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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:15 PM

What were the best Dracula movies of all time?

Today, November 8, was Bram Stoker's birthday. Google dedicated their doodle to Stoker and his immortal creation:



Of course, there were links to numerous articles on Dracula and Stoker's other books, and of course people are asking the question:
What were the best movie adaptations of Dracula?

Here are the choices from the Christian Science Monitor:
  1. Dracula (1931), directed by Tod Browning, with Bela Lugosi as Dracula,
  2. Horror of Dracula (1958) directed by Terence Fisher, with Christopher Lee as Dracula,
  3. Dracula (1979) with Frank Langella as Dracula,
  4. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), directed by Francis Ford Coppola, with Gary Oldham as Dracula,
  5. Dracula, Dead and Loving It (1995), directed by Mel Brooks, with Leslie Nielsen as Dracula.

Bram Stoker's Dracula gets my vote for the sexiest vampire ladies!


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LongTomH Nov 2012 OP
Applan Nov 2012 #1
TexasBushwhacker Nov 2012 #16
Applan Nov 2012 #18
Lady Freedom Returns Nov 2012 #2
Archaic Nov 2012 #3
Skittles Nov 2012 #4
Lady Freedom Returns Nov 2012 #10
Skittles Nov 2012 #11
marasinghe Nov 2012 #5
csziggy Nov 2012 #15
msongs Nov 2012 #6
pinto Nov 2012 #7
Art_from_Ark Nov 2012 #8
cliffordu Nov 2012 #9
OriginalGeek Nov 2012 #12
aint_no_life_nowhere Nov 2012 #13
Kennah Nov 2012 #14
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #17

Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:18 PM

1. BBC mini series

Louis Jordan as Dracula

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Response to Applan (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:04 AM

16. That's my favorite too! n/t

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:40 PM

18. I think it is the production which stays closest to the book

Very well done and you can get it on DVD now

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:18 PM

2. It is a tie for me!

1 & 4

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:18 PM

3. Love at First Bite.

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Of
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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:19 PM

4. ANYTHING BELA

YES INDEED

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Response to Skittles (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:33 PM

10. That man made Dracula...

DREAMY!!!!

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:52 PM

11. THAT ACCENT.....THOSE EYES

yes INDEED

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:20 PM

5. Christopher Lee's my favorite.

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Response to marasinghe (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:55 AM

15. I love the Hammer vampire movies!



Though I do have a certain fondness for the rather silly movie, The Fearless Vampire Killers http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061655/

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:21 PM

6. the original w/bela lugosi. a bit hokey today but still the prototype nt

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:26 PM

7. Nosferatu (1922 silent classic)






Directed by

F. W. Murnau

Produced by

Enrico Dieckmann
Albin Grau

Screenplay by

Henrik Galeen

Based on

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Starring

Max Schreck
Gustav von Wangenheim
Greta Schröder
Alexander Granach
Ruth Landshoff
Wolfgang Heinz

Music by

Hans Erdmann

Cinematography

Fritz Arno Wagner
Günther Krampf

Distributed by

Film Arts Guild

Release date(s)

4 March 1922 (Germany)

Silent film

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:30 PM

8. Before I cast my vote,

I will definitely have to take a look at "Bram Stoker's Dracula"

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:32 PM

9. Shadow of the Vampire,

John Malkovitch and Eddie Izzard

And Willem Dafoe as the bat.......

Outstanding.

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:55 PM

12. Came to post that...

I see it's handled. Carry on!

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:24 AM

13. Werner Herzog's 1979 "Nosferatu: Phantom Der Nacht" with Klaus Kinski as Dracula

was pretty interesting, grim, and atmospheric.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:31 AM

17. The Pink Panther short - "Bleh, bleh, bleh, bleh"

 

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