Total Film - 07/01/2000
"...The sets look sumptuous and the pace never slackens..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, Britain's premier masters of the macabre, bring the Horror of Dracula to vivid, full-color death in this retelling of Bram Stoker's spellbinding vampire tale. Dracula (Lee), a centuries-old nobleman damned to an eternal half-life, travels from his native Transylvania to London. in the lurid nightlife of his adopted city, he finds new victims. He also finds Dr. Van Helsing (Cushing), a scientist who becomes the Count's implacable foe in a deadly game of bat-and-mouse.
The dread is here - as are the power and pathos of this genre landmark by which Hammer Studios ushered in a new era of screen chills from classic evildoers. Tremble through that era again. Unleash the horror.
This fine rendition of the Dracula legend features Christopher Lee in the title role. His portrayal of the bloodsucking count is one of the best.
This film marks one of the first retelling of the classic vampire story in color. Adhering closer to the original tale than its successors, Count Dracula returns to the land of the living to claim his beloved Mina. The all-knowing doctor battles the vile beast for the safety of humanity.