Whole film is exceptional.
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Re: Dracula Adaptations

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Does it have to be adaptations of the original or are other Dracula stories allowed?
Either or's fine, Robert

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Re: Dracula Adaptations

Lake Of Dracula is a Hammer-style Japanese film worth seeing. He has golden eyes in it.
I was hoping for a more impressive lake to be featured prominently but I don't think it's named well.

The Frank Langella film isn't great but it has some good stuff in there.

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Re: Dracula Adaptations

I don't know if we're looking for film adaptions primarily, but if not, then 'The Golden' by Lucius Shepard is a startlingly original take on the Dracula genre.

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Re: Dracula Adaptations

The two Nosferatu films are the best in terms of cinematic artistry, with the Herzog film being my favourite of them all. The 70s BBC version with Louis Jourdan is generally underregarded and the most faithful to Stoker story-wise. Other than that the Hammer series is highly enjoyable for what it is, as is the oft-panned Coppola version. The Universal film with Bela Lugosi is more flawed than these and often indifferently shot in its second half, though the man himself is so spellbinding that the film is a watchable one. The Spanish production had superior direction, though the guy playing Dracula was a ham.

The most faithful screen Dracula visually is possibly Lee as Dracula in the opening castle sequence of Jess Franco's Count Dracula:

..though the film itself isn't one of Lee or Franco's best.

Oh, and the once genius Dario Argento of Suspiria, Deep Red, Tenebrae, Inferno and Opera fame made a 3D version in which Dracula turned into a CGI praying mantis:


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Re: Dracula Adaptations

The comic version painted by Fernando Fernandez is worth considering. If you ever wanted a comic that looks like poster art for 70s gothic horror films and paperbacks, you might like this. Biggest problem is how silly highly realistic art can look with speech bubbles.

COMIC IS ART: EL DRACULA DE FERNANDO FERNANDEZ (HOMENAJE A UN GRAN ARTISTA QUE NOS HA DEJADO)

TEBEOFILANDIA: Drácula, de Fernando Fernández

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Re: Dracula Adaptations

Jon J Muth's watercolour comic version is pretty nice but it's not a straight telling of the tale.

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